After a season full of mud wrestling, secret girlfriends, and a whole lot more “Whaboom!” than anyone truly bargained for, Rachel Lindsay is about to cross the finish line of her Bachelorette journey in the absolutely stunning locale of Rioja, Spain. Lucky for you, fellow Bachelorette fan, nobody knows wine AND entertaining better than VinePair.
It’s no secret that alcohol is a big part of popular music. Whether the songs are about drinking, partying, or just getting ready in the morning with a bottle of Jack Daniels, Top 40 songs often mention the artist’s favorite brand or type of alcohol. But just how much is it mentioned, and exactly what […]
Send all questions to email@example.com I brought a bottle of nice wine to a nice restaurant. Should I offer some to the somm? Absolutely. If you’re bringing a bottle of wine to a restaurant, especially one with a nice enough list to have a sommelier on the floor, etiquette dictates that you should offer them a […]
Undoubtedly the most important red grape of Spain, Tempranillo has secured its place among the major varieties of the world, holding its own among even international grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. But did you know that there is actually more Tempranillo hiding on wine lists and shop shelves than you think? Though the […]
Rioja, one of Spain’s best-known wine regions, evokes visions of tapas-laden bistros on evenings that stretch lazily into night. But how well do you really know Rioja? From sub-regions to classifications to typical flavor profiles (and how the heck do you properly pronounce Rioja, anyways?), there’s much more to this Spanish standard than meets the […]
Poor, poor Chardonnay. Despite being the grape behind the world’s most coveted wines — Champagne and Burgundy — it’s also the most maligned vitis vinifera variety on the planet. It’s even more maligned than Merlot. In my mind, the ABC or “Anything But Chardonnay”school of wine-drinking isn’t just silly, it’s downright wrong. Though American store shelves […]
They say that everything’s bigger in Texas, and while the state’s wine industry may not be quite bigger than California’s, or Washington’s, or Oregon’s, it certainly has come a long way in a short amount of time.
When listing the classic wines of the world, Bordeaux ranks pretty close to the top of the pack. While Bordeaux is typically a blended wine, Cabernet Sauvignon is the key grape, particularly in regions on the left bank of the Gironde river. What characterizes this bold, complex, ageable wine? Check out our illustrated guide for […]
We’re living in a visual era. Emojis fill text messages, tweets, and Instagram captions as if people are reverting to some sort of digital version of pyramid hieroglyphics. And the way we communicate about alcohol is no different. There are nine common alcohol emojis: the Martini glass, tiki glass, wine glass, sake carafe, beer mug, […]