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Can You Buy Alcohol on Memorial Day?

Can You Buy Alcohol on Memorial Day?

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 […]

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How to Pick the Perfect Bottle of Wine for Every Holiday Party [Infographic]

How to Pick the Perfect Bottle of Wine for Every Holiday Party [Infographic]

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 […]

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12 of the Best Grower Champagnes to Toast the Holidays

12 of the Best Grower Champagnes to Toast the Holidays

‘Tis the season to pop some bubbles! If we ever need an excuse to drink Champagne (spoiler: we don’t), the holidays offer plenty. We are also awash in grower Champagne, or bottles from smaller, artisanal winemakers who produce Champagne only from estate-owned vineyards. According to MarketWatch, grower Champagne imports to the United States grew by more […]

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Your Holiday Party Survival Guide [Infographic]

Your Holiday Party Survival Guide [Infographic]

What you serve at a party matters. The right drinks, like a good soundtrack and carefully curated guest list, set the mood for the entire evening. Whether you’re hosting dear friends, beloved relatives, or your least interesting colleagues, VinePair’s holiday party infographic has you covered. Drink up, party down, and prepare to host more people […]

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This French Wine You’ve Never Heard of Is Perfect for the Holidays

This French Wine You’ve Never Heard of Is Perfect for the Holidays

If you haven’t heard of Rivesaltes, Maury, or vins doux naturels, you’re not alone. Despite their rich history, these jewels from the South of France get almost no press — especially compared to other dessert wines like port or sherry. But Rivesaltes deserves a closer look. It has a Grenache base, warm amber color, and flavors perfectly suited […]

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12 Perfect Gifts for Your Parents and In-Laws

12 Perfect Gifts for Your Parents and In-Laws

Holiday shopping can be stressful. Holiday shopping for your parents and your in-laws can be beyond stressful. They have more experience and more refined tastes, and they absolutely must be impressed. Enter these 12 gifts. Whether the parental figures in your life favor brown spirits, Champagne, or dinner parties, these presents are sure to leave everyone […]

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The Best Thanksgiving Wines for Every Taste, Style, and Budget

The Best Thanksgiving Wines for Every Taste, Style, and Budget

When November rolls around each year, much is said about the best Thanksgiving wine pairings. There are the classic pairings, such as Pinot Noir or Beaujolais, and the off-beat pairings, like skin-fermented Pinot Grigio or Champagne for the entire meal. The truth of the matter is that Thanksgiving is one of the most wine-friendly meals […]

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