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BREAKING: You Can Make Wine in Your Instant Pot

Some dude went full Jesus with America's hottest kitchen appliance.
Mayukh Sen
2.28.18
Booze

The MUNCHIES Guide to Sneaking Alcohol into Music Festivals

If you've never hidden a bottle of liquor in a hollowed-out loaf of bread or injected grapes with wine, your alcohol-smuggling game just isn't up to par.
Munchies Staff
8.25.17
WTF

IKEA Investigates Bowl That Lit Man's Grapes on Fire

Just where is man to turn when his trusted Blanda Blank stabs him in the back?
Alex Swerdloff
6.22.17
wine

Winston Churchill's Favorite Bulgarian Wine Tastes Like Cigarettes

My first taste of Melnik red wine hit like a dagger, reminiscent of stale smoke. Ensuing sips were no easier.
Aaron Kase
3.13.17
wine

Meet the Bartender Making Wine Without Grapes or a Vineyard

Ryan Chetiyawardana of London’s White Lyan cocktail bar is making his own “wine” by fermenting herbs, tea, and fruit into an alcoholic drink that mimics the flavours of reds and whites—without grapes.
Emily Steer
1.1.17
wine

Making Pinot Noir Requires Back-Breaking Work

Every day, I watched as men and women knelt on the ground and picked the grapes. The strongest workers transported the harvest on their backs.
Pierre Berthuel-Bonnes
10.23.16
wine

How Climate Change Will Completely Transform Wine as We Know It

As the planet warms, time-honored wine-producing regions are becoming inhospitable to classic grape varietals. Forget France: Iceland and the Yukon might be the appellations of the future.
Brad Japhe
10.6.16
wine

We Talked to the Inventor of the 'Magic Wand' That Makes Wine Hangovers Disappear

We spoke to the makers of 'The Wand' about hangovers, the sulfites controversy, and how this product might change the way we drink.
Kevin Farrell
9.30.16
wine

Why China Blasted Grapes Into Space to Save Its Wine Industry

To make better wine on earth, China recently launched Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir grape vines into space aboard the Tiangong-2.
Michael Tonn
9.24.16
wine

Meet the Winemaker Who Wants Us to Love Grappa

Grappa, the Italian liquor made from leftover grape skins, is usually associated with holiday-ruining hangovers—something Devon winemaker Cosmo Caddy wants to change. “Our grappa is more refined than the stuff you’ve had on ski trips,” he says.
Johanna Derry
9.4.16
wine

France Is Expected to Produce 10 Percent Less Wine This Year

Unseasonable springtime weather means that French wine production is expected to be down by 10 percent compared to last year’s harvest.
Daisy Meager
8.30.16
Champagne

How Climate Change Is Totally Going to Mess with Your Mimosa

By the looks of it, producers in France’s Champagne region won’t be popping any bottles in celebration this year, as there may not be enough bubbles to waste on acts of extravagance so closely associated with their product.
Nick Rose
8.16.16
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