Depending on your age and tolerance for prerecorded laugh tracks, the name ”Cheers” either brings to mind a much-beloved barroom sitcom that launched legendary actors’ careers, or a commercial-crammed network show that your parents watched before you (and Netflix) were born. What it probably doesn’t make you think about are grotesque robots and the United […]
It started in Hollywood’s Golden Age, when viewers were first introduced to the effortlessly smooth, white-jacket-and-black-bow-tie wearing bartender in “Casablanca.” And still today, with the hard-drinking protagonists of the Netflix generation —here’s looking at you, Don Draper — cocktails have had a storied relationship with moving pictures. Pop culture cocktails range from blockbuster to cult […]
The 2012 documentary ”Somm” uncorked the bottle on the intense world of wine’s top exam. The doc trailed the lives of four wine professionals — Dustin Wilson, Ian Cauble, Brian McClintic, and Dlynn Proctor — and explored the trials and tribulations of attempting to attain Master Sommelier certification. The film was an enormous success.
It’s the kids’ table, all grown-up and a little bit defiant. ‘Tis the season of Friendsgiving. A Pinterest– and Instagram-worthy event that brings non-relatives together for a Thanksgiving-adjacent feast, Friendsgiving has become the gravy of November. Everyone is doing it, which means Kylie Jenner already did it. Ranging from a potluck of paper plates to […]
In nearly 100 years of television, no actor has been nominated for more Emmy awards than Ted Danson. He is often best remembered for a 20-year-old role: the greatest fictional bartender of all time, Sam Malone on “Cheers.” It’s likely that lasting association that led Smirnoff to tap him for a series of spots pushing […]
When the characters on ”Game of Thrones” aren’t having sex, torturing each other, killing, planning to kill, or talking about killing, they’re drinking. It’s a fair question to ask if anyone is ever sober in the seven kingdoms. While the Lannisters have their wine, the common people, knights, and soldiers love their beer — usually […]
After a season full of mud wrestling, secret girlfriends, and a whole lot more “Whaboom!” than anyone truly bargained for, Rachel Lindsay is about to cross the finish line of her Bachelorette journey in the absolutely stunning locale of Rioja, Spain. Lucky for you, fellow Bachelorette fan, nobody knows wine AND entertaining better than VinePair.
Creating a cocktail that represents a person or character is an art. An imperfect art, but an art nonetheless. It’s a blend of understanding people and characters, and a confident knowledge of what makes a cocktail sing. Tommy Warren, the head bartender at Manhattan’s Bedford and Co. and the man behind the bar’s Writer’s Collection, […]
Regardless of their individual drama and intricate story lines, there’s one thing every character on ”Big Little Lies” has in common: They need a damn drink. In fact, wine plays a huge role in the show’s plot lines. Think about it: Whether it’s lunch between Madeline and Jane, dinner at Nathan and Bonnie’s, or Renata freaking […]