Articles Tagged: Prohibition

Gitane – A Sherry Spectacular

post iconIt’s not often that we offer a restaurant review on DOTW but this really isn’t a restaurant review, it’s more of a booze rave. We recently headed to Gitane in San Francisco to experience their cocktail menu. I have recently become interested in wine based cocktails (and DOTW plans to bring you a new series on wine based cocktails soon) and we went out on a scouting mission. It’s actually not that easy to find cocktail programs that are based around wine. Sure, you get a ton of places offering champagne cocktails or that use vermouth, but it’s rare that they go beyond that. …Read More

Prohibition on PBS

post iconKen Burns, the amazing documentarian who brings American history alive in his documentaries, tackles Prohibition. …Read More

Canada Club Reserve Whisky (Aged 10 Years)

Interesting enough, the famed Canada Club (or C.C. as its known) started its life in Detroit. When Michigan went dry, the distillery was moved across the Detroit River to Windsor, Ontario, Canada where he continued to import his Whisky into the United States (first legally and then illegally during Prohibition when Al Capone was a major customer). The distillery was forced to add Canadian to his label after the Whisky became extremely popular, prompting complaints … Read more

Guenoc 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Lake County – Wine Wednesday

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As we mentioned last week, we recently hiked up to Lake County for the Lake County Wine Adventure and had a blast. One of the places that I made sure we went to was Langtry Estate and Vineyards, the producer of Guenoc Wines. Guenoc Wines has been one of my favorite budget go-to producers for well over a decade. Honestly, without Guenoc, I probably wouldn’t have known that Lake County existed when I started buying … Read more

Hump Day Liquor Links

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This week’s boozy links:

    How to tip in every major country or how to make the bartender your friend.
    When booze was banned and pot was not.
    Another new Vodka hits the market. This one is ‘smoothed’ in oak.
    Starbucks has a new size, trenta, and it’s bigger than your stomach.
    Camper English pays a visit to Patrón.
    Drink spirits gives its Las Vegas Top 5.
    Whisky in a can! Neatorama points out the folks … Read more

Amendment 21

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary 21st Amendment, or the repeal of the 18th, Double Cross Vodka created “Amendment 21.” A combination of Double Cross Diamond Filtered Vodka (yes, diamonds), Maderia, scotch and honey, Amendment 21 is robust, refreshing and retro. Cheers! 

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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Prohibition’s End

December 5 marks the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. Whether you spend the evening in a modern-day speakeasy like San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch or throw your own 1930s-themed party, it’s an anniversary worth celebrating!

New York’s Colony Club was one fancy speakeasy, with high-society clientele like the Vanderbilts coming to enjoy a cocktail or two on the sly. One of the most popular cocktails was the eponymous Colony Cocktail.

Colony Cocktail

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Yay, FDR!

This Day in History: 1933 FDR legalizes sale of beer and wine. This was the first step in the repeal of our most dubious experiment, prohibition. 

Can we get a w00t?

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