5 Facts You Didn't Know About America's Wine Regions
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A deeper look at the country's most surprising wine regions, and how they've grown
The Fourth of July may have come and gone, but it's not too late to examine wines made in the USA. A new interactive map of America's wine regions made by The New York Times sheds new light on just how far the U.S. has come to become a major player in the global wine industry.
It's no surprise that wine regions across the U.S. have continued to gain a foothold in the global wine business, notes The New York Times, particularly in Virginia. But it's official that now, each of the 48 states in the mainland of America has a winery. (Surprisingly, The New York Times' map doesn't include Hawaii or Alaska, but the footnotes note that both states each have nine wineries. Don't be hating on the outliers, The New York Times!) Here's what we learned about the wine regions of the U.S.:
• The states with the fewest number of wineries: Mississippi and Wyoming, each with five wineries. Even the Nevada deserts are home to more wineries, with seven wineries across the state.
• Very unsurprisingly, the state with the largest number of wineries is California. Its 3,839 wineries (nearly half of all U.S. wineries) account for more than 90 percent of the country's wine production.
• California's wines add up to $62 billion in economic impact, and the next biggest player, New York, and its wine doesn't even come close — $3.8 billion. (Don't worry Finger Lakes, we still love you and your wines.)
• A large factor for Oregon's wine success is thanks to California; winemakers moved north when land prices in California started rising in the 1960s. Many were even trained at California schools, like the University of California, Davis.
• The first Virginian winemaker came long before Virginia's current boom: it was Thomas Jefferson, back in the 1700s. Good thing we can still drink like Jefferson (and the Founding Fathers) today.
Check out The New York Times' map to get a sense of the wineries in your state.
16 things you (probably) didn't know about Irn-Bru
As iconic as whisky and as famous as haggis, Scotland's other national drink, Irn-Bru, is widely enjoyed not just in the land of its birth but also across the globe.
Synonymous with Scottish culture, most Scots claim they couldn't live without it - while others claim it is the best hangover cure around.
But how much do you really know about Irn-Bru? Here are 16 facts you (probably) didn't know:
5 things you didn't know about. biscuits!
Lifting the lid on 5 biscuit facts.
1. Twice baked. The word 'Biscuit' comes from the Latin words 'Bis' meaning twice, and 'Coctus', which means baked &ndash the sweet snack used to be cooked at least twice, but today they usually just get cooked the once. Biscuits used to be popular with sea explorers as they stayed fresh for so long, forming part of the staple diet for sea voyagers.
2. You've been eating them upside down all this time. Breaking biscuit news shook the biscuit world earlier this year when fans of the treat found out that they had been happily tucking into their digestives for years, blissfully unaware that. they'd actually been eating them upside down all along! McVities recently dropped the bombshell that Chocolate Digestives have the chocolate at the bottom of the biscuit, not the top. To find out more about this shocking news, visit independent.co.uk/news/weird-news
3. Biscuit spread exists. The Cookery team's Charlie loves to tuck into a snack of sliced apple along with a dollop of Lotus Biscuit Spread, available at Waitrose.
4. Biscuit eating is a dangerous sport. A 2009 study revealed that 25 million people in Britain had been injured by biscuits, a lot of incidents occured when victims had been fishing for reminants of their biscuits in a scalding cup of tea. The most risky biscuit of all was The Custard Cream &ndash so be careful if you've got a pack lurking in the cupboard.
5. American biscuits &ndash different to UK biscuits! If you're hopping across the pond, make sure you're in the know about US-style biscuits to avoid any confusion. Ask for a biscuit in America and you'll get a 'quick bread' resembling more of a soft British scone than a crunchy biscuit &ndash these are often savoury and eaten for breakfast. Delicious all the same, but not quite the same thing. Intrigued? Try some American-style biscuits from the US Good Housekeeping website.
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8 Things To Know About The HISTORY Channel's 'The Food That Built America'
At this point, you're probably looking for a new show to watch (and inevitably become obsessed with). You've finished everything on your list and all of your reality TV go-tos just aren't hitting the same. It may sound crazy, but we think you should be mixing in some educational programming into your queue, and lucky for you, The HISTORY Channel is bringing back The Food That Built America for season two on Tuesday, February 9. (Full disclosure: Our editorial director Jo Saltz makes an appearance in a bunch of episodes this forthcoming season!)
