Articles Tagged: Booze News

Woodford Reserve 1838 Sweet Mash Whiskey Review

Brown Forman released Woodford Reserve 1838 Sweet Mash Whiskey.

The significance of this is that the process used to make this new bourbon hasn’t been used commercially since before Prohibition. The bourbon we all know and love is “sour mash.”

In very basic terms, “mash” is the mixture of fermented grain and water used in making bourbon.

The sour-mash method involves holding back mash from one fermentation to use it in the next batch to … Read more

BioBeer: Beer That’s Good For You

Students at Rice University are working on a beer that helps fight cancer and heart disease.

We’ve all heard that “red wine is good for you.” Well, the Rice students wondered if they could make a beer that had the same health benefits.

BioBeer — a more consumer-friendly name than the original Frankenbeer moniker — will be brewed using yeast genetically modified to produce resveratrol.

Resveratrol, a naturally occurring compound found in red wine and

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Win A Trip to the Glastonbury Music Festival

The makers of my beloved Newcastle Brown Ale want to send you to the Glastonbury Music Festival in England!


Because, who doesn’t like a rock show in a small English town with a mystical past?

Glastonbury is said to be the burial place of King Aurthur. The whole area’ known as the “Isle of Avalon”, is over looked by the Glastonbury Tor, a tall hill topped with a medieval tower. Way cool. I climbed … Read more

TURF: Tailgaters Urging Responsibility and Fun

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The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America have teamed with others in the industry and pro-football hall-of-famer, Joe Thiesmann to create TURF, Tailgaters Urging Responsibility and Fun. The group will hold a number of events promoting responsible tailgating through out the football season. In addition, the group the group is offering tips for responsible and fun tailgating on its website along with some tasty recipes to keep everyone from going hungry.

TURF, Tailgaters Urging Responsibility … Read more

The Slow Food Bar

The Slow Food Nation Conference in San Francisco recently and spirits were nicely represented. The slow food movement is a reaction to fast food that champions sustainable, local ingredients. The showing was a nice change for distilleries, who have not been the most eco-friendly. On hand were several Bay Area producers including Square One Vodka, Anchor, George Spirits, and No 209 Gin.

A nice take away? Even large commercial distilleries are adopting sustainable processes. For … Read more

September Is National Bourbon Heritage Month

In 2007 the U.S. Senate created National Bourbon Heritage Month. To be observed each September, the event celbrates Bourbon as America’s Native Spirit.

To Kick off the month, the folk at Wild Turkey Bourbon sent us their version of the classic Manhattan.

Wild Turkey Bourbon Manhattan 

1 parts Wild Turkey 101
1 ½ parts sweet vermouth
1 dash bitters


Stir well with cracked ice and strain into a Manhattan or chilled martini glass. … Read more

Maker’s Mark Rocks the Vote

Maker’s Mark is covering the Election Season with a decked-out bus traveling the country. On the bus is a group of “journalists” chronicling the party through a blog and video reports from “Maker’s Mark News.” See the first installment below.

Check out the site to see when the bus rolls into your town. Unfortunately, they aren’t rolling through SF.

Maker’s Mark News, Videos and Humor… Read more

Pick the Best Martini Glass

Bombay Sapphire, famous for its annual designer glass gift box, wants you to create their next signature martini glass. Don’t have a flair for design? You can help pick the winner by voting on your favorite.

The 1st-place winner from each country wins $3k and trip to London. In England, they’ll compete in the Designer Glass Competition Finals during the London Design Festival.

Enter and vote: Bombay Sapphire

Designer Glass Competitions – Pick the Best … Read more

5 Intriguing Cocktail Names

From Apartment Theray’s Kitchn comes 5 Intriguing Cocktail Names. The article goes into detail on the origins of each. Here’s the list. We’ve also linked to the recipe for each.

1. Harvey Wallbanger
2. Negroni
3. Monkey Gland
4. Corpse Reviver (two versions: No. 1 & No. 2).
5. Fuzzy Navel

Top 5 Intriguing Cocktail Names [Kitchn]… Read more

America’s Hardest Drinking City 2008 – Austin, Texas

Milwaukee, “America’s Drinking Hole,” has lost its status as the Hardest-Drinking City in America to a worthy opponent, Austin, Texas.

Known for its live music, thriving nightlife district, and the University of Texas, Austin is tops in alcohol consumption in 2008 according to Forbes Magazine. There is even an annual cocktail throwdown. With that many college students, music, and barbecue there is bound to be some drinking. In runner-up Milwaukee’s defense, they keep their college … Read more

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