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8 of America’s Most Beautiful Destination Wedding Wineries

8 of America’s Most Beautiful Destination Wedding Wineries

Love doesn’t come in a bottle. Luckily, wine does. For the couple whose favorite pastime is sipping and sampling together, it makes perfect sense to get married at a winery. Not only is the scenery gorgeous, it’s near-impossible to run out of varieties to taste, pairings to create, and bottles to uncork. These eight wineries […]

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Kentucky Is Neither the Birthplace Nor Apex of American Whiskey

Kentucky Is Neither the Birthplace Nor Apex of American Whiskey

Virginia is in many ways the true birthplace of American whiskey. As we let that sink in, note that Kentucky will always be known as America’s preeminent whiskey destination. But its eastern neighbor is giving it a run for its money. Virginia distilleries bottle some of the best American whiskeys available today, and, more surprisingly, […]

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Mekong’s An Bui Admits He Has a Zima in His Fridge

Mekong’s An Bui Admits He Has a Zima in His Fridge

Beer was the answer for An Bui. In 1997, he decided to ditch the extensive wine list at Mekong, his family’s struggling Vietnamese restaurant in a Richmond, Virginia strip mall, for a small selection of Belgian ales. The brews drew customers to Mekong, so Bui expanded, first adding a single-tap kegerator, and then quickly upgrading to […]

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10 Incredible Wine Destinations to Visit Across America This Summer

10 Incredible Wine Destinations to Visit Across America This Summer

Who says you have to leave the country to go on an unforgettable, wine-soaked getaway? As much as we’d all love to jet off to Tuscany for a long weekend, most of us just can’t afford that kind of luxury. Thankfully, we live in a country that’s brimming with breathtaking wine regions; more likely than […]

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George Washington: A Profile In Wine, Beer & Whiskey

George Washington: A Profile In Wine, Beer & Whiskey

America’s first President, like many of the Founding Fathers, was both a drinker and a maker of drinks. In honor of President’s Day, we present five essential booze-filled facts any wine, beer or booze-loving American should know about President George Washington. Madeira: The First President’s Favorite Drink Like many other colonial-era and then early Americans, Washington […]

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Affordable Substitutes For Screaming Eagle, The Famously Expensive Napa Valley Cult Cab

Affordable Substitutes For Screaming Eagle, The Famously Expensive Napa Valley Cult Cab

Of all the Cabernet Sauvignons with cult followings that are made in California’s Napa Valley, it often appears none is more famous than Screaming Eagle. The wine consistently receives rave reviews from critics, and it is often the most sought-after wine made in America.

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The Fascinating History Behind America’s Oldest Native Grape: Norton

The Fascinating History Behind America’s Oldest Native Grape: Norton

One of the reasons we love to study the story behind the wine in our glass is because it typically brings together an incredible cast of characters, political agendas, environmental circumstances, and historically significant moments. When aged together, we find the perfect balance of intriguing history and desire to drink a glass of wine. And […]

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