The show focuses on the origin stories behind the iconic brands we know and love, ranging from pizza chains to the candies you probably have in your pantry as we speak. Hosted by Adam Richman, The Food That Built America features reenactments and expert commentary about the history of America's favorite foods, so you can learn some fun new facts to throw around at the dinner table or keep in your back pocket for your next trivia night.
If you’re a wine drinker, you probably can guess that either chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon is the leading grape produced in the U.S. Which do you think it is?
Whichever you guessed, you are correct! According to The Wine Economist, sells the best by volume, but because bottles of cabernet sauvignon generally fetch a slightly higher price, the net dollar sales for cabernet sauvignon are slightly higher.
Five Things You Didn&rsquot Know About Tempranillo
There’s no doubt about it, Tempranillo is the signature wine grape of Spain. From Rioja to Navarra, and from Ribera del Duero through Toro, La Mancha and the Penedès, it’s the grape that defines Spanish red wine. (It can also be found in countries including Portugal, Argentina and the United States, among others.)
On November 8, the world celebrated International Tempranillo Day, and in light of this global call-out, we offer five things every wine lover should know (but just might not) about this lusty Spanish grape.
It’s very, very old. Tempranillo is indigenous to Spain and dates back to before the time of Christ. It’s been grown on the Iberian Peninsula since the Phoenicians settled it in 1100 B.C.
It’s an early bird. Tempranillo is derived from the word temprano, which in Spanish means “early.” Among red varieties in Spain, it’s considered an early ripener.
It has many monikers. Tempranillo goes by more than a dozen different names around the world, depending on where it’s cultivated. It’s called Tinto Fino in Ribera del Duero, Tinta de Toro in Toro, Ull de Llebre in Catalonia, Cencibel in La Mancha and Tinto Roriz in Portugal.
It’s cloned. There are about 500 clones of Tempranillo in Spain alone Tinto Fino and Tinta de Toro are the best-known.
It has a white mutant. Although rare, albino Tempranillo does exist in Rioja. It’s an approved wine grape it yields a citrusy, rather simple wine akin to Viognier in weight, flavor and overall style.
50 Facts About America That Most Americans Don't Know
Most Americans consider themselves as fairly knowledgeable about their country's history. They could probably tell you that Abe Lincoln was the 16th president or that Teddy Roosevelt was a proud "Trust Buster" or, at the very, very least, that we've been around since 1776 (and formally so since 1789).
But when you peek beyond the purview of history textbooks, it turns out there's a lot that they don't teach you in class. American history is loaded with odd facts and fascinating tidbits—all of which the average American probably doesn't know. Here they are.
Nope, it wasn't the first president of the United States who lived in the White House, but John Adams and his wife Abigail. While Washington did oversee the construction of the house, he never lived in it. It began being built in 1792 and wasn't inhabited until 1800. Since Adams, each president who has resided in the White House has made their own changes and additions. After all, they lived there!
Statistically speaking, no job in the United States of America is more deadly than that of the president. Think about it: 45 men have held the title. Four of those men were assassinated in office (Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, James A. Garfield, and William McKinley), while four died of natural causes (William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren Harding, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt). That's a rate of almost 18 percent, or nearly 1 out of 5 who died on the job. Would you apply for a job with those kind of stats?
Nope, July 2nd was the day that Congress voted to free us from British rule. However, the Fourth of July is when John Hancock wrote the first signature on the Declaration of Independence in order to spread the word of the vote. Fifty-six men signed the document that announced intended independence from British rule.
After the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the word obviously needed to be spread. The reproduction of this text was overseen by "the Committee of Five": Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston. While hundreds of copies were made, only 26 survive today. Most can be found in museums and libraries. However, three are privately owned.
Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence from England, eight of whom were actually…British. Sure, the majority of the signers were native-born Americans, but eight heralded from across the Atlantic. Two were from England, one from Wales, two from Scotland, two from Ireland, and one from Northern Ireland.
