Every Home Bartender Needs A Good Ice Cube Tray

EVERY HOME BARTENDER NEEDS A GOOD ICE CUBE TRAY

If there's one mistake almost every new home bartender makes, it's overlooking the importance of ice in cocktails. It balances and...

VinePair Happy Hour: Our Favorite Cocktails of Summer 2020

VINEPAIR HAPPY HOUR: OUR FAVORITE COCKTAILS OF SUMMER 2020

We at VinePair are always in search of the next great drink. But with many of our favorite bars and restaurants closed this summer,...

 
 
 
VinePair Podcast: The Fight for Direct-to-Consumer Alcohol Sales

VINEPAIR PODCAST: THE FIGHT FOR DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER ALCOHOL SALES

As the economy shifts to an online, direct-shipping model during the pandemic, America's antiquated alcohol laws - already a huge hindrance...

Italian sisters and brothers, you are my heroes! This is what a life in wine can be like in the time of the pandemic

ITALIAN SISTERS AND BROTHERS, YOU ARE MY HEROES! THIS IS WHAT A LIFE IN WINE CAN BE LIKE IN THE TIME OF THE PANDEMIC

My good friend Flavio Geretto, a top Italian wine professional, post this photo yesterday with the following caption: “Lunch and Prosecco...

 
 
 
Brave companion

BRAVE COMPANION

2 oz Bourbon 3/4 oz Lemon Juice 1/2 oz Crème de Cacao 1/2 oz Vanilla Syrup Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice,...

Cocktail Talk: No Name, Part I

COCKTAIL TALK: NO NAME, PART I

First published in serial form in 1862/1863, No Name is not the book name that first pops up when one thinks of Mr. Wilkie Collins;...

 
 
 
This Is Every Sommelier's Favorite Wine Glass

THIS IS EVERY SOMMELIER'S FAVORITE WINE GLASS

If you love wine, you might know there are a few ways to convey that you're a wine expert without explicitly bragging. It's the little...

The States That Love Rosé the Most

THE STATES THAT LOVE ROSÉ THE MOST

It's no secret that rosé has skyrocketed in popularity among American drinkers in recent years. The salmon-colored wine has inspired...

 
 
 
UPS Director Robin Hooker on the Explosive Growth of Alcohol Shipping

UPS DIRECTOR ROBIN HOOKER ON THE EXPLOSIVE GROWTH OF ALCOHOL SHIPPING

Airing between regular episodes of the VinePair Podcast, “Next Round” explores the ideas and innovations that are helping drinks businesses...

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge For Repeal of Tariffs on European Wine, Whisky, and Other Goods

BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS URGE FOR REPEAL OF TARIFFS ON EUROPEAN WINE, WHISKY, AND OTHER GOODS

On Friday, a bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Representatives Office pleading to remove the tariffs...

 
 
 
Luigi Coppo, one of the coolest Piedmont winemakers I know, joins us this week in Houston (and heartfelt thanks to everyone who took part in the Ricasoli event)

LUIGI COPPO, ONE OF THE COOLEST PIEDMONT WINEMAKERS I KNOW, JOINS US THIS WEEK IN HOUSTON (AND HEARTFELT THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART IN THE RICASOLI EVENT)

We don't drink a ton of red wine at our house. We mostly pour lean, fresh or oxidative, white wines, especially during the warm Houston...

Simon Thorpe Discusses His Departure From Lion Little World Beverages

SIMON THORPE DISCUSSES HIS DEPARTURE FROM LION LITTLE WORLD BEVERAGES

Simon Thorpe After helping orchestrate one of the biggest transactions in the craft beer space in 2019 - Kirin-owned Lion Little World...

 
 
 
Nielsen: Beer Sales in C-Stores Outpacing Growth in Grocery Channel

NIELSEN: BEER SALES IN C-STORES OUTPACING GROWTH IN GROCERY CHANNEL

Beer consumers are settling into the “next” normal - and that means increased sales in the convenience channel, according to Nielsen...

Rant: The Death of Wine Tastings?

RANT: THE DEATH OF WINE TASTINGS?

September will be here before we know it, a month which usually begins wine tasting season. As harvest begins in many wine regions,...

 
 
 
How To Make Pear Cider

HOW TO MAKE PEAR CIDER

A new twist on the classic apple cider. This homemade Pear Cider serves a crowd and is the perfect non-alcoholic drink for the holidays.

The Best Glassware Set For Someone Getting Into Wine

THE BEST GLASSWARE SET FOR SOMEONE GETTING INTO WINE

We're usually happy to guzzle wine out of mugs or mason jars, but when it comes to nicer bottles, we always reach for proper glassware....

