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MARTINI Brand Ambassador Roberta Mariani.

Vermouth is a wine, not a spirit — here’s everything people get wrong about it, and how to drink it

Most people think vermouth is a spirit that can be kept on the shelf for years. MARTINI Brand Ambassador Roberta Mariani told Business Insider it's actually a wine — and should be consumed fresh and kept in the freezer.

All of the mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking wine — and what to do instead

Sarah Abbott, wine judge, writer, and consultant, said there are some crucial mistakes wine drinkers make. Here's everything you're doing wrong, and what to do instead.

Jessica Chastain’s fashion executive husband has his own brand of fizz — and he wants to make it the Belvedere of the prosecco world

Business Insider met Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo at Mark's Club in London to discuss his prosecco brand Fiol, a partnership between him and his childhood friends and co-founders, brothers Pietro and Giovanni Ciani Bassetti.
George Clooney cashed in big time on his tequila brand.

13 celebrity-owned liquor brands, ranked by the price of a bottle

The number of celebrity liquor brands has gone through the roof in recent years — and with George Clooney's tequila company selling for $1 billion last year, it's easy to see why. Side businesses are the some of the easiest ways for celebrities to earn passive income.

Here’s how to taste gin like a pro, according to a ‘nosing panel’

Gordon's gin has its very own 'expert nosing panel,' a team of six distillers dedicated to sampling the spirit — using their noses of course — "every hour on the hour" during the distillation process, who shared their top tips for tasting gin like a pro.

The 25 best rooftop bars in London in 2018, ranked by the price of a cocktail

While there are plenty to choose from in the capital, if you want to beat the crowds — and the steep price tags — it can be hard to know where to go. Here are the best rooftop bars in London, ranked by the price of the most affordable cocktail.

People who drink in moderation may outlive teetotalers, according to a new study

A new study suggests that drinking in moderation could be linked to a longer life than being teetotal. But the advice around drinking is complicated, and there are still many health risks associated with drinking over the recommended limit.

Mistakes you’re making buying, ordering, and drinking tequila — and how to do it the Mexican way

Tequila gets a bad rep. While artisan gins and spiced rums are now hugely popular, most people's experience of tequila is not even pure tequila. However, a premium tequila movement is now gaining traction and a drinks expert has detailed his tips on how to enjoy it the Mexican way.
Beanie Espey (L) with her father James Espey (C) and Rebecca Jago (R).

Meet the rare liquor hunters who travel the world looking for priceless booze

Jago and Espey might just have the best jobs in the world — they're rare spirit hunters with a license to try and buy. The Last Drop team can't just Google for rare bottles — rumours reach them through word of mouth via their vast network of contacts that have been built up over two generations.

Tee-totalers are more likely to call in sick from work than moderate drinkers, according to a new study

A new study has shown that moderate drinkers take fewer sick days than tee-totalers. This could be because of existing health conditions, or simply because people who drink are seasoned pros at making it to the office with a hangover.