The holiday season is here, complete with twinkly lights, gift swaps, and parties galore. No matter your creed, it’s a season of giving. What you choose to bring to your friends, family, and office-wide White Elephant exchange doesn’t have to be frivolous, either. Many highly giftable items do double duty as agents for change in […]
With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s not too early to think about gifts for the important people in your life. A surefire option that will please nearly everyone on your list is a nice bottle of Italian wine. This year, consider Chianti Classico, an Italian red wine from a region that has been recognized […]
Much like “rules” about ditching your white clothes after Labor Day, avoiding white wines during the winter is an outdated notion. Think of it this way: your favorite pair of white pants are as striking on you in October as they are in May, just as a crisp Pinot Bianco is just as quenching with […]
When friends from out of town invited a small group of us to dinner recently, as they do almost every fall, it was at the same Manhattan restaurant where we usually convene — an Italian institution known to us for its familiarity, consistency, and quality.
The holidays are expensive, especially for those both popular and polite enough to never attend a party empty-handed. Fortunately, being a (conscientious) social butterfly doesn’t have to be prohibitively pricey. The perfect host or hostess gift might be an offbeat sparkler, affordable Napa Valley crowd-pleaser, or well-chosen spirit (bonus points for bringing the mixer, too).
Advent calendars aren’t just for kids anymore. Boozy versions featuring miniature spirits bottles or carefully curated wine selections are all the rage — and it’s easy to see why. Spirited advent calendars provide a fun way to adultify during the holidays, and make a great gift for just about everyone on your list.
As a wise VinePair contributor once said, the Fourth of July is made for beer. If you’re planning ahead and wondering what to buy, we’ve got you covered here. But if you’re reading this on the way to the party, panicking over whether you can buy beer on the Fourth of the July, look no […]
In New York, where VinePair HQ is located, we’re privileged to live with relatively lax liquor, wine, and beer laws. Alcohol laws vary aggressively by state, though. Every state has its own set of allowances and restrictions, some of which are really weird. (In Oklahoma, shop owners cannot sell ”low-point beer” — beer 3.2 percent […]
We’re in the thick of holiday party season, which probably has you on a first-name basis with your local wine shop salesperson. Different parties require different bottles, depending on whether you’re trying to impress the boss, surviving a night with the in-laws, or being dragged along as a last-minute plus-one. Whatever the party situation, we’ve […]