• In Lancaster, Pa., Horse Inn Is a Bar Destination for Modern Drinkers

    1 month ago - By Vine Pair

    This article is a part of our inaugural Next Wave Awards. For the full list of 2021 winners, check out the whole series here .
    Horse Inn is the kind of tavern rarely seen in America's major cities any more - and rarely seen in the smaller ones as well. A place that can act as an early evening restaurant for families and an all-hours “local” for, well, locals (they offer a clawfoot bathtub full of cheap, canned “mystery” beers at the front bar), as well as an elevated lounge for cocktail enthusiasts and late-night whiskey snobs. You can buy a $27 Glencairn of Thomas H. Handy rye or play a...
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  • Brendel Wines Is Making Napa Valley a More Approachable Place

    Brendel Wines Is Making Napa Valley a More Approachable Place

    1 month ago - By Vine Pair

    This article is a part of our inaugural Next Wave Awards. For the full list of 2021 winners, check out the whole series here .
    Based in California's Napa Valley, Brendel Wines is all about bringing an approachable modernity to the old-school, upscale region. Made for both the new wine drinker and the avid collector, the winery produces varieties not typically found in Napa, most notably a frizzante-style Grignolino.
    The winery's history is robust - rooted in the memory of the Heitz family, who bought the brand from its namesake Leon Brendel - but today, Brendel is all about thinking...
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  • From the Ashes of Mass Misconduct, Brave Noise Rises to the Challenge of Brewery Accountability

    From the Ashes of Mass Misconduct, Brave Noise Rises to the Challenge of Brewery Accountability

    1 month ago - By Vine Pair

    This article is a part of our inaugural Next Wave Awards. For the full list of 2021 winners, check out the whole series here .
    Before Brave Noise became an international beer collaboration with 100-plus participating breweries, it was a singular pale ale brewed in Massachusetts. This was in June, one month after former Notch Brewing Co. brewer Brienne Allan's May 2021 Instagram story catalyzed what is widely considered the beer industry's biggest “reckoning” with sexism and sexual assault against women in the workplace.
    Brave Noise Pale Ale attracted lots of attention, too. Brewers and...
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  • Other Half Brewer Breeze Galindo Is Changing the Conversation Around Women in Beer

    Other Half Brewer Breeze Galindo Is Changing the Conversation Around Women in Beer

    1 month ago - By Vine Pair

    This article is a part of our inaugural Next Wave Awards. For the full list of 2021 winners, check out the whole series here .
    Breeze Galindo left her job as assistant brewer at Indie Brewing Co. in Los Angeles on July 27, 2019 and began training at Other Half Brewing on July 29. “I waste no time,” Galindo says of the 48-hour life change. A few months later, the pandemic hit New York City hard, leaving her with no roommates, no friends, no family, “and a majority of coworkers married or living with their girlfriends,” she says. “Loneliness was a very big thing. It was a very scary...
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  • Parcelle Wines Is Helping Sommeliers Survive the Pandemic and Broadening America's Palate

    Parcelle Wines Is Helping Sommeliers Survive the Pandemic and Broadening America's Palate

    1 month ago - By Vine Pair

    This article is a part of our inaugural Next Wave Awards. For the full list of 2021 winners, check out the whole series here .
    When the Covid-19 pandemic began, restaurants and bars around the world faced a fate they could never have imagined. And while far too many unfortunately weren't able to endure the hardship, others were bolstered by their devoted communities. From donating to Go Fund Mes and other fundraisers, to adding generous tips to takeout orders, many patrons have found ways to support their favorite establishments so they can survive the ongoing pandemic. But some businesses...
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  • Talea Beer Co. Is Redefining Craft Beer With a Gender-Neutral Approach

    Talea Beer Co. Is Redefining Craft Beer With a Gender-Neutral Approach

    1 month ago - By Vine Pair

    This article is a part of our inaugural Next Wave Awards. For the full list of 2021 winners, check out the whole series here .
    Talea Beer Co. co-founders Tara Hankinson and LeAnn Darland are small brewery owners with big plans. Formerly colleagues at Hopsy, a beer growler delivery startup, the two discovered that from disparate paths - Hankinson most recently from The New York Times, following marketing consulting roles for Brooklyn Winery and Wolffer Estate Vineyards; and Darland from Google and earlier in her career, the U.S. Navy - they found themselves staring down the same dream: to...
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