Spirits

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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Reconsidering the Cocktail’s Seat at the Table

Reconsidering the Cocktail’s Seat at the Table

Generally speaking, Jeffrey Morgenthaler is not a fan of cocktail pairings. “I only provide them when requested,” he says. Morgenthaler is bar manager of Clyde Common, a lauded restaurant and bar in Portland, Oregon.“And when I do, the most important consideration is balancing strengths, not flavors.” Morgenthaler is not alone. Many sommeliers and chefs contend […]

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The Differences Between Vodka and Gin, Explained

The Differences Between Vodka and Gin, Explained

Gin and vodka are two very distinct spirits. Most obviously, one is associated with pine and herbal flavors, while the other is often positioned as an odorless, tasteless entity. Yet the two are frequent substitutes for each other in cocktails such as the Martini or Vodka/Gin and Tonic. It’s easy to think of gin as essentially a flavored vodka, but […]

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Brush Your Teeth With a Bottle of Jack: Breaking Down Drinking in Top 40 Lyrics

Brush Your Teeth With a Bottle of Jack: Breaking Down Drinking in Top 40 Lyrics

It’s no secret that alcohol is a big part of popular music. Whether the songs are about drinking, partying, or just getting ready in the morning with a bottle of Jack Daniels, Top 40 songs often mention the artist’s favorite brand or type of alcohol. But just how much is it mentioned, and exactly what […]

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The 7 Best Cocktails to Order at a Basic Wedding Bar

The 7 Best Cocktails to Order at a Basic Wedding Bar

Here at VinePair, we love a good cocktail. The amount of speakeasies and craft-cocktail bars popping up all over the country make it a great time for cocktail aficionados to be alive. However, most of the time, those intricate, 10-ingredient, obscurely worded cocktails aren’t always an option at places where we drink the most. Take, […]

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America’s Consumption of Alcohol Over Time Since 1860 [Charts]

America’s Consumption of Alcohol Over Time Since 1860 [Charts]

We Americans love our beer. Also, our spirits. But our consumption of wine might surprise you. These are just a few of the things you’ll notice on our infographic laying out what and how much Americans drank over the past 150 years. You’ll also notice a few other things, like what a hit we took during […]

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