 
 
 
Domestic Tourism Is Proving to Be a Lifeline for Many Wineries

DOMESTIC TOURISM IS PROVING TO BE A LIFELINE FOR MANY WINERIES

From Napa Valley to Tuscany, this would normally be peak wine tourism season, a chance for wineries to build revenue by welcoming drop-in...

Ya Dong, ‘Thailand's Moonshine,' Is Now on America's Radar - and Back Bars

YA DONG, ‘THAILAND'S MOONSHINE,' IS NOW ON AMERICA'S RADAR - AND BACK BARS

Boong Boonnak gulped back his first shot of ya dong at 17 to commemorate his high school graduation. He grew up in Thailand's Phetchabun...

 
 
 
Is it True Beer Tastes Better When It's Poured Correctly?

IS IT TRUE BEER TASTES BETTER WHEN IT'S POURED CORRECTLY?

There is no scientific proof that pouring a beer one way or another will actually impact the taste of your beer, but pouring a beer...

Next Round: Old Forester President Campbell Brown on Positioning Bourbons for Fall

NEXT ROUND: OLD FORESTER PRESIDENT CAMPBELL BROWN ON POSITIONING BOURBONS FOR FALL

Airing between regular episodes of the VinePair Podcast, “Next Round” explores the ideas and innovations that are helping drinks businesses...

 
 
 



Right-Wing Media Is Already Hurling Racist, Misogynist Fire At Kamala Harris

Right-Wing Media Is Already Hurling Racist, Misogynist Fire At Kamala Harris

From abhorrent claims that she isn't really Black to reliving the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, conservative outlets pounced on Joe Biden's running-mate pick. Read more ...

The pandemic cured my fear of credit cards - and helped me net over $150 in...

The pandemic cured my fear of credit cards - and helped me net over $150 in cash-back rewards

Kerkez/Getty Images A few years back, I charged about $1,400 on my Chase Freedom® to furnish a new apartment after a breakup. I made minimum payments on the card for years but... Read more ...

Jerry Jones: Cowboys will play in front of fans in 2020

Jerry Jones: Cowboys will play in front of fans in 2020

In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, the Dallas Cowboys owner said the team will play football games with fans in the stands at AT&T Stadium. Read more ...

Kamala Harris could be the best thing that ever happened to Big Tech

Kamala Harris could be the best thing that ever happened to Big Tech

The giants of Silicon Valley have endured a rough year in Washington, DC but, with Joe Biden's selection of Kamala Harris as his Democratic running mate, things are looking up... Read more ...

The risk of catching COVID-19 in a hotel room is very low if it's properly...

The risk of catching COVID-19 in a hotel room is very low if it's properly cleaned, experts say

REUTERS/Umit Bektas Experts say the risk of catching COVID-19 during a hotel stay is low. Though viral particles can survive for a time on elevator buttons, steel doors, and... Read more ...

New polling shows Mark Meadows' former congressional seat is in play for...

New polling shows Mark Meadows' former congressional seat is in play for Democrats after a controversial 25-year-old conservative upset Trump's pick

25-year-old Republican congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn is facing a tougher fight than expected in the race to replace former Rep. Mark Meadows in North Carolina's 11th... Read more ...

The White House is reportedly weighing whether Trump can sidestep Congress...

The White House is reportedly weighing whether Trump can sidestep Congress and cut taxes on his own

The White House is studying whether it has authority to sidestep Congress and cut taxes unilaterally, The New York Times reported . Congress holds power to set tax policy and... Read more ...

The Trump campaign accidentally gave YouTube ad money to Chinese state media

The Trump campaign accidentally gave YouTube ad money to Chinese state media

Omelas The Trump campaign is unintentionally funding Chinese and Russian state media outlets by running YouTube ads on their channels, a new study found. At least 22 Trump... Read more ...

Disney World shaves another two hours off its schedule after...

Disney World shaves another two hours off its schedule after lower-than-expected turn out at parks amid the pandemic

Associated Press Disney World shaved two hours of Epcot's hours, and one hour off most other park schedules. The move comes amid lower attendance and higher cancellation... Read more ...

Bubba Wallace, Columbia Sportswear sign sponsorship deal

Bubba Wallace, Columbia Sportswear sign sponsorship deal

Corporate interest in Bubba Wallace has picked up momentum and NASCAR's only Black full-time driver has signed a new sponsor that includes funding for his Richard Petty... Read more ...