There was a time, not too long ago, when gin was clear, unaged, and tasted mostly like juniper. Stroll into your local liquor store today, however, and you’re likely to find an assortment of aged gins, those swapping juniper for softer flavors, and, suddenly, pink gins. Yes, pink. These carefully crafted spirits have colors ranging […]
This spring, a Fourmeaux 2016 Red Blend from VGS Chateau Potelle set a record for the highest barrel price of 2018 at Auction Napa Valley. A 10-case lot sold for $114,300, or just over $952 per bottle. Auction Napa Valley was originally conceived in 1981 as a way for area vintners to give back to […]
Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber’s table was swamped with admirers. The couple behind Vermont-based La Garagista Farm and Winery were among some 150 natural winemakers showing off their latest releases at the 2017 RAW WINE Fair in Brooklyn last month. Staff poured tastes of La Garagista’s Ci Confonde Petillent Natural White 2016.
Sales of adult-sized Halloween costumes are at an all-time high. Theme parks, usually overrun by overstimulated tykes, host a different sort of clientele come October 31: a boozy, over-21 crowd. And liquor companies are taking note. According to the National Retail Federation, a staggering 72 percent of U.S. adults will celebrate this Halloween, compared to […]
Millennials get blamed for a lot of things. Participation trophies, head-scratching workplace expectations, and now beverage and business publications proclaim they’re killing the beer industry, too. It’s true the beer business has some introspection to do. Sales are losing ground to wine and spirits, and the growth of craft beer sales is slowing dramatically. Fingers […]
Your generation defines your alcohol drinking habits. Not just what you like, but what you buy, how you drink, and even where you drink. A new study from the consumer data provider IRI parsed out exactly how millennials, Gen Xers, and baby boomers drink alcohol, and you might be surprised at the results.
Improbably, the summer of 2016 has been all about the wine slushie. Even the arbiter of aesthetic propriety and sophistication, Vogue, approves.
A few months ago we surveyed you, the VinePair readership, to better understand why you love white wine. The results were compelling and clearly show the taste preferences for the next generation of consumers. People are spending more, and drinking white wine throughout the year. You’re also becoming fans of more obscure varietals, and seeking […]
Awhile back, Sazerac, the owners of Fireball Whiskey, hit a bit of a scandal when small amounts of propylene glycol, an ingredient found in some forms of antifreeze, was found found in their product. But did you really think a little antifreeze was going to stand in Sazerac’s way? Luckily (or perhaps, unfortunately), the creators […]