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8 Alternatives to Vodka in Your Bloody Mary

The Science of Making Alcohol-Free Beer

The surprising link between wine corks and climate change

7 Fantastic Chocolate And Wine Pairings To Try At Home

The trick is finding the right combination.

https://www.travelawaits.com/2559954/fantastic-chocolate-and-wine-pairings/

Doctor Explains Why People Feel Grim After Just One Glass Of Wine

A doctor has explained why some people can feel absolutely dreadful after just one glass of wine, while others can sip their way through several glasses with no bother – and it’s absolutely nothing to do with being a lightweight.

https://www.ladbible.com/news/interesting-doctor-explains-why-people-feel-grim-after-just-one-glass-of-wine-20201227

Whiskey Makers Explore the Weird World of Alt Oak Species

In recent years, a number of distillers have started using unusual, often local, species of oak to age their whiskeys, in a quest to give their spirits a more specific sense of place.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whiskey-makers-alt-oak-species/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=07e0f3b24e-DEC_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-07e0f3b24e-38937345&mc_cid=07e0f3b24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Why What’s in Your Tequila Matters

The specific place where the blue agave for tequila is grown has a huge impact on the final product.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-whats-in-your-tequila-matters/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=07e0f3b24e-DEC_28_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-07e0f3b24e-38937345&mc_cid=07e0f3b24e&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Not all alcohol gets better with age

Most distilled spirits, such as whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, vodka and tequila, have a nearly indefinite shelf life if they are unopened.

https://qctimes.com/not-all-alcohol-gets-better-with-age/article_bd043921-5f59-5f7a-a6a2-fb7ef03ddbe6.html

Eight ways to use red wine for facial skin care

When used correctly, it has other benefits your skin will thank you for. Here are some of the ways you can use red wine for facial skin care routines.

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/evewoman/article/2001398505/eight-ways-to-use-red-wine-for-facial-skin-care

Product Shortages Worsen. What’s Causing Them?

The shortages began at the start of the pandemic last spring, improved somewhat over the summer, but have accelerated this fall, and now increasingly impact major Champagne brands as well.

https://www.beveragemedia.com/2020/12/28/product-shortages-worsen-whats-causing/

How the Future of Age Verification Tech will Impact Retailers

Age verification has long been an essential practice for alcohol beverage retailers, but it has become more complicated with the rise of alcohol delivery across the U.S.

https://bevalcinsights.com/how-the-future-of-age-verification-tech-will-impact-retailers/

 

The 25 Most Important IPAs Right Now, Ranked

These are the 25 Most Important IPAs right now, ranked by the VinePair staff.

https://vinepair.com/articles/most-important-ipas-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d94e35bab-DEC_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d94e35bab-38937345&mc_cid=3d94e35bab&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Top 10 Beers in 2020 According to Untappd

At the very least, 2020 warranted one final list of 10 great beers.

https://vinepair.com/booze-news/top-10-beers-untappd-2020/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d94e35bab-DEC_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d94e35bab-38937345&mc_cid=3d94e35bab&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Why Do So Many American Whiskey Brands Have ‘Old’ in Their Names?

The answer here isn’t clear, but it could be based on how bourbon supposedly got its name in the first place.

https://vinepair.com/articles/whiskey-brands-old-in-their-names/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=3d94e35bab-DEC_29_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-3d94e35bab-38937345&mc_cid=3d94e35bab&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The 30 Best Whiskeys of 2020

While there are plenty of Bourbons to choose from, don’t worry, we also have 2020’s best ryes and Scotches featured on this list as well.

https://www.winemag.com/2020/12/28/best-whiskeys-2020/

 

Sparkling Wine Taxes in Europe

If you have ever wondered about the tax consequences of opening that bottle of sparkling wine—yes, there is a tax angle to everything—today’s map will provide you with some insights.

https://taxfoundation.org/new-years-eve-taxes-sparkling-wine-taxes-in-europe/

 

The Ten Words That Defined Wine in 2020

In no particular order…The top 10 words that defined wine in 2020 were:

https://fermentationwineblog.com/2020/12/the-ten-words-that-defined-wine-in-2020/

 

