Daily News: The Secret to Chocolate Beer, The Story of the Dark ‘n’ Stormy

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – According to Munchies, Vietnam’s craft beer scene is rapidly expanding. – Chris Ross chronicles the history of the Dark ‘n’ Stormy. – A chef has created a product that enables chocolate flavor to be added to beer with consistent results. – Finally, The Los More

Daily News: Alaska’s Remote Dive Bars, Craft Breweries Revive Discontinued Beers

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Alice Feiring’s new book emphasizes the importance of soil over grape variety in the production of wine. – TV personality, Marc Summers hopes to host a spirits or wine show in the near future. – A number of craft breweries are re-introducing More

Daily News: Dushan Zaric’s New Barless Bar, The Greatness of Small Town Beer

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Aaron Goldfarb asks why small towns seem to produce better beer than big cities. – The Economist covers the Oxford-Cambridge wine-tasting contest. – One of the five new bars helmed by Dushan Zaric at Hotel Figueroa will lack an actual bartop. – Finally, are New York’s More

Daily News: The Ideal Aperitif, A Copenhagen Beer Crawl

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Aaron Goldfarb attempts a bar crawl covering all of Denmark’s beer. – Eric Asimov considers what the ideal aperitif should taste like. – A wine-loving Japanese ex-pat community is taking hold in Burgundy. – Finally, October visits Mekelburg’s, which boasts one of Brooklyn’s best More

Daily News: Brent Young’s Favorite Dive Bar, The New Campbell

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A Baltimore-based whiskey distillery is the latest venture for Under Armour founder, Kevin Plank. – Imbibe explores the relationship between chefs and dive bars. – A new study debunks the myth that drinking significantly alters personality. – Finally, Robert Simonson visits the newly opened More

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Daily News: The Value of Bad Wine, Budweiser To Be “Fresher”

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – According to GQ, Eric Wareheim might be breaking the mold of celebrity vintner. – Gothamist interviews Rafe Bartholomew, author of a new memoir chronicling life at McSorley’s. – Grand Central Terminal’s Campbell Apartment has re-opened as The Campbell. – To be more competitive with craft brewers, More

Daily News: Chicago’s Classic Cocktails, A Surge In Blonde Ales

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Chicago claims very few classic cocktails as its own, but Joseph Hernandez highlights a few. – Riverbend Malt House in North Carolina is one of only 60 such establishments across North America. – David Wondrich highlights the most traditional places to drink More

Daily News: From Wine Country to Weed Country, Translating Chicago Into Cocktail Form

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – America’s largest wine distributor is also the largest donor to California’s lawmakers. – The Chicago Tribune has challenged local bartenders to translate the essence of the city into cocktail form. – Winemaker Vassilis Papagiannakos is exploring new expressions of the savatiano grape. – Finally, The Sacramento Bee on the More

Daily News: Manhattan Cocktail Classic is Cancelled, The Future of Texas Wine

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – The Manhattan Cocktail Classic has been cancelled once again. – AB-InBev is being investigated for bribing retailers to stock their products. – In GQ, Paula Forbes considers whether Texas wine will ever reach a comparable status to other U.S. wine regions. – Trump has claimed More

Daily News: Jim Meehan’s New Chicago Bar, Stories from McSorley’s

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Jim Meehan of PDT is opening a new bar in Chicago called Prairie School. – An excerpt from the new memoir by the owners of McSorley’s details the time when the fabled wishbones required cleaning. – Despite the rise of aluminum screw caps, the More

The Punch A-Z

Angel’s Share

(n.) The small amount of spirit or wine that evaporates while the liquid is aging in barrels.

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