Spirits

Deer Blood Liqueur, and Six Other Urban Legends in Booze History

Deer Blood Liqueur, and Six Other Urban Legends in Booze History

Booze makes people pretty creative. As such, it’s possible it can stretch our imaginations. There are many legends associated with alcohol throughout history, from the mythical Stingy Jack, a drunkard who roamed the earth with a hollowed-out turnip filled with hellfire, to the very real Jack Daniel, who may or may not have died from […]

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Micro-Influencers, Drinkstagrammers and VC Money: Inside the Hyper-Targeted World of Alcohol Influencers

Micro-Influencers, Drinkstagrammers and VC Money: Inside the Hyper-Targeted World of Alcohol Influencers

A beautiful army of attractive women and dashingly handsome men has invaded our Instagram feeds. Their lives are a carefully curated collection of obscenely perfect moments. They are people (just like us!), yet they exist primarily in social media (like our coworkers’ cats!). They’re called influencers, and they’re here to tell us what to like, […]

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For Rocky Yeh, Tales of the Cocktail Is More Than Just a Party

For Rocky Yeh, Tales of the Cocktail Is More Than Just a Party

Pure sensory overload. These are the words that Rocky Yeh, brand ambassador for Cognac house Maison Ferrand, uses to describe the first time he set foot inside the New Orleans festival that is Tales of the Cocktail more than 12 years ago. Everywhere he looked, there were drinks: drinks at the conference’s many informal networking […]

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The Springs’ Sarah Boisjoli Says Life Is Too Short for Bad Booze

The Springs’ Sarah Boisjoli Says Life Is Too Short for Bad Booze

Sarah Boisjoli isn’t your average bartender. She’s the co-owner and beverage director of The Springs, a brand-new Brooklyn destination with Palm Springs decor, a lavish backyard, and color-popping cocktail list (the craft beer selection is great, too). She’s also the founder of a new dining pop-up brand, Counter Service, and a photographer. And she hates […]

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Can You Buy Alcohol on Memorial Day?

Can You Buy Alcohol on Memorial Day?

In New York, where VinePair HQ is located, we’re privileged to live with relatively lax liquor, wine, and beer laws. Alcohol laws vary aggressively by state, though. Every state has its own set of allowances and restrictions,  some of which are really weird. (In Oklahoma, shop owners cannot sell ”low-point beer” — beer 3.2 percent […]

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There Has Never Been a Better Time to Drink Your Way Through Dublin, Ireland

There Has Never Been a Better Time to Drink Your Way Through Dublin, Ireland

If you’re a drinker of Guinness — and let’s be honest, who isn’t? — it’s likely you’ve already considered a trip to Dublin. You’re in luck, because Dublin is cooler than ever. The Irish capital has grown from a small city into a bustling metropolis filled with great bars, hotels, and restaurants. And it’s only […]

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The Differences Between Rum, Rhum Agricole, and Cachaça

The Differences Between Rum, Rhum Agricole, and Cachaça

With the resurgence of tiki culture, punches, and high-end sipping spirits, expect to notice more space behind the bar dedicated to cane-sugar-based spirits. These bottles span a number of styles and origins and are used to create drinks that may or may not come garnished with an umbrella. What are we talking about? The trio includes […]

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