It sounds crazy, but this is true, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's latest 2012 figures. When you take into account America's population, that means that around 1.4 billion pounds of trash gets thrown out in the United States every. Single. Day. This makes a nation of some of the most wasteful people on the entire planet.
Moo-ve aside, humans. (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.) The cows are here to stay. According to Vox, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming have less humans than they do cattle. In these states combined, there are 32,489,391 cows. That's more than one-third of America's total cow population.
The 16th president was a tall six-feet-four-inches, or 193 centimeters. Our smallest president to hold office was James Madison. The fourth president, whose term was served from 1809 to 1817, stood five feet and four inches tall, or 163 centimeters. He also weighed less than 100 pounds.
Ronald Reagan, the former Hollywood star and governor of California, and our 40th president, took office at 69 and served two full terms, from 1981 to 1989, stepping down just a few weeks shy of his 78th birthday. Though, since our current president is 70, he could potentially beat out the Great Communicator.
The Statue of Liberty, which adorns pretty much every bit of tourist memorabilia you can purchase in the Big Apple, is actually not located in New York City at all. It's technically in Jersey City, New Jersey. Who knew? The copper statue was a gift from France to the United States in October 1886.
We love our pie—enough that we collectively consume 100 acres of pizza every single day. Annually, around 300 billion pizzas are sold in the good, 'ole U.S.A. Not only that, but a reported 93 percent of Americans have eaten pizza within the past month. The biggest spike in delivery sales of pizza occurs around the Super Bowl. Can't get more American than that!
Atlantic City has the world's longest boardwalk. Built in 1870, it was also the first boardwalk in the United States. Its purpose was to limit the amount of sand beach goers took with them into hotel lobbies as well as the train. Today, it is a stretch of 4.5 miles long, and home to casinos, hotels, restaurants, and more.
Before the mid-1800s, thousands of grizzly bears could be found across California—so much that the animal became the state's official animal. Nowadays, all of the grizzlies are gone.
What changed, then, in the mid-1800s? If you guessed the state's gold rush, you are right on the money. Between then and 1922, every living grizzly in the state of California was captured or killed. And all it got was a lousy flag.
The country's capital wasn't always Washington, D.C. As stipulated by the Residence Act, Philly was made to be the temporary capital of the newly created United States of America between 1790 and 1800, while Washington, D.C., was being built. Today, you can still find many famous pieces of early U.S. history through the city of Philadelphia.
The school was founded in 1636, in Cambridge, Massachusetts—right across the Charles River from Boston. Oh, and speaking of: here are 21 Things That Are Harder Than Getting into Harvard.
Ouch! Here are some more (probably related) stats. Approximately 48 percent of all Americans are currently either considered to be low income or are living in poverty. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York estimates that 167,000 Americans have more than $200,000 in student loan debt. The unemployment rate is currently 4 percent, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The 16th president is actually in the Wrestling Hall of Fame. Before he took on the top job in the nation, Honest Abe was the winner of 299 out of his 300 fought matches, as the Wrestling Hall of Fame was only able to account for one loss out of all the matches he fought.
The president, who was assassinated on April 14, 1865, has signed legislation to create the U.S. Secret Service hours before he headed to Ford's Theatre. However, the Secret Service wouldn't have saved Lincoln had it been created in time—the original purpose was to combat widespread currency counterfeiting. It wasn't until 1901 that its M.O. was to protect the president.
While everyone knows the story of Revere's famous ride—in which he was said to have warned colonial militia of the approaching enemy by yelling, "The British are coming!"—there are plenty of holes in the story. According to History.com, the operation was meant to be quiet and stealthy, since British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside. Also, colonial Americans still considered themselves to be British. To be yelling about an impending invasion would be anything but stealthy.
You've likely heard about how crazy some of the law enforcement of prohibition laws could be, but it turns out the U.S. government literally poisoned alcohol in its effort to discourage drinking. When people continued to consume alcohol despite its banning, law officials got frustrated and decided to try a different kind of deterrent: death. They ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols manufactured in the U.S., which were products regularly stolen bootleggers. By the end of Prohibition in 1933, the federal poisoning program is estimated to have killed at least 10,000 people.
