Articles Tagged: Booze News

Beer Drinkers? Bigger Brains!

A study conducted by Gottingen University in Germany shows that the hippocampus shrinks less for drinkers of beer than wine or the hard stuff:

The groundbreaking study shows that the hippocampus, the part of the brain involved in memory, spatial tasks and many other functions, was more than 10 per cent smaller in those whose tipple was wine than in those who favored beer.

Beer Drinkers? Bigger Brains! [Dethroner]

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Night Club & Bar Convention – Las Vegas

This week DOTW was in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade show. And what a show it is! We were immediately greeted by pumping club music, hip modern booths and flowing samples of every kind of liquor, beer and mixer imaginable.

Our first stop was at PINK Vodka (pictured left), which is infused with caffeine & guarana, perfect for an early Vegas morning. OK, it was 11 O’Clock. They … Read more

A Night In Vegas

I was recently in Vegas for a whirl wind 30 hours to attend Blogworld with the FM crew. After landing and attending the show, we set out to try some of the bars on the strip (there are a few).

First stop, the Irish Pub at NewYork NewYork for a few pints of Guinness (duh!). Next, we paused at a very tired cocktail lounge off the casino at the Excalibur. Trying to keep it simple, … Read more

2007 – A Drinker’s Look Back

As we close the bar on 2007, I felt it appropriate to take a look back. Sure everyone does these lists, but it is fun to look at the year that was. I I figure, hey! why not?

So with out further ado, here are some of my favorites from 2007.

Cheers!

January
- Gin, The New Vodka?
- Super Bowl Cocktails
- Top 10 US Party Cities

February
- Suck & Blow
- Presidential … Read more

India Overturns Law Banning Women Bartenders

After nearly 100 years, women can once again tend bar in New Delhi. This 1914 British law was overturned by the Indian Supreme Court last week giving women access to one of the more lucrative professions in India.

The cocktail craze has hit India, with trendy bars sprouting up all over the country. A bartender in New Delhi, Mumbai, or Hyderabad can earn $1000 (US) per month, nearly 4 times that of the average call … Read more

An Interview with the King of Cocktails

For those who don’t know the Dale DeGroff, the legendary bartender who grew to fame at New York’s Rainbow Room, this is a great introduction to the man and his no nonsense cocktail philosophy. He is not only responsible for the Cosmopolitan, but for helping to make bartending the creative, respectable profession it is today.

When asked, “Any tips for home mixologists on making drinks at home?”

Says the King of Cocktails, “If you have … Read more

Vodka Fan Would Rather Kill Himself Than Give It Up at the Airport

A 64 year-old German man nearly died recently while returning from vacation. With 2 pints (1 liter) of vodka in his carryon, he was informed by security that he would either need to check his bag or get rid of the vodka. He did just that—downing both bottles on the spot.

“The incident occurred at the Nuremberg airport on Tuesday, where the 64-year-old man was switching planes on his way home to Dresden from a

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450 Kegs Stolen from Guinness

Wow!

“Ireland’s national police force, the Garda Siochana, announced the nationwide manhunt earlier today. A lone man drove into the brewery Wednesday and hitched a fully loaded beer trailer to his truck, driving away with 180 kegs of Guinness stout, 180 kegs of Budweiser and 90 kegs of Danish beer Carlsberg. Guinness brews the latter two under license.

The kegs held the equivalent of 39,600 British pints and they had a value of about $235,000, … Read more

Guinness Surger

Guinness Brewmaster Fergal Murray launched the latest technology from Guinness’ the Surger Unit. An event took place at ESPN Zone in Times Square. Fergal was joined by former Dallas Cowboy Daryl “Moose” Johnson to serve pints with proceeds going to RADD, the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety. The Guinness Surger Unit enables you to get a perfect pint every time, everywhere.

At the touch of a button, the new Surger unit uses small sound … Read more

Automatic Bartender

Technology is amazing, this automatic cocktail maker cranks out an amazing 200 drinks per hour. The company says that the auto bartender will increase quality and consistency, reduce costs and loss and increase over all efficiency.

Of course, this may all be true, but will it innovate? While I am sure that this is great for vanilla chain restaurant, hotel and airport bars, it will never replace the neighborhood barkeep. Nor will it create amazing, … Read more

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