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The Vintage VW Bus-Turned-Wine Bar Pouring New Zealand’s Rarest Bottles

The Vintage VW Bus-Turned-Wine Bar Pouring New Zealand’s Rarest Bottles

Most visitors to Queenstown, New Zealand, are interested in sports like skydiving or whitewater rafting, but the city also has a surprising roadside attraction in its tiny downtown. As you’re making your way through Queenstown’s streets, keep your eyes peeled for a vintage Volkswagen Bus parked in front of a wine shop. This is no […]

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Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Hong Kong, According to The Old Man’s Natalie Lau

Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Hong Kong, According to The Old Man’s Natalie Lau

In Hong Kong’s hip Sheung Wan neighborhood lies The Old Man, a sweeping destination inspired by Ernest Hemingway. The gilded space has a portrait of the author constructed from upcycled building materials, a clever bar-top cooling strip to keep cocktails perfectly chilled, and exceptional service. It sits on the World’s Best Bars list with good […]

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There’s Incredible Value in Quality South African Wine — It’s Just Up to the Rest of the World to Notice

There’s Incredible Value in Quality South African Wine — It’s Just Up to the Rest of the World to Notice

South Africa is the wine world’s next “it” region. What the Drinks Business once called “the ‘bad old’ days of South African winemaking” are fading into the rearview, replaced by stellar vintages and high-profile critical acclaim. “South Africa is now well worth considering because the wines are seriously undervalued and a new wave of producers […]

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London’s Hotel Bar Scene Has Never Been Cooler

London’s Hotel Bar Scene Has Never Been Cooler

If hotel bars are the sexiest bars, then London, an age-old mecca for grand hotels and historic watering holes, might just have the sexiest bar scene on the planet. It was at a London hotel bar — DUKES Bar in the tony Mayfair district — that Ian Fleming created his “shaken, not stirred,” Martini-sipping secret […]

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A Snob’s Guide to Finding Good Drinks in Disney World

A Snob’s Guide to Finding Good Drinks in Disney World

Anyone who ever aspired to drink with intergalactic droids will soon be in luck: Disney Parks is set to debut a new bar, Oga’s Cantina, a “hotly anticipated” Star Wars attraction, in Florida’s Disney World and California’s Disneyland later this year. Oga’s Cantina marks the first Disneyland bar serving alcohol to the general public (provided […]

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An American Craft Beer Haven Is Now Seriously Into Wine

An American Craft Beer Haven Is Now Seriously Into Wine

Vermont is one of the top five states for wine consumption per capita, according to the National Institutes of Health. This might surprise weekend skiers or Heady Topper pilgrims, but, for residents of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, local wine is a way of life. “The collective passion and excitement for wine is loud here,” Brittany […]

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The 9 Best Beercation Destinations to Escape Your Winter Blues

The 9 Best Beercation Destinations to Escape Your Winter Blues

As winter temperatures plummet across the Northern Hemisphere, there’s no time like the present to plan a far-flung winter getaway to someplace warm — as long as it has excellent beer. From laid back locales in Southern California, to Southeast Asian cities where citizens are enthusiastically embracing craft, these nine beercation destinations are VinePair-approved for […]

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