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The 50 Best Beers of 2018

The 50 Best Beers of 2018

This was a bright, bold, hazy year in beer. Throughout 2018, New England-style IPAs (NEIPAs) continued to pour in, reinvigorating craft beer pioneers and the IPA category as a whole. Of course, IPAs are hardly the only brews making news. And so, VinePair’s ranking of the top 50 beers of 2018 includes these alongside many […]

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Don’t Fear Schwarzbier: Six of the Best Black Lagers, Ranked

Don’t Fear Schwarzbier: Six of the Best Black Lagers, Ranked

In 2016, Sapporo debuted Sapporo Black, the first dark beer sold by the company in more than 140 years of existence. It was “an astounding success,” a spokesperson told me at the time. It’s true: It’s a good beer. German for “black beer,” schwarzbier is traditionally a light-bodied, low-alcohol, roasty dark lager brewed with Munich […]

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The 25 Best Rosé Wines of 2018

The 25 Best Rosé Wines of 2018

With skyrocketing sales and tireless marketing, rosé is a 21st-century American success story. Previous generations of star-spangled wine consumers dismissed it as too French, too gendered, or too reminiscent of black-sheep White Zinfandel. Of course that’s all grainy, black-and-white history now. In our rosy-hued present, pink wines have come to symbolize “all that is good about […]

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The 10 Best Brunch Cocktail Programs Nationwide (2017)

The 10 Best Brunch Cocktail Programs Nationwide (2017)

There’s always an excuse to drink at brunch. A birthday, holiday, or simple fact that you survived the work week might merit a pour of something festive. And fortunately, there’s never been a better time for brunch cocktails. Across the country, creative, innovative, and modern restaurants put as much thought (if not more) into drinks […]

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The 10 Best Espressos From Chain Coffee Shops, Ranked

The 10 Best Espressos From Chain Coffee Shops, Ranked

Studies on the health benefits and hazards of caffeine seem to veer from miracle wonder drug to possible silent killer every year or two. No matter what the latest finding is, though, we Americans love our coffee — and drink massive amounts of it. Nearly half the coffee Americans consumed in 2017 was purchased outside the […]

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Our Reader Tasting Panel Selects the 10 Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Wines You Should Be Drinking Now

Our Reader Tasting Panel Selects the 10 Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Wines You Should Be Drinking Now

In 2004, the wine world experienced a true shock to its system. At The Berlin Tasting, 36 storied wine professionals blind-tasted and ranked the world’s best bottles. To their surprise, two wines from Chile garnered the top two spots on the list, outranking revered Old World favorites such as Chateau Lafite and Tignanello. It wasn’t […]

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The 50 Best Beers of 2017

The 50 Best Beers of 2017

See our Best Beers Of 2018 here The beer scene is endlessly expanding. We at VinePair consider it an honor and privilege to sample different beers from breweries worldwide in our efforts to stay on top of the vast expanse of emerging breweries, established powerhouses, and cult labels.

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8 Cheap Light Beers, Ranked

8 Cheap Light Beers, Ranked

We all have a go-to cheap, mass-produced light beer. They aren’t the best tasting, but they’re ubiquitous, consistent, and built for day drinking into the night. Maybe you chose your go-to because of brand loyalty, or maybe it’s an image thing. Or maybe you think they all taste the same so it doesn’t matter anyway. […]

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18 Trader Joe’s House Beers, Ranked

18 Trader Joe’s House Beers, Ranked

Trader Joe’s is best known for it’s house-brand Two Buck Chuck. But Mr. Joe has his hand in beer, too — a lot of beer. Trader Joe’s has a long list of house beers in every style imaginable. VinePair headed to the Trader Joe’s in Union Square in Manhattan and picked up one of every […]

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