The Arts District, a low-frills buffer between the Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street, attracts tourists and locals looking for fun in a place devoid of pedestrian congestion, flashing lights and slot machine cacophony.
The rapidly evolving mile-long stretch of Main Street is dotted with cocktail bars, most notably quirky neighborhood trailblazer Velveteen Rabbit, but beer is the headliner here. With multiple suds-specific spots within walking distance, there’s no better place to experience the Vegas craft beer scene.
In a recent report shared by the IWSR, figures reveal that Tito’s Handmade Vodka has overtaken Smirnoff as the best selling vodka brand in the U.S. Following volume growth of more than 20 percent in 2019, Tito’s is now also the best selling distilled spirit in the country.
When it comes to the top-performing category for 2019 there is only one winner.
Trade dispute stems from France's tax on tech firms; larger fight over airplane subsidies continues.
Bordeaux's Cathiard family plans to launch a new venture; the Komes and Garvey families will keep the Flora Springs brand and their other vineyards.
Moore Brothers Wine Co, which operates in three states, ordered 35,000 cases, or a year’s supply, to try to get ahead of the possible duties.
Huevos al plato and arroz a la Cubana with a carmelized banana make the menu along with bottomless sangria
Tao Beach Club at the Venetian will not open for the 2020 pool season. The 18,000-quare-foot daylife club since 2007 on the pool deck plans to go through a massive renovation and expansion before reopening in 2021.
Lyme Bay Winery in Devon has launched a pair of canned sparkling meads in the UK on-trade with the aim of introducing younger consumers to the fermented honey drink.
Nikka and Suntory have both put a hold on some of their aged expressions.
Luxury resort and casino The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reintroduced the newly designed Vesper Bar on Dec. 20. Named after the Vesper cocktail in the James Bond novel Casino Royale, Vesper Bar has long been staple of The Cosmopolitan’s mixology program, and has served more than 2 million patrons.
It’s no secret that food hall dining is a hot culinary trend, but what about food hall drinking?
Texas is truly at the heart of Firestone & Robertson Distillery.
From eye-catching branding to single-farm mash bills to a proprietary wild yeast strain and more, The Lone Star State is woven into the company’s DNA.
Smoked meats and cocktails make the menu at International Smoke.
Omakase, an oyster bar, and more delicious dinners.
Hint: It’s not just by making more beer.
A cask whisky dealer is set to launch what it claims will be the world’s first live online whisky auction dedicated exclusively to casks.
What will the first year of the new decade have in store for cocktails and spirits? From effortless on-the-go cocktails to the potential rise of “selfie bars,” here’s our annual gaze into the crystal ball to see how we may be drinking in 2020.
Dry January is a trend in which people stop drinking alcohol for the month after an indulgent holiday season and Heineken wants to help make Dry January a little easier by selling 31-packs of their non-alcoholic beer.
The 24-hour restaurant opens at Paris Las Vegas in 2020.
Remi Cohen, chief operating officer at Lede Family Wines, has worked in the wine industry since 2001. But that wasn’t always her plan.
While the craft beer industry sometimes feels like a speed boat, turning from seasonal releases to short-lived hybrid styles on a dime, the wine industry is an oil tanker by comparison — set in its ways and not changing direction any time fast.
But in reviewing the past 10 years, we’ve realized things move a little faster in the wine world than one might first imagine. A lot has changed since we said goodbye to the aughts and moved into the 2010s.
Too often, a winery’s tasting room can be more of an exasperation than an experience.
However, if you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can secure winery experiences that offer a lot more. Here are 11 such winery destinations around the world.
Media experts share their picks for restaurant standbys.
Lounge in style with classic and reimagined cocktails.
On Tuesday, December 10, the New York Yankees signed Gerrit Cole on a nine-year contract worth a record-breaking $324 million. But with a number of suitors for the ace pitcher, the Yankees pulled out all the stops to land their man, including two extremely rare and extremely expensive bottles of wine.
Walmart is overhauling its adult beverage aisles to bring in more hyper-local craft beers and high-end wines and spirits.