TTB Approves New Sizes

TTB’s regulations that govern wine and distilled spirits containers by adding seven new standards of fill for wine and distilled spirits.

https://www.ttb.gov/images/newsletters/archives/2020/ttb-newsletter12282020.html

 

 

The Wines To Know From Lazio

The region has been abuzz with the investments and passions of a few individuals to improve production quality.

https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/the-wines-to-know-from-lazio/

 

A Timeline of Irish Whiskey

Make no mistake about it, Irish whiskey is now back and bigger than ever.

https://vinepair.com/articles/a-timeline-of-irish-whiskey-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9c9ffe56bc-DEC_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9c9ffe56bc-38937345&mc_cid=9c9ffe56bc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

An Introduction to Loire Valley Grape Varieties

Home to 61 appellations, four major regions, and 70,000-plus hectares of rolling vineyards as far as the eye can see, it goes without saying that the region holds something for every palate — though knowing the region’s grapes is key to understanding what’s behind a label.

https://vinepair.com/articles/an-introduction-to-loire-valley-grape-varieties/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=9c9ffe56bc-DEC_30_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-9c9ffe56bc-38937345&mc_cid=9c9ffe56bc&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Most read wine news stories of 2020

In a year when headlines have, understandably, been dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, we look back at some of the other Decanter.com stories of 2020.

https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/most-read-wine-news-2020-450672/

 

Biodynamic Wine Aligns You With the Energy of the Cosmos…Or So Its Makers Say

The label “biodynamic” is often attached to this intensive practice of winemaking, but it’s a type of farming in general—part practice, part philosophy.

https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a34980493/biodynamic-wine-green-practices/

 

The Strangest Food Crimes of 2020

Here is a year’s worth of true food crime stories you may have missed.

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/food-crimes-2020

 

Oregon Finally Has a White Wine to Call Its Own

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is synonymous with pinot noir, but a signature white wine has always remained elusive for the region.

https://www.departures.com/lifestyle/wine-spirits/willamette-valley-oregon-vineyards-chardonnay-wine

 

Five Ways to Drink Single Malt Whiskey

With its depth of flavor and unique character, single malt offers a stunning new take on classic whiskey cocktails.

https://vinepair.com/articles/five-ways-to-drink-single-malt-whiskey-infographic/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e61e899b72-DEC_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e61e899b72-38937345&mc_cid=e61e899b72&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

Lugana DOC: Italy’s Sleeper Hit White Wines

The region’s signature white grape, Turbiana, is what makes the wines so unique.

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/lugana-white-wine-guide-doc/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e61e899b72-DEC_31_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e61e899b72-38937345&mc_cid=e61e899b72&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The Science of Making Alcohol-Free Beer

Nonalcoholic beer dates back to Prohibition, but it’s having a resurgence, fueled by changing consumer habits and brewers’ successful tinkering with the complex processes required to make it.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/food-drink/a34887982/non-alcoholic-beer/

8 Alternatives to Vodka in Your Bloody Mary

While some of these garnishes go too far, the beauty of the Bloody Mary is that it allows you to be as adventurous or inventive as you like

https://vinepair.com/articles/bloody-mary-vodka-alternatives/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=795ea0e02d-JAN_1_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-795ea0e02d-38937345&mc_cid=795ea0e02d&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

The surprising link between wine corks and climate change

In recent years, plastic stoppers and screw tops have come on the market as alternatives to natural cork, but cork can be better for the climate.

https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/12/the-surprising-link-between-wine-corks-and-climate-change/

 

 

The Truth About Natural Wine and Hangovers

The term natural wine means different things to different people, but the throughlines are organic farming and minimal manipulation in the winery—meaning as few additives, fining agents, and stabilizers as possible chucked into the fermentation vat.

https://www.saveur.com/story/drink/truth-about-natural-wine-and-hangovers/

 

Real progress on ingredient listing for wine

It has long seemed strange that, while labels tell us every little detail of what goes into processed food, we are told nothing about what goes into wine.

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/real-progress-ingredient-listing-wine

In Search of Sustainable Wine

Wine lovers celebrate the diversity of the wine, but they may also have to embrace sustainability.

https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2021/01/in-search-of-sustainable-wine

 

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