Nope! The first person to appear on this most common bill was Salmon P. Chase. The first $1 bill was issued during the Civil War in 1862. Chase was the Secretary of Treasury at that time and was also the designer of the country's first bank notes.
His name? Samuel Wilson. A meatpacker in Troy, New York, who fought in the American Revolution, he later became the official meat inspector for the northern army in the War of 1812. Wilson was given the nickname "Uncle Sam" for his good nature. According to HuffPost, when he started providing and inspecting meat for the troops during the War of 1812, the soldiers from Troy would joke that the initials "U.S." label on the barrels actually stood for Uncle Sam. This idea was eventually expanded to all United States military items with "U.S." And that's how Uncle Sam came to be.
The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, is actually owned by Triple Five Group, a company based in Edmonton, Canada. This Canadian company also came up with the idea of the mall and designed it. So really, despite its name, it's not so American after all. How's that for a surprise, eh?
Talk about a snub. It wasn't until 1953 that Ohio congressman George H. Bender brought a bill to the U.S. Congress asking them to retroactively admit his state into the United States of America. (That's why, despite the bill being passed in the '50s, Ohio's official founding date is 1803.)
So what happened? Thomas Jefferson had approved the territory that would become Ohio more than a century before. However, due to an accidental oversight, Ohio had never been formally admitted. Oops!
Technically, a state's driver's license is not needed to compete in NASCAR. Even drivers who have had their actual driver licenses suspended for everything from reckless driving to DUIs were still able to race in NASCAR.
Alaska is the largest state in the United States, and was sold for a total of $7.2 million, which amounts to about 2 cents per acre. The state was purchased in 1867. In the 50 years that followed, America made their money back for the $7.2 million more than 100 times over. Talk about a quality buy.
Why? It's because American employees are likely to leave their jobs for other companies in search of better benefits and higher salaries. Americans would rather get back on the market than stick it out for the long-haul and hope for the best. In fact, per BLS figures, the typical Baby Boomer has held 10 jobs between the ages of 18 and 42.
Talk about one big apple. New York City is home to 8.5 million people—more than 40 out of 50 of the states in America. This figure is especially crazy, considering how New York City is geographically tiny: just over 300 square miles.
Too bad spellcheck didn't exist 300 years ago! Hey, we're just kidding—because the spelling used was actually an accepted form at the time the bell was engraved. Here are a few other fun facts: the strike note of the Bell is in E-flat, and it weighs a whopping 2,080 pounds!
Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake by surface area at 31,700 square miles, or 82,100 square kilometers—or roughly the size of Maine. It also holds 10 percent of the world's surface fresh water. Its 3 quadrillion gallons are enough to cover both North and South America under one foot of water.
Most people in the Beaver State speak six words in the time it takes the rest of the country to say five words. After studying over 4 million phone calls, Marchex found that Oregon, as well as upper Midwest states and Massachusetts, have the quickest speech patterns. The slowest talkers are found in Louisiana, Alabama, and the Carolinas. Oh, and New Yorkers talk the most.Shutterstock
Though legislators in some states have tried and failed to pass laws to get rid of daylight savings time, all 48 contiguous states practice the measure. But, if you hate resetting your clock twice a year, may we suggest moving to Hawaii or Arizona? Neither state does.
According to Allstate's Best Driver's Report in 2017, which takes a look at the nation's 200 largest cities, Boston took the not-coveted first place in being the nation's home to the worst drivers. The best drivers can be found in Kansas City.
It happened in 1980, and the zip code is 10188. The building was declared a landmark on May 18th, 1981, by New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission, and in 1982 The Empire State Building was listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.
Everything is bigger in Texas. The Lone Star State would have has the world's 10th largest GDP if it were its own country. America's largest state economy, though, would be California, which produced a slightly higher GDP than the whole of France in 2015.
On the personal finance site WalletHub, experts analyzed the 50 states and Washington, D.C. The used 28 key metrics of happiness, including emotional health, income level, social connectivity, and sports participation rates. Utah came in first, followed by Minnesota. Alabama and West Virginia rank as the unhappiest states in the country.
