Wine Products: The Booze Equivalent Of Velveeta

Wine Products: The Booze Equivalent Of Velveeta

In American stores, you can find food-like substances that call themselves “cheese food products” or “meat products” that contain some meat or dairy, processed beyond all recognition. Think Slim Jims or Velveeta. But diluted “wine products” lurk on shelves in those uncivilized places where people can’t buy food and booze in the same store. They look like bottles of wine and have wine-like labels…until you read the fine print and learn that they’re wine cut with sugar water and grape juice, and bottled in the idyllic wine country of Bayonne, N.J. [More]

Pennsylvania Pulls Plug On Wine Kiosk Experiment

Pennsylvania Pulls Plug On Wine Kiosk Experiment

As anyone who has tried to buy booze, wine or beer in Pennsylvania can tell you, the Keystone State has some of the most bizarre and byzantine liquor control rules on the books. Last year, the state tried to clear things up by introducing overly complicated wine kiosks in supermarkets, but it now looks like those have fallen victim to a payment dispute. [More]

This Is Why You Avoid Buying The Cheapest Wine Even If You're Stingy

This Is Why You Avoid Buying The Cheapest Wine Even If You're Stingy

Maybe in college you can get away with bringing out a bottle of two-buck-Chuck, aka Charles Shaw brand wine at Trader Joe’s, but since no one likes to look cheap, even the most frugal shoppers will opt for a more expensive wine choice. [More]

How To Judge A Wine Based On Its Label

How To Judge A Wine Based On Its Label

Matthew Latkiewicz has gone through and categorized all the wines that he hates based on their label. It’s basically a written out version of what goes through my head as I walk around a wine store. There’s the graphic design student category, the ones with animals doing things (you know who we’re talking about), the fancy-schmancy French ones and more. But he’s not just being superficial, he backs it up with spot-on analysis: [More]

The World Needs These Wine Glass Holder Necklaces

The World Needs These Wine Glass Holder Necklaces

Have you ever been to a classy wine-soaked bacchanal and been all like, damn, I wish I could use both my hands right now but one of them is holding a wine glass? Well be frustrated no further, because The Freehand is here. It’s a wine glass and necklace combined so that you can wear your wine glass around your neck, leaving your hands free to hold your tiny hors d’oeuvres plate and your plastic knife. Holla! [More]

Wegmans Introduces Amazing Soda Fountain For Wine

Wegmans Introduces Amazing Soda Fountain For Wine

Have you ever eaten in a food court or buffet and wished that you could get a glass of wine as easily as getting a Diet Coke from a soda fountain? At the food court in the Allentown, PA Wegmans grocery store, you can purchase from a vending machine a 5-ounce glass of wine, a half-glass, or a 1-ounce “sample.” A full glass costs $6 to $10. [More]

Libbey Offers Stemless Wine Glasses, Flawless Service

Libbey Offers Stemless Wine Glasses, Flawless Service

Mark bought a set of a dozen stemless wine glasses made by Libbey, but discovered that one of the red wine glasses was missing when he unboxed it. He contacted Libbey to see about obtaining a single replacement glass. This was no problem for Libbey: they promptly sent him another set of twelve glasses to make up for the oversight. [More]

Walmart Wants In On Pennsylvania Wine Vending Machine Bonanza

Walmart Wants In On Pennsylvania Wine Vending Machine Bonanza

Remember those wine vending machines at Pennsylvania grocery stores? They’ve proven successful enough to turn heads at Walmart, which is planning to add the machines to some of its stores in the state. [More]

VIDEO: Inside The Boozy Future Of Starbucks

VIDEO: Inside The Boozy Future Of Starbucks

As we reported several months ago, Starbucks is attempting to reinvigorate its image with shops in Seattle that aren’t just aesthetically different than your average ‘Bucks, but which also dole out beer and wine. Now USA Today has ventured inside of one such Seattle shop to see the results. [More]

Self-Serve Wine Tanks Coming To Supermarkets

Self-Serve Wine Tanks Coming To Supermarkets

Self-serve wine tanks could be hitting American supermarkets within a year. These 500 and 1,000 liter mechanical kegs dispense wine into whatever container the shopper brings with them. [More]

At Walmart, 'Chilled Pasta' Is Code For Wine

At Walmart, 'Chilled Pasta' Is Code For Wine

In an alternative universe in which both the internet and Walmart existed during the 1920s, we would have leaped to the conclusion that this shot by Eric signified a rogue rack of moonshine that was on the flipside of one of those rotating walls you see on Scooby-Doo. [More]

The Story Behind Trader Joe's 'Two-Buck Chuck' Wine

The Story Behind Trader Joe's 'Two-Buck Chuck' Wine

Ever wonder how Trader Joe’s stores can sell Charles Shaw wines — more commonly known as Two-Buck Chuck — for such low prices? CNN.com just posted this interview with Fred Franzia, the man behind the discount drinks. [More]

10 Guilty Pleasures You Shouldn't Feel Too Guilty About

10 Guilty Pleasures You Shouldn't Feel Too Guilty About

Cholocate, wine, massages, sex… sounds like a hell of a Tuesday night. To some people, these indulgences fall under the heading of “vices,” but the folks at CNN say they’re all actually part of a healthy life, so long as you don’t overdo it. [More]

Use Your Shoe To Open A Bottle Of Wine

Use Your Shoe To Open A Bottle Of Wine

The next time you find yourself somewhere without a corkscrew, try the technique in this video before you buy one. If you’ve got a shoe and a wall, you might be able to tap the cork out with a few carefully controlled smacks. [More]

Get Your Wine From A Vending Machine In Pennsylvania

Get Your Wine From A Vending Machine In Pennsylvania

Having grown up in Pennsylvania, I always assumed you could only buy beer at a bar, restaurant or beer distributor and that wine and liquor had to be purchased at “state stores.” So it comes as a bit of a surprise to this kid from the Philly burbs that PA recently became the first state to begin selling wine out of large in-store “kiosks.” [More]

New York Wants Grocery Stores To Sell Wine

New York Wants Grocery Stores To Sell Wine

Fresh off boosting cigarette taxes, New York is ready to give smokers a replacement for their beloved lung shredders: wine! The state’s latest budget gap killer would allow nearly 20,000 grocery stores to sell bottles of vino, hauling in up to $300 million. [More]

Like Juice Boxes For Winos: Single-Serve Wine Glasses

Like Juice Boxes For Winos: Single-Serve Wine Glasses

Have you ever looked at a glass of wine and thought, “I really wish someone would make wine in sealed, single-serve cups”? Well, apparently your fairy bartender was listening, because a man in the UK has come up with the biggest innovation in wine since Whitesnake announced their hot-tub-ready zinfandel. [More]

Get Your Rock & Roll Buzz On With Whitesnake Wine

Get Your Rock & Roll Buzz On With Whitesnake Wine

Tired of the same old stuffy wines? Are they missing that special something that would blow your hair out to epic proportions and make Tawny Kitaen writhe half-naked on the hood of your car? Thankfully, come July 1, that hole in your life will be filled… at $24.95/bottle. [More]