Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is generally celebrated with a drink in hand. We asked sommeliers across the country what they’ll be pouring on Feb. 14. Whether it’s a special bottle for one, sentimental favorite to share, or well-earned shift drink, here’s how 10 wine professionals will be drinking on Valentine’s Day. “Valentine’s […]
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Every cocktail enthusiast dreams of having a beautifully stocked private bar where they can make tasty drinks without having to leave the comfort of their home (or, say, put on shoes). Stocking the perfect home bar is challenging, though.
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: According to wine industry insiders, sherry is about to have a moment. Sure, certain sommeliers, wine writers, and mixologists have been making that claim for years to no avail, but this time is gonna be different…right?
According to the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), American beer sales peak the week of the Fourth of July. This surely comes as no surprise to those accustomed to pairing cookout hot dogs with ice-cold beer by the can or keg. It does, however, raise questions about our collective drinking and spending habits. Do most […]
Spirits trends, like everything in the modern world, are dominated by extremes. Low-proof vermouths and other aromatized wines rule one end of the spectrum, while bottled-in-bond and other ultra-high-proof spirits punch through the other. And so it seems fitting that navy strength gin, a style that dates back to the 1700s, is becoming increasingly common […]
Every year, America drinks a little more wine. According to the Wine Institute, we have been steadily increasing per-person intake for more than 80 years. As of 2016, we were up to 2.94 gallons of wine per person, or 949 million gallons total. (Averages use U.S. Census Bureau population data.
Called ”the Mozart of bubbly,” Eric Lebel, Krug’s chef de caves, or cellar master, joined the 1843 Champagne house in 1999, appointed by fifth-generation winemaker Henri Krug. Every year, to create his legendary Grande Cuvée, Lebel and his team collect some 5,000 tasting notes, spanning new grapes grown across 250 plots, plus some 150 reserve wines. He somehow […]
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South Africa is the wine world’s next “it” region. What the Drinks Business once called “the ‘bad old’ days of South African winemaking” are fading into the rearview, replaced by stellar vintages and high-profile critical acclaim. “South Africa is now well worth considering because the wines are seriously undervalued and a new wave of producers […]