There’s no question that Napa and Sonoma are two of the most beloved wine destinations in the world. What’s less certain, however, is what exactly people mean — or think they mean — when they talk about them.
Stunningly beautiful, Bree Condon is a professional model and actress who was born in Newport Beach, California.
She is known for roles in many popular productions, one of them being the film Ironclad, as Agnes (2011).
The NIMBYs strike back against George Lucas's plans to plant vines on his ranch.
The vintage steakhouse features a secret entrance at the Flamingo.
A recently discovered and mapped wreck is one of the biggest Roman-era ships ever found in the Mediterranean and took some 6,000 amphorae down with it.
For the first time since the 1980s, University of California, Davis, researchers have released new varieties of wine grapes. The five new varieties, three red and two white, are highly resistant to Pierce’s disease, which costs California grape growers more than $100 million a year.
In the last several years, a distinctly Southern wine scene has emerged, bringing urban wineries, tasting events, and destination wine bars to Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
The legend of Todd English moves to Area15, where he opens a food hall in 2020.
Now open at the Linq Promenade, Icebar features a fireplace setting, and more are made from ice.
The marketing and public relations expert represented some of California's biggest wine names over the span of three decades.
On Wednesday night, Miller High Life jump-started the holiday season by offering its limited-edition Champagne beer bottles in custom vending machines.
Table-side carts and crustacean tanks are on the way
Sparkling sake, once viewed as a sweet, low-alcohol, low-quality brew, is experiencing a small yet significant renaissance.
When it comes to food and beverage pairing, dessert has always gotten short shrift.
Gina used the Christmas Wine Affair passport to visit more Texas Hill Country wineries
There is a major whiskey distillery in Kentucky from which you’ve likely tried one of their brands at one time or another, be it at home or at a bar or perhaps passed around at a party. Names like Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Bernheim, Henry McKenna, Mellow Corn and Rittenhouse are among some of the most popular bargain, mid-shelf and premium American whiskeys out there, but unless you know your domestic spirits well, or at least take the time to read the back label, you don’t likely know all of these herald from Heaven Hill.
In a bright Arts District space with a smattering of outdoor seating, CraftHaus Brewery has joined the burgeoning ranks of the Downtown beer scene.
Constellation Brands will no longer sell Paul Masson brandy to E&J Gallo Winery as part of a deal to offload 30 drinks brands after “competitive concerns” from a government agency.
The house in the resort’s lobby features 400 pounds of gingerbread
Pushed out of brewing more than a century ago, they’re making a comeback.
It’s no secret that Texas harbors plenty of cities that are nationally acknowledged for their nightlife and mixology prowess.
Every year, as the holidays roll around, so too do the hordes of drunken Santas in major cities across the globe.
When Cristie Norman registered to take the Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Exam, it posed a peculiar problem for the educational body. Candidates must be 21 to register, but Norman was only 20 and wanted to take the test just a few days after her 21st birthday.
After some administrative wrangling, she was able to sit for the exam on her preferred date. She completed the paper in five minutes and passed.
The long-awaited beer garden and restaurant at Ellis Island gets ready to open on Friday, December 6. The Front Yard offers two levels with an entertainment venue, casual brewpub atmosphere, bar, and full-service restaurant showcasing Ellis family favorite recipes such as house-cured bacon and brisket as well as dishes incorporating craft beers from its own Ellis Island Brewery. Of course, The Front Yard plans to pour beers straight from Ellis Island Brewery on a seasonal rotation.
The places that pulled the US out of the dark ages of drinking.
In an increasingly IPA-centric beer world, brewers are finding success with smoked beer
Viewed from afar, there’s an assumption that the American South is homogenous when it comes to food and drink culture. Many visitors expect Mint Juleps, biscuits, fried chicken, and brisket wherever they go, heedless of the specialties of their actual destinations. Adding insult to injury, many wineries and importers seem to ignore the region, making outdated and sweeping generalizations about a rapidly changing and dynamic wine scene.
