Unlike many DIY projects, homemade limoncello provides maximum reward for minimal effort. It requires some advance planning — this isn’t the sort of parlor trick you can turn around in a day — but most of the ”work” happens without any activity or input from your end. Lemon rinds infuse high-proof vodka, giving it a […]
How big is Big Beer, exactly? It’s a $350 billion business in America, according to figures compiled by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association. To get a sense of what America is drinking, we analyzed domestic shipping volume data from Beer Marketer’s Insights via 247WallSt.com.
There are thousands of primary wine grape varieties grown worldwide. To help navigate this vast landscape, we visualized the flavors in 10 of the most widely planted wines. Age and origin affect the flavors and character of every variety. Pinot Noir from Burgundy, for example, is generally characterized by earthy acidity, whereas California Pinot Noir […]
The American wine industry has gone from erstwhile underdog to $20 billion international power player. The Judgement of Paris played a large part in our development, putting California on the global stage and providing bragging rights to generations of star-spangled wine lovers. Today, California has the most wineries of any state in the U.S., clocking […]
“The art of brewing beer and smoking meats are both time-honored traditions,” Doug Psaltis, chef-partner of Bub City and co-founder of Chicago’s annual Windy City Smokeout festival, says. We agree completely. Barbecue is among America’s proudest contributions to the global culinary canon, in summer and always. That’s why we’ve compiled perfect beer pairings for 12 […]
America loves beer. We reportedly drink nearly 7 billion gallons of the stuff annually. How and where we consume, however, varies significantly by state. To get to the bottom of this phenomenon, VinePair culled data from 24/7 Wall St. to see what states drink the most beer. We spent hours poring over the results. In […]
Temperance maps are among America’s most curious creative legacies. Missionaries, sobriety activists, and similarly minded reformers used cartography to promote teetotalism in the 19th century, 100 years prior to nationwide Prohibition. An unsubtly proselytizing precursor to infographics, these elaborately imagined maps visualized the benefits of abstinence from alcohol. Among their architects was Rev.
While cool-climate Austria is known for its white wines, its reds are intriguing as well, particularly from the charming and versatile Zweigelt grape. Created in the 1920s by crossing Austria’s two other most prominent red grape varieties, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent, Zweigelt is now the most planted red grape in the country.
If pairing doughnuts and beer is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Like craft beer, doughnuts are experiencing a 21st-century American renaissance. Gourmet iterations from chefs like Wylie Dufresne, and in flavors like passion fruit with cacao nibs, happily coexist with coffee-shop classics ideally consumed straight from the bag.