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The States That Drink the Most Wine in America (Maps)

The States That Drink the Most Wine in America (Maps)

The National Institutes of Health released a report analyzing drinking trends by state, and the results are illuminating. VinePair breaks it down by each state’s overall and per capita wine consumption. Californians drink the most wine overall. This is unsurprising, seeing as how California’s population of 39 million thirsty residents is nearly 70 times larger than […]

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Let’s Duet: 20 of the Best Two-Ingredient Cocktails

Let’s Duet: 20 of the Best Two-Ingredient Cocktails

There is a time and place for every drink, be it a complex creation featuring a laundry list of rare ingredients, or simple, two-bottle affair. For moments when only the latter will do, we’ve got you covered. We compiled 20 of the best two-ingredient cocktails. Gin, tequila, vodka, whiskey, bourbon, Scotch, and rum are all […]

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All the Types of Tequila, Explained (Infographic)

All the Types of Tequila, Explained (Infographic)

Much like the guidelines governing Parmesan and Champagne, tequila can only be made in five Mexican states (Jalisco, Guanajuato, Nayarit, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas), and from blue Weber agave. The diversity of the category, however, includes different age statements and extraction processes. Want to learn how to use blanco versus reposado tequila? Or curious about the differences between […]

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The Flavors & Aromas in Craft Beer’s Popular Hops (Infographic)

The Flavors & Aromas in Craft Beer’s Popular Hops (Infographic)

As the craft beer industry continues to expand and drinkers grow more knowledgable, hops have become cult ingredients. Brewers, especially those making renowned IPAs, proudly declare which hops they use on their labels. New England IPAs are more expensive than other styles of beer in part because of the sheer quantity of hops required to […]

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The States With the Most Distilleries in America in 2018 (Infographic)

The States With the Most Distilleries in America in 2018 (Infographic)

America is thirsty for craft spirits. There are more than 1,500 craft distilleries in the United States as of August 2017, up 20.8 percent from the year prior, according to the Craft Spirits Data Project, a joint venture from Park Street, American Craft Spirits Association, and IWSR. In late 2017, the Project shared its Annual […]

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Understanding the Differences Between Tequila and Mezcal (Infographic)

Understanding the Differences Between Tequila and Mezcal (Infographic)

Agave spirits are booming in the United States. Although distillers in modern-day Mexico have been making tequila and mezcal for millennia, America’s thirst for the stuff is relatively recent. Mezcal shipments to the U.S. reportedly quadrupled over the last five years, and the tequila category has grown by 121 percent since 2012. Both tequila and mezcal are made […]

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Beer Pairings for America’s 10 Favorite Pizzas [Infographic]

Beer Pairings for America’s 10 Favorite Pizzas [Infographic]

Pizza and beer is a classic combination. Sure, you can also pair pizza with wine and expect excellent results. But there’s something extra satisfying about cracking open the perfect brew with your favorite pizza. It doesn’t have to be any old light lager, either. From elegant porters, to crisp pilsners, to heavy-hitting double IPAs, there are […]

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