Wine, Beer And Spirits Articles

White Blends, The Elegant, Great-Value Wines No One Talks About

White Blends, The Elegant, Great-Value Wines No One Talks About

“White blends are not as talked about as many other styles,” Mary Gorman, Master of Wine, says. “And that’s a great shame.” They can be pretty hard to come by, too. Wine-Searcher.com lists just four recognized white blends among its 61 dry white categories (the rest are varietal wines). Red blends, on the other hand, […]

Continue Reading

Tags: , , ,

The Definitive Guide to Pairing Chianti Classico With Popular Mexican Food: INFOGRAPHIC

The Definitive Guide to Pairing Chianti Classico With Popular Mexican Food: INFOGRAPHIC

Italian wine with Mexican food? Si! With several cultural similarities (including the love of food and family) and a common Latin origin to the languages, why not bring a little la bella vita to your next fiesta? The perfectly pairable Chianti Classico, with bright acidity and variety of flavor profiles from the Sangiovese grape, can […]

Continue Reading

Tags: , , , ,

Best Practices: Less Is More When You’re Making Mojitos

Best Practices: Less Is More When You’re Making Mojitos

It’s easy to botch Mojitos. Despite having four ingredients and breezy, tropical-island vibes, Mojitos require precision. In a drink with so few components, you’ll taste every off flavor, from subpar spirits to from-concentrate citrus. Like their cousins, the Daiquiris, Mojitos are a combination of rum, lime juice, and a sweetener. Mojitos also involve fresh mint, […]

Continue Reading

Tags: , , ,

Hop Take: All About Beer Is Dying, May Already Be Dead

Hop Take: All About Beer Is Dying, May Already Be Dead

On Tuesday, the award-winning Beervana blog shared sad news: After 39 years, All About Beer is dead. Of course, this being the craft beer community, controversy followed. Beervana’s Jeff Alworth, who was a contributor, said he received a tip that the decades-long-running print publication would soon be defunct. All About Beer publisher Christopher Rice had […]

Continue Reading

Tags: , , , , ,

Body Slams and Brews: Pro-Wrestling’s Complicated Relationship With Beer Sponsorship

Body Slams and Brews: Pro-Wrestling’s Complicated Relationship With Beer Sponsorship

In a dark basement of a cold-storage facility, the toughest, bare-fisted fighters battle for glory — and the fate of the world. These pugilists are pawns in a deadly game overseen by a cloudy-eyed and bloodthirsty Spaniard, and the stakes are larger than they could ever imagine. And it’s all sponsored by Modelo.

Continue Reading

Tags: , , ,

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 […]

Continue Reading

Tags: , , ,

9 U.S. Ski Destinations For Your Alto Adige Alpine-Inspired Winter Adventures

9 U.S. Ski Destinations For Your Alto Adige Alpine-Inspired Winter Adventures

Picture a beautiful Italian vineyard. You’re probably thinking about gently rolling hills, cypress trees with the sparkling blue sea off in the distance. But think again. One of Italy’s best wine regions (and best-kept secrets) is found in the lush Alpine region of northern Italy where apple orchards and vines cling to the mountainsides and […]

Continue Reading

Tags: , , , ,