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What Are Bottled-in-Bond Spirits, and Why Are They Suddenly Everywhere?

What Are Bottled-in-Bond Spirits, and Why Are They Suddenly Everywhere?

As American whiskey sales continue to grow year-over-year, due in part to what industry analysts call the “craft movement,” bottled-in-bond spirits have come back in a big way. Jack Daniel’s released a 100-proof bottled-in-bond expression in August 2018. Heaven Hill Brands, the sixth-largest distilled spirits company in the U.S., has made bonded iterations of Old […]

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Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Not-So-Soft Drink’ Enraged 1978 America

Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Not-So-Soft Drink’ Enraged 1978 America

In 1978, the world’s largest beer maker, Anheuser-Busch, befuddled consumers with a new product that wasn’t quite beer, yet wasn’t quite soda. Called Chelsea, the citrus-flavored, carbonated, slightly alcoholic beverage was touted by the company as the “new not-so-soft drink.” Its production was limited and short-lived, but, for a brief while, Chelsea animated and enraged […]

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The World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2019

The World’s Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2019

Beer lovers with a penchant for travel already know about Belgium, both Portlands (Oregon and Maine), and Colorado. Many have Munich, and its famed Oktoberfest, on their bucket lists. But with 7,000 breweries and counting in the U.S., and more breweries in Europe and Asia increasingly inspired to supplement their own traditions with American craft […]

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Can Anyone Make a Living Working in Restaurants?

Can Anyone Make a Living Working in Restaurants?

You may not know it, but we’re in a bleek time of year for restaurant workers and owners alike. The post-holiday doldrums are a longstanding industry tradition, but the rising influence of quasi-healthy trends like Dry January have continued to erode what were already limited numbers of diners and drinkers in the first quarter of […]

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The States That Drink the Most Wine in America (Maps)

The States That Drink the Most Wine in America (Maps)

The National Institutes of Health released a report analyzing drinking trends by state, and the results are illuminating. VinePair breaks it down by each state’s overall and per capita wine consumption. Californians drink the most wine overall. This is unsurprising, seeing as how California’s population of 39 million thirsty residents is nearly 70 times larger than […]

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How to Find High-Quality, Low-Alcohol Wine

How to Find High-Quality, Low-Alcohol Wine

With the season of heavy imbibing behind us, many find ourselves aiming to cut back on something (anything). It’s the perfect time to explore low-alcohol wines. “Sessions,” a term often used in the beer industry, describes an alcoholic beverage with lower-than-industry-standard alcohol by volume (ABV). Wine ABV can range anywhere from 5 to more than […]

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Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown Says, ‘Sometimes You Need to Spice Things Up’

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown Says, ‘Sometimes You Need to Spice Things Up’

Anyone who’s watched Netflix’s rendition of the universally beloved ”Queer Eye” franchise knows the name Karamo Brown. He is the grounded, calming soul of the Fab Five. As the show’s culture expert, Brown brings earnest compassion to every episode. A peek into the Houston native’s personal life shows that his good nature goes far beyond […]

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Meet the Tastemaker Bringing Natural Wine Education to NYC’s Coolest Restaurants

Meet the Tastemaker Bringing Natural Wine Education to NYC’s Coolest Restaurants

Being a sales representative in the wine industry doesn’t come with the most creative job description. But Alexis Schwartz of Zev Rovine Selections, a natural wine distributor based in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, has turned her position into something fluid — and become an influential force in New York City’s wine scene in the process.

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