If you’re at all familiar with Roman history, then you know that as the Empire spread into modern-day France, Spain, Germany and beyond, in addition to bringing commerce and plumbing, the Romans made a habit of planting grapevines wherever they lingered. Many of those places turned into trading posts and provincial capitals, which evolved – […]
This weekend American Pharoah and his owner Ahmed Zayat achieved history by becoming the first horse since 1978 to win the coveted triple crown. This is no easy feat and to accomplish it takes an immense amount of time, investment and a passion for the sport. In Ahmed Zayat’s case, it also takes the ingenuity […]
I have a Google Alert set up for dozens of spirits categories – gin, craft gin, bourbon, even more obscure categories like aquavit – but recently there’s been a lot of buzz about one spirit in particular: Irish whiskey. Rumor would have it that Irish whiskey, specifically craft Irish whiskey, is experiencing a massive revival.
We are surfing the second (or is it the third?) wave of locavorism, where the exotic and the homegrown collide. Members of Generations X and Y, who were spoon-fed Alice Waters, M.F.K. Fisher, and Ruth Reichl’s brand of farm-chic gourmet, are seeking ever-higher spheres of authenticity. Their demands are driving tangible change that has affected […]
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.