It’s Cinco de Mayo! Starting with Cheap Trick and Surrender, Hornitos is making a annual event of mashing up famous rock groups with a mariachi band. This year, Twisted Sister jumped in. Dee and the Band created this new, one-of-a-kind version of their 1984 hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. Look like last year’s video was taken off of YouTube? Hornitos folks we want to see that!
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While January 16 marks a sad day in US history (it’s the day that Prohibition went into effect), it’s opposite is Repeal Day, which occurs on December 5. We thought that we would throw a discussion of Repeal Day into the mix to make sure that everyone knew Prohibition ultimately had a happy ending. Repeal Day is celebrated around the United States every year and each year, the celebration grows. For Repeal Day 2011, DOTW took to the road and journeyed across the country to spend it with our friends at the Left Coast Bartenders Guild in Tampa Bay, Florida.
When The Rivers Ran Red examines the impact of Prohibition on California’s wine country, particularly the famed Sonoma County. Vivienne Sosnowski spent many hours researching this little discussed topic, including hours of oral interviews with the few survivors of Prohibition, who were in their 90’s by the time Ms. Sosnowsky interviewed them. I have to admit that this book made me see red when reading it. Living in San Francisco, we are in close proximity to the wine country, and I particularly love Sonoma Valley. I could only imagine the impact that Prohibition had on so many hard working Americans in the wine industry.
As more and more distilleries open around the world, many are embracing the use of sustainable methods. The week’s drink come to us from Pisco Portón, a Peruvian mosto verde pisco, committed to sustainability. It is made at the oldest working distillery in the Americas, Hacienda la Caravedo, a distillery that combines age-old Pisco making traditions with eco-friendly modern technology, including:
A roof garden that naturally converts carbon dioxide emitted by fermentation into oxygen, reducing
On a recent trip to Stockholm, I dropped in to the Absolute Icebar Stockholm. It was cool, very cool! I had always wanted to stay at an ice hotel (and had read up on the one that is built in Quebec each year), but I didn’t really know what to expect. It was far more than I expected, and honestly, much colder than expected.