Wine, Spirits & Cigars
Beer Pong Rules! 8 Variations for the Classic Drinking Game
February 17 2012 6:07 PM
The launch of a new brew called Pong Beer may be proof that Beer Pong, also known as Beirut, is American’s favorite drinking game. Played across the country, the specifics of the game differ from state to state and campus to campus, but there are some rules that everyone can agree on.
Beer Pong Beer: 3 Things to Know About the New Brew
February 16 2012 3:47 PM
Long gone are the days where you'll have to reach for the Keystone to fill your red Solo cups. Pong Beer is the latest beer to satisfy all your beer pong needs...its name practically says it. Here are three things to know about this sport inspired beverage.
Drinkers of fake Pinot Noir get a break from sour grapes
January 18 2012 9:42 AM
Looks like E&J Gallo wines and Constellation Brands Inc, which produces Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, will be buying more than a round this spring for lot of wine drinkers.
Wine websites get mixed reviews
January 17 2012 12:56 PM
Just as Amazon revolutionized the way books are sold and Groupon has conditioned shoppers to expect daily deals on services and foods, a cluster of websites have upended the stodgy world of wine.
French Cognac Sales Reach Record High Aided by China Exports
January 16 2012 2:02 AM
Global sales of Cognac, a variety of brandy has reportedly reached record levels last year owing to the increased level of exports to China, the BNIC French producers association mentioned.
Virginia Wine Tourism to Boom in 2012
January 06 2012 5:18 PM
Virginia is the Old Dominion and the Mother of Presidents - a state known for its historic battlefields, rolling hills, and politically-minded Washington commuters. But in the last two decades, the state has grown a reputation for something altogether different: fine wine.
Sweet, sparkly Moscato pops with celebrity props
January 04 2012 9:24 AM
Hip-hop artists sing about it, a famous housewife sells it and the wine world is abuzz about Moscato, a sweet, lightly fizzy drink that is the biggest thing to hit the wine business since White Zinfandel.
Champagne resists crisis in 2011, outlook prudent
January 03 2012 9:02 AM
French champagne sales managed to weather the economic crisis in 2011, expecting to show 3.5 percent growth thanks to exports to the United States and emerging countries, but a slowdown is in sight, the champagne trade association said on Monday.
Cheap, Tasty Champagnes for a New Year's Eve Party
December 26 2011 6:05 PM
Cheap, tasty champagne is one of the essentials of any New Year's Eve party, but selecting from the litany of bottles bearing words like brut and dry is often like rolling the dice.
St. Barts: A Foodie’s Paradise
December 23 2011 1:16 PM
St. Barts may be eight square miles of arid, volcanic rock, but this small Caribbean hideaway is home to over 60 restaurants.
Wine lovers to profit from falling prices
December 21 2011 9:38 AM
Think of wine critic Robert Parker as the E.F. Hutton of fermented grapes. When he talks, oenophiles listen.
Italian Winemakers, Booksellers Team Up for Reading Effort
December 14 2011 2:19 PM
A book with wine is mighty fine.
DRC Romanee Conti 55-Bottle 'Superlot' Auctioned at Record-Breaking Price
December 13 2011 4:29 AM
A Superlot comprising 55 bottles of 1952 vintage wine from DRC Romanee Conti was sold at a staggering price of $813,333 to a Chinese collector thereby setting new auction records.
Online Spending Stays Strong in Early December
December 11 2011 3:56 PM
Online spending remained strong in early December, a period that usually marks a lull in the U.S. holiday shopping frenzy, comScore said on Sunday.
Orange Wine: What Every Wine Geek’s Talking About
December 07 2011 5:37 PM
There's a surprising new trend in the underground wine world: Orange wine!
MmmHop IPA? Hanson Brothers MmmBop the Beer World
December 02 2011 10:21 AM
The Hanson brothers will sell their own beer in 2012 - and they're not joking: MmmHop IPA, anyone?”
Chinese buyer outbids most for wines of Alain Delon
November 29 2011 11:06 AM
French film and stage actor Alain Delon sold a thousand bottles of his wine collection on Saturday with a big Chinese buyer pushing the auction results well above pre-sale estimates.
How Sauvignon Blanc Saved a Nation
November 28 2011 12:52 PM
As European trade agreements devastated New Zealand’s economy in the 1970s, one French grape varietal stepped in to save the day.
Thanksgiving 2011: Best Beer Options to Kick Start the Festive Mood
November 23 2011 4:43 AM
Best Beer Options for Thanksgiving: That Perfect Flavor and Kick to Set the Festive Mood
Burgundy auctions casks of wine for good causes
November 22 2011 10:14 AM
Celebrities, business people and the wealthy bid for casks of fine wine in the world's biggest annual charity auction at the Hospices de Beaune this weekend in an annual ritual for Burgundy winemakers that stretches back more than one-and-a-half centuries.