vintage

Whiskey

There's a Good Chance That Rare Scotch You Bought Was Totally Fake

“It is our genuine belief that every purported pre-1900—and in many cases much later—bottle should be assumed fake until proven genuine."
Jelisa Castrodale
12.21.18
Make this

17 Vintage Recipes So Old-School They're Cool Again

A visit back to the good old days when "salads" contained plenty of meat, sour cream, and/or Jell-O.
Munchies Staff
9.25.18
CELEBRITIES

Liza Minnelli's Vodka-Doused Caviar Baked Potatoes Are Out of Control

Make them in honor of the legend's 72nd birthday.
Mayukh Sen
3.12.18
spirits

Inside the Dusty World of Vintage Spirit Collectors

Like wine, bottled spirits can change with age. Some might spoil, but many others develop complex new flavors and textures, leading a small group of "dusty hunters" to seek out these forgotten bottles.
Wyatt Marshall
12.29.16
spirits

A Treasure Trove of Forgotten 70s Liquor Was Discovered in an Old LA Rock Venue

When LA's iconic Mr. T's Bowl underwent renovations to become the new Highland Park Bowl, the owners discovered a cache of rare booze in pristine condition.
Jean Trinh
4.27.16
Whiskey

This 100-Year-Old Bottle of Whiskey Can Be Yours for Just $17,000

An intact bottle of Irish whiskey from 1916 is expected to fetch a seriously pretty penny when it goes to auction on April 6.
Munchies Staff
4.3.16
wine

Global Warming Could Be Good News for French Winemakers

According to new research published in the Nature Climate Change journal, recent increases in temperature are helping French vineyards to produce better wine.
Phoebe Hurst
3.22.16
wine

Lasers Could Help Britain Make Better Wine

The UK Department for Food and Rural Affairs has released new 3D laser mapping data designed to “revolutionise the English wine industry by helping growers identify new land.” But are the winemakers convinced?
Josh Barrie
11.19.15
ukraine

Putin Drank a 240-Year-Old Bottle of Crimean Wine and Ukrainians Are Pissed

The Massandra winery’s director Yanina Pavlenko popped a bottle of wine for Putin and Italian media kingpin Silvio Berlusconi that was from 1775 and considered historically significant.
Hilary Pollack
9.22.15
bars

Hipster Throwback Bars Can't Help My Quarter-Life Crisis

At Good Times at Davey Wayne’s in Los Angeles, the pinball machines are decorative and the vintage beer cans are framed on the wall. This presents a conundrum for the me as a Millennial, because I demand authenticity in my vintage bars.
Alison Stevenson
7.8.14