Love it or hate it, the third Thursday of November means that it’s time once again for Beaujolais Nouveau, the “new wine” from Beaujolais that famously hits the shelves just a couple of months after the annual grape harvest.
Australians take their drinks — alcoholic and not — seriously.
Employee-owned Colorado brewery plans to sell for undisclosed price to Lion, which is owned by Japanese company Kirin
VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network) the first network dedicated to sports betting information and Lewis & Clark Brewing Company are excited to welcome the newest blonde in Vegas: BookMaker Blonde Ale. Distributed by Nevada Beverage Company, this golden ale will be available at exclusive locations in the Las Vegas area starting with the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, the D Hotel and Casino and the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino.
The Michelin Guide has acquired longstanding wine newsletter The Wine Advocate in its entirety, it has been announced.
Californian wine giant E&J Gallo has acquired Napa Valley’s acclaimed Pahlmeyer Winery, including its two brands Pahlmeyer and Jayson by Pahlmeyer, boosting its premium portfolio which includes Orin Swift, J Vineyards and Talbott.
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR), the company believed by the American Beer Museum to have invented the six-pack, has come up with an even more ingenious, albeit harder to carry, form of beer packaging — the 99-pack.
Bacardi Limited on Nov. 15 acquired all the assets of Stillhouse, LLC.
Bacardi made an initial investment in Stillhouse in 2014 and has provided additional funding and strategic support to the company through the years. This acquisition brings the brand fully into the Bacardi portfolio.
Turkey dinner for a crowd can be daunting to pair with wine. Here's what 12 wine pros reach for
The Mob Museum is branching out into the wholesale liquor business.
The Downtown Las Vegas attraction began selling its corn mash moonshine product at Lee’s Discount Liquor stores in mid-October.
In a city like Las Vegas, with its 24-hour bars, yard-long Daiquiris and casino lounges by cocktail legends Tony Abou-Ganim and Sam Ross, a new bar claiming the largest agave spirits collection in the U.S. seems de rigueur. But even here, the new Mama Rabbit in Park MGM stands out. The reason? Bricia Lopez.
Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Spirits has announced the first expression of its limited-edition Bootleg Series, a 26-year old whisky finished in Japanese Mizunara Oak barrels.
BACARDÍ is one of the most iconic spirits brands in the world.
The rum house has been around for more than 150 years, and it continues to push innovation with each passing decade. To learn more about how BACARDÍ celebrates its heritage and history, we chatted with Lisa Pfenning, the Vice President Americas, BACARDÍ Rum Portfolio.
Gin brand Hendrick’s has entered a new spirit category for the first time with the launch of a “modern” absinthe, featuring the brand’s signature flavours of rose and cucumber.
In an interview Wednesday, M Resort general manager Hussain Mahrous said plans for the new restaurant are in preliminary stages, with the concept, menu and even the final name to be determined. He did say, though, that it will be staffed by the resort’s culinary team, will be open 24/7 and will be in a new space at the M.
Each year, Wine Spectator releases its Top 100 list, highlighting what our editors thought were the most exciting wines from the thousands we reviewed that year.
Champagne lovers may see new a Taittinger cuvée emerge from a generational shift at the house, according to incoming president Vitalie Taittinger, who also spoke about the climate change challenge.
In Mexico’s Baja region, the Bordeaux-trained winemaker Lourdes Martinez Ojeda crafts wines that establish her homeland as vital to the global culinary stage.
Three months ago the macrobrewer rejected a much pricier deal for the Portland company, which became prominent thanks to Widmer Hefe, an American version of the German hefeweizen.
How sommeliers adapt the language of wine to better serve their customers
We’re moving further into the fall season with some warming expressions that are perfect for holiday entertaining.
Don Q, a multigenerational family rum brand, prides itself on its Puerto Rican roots. The label, produced by Destilería Serrallés since 1865, claims such local titles as the oldest operating distillery in Puerto Rico, as well as the island’s best-selling rum.
In 2006, Don Q became available in the contiguous U.S., and it’s been gaining momentum among premium rum drinkers ever since. Read on for eight more things you should know about Don Q.
