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10 of the Best Supermarket Wines Under $30 (2018)

As summer approaches, the only thing better than long weekends is having a slew of back-pocket bottles for impromptu getaways — or Tuesday nights on the patio. Fortunately, for those with ample enthusiasm but limited time or budgets, supermarket wine sections have never been better. We’re not just talking about fancy boutique grocers, either.

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Beermojis: 10 Iconic Beer Brands in Emoji Form

Beer is so much more than the mug emoji. You know the one: 🍺. Drinking a stout? 🍺. A hoppy red? 🍺. A sour beer brewed with local grains, fermented with wild strains of brettanomyces yeast, and aged on kaffir limes? 🍺. (Not all beers are frothy lagers in frosted mugs, Emoji! 😫) Here’s the […]

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Beer Collaborations Are Cool, Creative, and Sell a Lot of Beer

One of the splashiest brews at New York City’s Beer Week in February 2018 didn’t come from a legacy label. It came from an assemblage of nine newcomers. In preparation for the weeklong event, Five Boroughs Brewing Co. of Sunset Park, Brooklyn orchestrated a collaborative feat: a brew day involving all nine new breweries that […]

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Fred Loimer’s ‘Lois’ Grüner Veltliner 2016

Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s signature white wine. It’s the name of the grape and the wine: Austria is in the minority of European countries that call their wines by the varieties, as we do here in the U.S. France, Italy, and Spain, by contrast, mostly name their wines by appellations (Bordeaux, Chianti, Rioja, and so […]

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Hop Take: AB In Bev Is Going Green, So That’s Something

On Tuesday, April 17, Anheuser-Busch announced its U.S. sustainability goals for 2025. This came hot on the heels of the worldwide sustainability goals it announced in March, and its 2017 vows to pursue renewable resources. Also in 2017, AB InBev’s ”Elevate” platform outlined sustainability goals for 2018. Its newly outlined ambitions cover four categories: renewable electricity and […]

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This Waffle House is Serving Beer, And We Are Losing Our Minds

While many of us have headed to Waffle House after having a few beers, lucky Atlanta residents can now enjoy a pint alongside their All Star Special. The restaurant is located inside the SunTrust Park stadium, and is the only franchise currently serving alcohol. Fans and visitors can enjoy a beer with the scaled-down menu […]

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‘Breaking Bad’-Inspired Beer Is Getting Sued by ‘Breaking Bad’

Sony recently told Knee Deep Brewing to “stay out of my territory,” claiming copyright infringement on one of its most popular beers, Breaking Bud. The media company claims the brewery’s Breaking Bad-inspired beer intentionally capitalizes on the hit TV show’s fame.

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Champion Multitasker Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is Launching A Tequila

Because calming giant gorillas, promoting a new UnderArmour collection and opening up about mental illness doesn’t keep him busy enough, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is launching a tequila brand. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Johnson recently filed the paperwork to secure the rights to the brand, which he will call “Mana.” The name refers […]

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Latte Liberals, Average Joes, And How Your Morning Cup Became a Political Act

You probably don’t think about erstwhile presidential hopeful Howard Dean while brewing your morning pick-me-up, but some analysts think coffee cost him the nomination. In January 2004, just prior to the critical Iowa caucuses, a right-wing organization funded a PAC-TV advertisement that famously derided the Vermont governor as a “tax-hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving” dolt. […]

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Have High Acid Wines Finally Burned Out?

There was a time when the single most popular phrase among a certain subset of wine drinkers was “high-acid.” Exhausted from the uber-ripe, fruity, and boozy juice of the previous era, many sommeliers and wine professionals began extolling the virtues of high acidity in the mid-2000s. Granted, it’s hardly controversial to assert that acidity is […]

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