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The 20 Best Bourbons for Every Budget

The 20 Best Bourbons for Every Budget

In 2017, Kentucky’s bourbon production reached 1.7 million barrels, the highest it’s been since 1972. There are currently more bourbon barrels residing in Kentucky than there are human inhabitants. Of course, even though 95 percent of America’s bourbon production takes place in Kentucky, the oak-aged, distilled-corn spirit can legally be produced anywhere in America. Small-batch […]

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You Can’t Go Wrong With Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon [VIDEO]

You Can’t Go Wrong With Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon [VIDEO]

Chile’s unique terroir causes it to be home to some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. The South American nation has a rich diversity of environmental influences, meaning that wines are produced in a number of different styles. From super-old vines that are phyloxera- free, to a dry climate that allows for easy […]

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An American Craft Beer Haven Is Now Seriously Into Wine

An American Craft Beer Haven Is Now Seriously Into Wine

Vermont is one of the top five states for wine consumption per capita, according to the National Institutes of Health. This might surprise weekend skiers or Heady Topper pilgrims, but, for residents of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, local wine is a way of life. “The collective passion and excitement for wine is loud here,” Brittany […]

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The 9 Best Beercation Destinations to Escape Your Winter Blues

The 9 Best Beercation Destinations to Escape Your Winter Blues

As winter temperatures plummet across the Northern Hemisphere, there’s no time like the present to plan a far-flung winter getaway to someplace warm — as long as it has excellent beer. From laid back locales in Southern California, to Southeast Asian cities where citizens are enthusiastically embracing craft, these nine beercation destinations are VinePair-approved for […]

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We Asked 10 Sommeliers: What Do You Drink When No One’s Watching?

We Asked 10 Sommeliers: What Do You Drink When No One’s Watching?

It may seem like sommeliers only drink exceptional vino sourced from family-owned plots in enchanted valleys and noble hillsides. Turns out, that’s only partially true. Even the most esteemed wine professionals have guilty pleasures. We asked 10 sommeliers to share their off-the-clock indulgences, from Boilermakers to Robitussin Highballs. “I’ll be honest. I drink a lot […]

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The Insider’s Guide to Paris’s Best Natural Wine Bars

The Insider’s Guide to Paris’s Best Natural Wine Bars

In the world of natural wine, there’s no better drinking destination than Paris. No matter where you find yourself in the city, there’s likely a good place to glug just around the corner. Bypass the heavily touristed spots for local haunts with late-night (or early-morning!) hours, killer views, and unparalleled selections. VinePair sat down with […]

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The Tiny Scottish Island Where Arguments Are Settled With Cheese and Whisky

The Tiny Scottish Island Where Arguments Are Settled With Cheese and Whisky

Loch Leven is one of more than 30,000 lochs (lakes) in Scotland. In many ways, it’s completely unremarkable. It isn’t the largest loch in the country — that distinction goes to Loch Lomond. Nor is it thought to be home to mythical monsters, like Loch Ness. Loch Leven does, however, provide a unique and distinctly […]

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Vie’s Julius White Has Big Plans for the Chartreuse in His Home Bar

Vie’s Julius White Has Big Plans for the Chartreuse in His Home Bar

Few white-tablecloth restaurants double as cocktail destinations — or local hangouts. Vie, a Michelin-starred institution in Western Springs, Ill., does both. Just ask Julius White, Vie’s bar manager and assistant general manager. He has worked alongside Paul Virant, the James Beard Award-nominated chef at Vie, for nearly three years. The restaurant regularly appears on best […]

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