Sitting in the Absolut Elyx house, the hybrid brand house/personal residence of Elyx CEO Jonas Tåhlin, I feel distinctly uncool. When I say uncool, I don’t mean ironically uncool, the sort of feeling a hipster might get when walking into a shiny nightclub. I mean I feel patently square.
California’s current drought is in its 4th year, and as NASA and other governing bodies declare a State of Emergency and decry the lack of water in the Golden State in the style of Chicken Little, the sky is not falling–at least not for many of the state’s grape growers.
There is a distinct lack of nuance when it comes to conversations about politics, taxes and … organic agriculture. But even more distressingly, there is a distinct lack of basic consumer comprehension. It seems like everyone has an opinion, and even on a recent weekend getaway, I couldn’t escape the increasingly incessant chatter about the […]
In 1992, imports of Australian wine accounted for only around 3% of all imported wine to the United States, with Italy and France continuing to hold a tight grip on the market at 30% and 50% respectively. Wine from Australia was a relative novelty. Collectors knew of the country’s top-tier wines, but besides this, little […]
Over 10 million people are watching “Downton Abbey” in its fifth season, according to Nielsen, a record high for PBS and the period drama – yep, America is officially obsessed with this British upper-class family. It’s safe to say we’re pretty obsessed with the Crawley family here at VinePair as well.
If you grew up in the U.S. in the eighties and nineties, chances are you only came in contact with Bartenura Moscato if you also happened to live in a Jewish household. For many American Jews, Bartenura was that sweet kosher wine in the blue bottle that would often make an appearance at holiday gatherings […]
No other people have had a more dominant impact on the modern wine world than the British, but to understand how an island nation who couldn’t grow decent wine influenced how we all drink, you have to first look back to the country’s time under Roman rule. By 43 AD, when Rome conquered Britain, the Empire […]
Drop in on any party or bar in the late ‘90s and early aughts and chances are a majority of people would be holding a martini glass filled with a bright pink liquid they would unashamedly be sipping on called a Cosmopolitan.
Walk into a wine shop and chances are you’ll encounter shelf talkers and displays touting the ratings of the wines in front of you.