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 […]
It’s been a few years since we took a look at the price of beer around the NFL, courtesy of Team Marketing Report. A lot of things have changed since 2015, though the least and most expensive stadiums have held steady: Cincinnati the most fan-friendly and Philadelphia the least.
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 […]
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 […]
Craft beer has grown from a subculture into a multimillion-dollar industry with more than 6,000 small and independent American brewers at last count. The diversity of the genre spans privately owned brewpubs, regional labels with cult appeal, and fledgling empires distributed nationwide. We analyzed data gathered by the Brewers Association (BA) to explore the concentration […]
How do your drinking habits stack up against your neighbors’? And how about versus those on the opposite side of the country? We analyzed data from annual alcohol surveys and reports to see who is drinking the most, and where. The East Coast is home to three of the top five hardest-drinking states, although no […]
Italy has more than 1,300 estimated grape varieties, but three red grapes are more noble than all others: Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Aglianico, as they are generally believed to be the three best native red grapes in the entire country. Now, you may know these by their appellation names, such as Barolo for Nebbiolo or Chianti […]
As any polyglot or polite traveler will tell you, it’s helpful to learn a few phrases in a local language whenever and wherever you roam. ”Hello,” for example.
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 […]