Author Archives: Colman Andrews

America’s Best-Selling Premium Wines

Americans drank $68.1 billion worth of wine last year, including red, white, and rosé; dessert wine; and Champagne/sparkling wine. Some of the bottles opened, presumably mostly by that fabled 1%, ...
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40 Celebrities With Their Own Wine or Liquor Brands

Celebrities can do anything, or so it sometimes seems. Though they may be known for acting or directing or singing or the like, if they’re well-known enough, they can turn ...
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The Best Mexican Restaurant in Every State

“Mexican food” can mean many different things in this country. There are Mexican-inspired fast-food chains like Taco Bell, Del Taco, and Chipotle, and combination-plate dinner-house operations with a Mexican ...
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Trader Joe’s Knocked Off as America’s Favorite Grocery Store By a Texas-Only Chain

The best grocery chain in the country, knocking Trader Joe's out of first place, is H-E-B -- whose supermarkets are located entirely in Texas and northeastern Mexico. That’s according to ...
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100 Most Popular Musicians on Tour This Year

Most people have the ability to listen to recorded music every day. Whether on the radio, through physical media, or via a streaming service, the sound of one's favorite musicians ...
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The World’s Most Expensive Wines Over the Past Decade

According to the online wine marketplace and wine app Vivino, an average bottle of white wine costs $14.41, while its red counterpart comes in slightly higher at $15.66. Those averages ...
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Things You Should Probably Never Order at a Restaurant

According to the most recent available figures, there are some 660,755 quick-service and full-service eating establishments around the country. People patronize these places for a variety of reasons, of course. ...
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This Is What Most People Will Be Ordering in 2020

Some food fads come and go relatively quickly (when’s the last time you opened a package of SnackWells, or ordered blackened redfish at a restaurant?). Others arrive on the scene, ...
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Biggest One-Hit Wonders of All Time

Winning a Grammy award is considered to be among the highest achievements in the music industry. This year's ceremony -- which is scheduled to air on Jan. 26 on CBS ...
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The One Can’t-Miss Restaurant in Every State

There are great restaurants all over America today, in both cities and the countryside, from simple family-run places -- some serving time-honored diner fare, some with vivid accents (Latin, Asian, ...
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The Biggest Comebacks in Music History

Music fans worldwide will be tuning in on Jan. 26 to watch the 62nd Grammy Awards. Often considered the highest achievement in music, winning a Grammy demonstrates artistic excellence and ...
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Etiquette Mistakes That Make You Look Rude

People often think of etiquette -- good manners -- in terms of the dinner table. While there are certainly fine points in that arena that deserve to be better known, ...
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Saddest Restaurant Closings of 2018

Why did these places shutter? A variety of reasons. In some cases, leases were up and were too expensive to renew. Other places closed because they just weren’t making it ...
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25 Bacon Flavored Foods the World Doesn’t Need

Bacon just won’t die. Americans have probably eaten this cured and/or smoked pork belly product for as long as there have been Americans. Our over-the-top national obsession with it, ...
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Saddest Restaurant Closings of 2019

It's no secret that the restaurant business is volatile, and that restaurants come and go with sometimes surprising speed. Especially go. Restaurants close for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the ...
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