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 […]
Temperance maps are among America’s most curious creative legacies. Missionaries, sobriety activists, and similarly minded reformers used cartography to promote teetotalism in the 19th century, 100 years prior to nationwide Prohibition. An unsubtly proselytizing precursor to infographics, these elaborately imagined maps visualized the benefits of abstinence from alcohol. Among their architects was Rev.
We’re back with a new edition of the infamous NFL Fandom sobriety map we put together with our friends at BACtrack. The original 2015 map was a viral sensation, drawing so much attention to the intoxicated activities of Buffalo’s fans that the Erie County Sheriff’s Office responded. It noted that the city had been working […]
Few wine regions are as diverse as France’s Loire Valley. With over 61 appellations and 70,000 hectares of vineyards, there is a truly wide variety of wine produced across the four major regions. These red, white, and rosé wines showcase the refreshing character and minerality that the Loire is known for, but each individual expression […]
Chianti has been one of the most ubiquitous wines since even before Hannibal Lecter suggested it as a pairing with liver and fava beans. The wine, hailing from the region of the same name, is known for drinkability, cost-effectiveness, and a flavor profile consisting of red cherry fruit, herbal notes, and a touch of earth.
There were more than 580,000 working bartenders in the U.S. in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That staggering number is supposed to grow to more than 640,000 by 2024. That’s a 10 percent increase, which means that the corps of bartenders is growing faster than the average increase of all other occupations. […]
St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us. We thought this was the perfect time to celebrate some Irish drinking heritage. With data from Untappd, we mapped out Ireland’s 30 best breweries. Unsurprisingly, they’re not all in Dublin! You can see the full list here.
Across the world, people love their beer. But different styles dominate in different countries. Whether it’s IPA, pilsner, stout, or adjunct lager, those tastes are reflected in each country’s favorite brewery. We looked at the ratings on Untappd to find out every country’s most popular brewery. What we discovered was that even though giant multinational companies dominate most […]