The National Restaurant Association invites professional mixologists to show off their most creative cocktail talents using American Harvest Organic Vodka to vie for the sought-after title of Star of the Bar. The competition, which features a $5,000 cash prize, will take place at the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event (IWSB) at NRA Show 2013 with the winner being selected at the Restaurants Rock party on Sunday, May 19 2013 …Read More
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Beginning April 1, The Perfect Purée Perfect Flavor Artist contest will accept video submissions of foodservice professionals demonstrating how they use the company’s products in original dishes or beverages. One winner will be selected each month through October. Winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize and be featured in the Winter 2013 issue of Chilled Magazine, as well as on-line at www.perfectpuree.com/flavorartist. Non-winners will be included in the pool of eligible entries to be considered by the panel of judges in subsequent months. …Read More
Today marks the 79th Anniversary of the implementation of the 21st Amendment, also known as Repeal Day (for repealing the disastrous 18th Amendment, which went into effect on January 17, 1920). Make sure you enjoy a tipple today to celebrate!
Prohibition was a dark period in America. It pitted recent immigrants against Americans who had been in the country for generations and rural areas against urban. Hypocritical politicians voted dry and drank very wet. I … Read more
September is Bourbon Heritage Month!
Did you know? The U.S. Senate signed “Bourbon Heritage Month” into law in 2007, reinforcing the 1964 Act of Congress that declared bourbon “America’s Native Spirit”.
Bourbon production has more than doubled since 1999 and the state of Kentucky currently has 4.9 million barrels gently aging, the highest inventory since 1978. That’s about 262 million gallons of Bourbon. There’s 2 more facts for you!
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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What do you get when you combine the oldest, longest-operating, American winery founded by an Irishman and the newest Irish distillery? Concannon Irish Whiskey made in Ireland by acclaimed Cooley Distillery for Concannon Vineyard. …Read More
The Sipping Seder – A site of Passover Cocktails
Does the Perfect Bourbon Exist? – The Washington Post postulates
All 68 NCAA Tournament Teams Ranked by Their Best Drunk College Food – Endless Simmer
Fastest Bartender in the World – Zagat
For alcohol brands, social media a stiff cocktail – CNet
Six Pack Frame Cinch – The Awesomer
Columbia Koozie Hoodie – Uncrate
NY Times DIY Cooking Handbook. Sounds kinda like our new books DIY … Read more
This week’s boozy links:
Illinois Craft Brewers Fight To Protect Right To Distribute (HuffPo)
The Charlie Sheen (The Daily Meal)
Tippler’s Taxonomy: A Guide to Cocktail Categories (Serious Eats)
How to Make a Martini (Art of the Drink)
A Meat Cocktail with a Vegetarian Option (Alcademics)
Cupcake Flavored Vodka?
Join the Tea Party (TheSpir.it)
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