The town of Whittier, Alaska, is an hour southeast of Anchorage. It's a small town of around 220 people. And these 220 people all live under one roof, in one building. For those who have privacy issues, this is probably not the town for you.
According to The Washington Post, $100 bills are one of America's leading exports: An estimated two-thirds of $100 bills can actually be found overseas. Uh, why? Well, many are definitely used for black-market purchases and other illegal deeds. But many are held onto as savings, in nations like Cyprus and Greece.
In Kentucky, the number of bourbon barrels outnumbers the state's population by more than two million. That's a lot of bourbon. Kentucky is the birthplace of the drink and crafts 95 percent of the world's bourbon supply.
Bourbon is the only native spirit of the United States of America, which was declared by Congress in 1964. In order for an alcohol to be considered bourbon, it must be made with a minimum of 51 percent corn, aged in charred new oak barrels, stored at no more than 125 proof, and bottled no less than 80 proof.
Monowi, Nebraska's single resident is 83 years old. She is the city's mayor, librarian, and bartender. Her name is Elsie Eiler, she pays taxes to herself, and considers people who reside 40 miles away to be her neighbors.
The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has been on fire for more than 55 years. In the late 1800s to the 1960s, it was a prosperous mining town. However, after a mine caught on fire in in 1962, the flames began to spread underground through the interconnecting tunnels. They haven't been able to put them out since and the town's population has drastically decreased.
Talk about a way deeper collection than your local library: 838 miles of bookshelves, consisting of more than 39 million books. The library receives some 15,000 items each working day. All together, these bookshelves are long enough to stretch from Houston to Chicago.
Despite there not being many, if any at all, literal peach trees in the city of Atlanta, more than 70 streets in the city contain the word "peachtree" in their names. A few example: Peachtree Center Avenue, Peachtree Battle Avenue, Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Peachtree Circle, and, of course, Peachtree Street.
Crater Lake is 1,943 feet deep, which makes it the deepest lake in the United States, as well as the ninth deepest lake in the entire world. There's only one place that's safe to swim in this lake, and that only opens in mid- to late-June.
According to the National Association of Wheat Growers, an acre of Kansas wheat produces enough bread to feed nearly 9,000 people for one day. As well, the state produces enough wheat each year to bake 36 billion loaves of bread. That's enough to feed everyone in the world for about two weeks.
There's enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City: 3.25 million cubic yards, to be exact. It also weighs more than 600,000 tons.
In Scottsboro, Alabama, the Unclaimed Baggage Center attracts 800,000 shoppers annually to rifle through people's lost stuff and purchase unclaimed items. Kinda weird, but it works. Workers unpack an average of 7,000 items per day. What isn't suitable for retail is donated or thrown out.
We're not joking. You can obtain a unicorn-hunting license from Michigan's Lake Superior State University. The Unicorn Hunters were created in 1971 by W.T. Rabe, who was known for his clever PR stunts from his time as a Detroit-area publicist.
The Lavender Labyrinth is located in Western Michigan, at Cherry Point Farm & Market in Shelby. It was designed in 2001 by Cherry Point owner Barbara Bull and artist and architect Conrad Heiderer to include an herb garden. To walk to the center would take you around an hour. Oh, and you can see it from Google Earth. And for more awesome trivia, don't miss these 50 Weird But Wonderful Facts That Will Leave You Totally Amazed.
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Five Rueda wine facts
The Verdejo grape has been grown in the area for centuries
The origins of Verdejo date back to the 11th century.
It is believed that it came to Spain around the time of King Alfonso VI, when there were large movements of people.
Research has shown that Verdejo arrived in Spain from North Africa, and probably had a period of adapting in the south of Spain before moving up to Rueda.
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It was the first DO in the Castile y Léon region.
Rueda DO was created in 1980.
Previously, the region had focused on growing Palamino and making solera-aged fortified wines.
In 2008, some red and rosé wines were also protected by the DO Rueda.
It’s not just Verdejo
In the 2016 harvest, 98% of the grapes were white varieties.
Verdejo is the predominant variety in most blends, but Sauvignon Blanc, Viura and Palomino Fino are also grown here.
