Most of us can’t afford most of the wine from Burgundy that’s out there. So yeah, it’s hard to know a ton about it. At least, “know” about it with our mouths. But there’s some talk Burgundy wine prices are starting to level out (see below). And really not all Burgundy is insanely expensive (also see below).
Let’s face it, when we go to the beach, whether it’s legal or illegal, we drink. But some people drink more than others, and it seems the same is true for entire beaches. How do we know? Data. We’ve partnered with BACtrack to compile the BAC data collected via the BACtrack app last summer from June 1 – Aug. 31, 2015.
It only takes one drive through Napa to see why the region is known for its beauty: between patches of grapevines, mansions and castles rise and glittering fountains welcome visitors into lush gardens and tasting rooms. But there’s more than Beaux-Arts flare to these massive facades, which double as functioning wineries.
We’ve already established that the Kentucky Derby is America’s premier sports-drinking day, as it involves several hours of beer and bourbon interrupted by two measly minutes of yelling at horses on TV. (I always like the gray ones; did a gray one win this year?
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We know the jigger. We love the jigger. We love to watch as a bartender pours quantities of alcohol into the jigger, flips it, and pours more. But where did this curious little tool come from? And how did it get it’s name? It’s not the weirdest term in the drinking world—there’s always “Scuppernong”—but jigger does sound like some kind of old-timey dance.
Summer is here! That means we all get to go on vacation! Sort of! As it turns out, adult life isn’t nearly as full of vacation time as the National Lampoon’s movies would lead you to believe. But chances are you’ll make it to the beach at least once this season, and if and when you get there, you’ll probably want to have a bite to eat.
Spiked Frozen Iced Coffee Give your iced coffee a Baileys kick this weekend (Y) Posted by VinePair on Friday, June 24, 2016 Iced Coffee is the perfect summertime brunch treat, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. We’re upgrading this ideal way to beat the heat with a shot of Baileys and then blending it all together to create a cool, creamy, frothy and delicious cocktail. It’s sure to become your brunch go-to.
One concept that’s bandied around a lot but not discussed in much detail (we’ll admit, it’s kind of scientifically intimidating) is: the clone. We’re not talking about doomed sheep or jars of variously terrifying replications of Ripley from Aliens. We’re talking about grape clones. Even if you’re a more casual wine drinker, you’ve probably heard the term, and assumed—rightly—it has something to do with the horticultural methods behind the stuff that’s in your glass.
Oh, what, your friends are being all classy, drinking wine straight from the glass? Whatever man. You got this awesome new novelty straw, and you’re going to enjoy it. OR you are currently chewing an Everlasting Gobstopper, and you’ll be damned if you’re about to stop the everlastingness. Even if neither of those situations apply, sometimes, there’s a legit reason to drink wine through a straw.
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OK, the state of current American politics might have biased us, but believe it or not, things didn’t used to be so incredibly dignified. (Kidding! They never were/never will be/this is a nightmare circus, etc.) In fact it’s probably easy to look at modern American political players and think “Man, I miss the days when everyone was wearing breeches and acted with breeches-clad dignity.” Except it turns out, they didn’t.