Daily News: Premier Cru Gets Messier, Hamilton Inspires a Beer

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – The Premier Cru scandal has become even more complicated as creditors dispute ownership of the company’s remaining wine stocks. – An anonymous group of young, French vintners are making wine under the label Collectif Anonyme and bringing a punk ethos to the More

Daily News: eBay Gets into Wine Retail, Becoming the Best Sommelier in the World

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Robert J. Cooper, the creator of St-Germain elderflower liqueur, has died at age 39. – In Bordeaux, a number of women are stepping into the wine business and helping to modernize the region. – Hundreds of 1970s-era liquor bottles were found unopened More

Daily News: Nazi Wine Cellar Discovered, John Legend’s Wine Venture

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Construction workers in Russia (literally) fell upon a World War II-era Nazi wine cellar—and immediately began downing the goods. – In Israel, winemakers in search of cooler, elevated growing sites look to the West Bank. – Vintners in Thailand are disproving the traditional view that More

Daily News: Ancient Incan Corn Beer, Is Guinness Considered “Craft”?

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Chicha de jora, a fermented corn beer dating back to the ancient Incan empire, can still be procured in Peru’s Sacred Valley. – Earlier this year, Italy surpassed France as the largest wine producer, yet their wine consumption has fallen to a record low and tallies in More

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Daily News: Toasting Shakespeare, Early Morning Tequila Shots

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A project led by Spanish vintners to preserve threatened grape species has produced enough of six Catalan varietals to plant vineyards. – Aaron Goldfarb examines what global cocktail competitions contribute to the industry. – Abhainn Dearg, a nascent distillery in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides—a region that hasn’t made whisky More

Daily News: Panama’s Craft Cocktail Scene, London’s New Nude Restaurant

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Jim Meehan of New York’s PDT forecasts the cocktail trends that will emerge over the next decade, with an eye towards sustainability and a growing number of home enthusiasts. – A “clothing-optional” restaurant, slated to open this June in London, already boasts a waiting list More

Daily News: English Sparkling Wine Wins Over Champagne, Trump Vodka Seized

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Hundreds of bottles of Trump Vodka were seized in Israel after its kosher classification turned out to be a scam. – The contents of Tubi 60, a new spirit, remain a mystery despite its quick rise to ubiquity in Tel Aviv’s nightlife. – Wealthy wine merchant Peter Deutsch claims More

Daily News: Appalachian Craft Beer, The Collapse of Trump Vodka, Taylor Swift’s Favorite (Not)Cocktail

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A secondary whiskey market operating via private Facebook groups was shut down in a virtual raid by the social media company, prompting questions over the legitimacy of both the online sales and the decision to terminate them. – A new sparkling wine classification More

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Daily News: Israeli Brewery Makes “Biblical Beer,” Alice Feiring’s Drinking Horn

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – The Campaign for Real Ale, a longtime champion of cask ale, faces an identity crisis as it decides whether to embrace quality craft beer supplied in kegs or cans rather than casks. – An Israeli brewery has produced five gallons of “biblical beer” from a strain of More

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Daily News: Champagne Makers Develop New Grapes, Sam Adams’ Special Brew

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Craft brewers in Germany are battling against a medieval beer purity law that mandates that the beverage include only barley, water, hops and yeast. – Gosling’s Rum has five trademarks for their Dark ‘n Stormy recipe and they’re not afraid to defend them. – More

The Punch A-Z

Buck (Mule)

(n.) Falling under the umbrella of Coolers, this family of drinks distinguishes itself by the addition of ginger ale as the fizzy component to a base of spirit and citrus juice, served over ice. The citrus is often left in the glass. Thought to have originated in near-parallel with the Rickey in the late 1890s, […]

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