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‘Old-Vine’ Zinfandel Is Lying to You

‘Old-Vine’ Zinfandel Is Lying to You

Like Disneyland, Silicon Valley, and traffic on the 405, old-vine Zinfandel is a California institution. For fans of the big and bold wine, those three words not only represent an easy-drinking style of wine, they also celebrate an important part of American winemaking heritage. It might be surprising, then, to learn that labeling a Zinfandel […]

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Rosé Beer and Cider Were Inevitable, but Are They Any Good?

Rosé Beer and Cider Were Inevitable, but Are They Any Good?

Brewery Ommegang, an esteemed, Belgian-influenced operation in upstate New York, recently released Saison Rosé, a 7.7 percent ABV farmhouse ale. “The beer was partly born out of recent popularity of rosé,” brewmaster Phil Leinhart says. “But we’ve been thinking about doing a beer with hibiscus for a while.” Ommegang is not alone. Some of the […]

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NYC Bar Star Bryan Schneider Knows Exactly What He’d Order on Death Row

NYC Bar Star Bryan Schneider Knows Exactly What He’d Order on Death Row

New York City steakhouses usually fall into two categories: classic or cliché. Quality Meats, a swank spot with AvroKO-designed digs in midtown Manhattan, is neither. The vibe skews young and trendy, terms largely absent from steakhouse-related conversations. It has a sister location in Miami Beach and is related to a trio of Manhattan restaurants called […]

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Ask Adam: Why Aren’t Beers Cheaper at the Brewery?

Ask Adam: Why Aren’t Beers Cheaper at the Brewery?

Send questions to: advice@vinepair.com Should beers at a brewery be cheaper than they are at bars? Perchance to dream, my friend, perchance to dream. It would be logical for a beer to be cheaper at the brewery than at the bar, because the brewery doesn’t have the added distribution costs; unfortunately, that is not the […]

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How Many Calories Are in Vodka?

How Many Calories Are in Vodka?

There are just 64 calories in a 1.5-ounce shot of vodka, according to various sources on the internet. At first glance, that sounds pretty reasonable. An apple has 95 calories, after all. And internet-famous avocados average 322 calories a piece! Well, sure. But fruits and vegetables have considerably more vitamins and minerals than spirits, and […]

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Do Pedialyte Hangover Truthers Have a Point? (Maybe)

Do Pedialyte Hangover Truthers Have a Point? (Maybe)

Colin Joliat, the 35-year-old editor of the website Boozist.com, swears by Pedialyte. “I’ve been drinking Pedialyte since the early aughts, primarily as hangover prevention,” he says. “It has always worked wonders for me if consumed before bed after a night of heavy drinking.” Laila Gailani, the bar manager of Zeppelin Station in Denver, Colo., agrees. […]

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9 Things You Should Know About Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

9 Things You Should Know About Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

The world of wine is confusing for many reasons, not least of which is the nomenclature. Yet few linguistic intricacies are as puzzling as the ones surrounding Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars (SLWC), a Napa Valley producer with global impact and maddening attention to detail. The winery turned Napa Cabernet Sauvignon into a major player and […]

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