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The Primitivo Grape and Three Wines to Try

THE PRIMITIVO GRAPE AND THREE WINES TO TRY

Meaning “primitive” or “early” Primitivo is an Italian grape that tends to ripen early in the season. It's robust, refined and having...

Seventh Son Brewing Company: The “Goo Goo Muck” Tart India Pale Ale

SEVENTH SON BREWING COMPANY: THE “GOO GOO MUCK” TART INDIA PALE ALE

We've been retreating into the world of wine of late here at Birds and Booze, but in case you were wondering, little has changed in...

 
 
 
11 Things You Need to Know About Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky

11 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GLENFIDDICH SCOTCH WHISKY

You may not be familiar with Dufftown, Scotland , but you have no doubt heard of its most famous export. Glenfiddich is the world's...

The Best Hangover Relief, Preferred by Doctors and Celebrities, Is 99.9% Perfect

THE BEST HANGOVER RELIEF, PREFERRED BY DOCTORS AND CELEBRITIES, IS 99.9% PERFECT

A newly 25-year-old New Yorker walks into an East Village clinic on a bitter Saturday morning in February. “I'm sorry, I know this...

 
 
 
Cocktail of the Week: Margaritas at Las Ventanas

COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK: MARGARITAS AT LAS VENTANAS

For National Margarita Day, we take a look at the unique twist on the classic drink that's seen at Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood...

Evans, Durr lead No. 4 Louisville past Virginia, 71-49

EVANS, DURR LEAD NO. 4 LOUISVILLE PAST VIRGINIA, 71-49

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Dana Evans scored 13 points and No. 4 Louisville used a 16-0 run spanning halftime to take command and beat...

 
 
 
Target Just Released an Entire Line of High-Quality Cheap Wine, Including Canned Rosé!

TARGET JUST RELEASED AN ENTIRE LINE OF HIGH-QUALITY CHEAP WINE, INCLUDING CANNED ROSÉ!

The next time you go to pick up "one thing" from Target - LOL - you'll have yet another affordable find to add to your cart. A whole...

Giada De Laurentiis' Mother-Daughter Beach Day Will Cure Your Winter Blues

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS' MOTHER-DAUGHTER BEACH DAY WILL CURE YOUR WINTER BLUES

Giada de Laurentiis is serving more than just food at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival... she is serving looks. The 48-year-old...

 
 
 
Target Launches ‘The Collection' And $10 Wine Has Never Looked So Good

TARGET LAUNCHES ‘THE COLLECTION' AND $10 WINE HAS NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD

Coming soon to an Instagram feed near you: Target's “The Collection” line of premium wines. The retailer today announced the line,...

Target Is Releasing A New Line Of Under $10 Wines

TARGET IS RELEASING A NEW LINE OF UNDER $10 WINES

Today, Target, the store where you can get essentials like bread, socks, and shampoo, as well as non-essentials like gummy snacks,...

 
 
 
Hop Take: The Beer Industry Just Got a Wake-Up Call. It's Time to Get to Work

HOP TAKE: THE BEER INDUSTRY JUST GOT A WAKE-UP CALL. IT'S TIME TO GET TO WORK

Beer Twitter was ablaze this week. In a passionate and poignant blog post published Monday, Beer Kulture's Toni Canada discussed the...

Do It for the Culture: The Florida Visionary Bringing Together Beer and Blackness

DO IT FOR THE CULTURE: THE FLORIDA VISIONARY BRINGING TOGETHER BEER AND BLACKNESS

People like him, black men like him, don't like beer. They can't afford “good” beer. They most certainly aren't fond of the taste....

 
 
 
Légende Pauillac 2015, Bordeaux, France

LÉGENDE PAUILLAC 2015, BORDEAUX, FRANCE

The Bordeaux -based empire that is Domaines Barons de Rothschild spans the wine spectrum. On one end there is wine for those who don't...

Aldi's St. Patrick's Day Cheeses Are Booze-Infused

ALDI'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY CHEESES ARE BOOZE-INFUSED

As Starbucks selfies , glittering green convenience store sections, and bars gearing up for ignorantly-named Jameson - Baileys - Guinness...

 
 
 
5 Reasons to Get to Know Cavit

5 REASONS TO GET TO KNOW CAVIT

Some of us are fortunate enough to travel to Italy in this lifetime. We stroll through the vineyards, picking juicy Vermentino grapes,...

Unpacking $20 Cocktails and the Alchemy of Great Bars with a Legendary Bartender

UNPACKING $20 COCKTAILS AND THE ALCHEMY OF GREAT BARS WITH A LEGENDARY BARTENDER

It hit him all at once during a visit to Bulgaria. An epiphany transformed Dushan Zaric's approach to making and selling drinks in...

 
 
 
Why Every Wine Lover Needs A Wine Thermometer

WHY EVERY WINE LOVER NEEDS A WINE THERMOMETER

According to VinePair Tastings Editor, Keith Beavers, “a wine at the correct temperature is a direct reflection of what the winemaker...

Why Are Craft Cocktails So Expensive?!

WHY ARE CRAFT COCKTAILS SO EXPENSIVE?!

It's a question that has vexed the great thinkers of human history for years: Why is my drink so damn expensive? In this era of $20+...

 
 
 
Hokies football loses assistant to Ole Miss

HOKIES FOOTBALL LOSES ASSISTANT TO OLE MISS

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech football coaching staff had their second departure of the offseason. Safeties coach Tyrone Nix...

The Radical Experiments Scientists Are Using to Fight Climate Change

THE RADICAL EXPERIMENTS SCIENTISTS ARE USING TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

The effects of climate change are being felt in just about every wine region worldwide. In Champagne, some producers have begun predicting...