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The States With the Most Distilleries in America in 2018 (Infographic)

The States With the Most Distilleries in America in 2018 (Infographic)

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 […]

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What Makes a Wine Varietally Correct?

What Makes a Wine Varietally Correct?

Is there such a thing as a ”correct” way that wine should taste? A wine being ”varietally correct” means that the wine tastes the way a Merlot or a Chardonnay is supposed to taste. But who actually decides how a wine is supposed to taste in the first place?

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Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Singapore, According to Employees Only’s Igor Hadzismajlovic

Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Singapore, According to Employees Only’s Igor Hadzismajlovic

Say the name “Employees Only” to a New Yorker, and watch their eyes light up. For more than a decade, the West Village bar and restaurant has been teaching hospitality professionals the art of mixology (and how to rock suspenders, a waxed mustache, or both). Employees Only (EO) is now a global operation with locations […]

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Beer Has Always Been Political, So Stop Telling Brewers to ‘Stick to Beer’

Beer Has Always Been Political, So Stop Telling Brewers to ‘Stick to Beer’

You may consider it poor manners to publicly discuss politics, especially with a beer in your hand — and especially in 2018. But beer and politics have always been intertwined. Early American public houses slung brews while patrons debated the news of the day. As legend has it, in 1775, a young apprentice was sipping […]

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What Is Brix in Wine (And Beer)?

What Is Brix in Wine (And Beer)?

As you may recall from high school chemistry class, alcoholic fermentation is the conversion of sugars (like glucose, fructose, and sucrose) into ethanol (alcohol) and carbon dioxide. Or, put simply, without sugar we wouldn’t have booze. The ability to calculate sugar levels in a liquid, such as grape must or a wort, allows winemakers and […]

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Why Bart Watson, the BA’s Chief Economist, Keeps a Lot of Wine Around the House

Why Bart Watson, the BA’s Chief Economist, Keeps a Lot of Wine Around the House

Bart Watson, Ph.D., is a beacon for those of us who love beer and analytics in equal measure. (We exist, and we are all over the internet.) The Brewers Association’s chief economist analyzes economic data, statistics, and market research to distill beer industry intel and predict trends. What does that mean, exactly? Well, Watson is […]

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Exploring Ancient Alchemy and Remote Terrain to Find France’s Best-Kept Wine Secret

Exploring Ancient Alchemy and Remote Terrain to Find France’s Best-Kept Wine Secret

Four hundred years before Portugal began producing Port, an alchemist in France discovered the method, known as mutage, of creating fortified wines. Yes, in 1284 A.D., a fellow who dabbled in magic in an effort to turn ordinary metals into gold changed the course of wine history. This tinkerer was named Arnaldus de Villanova.

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