While large-format wine bottles get cool Biblical names like Jeroboam, Methuselah, and Balthazar, beer bottles and cans tend to have more approachable monikers. From tallboys to bombers to nips, beers of all sizes are, for the most part, easy enough to say aloud without risk of embarrassment. What’s not always clear, however, is exactly what […]
Proud Texans will inform you that their state is bigger than all of France. Alaska, the largest state in America, is reportedly twice that size. Ours is a country of enormous geographic breadth and diversity, and so, unsurprisingly, drinking preferences vary by state. Using a BuzzFeed Community poll from March 2018, VinePair mapped what readers voted […]
America loves beer. We reportedly drink nearly 7 billion gallons of the stuff annually. How and where we consume, however, varies significantly by state. To get to the bottom of this phenomenon, VinePair culled data from 24/7 Wall St. to see what states drink the most beer. We spent hours poring over the results. In […]
Pairing burgers with wine surpasses high-low gimmickry. The humble patty is currently in its prime (pun absolutely intended), as chefs elevate black-bean burgers, bacon-topped behemoths, and everything in between with carefully chosen ingredients and housemade condiments. Sean Brock, the James Beard Award-winning chef in Charleston, S.C., is at the forefront of the gourmet burger movement. […]
While cool-climate Austria is known for its white wines, its reds are intriguing as well, particularly from the charming and versatile Zweigelt grape. Created in the 1920s by crossing Austria’s two other most prominent red grape varieties, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent, Zweigelt is now the most planted red grape in the country.
If pairing doughnuts and beer is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Like craft beer, doughnuts are experiencing a 21st-century American renaissance. Gourmet iterations from chefs like Wylie Dufresne, and in flavors like passion fruit with cacao nibs, happily coexist with coffee-shop classics ideally consumed straight from the bag.
Dolcetto is the earliest-ripening grape of southern Piedmont’s three major red varieties. It’s often planted in the coolest pockets of the hills, where Nebbiolo and Barbera cannot ripen. Its name, translating to “little sweet one,” refers not to the wine Dolcetto produces but to the grapes themselves. Though Dolcetto wines do tend to be fruit-forward, they […]
For many, Argentina is synonymous with Malbec; but it has a signature white grape that, unlike Malbec, is actually native to the country. Torrontés, of which there are actually three different varieties, is a very aromatic grape, likely because it is genetically related to the perfumed Muscat of Alexandria.
One of northern Italy’s finest white grape varieties, Cortese is better known by the name of its most famous region: Gavi, also known as Cortese di Gavi. With a history that dates to the early 17th century, the grape is also found in other nearby southern Piedmontese regions as well as in the vineyards of […]