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The Best Ways to Use Navy Strength Gin, According to Bartenders and Distillers

The Best Ways to Use Navy Strength Gin, According to Bartenders and Distillers

Spirits trends, like everything in the modern world, are dominated by extremes. Low-proof vermouths and other aromatized wines rule one end of the spectrum, while bottled-in-bond and other ultra-high-proof spirits punch through the other. And so it seems fitting that navy strength gin, a style that dates back to the 1700s, is becoming increasingly common […]

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Two Texans Are Distilling Excellent Whiskey on an Abandoned Fort Worth Golf Course

Two Texans Are Distilling Excellent Whiskey on an Abandoned Fort Worth Golf Course

Once associated almost exclusively with Kentucky and Tennessee, American whiskey is now being made coast to coast, and many places in between. This proliferation, and the popularity of brown spirits in general, led to an 8.1 percent increase in American whiskey sales in 2017, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. Helping lead that charge is […]

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Eight Cheese Trends to Watch in 2019

Eight Cheese Trends to Watch in 2019

Let’s be clear: The most important trend for 2019 (and always) is eating delicious cheese, whenever and however you darn well please. But if you’re craving cheesy inspiration for the year ahead, we’re here for you. Behold, the eight biggest cheese trends of 2019. Hot Cheese The hottest cheese trend of 2019? Hot, melty cheese! […]

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Healthy Living: Six of the Best Kombuchas, Tasted and Ranked (2019)

Healthy Living: Six of the Best Kombuchas, Tasted and Ranked (2019)

Kombucha is alive. Not only is it explosively trendy — kombucha is among the top-selling fermented drinks in the country and is expected to grow another 25 percent next year — it is also a living thing. But don’t let its microflora scare you. Kombucha, a fermented carbonated beverage typically made with black or green […]

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Eight Drinks Trends to Watch in 2019

Eight Drinks Trends to Watch in 2019

As we raise glasses and turn gazes toward 2019, everyone at VinePair HQ is debating what we will see, think, and drink in the coming year. Will the bar industry successfully take on sustainability? Can craft beer weather a volatile economic forecast? How will somms stay relevant on and off the floor? We’re calling it: […]

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Not Every ‘Natural Wine’ Is Responsibly Farmed

Not Every ‘Natural Wine’ Is Responsibly Farmed

The “natural wine” trend has swept the food and wine industry, and lifestyle publications from Vogue to Playboy are covering the phenomenon. The benefits for small wineries have been huge; but, unfortunately, most of the conversations surrounding natural wine neglect its most important component: farming responsibly. Biodynamics, the method of farming preferred in the natural wine world, […]

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Cursed by Cuteness: Champagne Splits Are Easy to Love, but Hard to Embrace

Cursed by Cuteness: Champagne Splits Are Easy to Love, but Hard to Embrace

“Everyone wants to talk about the big Ford truck,” Derrick Westbrook says. “No one wants to hear about your tiny hybrid.” Westbrook, a Chicago-based sommelier, is explaining why single-serve sparkling wine bottles don’t generate as much industry cred as magnums and other large-format vessels.

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