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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. This year, we analyzed countless empty glasses, bottles and growlers in hopes of narrowing […]
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. […]
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 […]
I’m sitting alone at the end of the upstairs bar of a Chili’s in New Jersey. It’s 7:30 p.m., and I came to taste every single one of the 12 Margaritas on the menu. Before I leave, I’ll have consumed at least 1,200 calories in drinks alone and made friends with the best bartender I […]
The tao of malt liquor — its history, its symbolism, its cultural currency — is a story and a lesson unto itself. It is a story that I am completely unprepared, unable, and unwilling to write.