Articles Tagged: Booze News

Happy Repeal Day – aka Cinco de Drinko

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Today marks the 80th 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

Sandeman Launches 2011 Vintage Port

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Each year, less than two percent (2%) of port is declared “vintage”, meaning that it comes from the same year.  These wines can be found in vintage or late bottled vintage ports.  Generally, port contains wines from multiple vintages in order to preserve the style of the port house.  In this regard, it’s very similar to Champagne houses, like Veuve Clicquot or Perrier Jouet.  The decision to declare a vintage port is taken very seriously … Read more

10 Fun Facts for Bourbon Heritage Month [InfoGraphic]

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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!

 

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81 Years Behind The Stick, Meet 98 Year Old Bartender Angie MacLean

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Angie MacLean first tended bar in 1932. After 81 years she is the oldest living bartender in the world, according to the World Record Academy.

The Spirit Business writes:

“Born in 1915, MacLean is still working full-time as a bartender at Panama Joe’s Café in Bridgeport, pouring drinks for eight hours a day, six days a week. The geriatric bartender claims she’ll continue bartending for “as long as (she) lives,” and still makes the effort

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Richard Christy Blind Tastes Beer With His Ass. Get 5 out 6 Correct! (NSWF)

Unfortunately, Youtube will only show a censored clip. Gotta get HowardTV to see the whole thing. Guaranteed to cause nightmares.

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Win $5000 – The Star of the Bar Competition – Chicago

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(CHICAGO) — 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 with special guest judges,

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Win $1000 – The Perfect Flavor Artist Contest

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Napa, California — Black Dragon, Mad Mary, Hot Summer Day Sorbet – You create it, you name it. In a new nationwide contest celebrating The Perfect Purée’s 25th anniversary, chefs and bar artists are invited to share their original recipes showcasing The Perfect Purée’s products.

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 … Read more

5 Trends We Found at the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Show

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We recently attended the Nightclub and Bar Show in Las Vegas and here’s 5 trends we saw emerge from the 700 plus exhibitors.

    John Taffer –  He’s everywhere.  He’s the President of the NCB, he’s the host of Spike TVs Bar rescue, he rescued hundreds of bars and nightclubs. I was a bit skeptical, after merely watching a few Bar Rescue episodes. But, I met a few owners he’s helped and I quote”everything Jon told

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Happy Cinco De Mayo! Enjoy with this Twisted Sister Mariachi Mashup

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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!
Enjoy!

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Concannon Vineyard Barrels Into Irish Whiskey

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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.  

To fathom this unlikely pairing of wine and whiskey, remember that Concannon Vineyard in Livermore Valley,California is owned by The Wine Group, one of the largest American wine companies. In 2011 The Wine Group launched Cupcake Vodka with similar branding to … Read more

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