The Mexican restaurant comes from the names behind Pujol, Cosme, and Atla
Only a few East German companies survived the newly competitive market they faced after Germany's reunification, but one exception is Rotkappchen sparkling wine, Sofia Lotto Persio writes.
Fall has arrived in Las Vegas, and let’s be real: It’s nice to have this little pause after pool season. Once the temperature drops below 90, we have a built-in excuse to break out a new wardrobe and take the festivities indoors for LAVO Party Brunch.
Whether it’s premium whisky, bourbon, rum, or even some dirt you’re after, London has a glass of it waiting for you.
In the collaboration's first year, Kravitz takes on this role through the lens of photographer, shooting an inspiring collection of photographs for "Assemblage", his photo exhibition inspired by Dom Pérignon.
With the hard seltzer category surpassing $1 billion in sales this year alone, and predictions that the category could reach $3 billion in sales over the next three years, there truly is a rush to get products on the market.
Heaven Hill Distillery has announced the completion of a $17.5 million expansion including new tasting rooms, interactive experiences, and more at their Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky.
He brings London’s Lucky Cat to the Las Vegas Strip in 2020
Nielsen CGA, the on-trade arm of the data analytics firm, has launched a tool that will allow restaurants in the US to track their weekly performance against their local market.
Circumstance Distillery in Bristol has launched what it claims is the world’s first gin developed using artificial intelligence.
Switzerland is famous for its chocolate and cheeses, but it may surprise many people to know that the country has a thriving wine industry as well. Sadly, most of us will never get to indulge in savoring a Swiss vintage because (thanks to its small production volume and thirsty citizens) less than 2% of the country’s wine is ever exported. That means that if you want to experience the bounty of one of Europe’s tastiest wine regions, you’ll pretty much have to go there yourself.
San Francisco chefs have been influential in defining the modern restaurant scene, and they are constantly evolving within it. The three venues profiled here are offshoots from well-regarded chefs who are serving a taste of their cuisine in a more casual setting than their fine-dining flagships. These spots masquerade as wine bars, but the food is still ambitious. Guests can go for a quick bite and a drink or partake in a full gastronomic experience with great wine to match.
Carnegie Deli calls it quits in 2020
Brewers and other beer experts discuss emerging craft categories at the Great American Beer Festival 2019
Twelve bottles of Bordeaux wine have been rocketed to the International Space Station so that researchers can see how the extreme conditions affect ageing.
Celebrities endorsing spirits brands is a longstanding tradition, but something relatively new has changed the relationship between celebrity and spirits. Many are no longer content to just film some commercials and cash a check, but instead are looking to establish their own brands, or at a minimum to have far more creative input on the finished product.
No longer are celebrity brands viewed as an attempt to cash in on name recognition, but in fact some of them are among the best offerings within their given categories.
Kaos closes while the resort reassesses
Head to these eight restaurants on the Strip for secret menu items
The 2019 North Coast wine grape harvest came in for a harrowing landing as the massive Kincade wildfire prompted evacuations of large areas of Sonoma County, but by that time most all the crop around the region was already in winery tanks.
As trade war clouds gather, France's winemakers are looking to revive an old love affair.
The signature notes of a Glenfiddich are layered with pear, sandalwood and even apple blossom.
Kentucky has certainly had a lot to celebrate this month and has plenty of booze to do so.
On Wednesday, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) tweeted that Kentucky now has more barrels of bourbon and aging spirits than people.
A historic winery in Healdsburg that was mostly destroyed by the Kincade Fire is demonstrating the resilience of Sonoma County.
Soda Rock Winery held tastings in its barn, one week after most of the 150-year-old property was destroyed by the Kincade Fire.
Plus a dome now covers Kaos.
A new law in Connecticut will allow breweries to offer Connecticut-produced wine and vineyards to sell Connecticut-produced beer starting in 2020.
About midway between Los Angeles and San Diego lies Temecula, Calif., an AVA with fewer than 50 wineries that has nevertheless risen to such stature among oenophiles that some say it's the next Napa Valley, Jeff Harder writes.
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