America is thirsty for craft spirits. There are more than 1,500 craft distilleries in the United States as of August 2017, up 20.8 percent from the year prior, according to the Craft Spirits Data Project, a joint venture from Park Street, American Craft Spirits Association, and IWSR. In late 2017, the Project shared its Annual […]
Craft beer has grown from a subculture into a multimillion-dollar industry with more than 6,000 small and independent American brewers at last count. The diversity of the genre spans privately owned brewpubs, regional labels with cult appeal, and fledgling empires distributed nationwide. We analyzed data gathered by the Brewers Association (BA) to explore the concentration […]
How do your drinking habits stack up against your neighbors’? And how about versus those on the opposite side of the country? We analyzed data from annual alcohol surveys and reports to see who is drinking the most, and where. The East Coast is home to three of the top five hardest-drinking states, although no […]
It might sometimes feel like you are the only one in your neighborhood with empty bottles or beer cans on recycling day. If you live in Moldova or Belarus, however, that’s actually pretty unlikely. Those two countries drink the most alcohol per capita worldwide, according to data collected by the Global Information System on Alcohol […]
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.
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 […]
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.