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The Famous Grouse becomes a bit more famous.
Eatocracy shares its guide to stocking your bar for a happy, sane holiday.
Flying is getting boozier at the airport and in the air.
Tipsy Wine Testing Glass.
The stories behind 11 famous cocktails.
A gift guide for the serious imbiber from, well, Serious Eats.
More random drinking facts from Alcademics.
Alcoholic whipped cream. What can we say? What? Anyone?
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This week’s links from around the web.
Appoliciuos highlights five clever cocktail apps.
Beam me up Scotchie. Star Trek cocktails from Geeks are Sexy.
Uncrate’s go a hold of the new Adult Chocolate Milk. Uh, where’s our bottle?
Michigan bans Four Loko and other alcoholic energy drinks.
Gregory Dal Piaz breaks down the 12 Types of Wine Lovers.
There are so many fun gadgets associated with drinking! Here’s a fun one for the wine geeks — a wine bottle thermometer.
It has markings for the optimal serving temperature for different varieties of wine. So no more wondering how cold that Gewurtztraminer should be.
And, hey, it’s a lot cheaper than buying a special wine fridge!
Wine Bottle Thermometer @ Crate and Barrel
Halloween means one thing, OK, maybe more that one thing, but one is certainly candy! And what is the most popular? Candy corn.
Invented in the 1880s at the Wunderle Candy Company, candy corn os meant to mimic a whole kernel of corn. Today candy companies produce nearly 35 million pounds of the corn candy each year.
How big is candy corn? So big it needs it’s own day, so as not compete with Halloween. … Read more
Got what it takes to be a winemaker? Want to create your own national wine label? Then audition for the Public Television series “The Winemakers” for a chance to go to Rhone, France and prove yourself.
Auditions will be held July 27 in San Francisco and August 3 in New York. If you can’t make it to either of those, you can upload a two-minute video audition which will be judged by popular vote.
Sake is a light, refreshing, low-calorie drink that is good as more than just a chaser for your spicy tuna roll.
Yaegaki Nigori sake is affordable ($12 a bottle) and accessible (you don’t have to know a lot about sake to enjoy it).
It is a sweet sake, served cold. The sweet lychee fruit nose is appealing, as is the cloudy appearance and very light carbonation.
The flavor is not sticky sweet. It’s more like … Read more
The movie Sideways maligned merlot and praised pinot noir — and that had a very real effect on the wine market for the last few years.
So it’s funny that one of the best California merlot producers is a winery known for its remarkable pinot noir.
Etude Winery out of the Sonoma Valley is a maker of rich and luxurious wines. As an estate winery, they grow all their own grapes and are a firm … Read more
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