Dave Infante, VinePair

Dave Infante


Charleston, SC, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Of Bovines and Booze: How Dairy-Based Alcohol Is Finally Gaining a U.S. Hoof-Hold

The past 10 years have been an unparalleled parade of beverage-alcohol innovation, including ethyl-izing dairy. → Read More

'Freedom’ on Ice: Budweiser’s Flag-Waving Wears Thin As Freedoms Erode in America

There was a time, not so long ago, when I thought Budweiser’s regular American flag-themed summer rebrand was pretty cool. → Read More

'Greedflation' Has Sent Corporate Profits Soaring, but What About Beer Prices?

Price hikes on goods across the American economy fueled record-breaking profits in the C-suite. Was your extra beer money doing the same? → Read More

From Your Feed to Your Fridge, Influencers Are Cashing in on Canned Cocktails

Hard seltzer’s two-year heater came to an end, yet when it comes to ready-to-drinks, the most exciting celebrity brands are from influencers. → Read More

Sonic's Hard Seltzer Is Hot. Here's How 'America's Drive-In' Brewed a Hit

Christmas came early for Sean Mossman two Decembers ago, and it came in the form of a phone call from “America’s Drive-In.” → Read More

Craft Beer NFTs Are Perhaps Uniquely Primed to Deliver on the Ever-Elusive 'Community.' So What Could Go Wrong?

A decade ago, Joey Rubin tagged along with his friend to a dive bar in Los Angeles’s Eagle Rock neighborhood on a mission. → Read More

Will Our Thirst for Unlikely Booze-Brand Collaborations Ever Be Quenched?

The most important thing to understand is that every alco-llaboration exists primarily for you to notice its existence. → Read More

Despite Notable Closures, Taprooms Aren’t Over — They’re Just Not Easy These Days

Are taprooms in trouble? It depends on many factors: from regional demographics and politics, to debt loads and wholesaler relationships. → Read More

The Bold Premise and False Promise of Copyrighted Crypto Cocktails

Here’s a closer look at the conundrum of cocktail copyrighting as it stands today and why NFTs aren’t poised to solve it tomorrow. → Read More

The King of Super Bowl Beer Ads — How AB-InBev Conquered and Controls the World's Most Coveted Air Time

Beer companies have coveted Super Bowl ad time since the game’s inception. Here's how Anheuser-Busch became King of Super Bowl ads. → Read More

A Sprawling, Sudsy Timeline of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Super Bowl Ad Legacy

The Super Bowl is the premier advertising event in the country, and Anheuser-Busch InBev is its premier advertiser. → Read More

Death of the Craft Beer 'Sellout': The Next Wave of Acquisitions Marks a New Era of Drinker Indifference

How did a craft beer industry and community so opposed to selling out become so inert in the face of their beloved breweries getting sold off? → Read More

Can NFTs Provide a Fraud-Proof Marketplace for Bourbon?

In Punch-Drunk in the Metaverse, we discuss how counterfeit bourbon may become a thing of the past as NFTs enter the whiskey marketplace. → Read More

Craft Beer's No Good, Very Bad Year

From a #MeToo moment to being overshadowed by hard seltzer, 2021 was a rough year for the craft beer industry. → Read More

Budweiser’s NFT Drop Hints at a Web3 Future for Global Legacy Brands

Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and Web3 aspirations are changing the beer industry for better and worse. Here, we explore Budweiser's Heritage Cans. → Read More

Unpacking the Supply Chain Issues Facing Craft Brewers Today

VinePair talked to beer pros to discover what “supply chain issues” mean for the United States' craft brewing space. → Read More

Elvira's Short, Sexy Stint as Coors Light's Halloween Queen

Elvira, Coors Light's Halloween mascot, gave the then-new Silver Bullet an enviable hold on the adult-ifying October holiday. → Read More

With Slowing Growth and Pandemic Uncertainty, Who’s Financing Craft Breweries In 2021?

For people starting new breweries, where are they getting their funding? Find out how these businesses face growth in light of uncertainty. → Read More

The Inevitable Grift of Slinging 'Conservative' Wine and Beer at a Country Driven Mad by Social Media

There’s big money to be made selling “conservative” versions of everyday beverages. How will this influence consumer spending? → Read More

Is Hard Seltzer Killing the Classic College Kegger?

Drink options are endless for college students today. Is the rise of hard seltzer killing off the classic beer keg? Read on for more. → Read More