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Wine Harvest 2018 Report: From Hailstorms to a ‘Once In a Lifetime’ Haul

Wine Harvest 2018 Report: From Hailstorms to a ‘Once In a Lifetime’ Haul

Last October, reports of global wine shortages and looming price hikes surfaced after a notably difficult growing season. The production decline affected nearly every region worldwide, though Europe was hit particularly badly, experiencing its worst grape harvest in over 30 years. This year’s harvest is now all but complete in the Northern Hemisphere, and the […]

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Is Terroir Just French for BS?

Is Terroir Just French for BS?

Terroir has always been a term that’s been hard for people to understand, even those with sommelier certification. The term translates from French to mean ”a sense of place,” but what does that even mean? Is there really such a thing as terroir?

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Being a Woman Winemaker of Color Means You ‘Have to Work Harder and Smarter Than Everyone Else’

Being a Woman Winemaker of Color Means You ‘Have to Work Harder and Smarter Than Everyone Else’

There’s nothing like family. Especially the family that finds you, fully grown and ready to help you build your dreams. Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John grew up on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean, Robin in Marlborough, New Zealand and Andréa in Monterey, Calif. They each thought they were only children. But in 1999, […]

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Ask Adam: How Does Nitro Beer Work?

Ask Adam: How Does Nitro Beer Work?

Got a question for Adam? Email advice@vinepair.com How does nitro beer work? Made most famous by Guinness, nitro beer is now available at several breweries around the world, especially craft breweries. In addition to being mesmerizing to watch as the bubbles cascade down the glass post-pour, nitro also imparts a creaminess to the beer that you don’t […]

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Get Wild: Everything You Need to Know About Coolships

Get Wild: Everything You Need to Know About Coolships

Nothing is cooler than coolships — especially for retro-futurists who love great beer. A large, shallow vessel made of copper or stainless steel, coolships are used to cool wort so it can spontaneously ferment into beer. They have been used for centuries, most famously for Belgian lambic at revered breweries like Cantillon.

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Low-Proof Cocktails Are the Buzziest Way to Keep the Party Going

Low-Proof Cocktails Are the Buzziest Way to Keep the Party Going

The modern cocktail renaissance has resurrected scores of techniques, recipes, and ingredients. Rye, bourbon, and amari, not to mention Flips and Daiquiris, have made recent comebacks in cutting-edge cocktail bars nationwide. One of the most popular throwbacks is low-ABV, or low-alcohol-by-volume, drinks. If you’ve had an Aperol Spritz, or seen your friends Instagramming theirs, then […]

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