The Verdejo grape
Phylloxera changed Rueda from red to white
Red varieties were historically more predominant in the Rueda region, but after phylloxera hit in the late 19th century, it is believed the red varieties were almost entirely wiped out.
Some winemakers since helped red wines to recover. The main red varieties are Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Garnacha.
Grapes grow at altitude
Vineyards in Rueda are about 600 – 700 metres above sea level. This helps keep the temperatures cooler, even in the heat of summer.
It also means there’s a high diurnal range – the difference between the highest and lowest temperatures of the day – which maintains the acidity Rueda wines are known for.
There was a high school musical produced about Wegmans.
Students at Algonquin Regional High School performed a musical about Wegmans. The grocery chain even donated authentic props, including shirts, chefs' hats, shopping carts, and signs, according to CNBC, and students got a tour of the store for some inspiration.
5 Things You Didn't Know About Cocktails and Bartending
Probably not long after the invention of liquor, people may have started messing around and adding things to their favorite spirit. We know that by the 1600s, people were fond of alcoholic punches. But the cocktail as we know it is a more recent invention. Here are some other facts that should leave you stirred, but not shaken.
1. Yes, the Word 'Cocktail' Sounds a Little Dirty — With Good Reason
The origins of the word "cocktail" are pretty murky — with several competing theories . But spirits historian David Wondrich (nice job, huh?) says the first mention of the word "cocktail" was in a British newspaper in 1798. "Cock-tail" (as the word was styled) was used as a slang term for a ginger drink. Apparently at the time, before a horse sale, a dealer would sometimes put a ginger suppository up the animal's butt, which would cause it to lift its tail, "a raised or cocked-up tail being a sign of a spirited horse," writes Wondrich. Alrighty then.
2. Cocktails Were Invented in America
One of the earliest uses of the word "cocktail" in the way that we think of it now (as a mixed drink) was in the American periodical Balance and Columbian Repository in 1806. In response to a reader's question, the editor explained that a cocktail "is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters." That's a definition that still works today. In fact, the editor just described a drink we would now call an old-fashioned, which could be considered the first cocktail.
Others argue that the first cocktail (or at least, the first one with a name) is the Sazerac, which was developed in New Orleans in 1838 by an apothecary named Antoine Peychaud. It originally consisted of a cognac called Sazerac, a sugar cube, bitters and a dash of absinthe. Nowadays, it's made with whiskey and the other ingredients. Sometimes a second type of bitters is substituted for the absinthe.
3. The Father of Mixology Was Jerry Thomas
Jerry Thomas (1830-1885) was not the first barkeep in America, but he was the first to write about it. In 1862, Thomas published "The Bon Vivant's Companion, also known as The Bar-Tender's Guide." In it, Thomas laid down the principles for mixing drinks and listed his own recipes. His book (which was revised several times) included the first recipes for the Tom Collins and the martini. Thomas was also quite a showman — his signature drink was the blue blazer, which involved lighting whiskey and tossing it back and forth between two mixing glasses. His bar guide is still in print.
4. Bartender 'Olympics' Are a Thing
Thomas' creative spirit lives on today. Whether it's bartenders competing to show off their "flairtending" skills — like juggling liquor bottles — or mixologists showing off their creativity by submitting original recipes, there's a competition for everyone. Check out some flairtender tricks in the video below.
There's also an annual cocktail conference held in - where else? - New Orleans.
5. One Bar Has Been Selling Drinks for More Than 1,100 Years
In 2004, Guinness World Records bestowed the title of Ireland's oldest pub on Sean's Bar in Athlone, Ireland, established circa 900 C.E. During renovations in 1970, the owners discovered that the walls were originally made of "wattle and wicker," a style used in the 10th century. Sean's Bar also claims to be the oldest bar in the world so far none other has stepped up to challenge it. So, unless something is uncovered in, perhaps, Greece or Italy, we'll give Sean's the title. The oldest pub in America is the White Horse Tavern, established in 1673 in Rhode Island and still going strong.
The website Serious Eats asked 24 bartenders, "What cocktail should disappear forever?" The top two contenders were the Long Island ice tea and the appletini.