Budapest’s craft cocktail movement has seen new bars and clubs spread across town like wildfire in recent years, making it that much harder to choose the best of the bunch.
While the Hungarian capital’s ruin bars offer a unique experience, the luxury bar scene here is second to none.
Whether you’re looking to sample handcrafted cocktails or the finest Tokaji wines, there are multitude of glamorous bars to choose from, complete with sharply dressed staff and/or top-notch mixologists.
From the High Note Skybar to Blue Fox The Bar at Kempinski, here’s a run down of the finest luxury bars in Budapest.
Vinepair’s editors drank a lot of beer in 2019. Here are their favorite 50 beers from all over the world, from goses to IPAs to sours.
At last estimate, there were more than 7,500 breweries operating in the U.S. in 2019. As more breweries open — introducing a never-ending stream of new beers to the marketplace — finding the best is near impossible. Luckily, we’ve spent a lot of time over the last year tasting them.
This, evidently, was the year of saison; our 2019 list concludes with an unprecedented number of Belgian-style farmhouse ales, which signals that yeast may be having its moment. Lower-alcohol, “better-for-you” beers are in the limelight, too, as more craft beer drinkers seek beers that fit healthier lifestyles, or simply want more sessionable options — and more breweries are figuring out how to make these delicious.
Put down your Activia. There may be a more enjoyable way to support gut health — with beer.
According to a professor at Amsterdam University, strong beers can be “very, very healthy” for gut health when consumed in moderation.
Eric Classen presented his beer-based probiotic research at a conference hosted by probiotic drink maker Yakult. Classen’s research revealed that strong Belgian beers like Hoegaarden, Westmalle Tripel, and Echt Kriekenbier have more probiotics than their weaker counterparts, according to The Telegraph.
A little over a year ago I was at a dinner party with several friends. The host was a gourmet cook who prepared a wonderful feast for us. During a far-reaching conversation, the topic of beer came up. There are, of course, lots of truly great beers, but then someone asked the seminal question: What is the greatest Beer in the World.
Finally, we announced a winner: Fin du Monde, a wonderful ale brewed in Canada. It was official: Fin du Monde was now officially crowned (by us) as the Greatest Beer in the World.
October 2nd 2019 – The Glenlivet, the original Speyside single malt Scotch, has unveileda ‘Capsule Collection’ of glassless cocktails that redefine the way whisky is traditionally enjoyed. Launched during London Cocktail Week in partnership with cocktail legend Alex Kratena, the limited-edition The Glenlivet ‘Capsule Collection’ is a range of delicious whisky cocktails served in a seaweed-extract casing, one of nature’s most renewable resources.
A first of its kind for a spirit brand, the edible capsules are 23ml in size, fully biodegradable and provide the perfect flavour-explosion experience. Enjoying them is simple, the capsules are popped in the mouth for an instant burst of flavour, and the capsule is simply swallowed. There is no need for a glass, ice or cocktail stirrer.
Feeling the need to switch it up from your go-to sauvy b? Getting bored of the vodka-soda life? Whiskey is here to help you level up your bar game. It’s made in countries across the world and available in a variety of delish types, from Scotch to Bourbon, Tennessee to Irish. (Thirsty yet?) While each classification can be further distilled by grain, cask, and aging process, sometimes you gotta start with the basics, like these six major kinds. Figure out your fave, then order one on the rocks and sip like a pro.