Chile is one of the most unique countries in the world for making wine thanks to the diversity of its geography. Its sprawling coastline, rolling plains, mountainous regions, and glaciers that border its southern tip make Chile one of the most interesting places to make red, white, rosé, and even sparkling wine in the world.
There are thousands of primary wine grape varieties grown worldwide. To help navigate this vast landscape, we visualized the flavors in 10 of the most widely planted wines. Age and origin affect the flavors and character of every variety. Pinot Noir from Burgundy, for example, is generally characterized by earthy acidity, whereas California Pinot Noir […]
The American wine industry has gone from erstwhile underdog to $20 billion international power player. The Judgement of Paris played a large part in our development, putting California on the global stage and providing bragging rights to generations of star-spangled wine lovers. Today, California has the most wineries of any state in the U.S., clocking […]
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.