News

A round-up of the latest drinks news from a selection of leading US publications, websites and influencers.

PUNCH

  • by Jaya Saxena
    The growing crop of jewel-toned and mirror-clad bars serving bitter and bubbly drinks reflect the post-pandemic vibe du jour. The post Disco Aperitivo Is Upon Us appeared first on PUNCH.
  • by Adam Reiner
    Made with retro candy, Sichuan buttons and "BBQ dust," the modern cocktail rim has evolved far past sugar and salt. The post Margarita, Up, Pop Rocks Rim? appeared first on PUNCH.
  • by Punch Staff
    The berry-flavored liqueur can do more than complete an Alabama Slammer. The post How to Use Sloe Gin in Cocktails appeared first on PUNCH.
  • by Tyler Zielinski
    We asked 10 bartenders to reveal their go-to blanco tequilas for use in cocktails. Here’s what they had to say. The post The Best Blanco Tequilas for Mixing, According to Bartenders appeared first on PUNCH.
  • by Chloe Frechette
    We asked 10 of America’s top bartenders to submit their finest recipe for the Sherry Cobbler—then blind-tasted them all to find the best of the best. The post In Search of the Ultimate Sherry Cobbler appeared first on PUNCH.
  • by Rachel Sugar
    Seemingly out of nowhere, the parallel thirsts for tequila and dirty Martinis have collided in a drink at once familiar and adventurous—and altogether inevitable. The post Of Course the Dirty Tequila Martini Is a Thing appeared first on PUNCH.

VINEPAIR

  • by Nicolette Baker
    Japanese beer powerhouse Sapporo recently reached an agreement to acquire craft beer brand Stone Brewing. The acquisition is set to be complete by August 2022, according to a press release from the company. The news marks the completion of a multi-year initiative by Stone Brewing to locate a buyer, despite founder Greg Koch’s personal stance […]
  • by Jessica Fields
    There are many spirits inherently linked to their location of origin — tequila from Mexico and Scotch from Scotland immediately come to mind — but few spirits are as transportive as rum. Originating in the Caribbean, rum has a history as rich as its flavor, yet until recently, it’s been one of the most overlooked […]
  • by Jack Schramm
    It’s finally come to this. The bartending community spent years arguing about Espresso Martini specs and Aperol Spritz garnishes. We put every classic cocktail on tap or in a frozen drink machine. We are ready for summer; for hot, late nights stirring impeccable Martinis and shaking glorious Daiquiris for all who drink in front of […]
  • by Olivia White
    Taking care of houseplants can be hard, and taking care of delicate flowers can be even more challenging. With the return of summertime and fresh, blooming bouquets, you might find that no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to keep your arrangement alive and thriving for longer than just a few days. The […]
  • by Jessica Fields
    For many, the words cheap and beer may stir up memories of old Budweiser commercials or keggers that lasted well beyond college. But since those initiating experiences, the massive industry has evolved and made way for the rise of craft beers, microbrews, barrel finishes, and coveted limited-edition bottles. Don’t get us wrong: IPAs, ube-sweetened purple […]
  • by VinePair Staff
    On this episode of “Cocktail College,” host Tim McKirdy explores the White Lady cocktail with VinePair brand sales and partnerships director Emily Arseneu, who is also a former bartender. They discuss the drink’s debated history (which “Harry” really invented the White Lady?), where the drink’s name came from, and why Cointreau is an essential ingredient […]

WINE INDUSTRY INSIDER

  • by Editor
    Climate Change Is Altering the Chemistry of Wine: Warming, wildfires and unpredictable weather threaten to disrupt the delicate processes that underlie treasured wines. Researchers and producers are innovating to keep ahead… The post Afternoon Brief, June 24th appeared first on Wine Industry Advisor.
  • by Press Release
    SONOMA, CA (June 24, 2022) —La Prenda Wines is pleased to announce that the 2021 La Prenda Rosé of Pinot has won Best of Show – 1st Place – at the 2022 Drink Pink […] The post 2021 La Prenda Rosé Wins Best of Show 1st Place at 2022 Drink Pink Vino International Rosé Wine Competition appeared first on Wine Industry Advisor.
  • by Press Release
    London, UK – 24 June 2022 – IG Wines has today announced a new partnership with tech firm Mattereum to create digital tokens for high-value wine and whisky.  The partnership […] The post IG Wines Partners with Tech Firm Mattereum to Disrupt Fine Wine and Whisky Trading on the Blockchain appeared first on Wine Industry […]
  • by Press Release
    Finalists to Fly to Sicily to Compete for the Title of “Sicilian Wine Maestro” at Taormina Gourmet New York, June 24, 2022 – Today, the Sicilia DOC Consortium opens registration […] The post Sicilia DOC Consortium Announces Sommelier Contest to Raise Awareness of Sicilian Wines Among US Wine Professionals appeared first on Wine Industry Advisor.
  • by Press Release
    With Southeast Asia’s strong demand and growing wines, spirits and alcohol markets, ProWine Singapore – the region’s leading sourcing platform for the wines and spirits sector –  will be held […] The post Prowine Singapore to Be Held Annually Until 2024 appeared first on Wine Industry Advisor.
  • by Jeff Siegel
    Artificial intelligence, robotics and advanced sensor technology will reinvent vineyard management … eventually. By Jeff Siegel Grape growing is a traditional business, parts of which haven’t changed in thousands of […] The post Vineyard Automation Will Help Growers Survive Ongoing Labor Shortages appeared first on Wine Industry Advisor.