VinePair Podcast

  • 29. Can Restaurants Keep Up With Cocktail Bars?

    35:51
    Adam, Joanna, and Zach discuss VinePair's recent Martini Madness tournament, then explore why it feels like cocktail bars and restaurants are focusing on different kinds of cocktails: what's driving that divide, and should restaurants be trying to keep up? Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your episodes, and send any questions, comments, critiques, or suggestions to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well.Joanna is reading: What We Miss When We Write Off Warm SakeAdam is reading: No Sparklers, Please: Has Bottle Service Fizzled Out?Zach is reading: VinePair's Martini MadnessInstagram: @adamteeter, @jcsciarrino, @zgeballe, @vinepair
  • 28. Why Do We Care About Sustainability in Wine, and Not in Spirits?

    37:11
    Adam, Joanna, and Zach ponder why sustainability is such a central part of the conversation around wine, from vineyard practices to alternative packaging, while the same considerations almost never come into the broader conversation around spirits. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your episodes, and send any questions, comments, critiques, or suggestions to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well.Zach is drinking: Upsidedown Wine "The Devil is a Liar"Joanna is drinking: Kobal Sauvignon BlancAdam is drinking: Forlorn Hope Trobairises PicpoulInstagram: @adamteeter, @jcsciarrino, @zgeballe, @vinepair
  • 27. Do "Functional Beverages" Actually Function?

    34:32
    Adam, Joanna, and Zach discuss the curious case of the rise of functional beverages - drinks that rely on adaptogens, nootropics, and other buzzy ingredients to create an aura of healthfulness and safe stimulation, despite many of the ingredients being untested and lightly studied. Then, they try two examples from category leader Kin Euphorics. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your episodes, and send any questions, comments, critiques, or suggestions to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well.Zach is reading: The Bud Light Fiasco: How AB InBev Fell for the Gamergate PlaybookAdam is reading: Ask a Somm: Is It a Red Flag if an Older Vintage of a Wine Is Less Expensive?Joanna is reading: The Treacherous, Untold Toll Bartending Takes on the BodyInstagram: @adamteeter, @jcsciarrino, @zgeballe, @vinepair
  • 26. Is Napa's Cult Wine Bubble Close to Popping?

    29:38
    Adam, Joanna, and Zach respond to a listener question about recent and significant increases in the prices of several cult Napa Valley wines: will these increases alienate even the very wealthy who form the core audience for these wines, or is the prestige priceless for that set? Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your episodes, and send any questions, comments, critiques, or suggestions to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well.Joanna is drinking: Huss Brewing Co. Scottsdale BlondeZach is drinking: Elysian Brewing Fields PremiumAdam is drinking: Bel Colle Riserva 10 Anni Barolo 2013Instagram: @adamteeter, @jcsciarrino, @zgeballe, @vinepair
  • 26. The Gin & Tonic Is a Dead End

    34:46
    First, Adam shares an update on a breaking news story about Mexican authorities raiding the home of Tequila Matchmaker, then Adam, Joanna, and Zach talk about why despite its ubiquity and success in Europe, the Gin & Tonic will never be a drink that works in American cocktail bars or for premium gin brands. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your episodes, and send any questions, comments, critiques, or suggestions to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well.Zach is reading: New USDA Regulations Are Sparking Chaos for Small Organic Wine ImportersAdam is reading: AB InBev Loses Appeal In Legal Battle With Constellation Over the Definition of BeerJoanna is reading: How More Diverse Wine Experiences Are Bringing Travelers Back to Tasting RoomsInstagram: @adamteeter, @jcsciarrino, @zgeballe, @vinepair
  • 25. Learning Lessons in Las Vegas and Boise

    29:55
    Adam and Zach discuss the various things they learned while traveling last week: how Las Vegas is perhaps the ideal place to get the pulse of what America, writ large, wants to drink, and why a city like Boise is an exciting and dynamic place to drink, even if it's off the radar of many enthusiasts. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your episodes, and send any questions, comments, critiques, or suggestions to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well.Zach is drinking: Saint Palo at Thick as ThievesAdam is drinking: Mai Tai with Latitude 29 Wiki Wiki Mai Tai MixInstagram: @adamteeter, @jcsciarrino, @zgeballe, @vinepair
  • 24. Forget Dying, Piquette Never Lived

    37:22
    Adam and Zach are joined by VinePair's managing editor Tim McKirdy to discuss recent conversations around the end of the alleged piquette trend, and why Tim was highly skeptical of any such trend all the way back in July of 2021. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your episodes, and send any questions, comments, critiques, or suggestions to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well.Zach is reading: Do Upscale Dives Belong in the Modern Bar Landscape?Adam is reading: Creating Culinary Cocktails With Schmuck’s Juliette Larrouy and Moe AljaffInstagram: @adamteeter, @jcsciarrino, @zgeballe, @vinepair
  • 23. Why Have Cocktails Surpassed Wine With Many Diners?

    28:15
    NOTE (9:15 AM 3/18) - THE ORIGINAL UPLOADED AUDIO WAS DE-SYNCED AROUND THE LISTENER QUESTION - IT IS NOW FIXED. SORRY FOR THAT - ZACH.Adam, Joanna, and Zach respond to a listener question about why cocktails have usurped by-the-glass wine in many restaurant beverage programs, even when in many cases wine might be more affordable or potentially offer better value. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your episodes, and send any questions, comments, critiques, or suggestions to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well.Zach is drinking: Aurora Cellars Brut RoséJoanna is drinking: Honeypenny at Shinji'sAdam is drinking: American Pale Ale at Transmitter BrewingInstagram: @adamteeter, @jcsciarrino, @zgeballe, @vinepair
  • 22. Covid Comps are Misleading the Drinks Industry

    35:49
    Adam, Joanna, and Zach discuss why so many of the biggest companies in beverage alcohol continue to compare current sales and trends to the peak of the pandemic, despite the fact that most of that entire period was a total anomaly. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your episodes, and send any questions, comments, critiques, or suggestions to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well.Joanna is reading: With Spinoffs and Expansions, Craft Cocktail Bars Enter Their ‘Marvel Era’Zach is reading: At Modern Cocktail Bars, It’s Every Drink, Everywhere, All at Once. Is That Such a Bad Thing? Adam is reading: We Asked 6 Bartenders: What’s the Most Overrated Bourbon? (2024)Instagram: @adamteeter, @jcsciarrino, @zgeballe, @vinepair
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