Snoop Dogg Now Has His Own Booze Brand Too

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Guys, Snoop Dogg now has his own booze brand. The Spirits Consulting Group (SCG) recently announced that Snoop Dogg is now a major shareholder of Cuca Fresca Cachaça as well as its ambassador. Like Ludacris’s deal with Conjure Cognac and P. Diddy’s with Cîroc, SCG anticipates that Snoop Dogg will elevate Cuca Fresca to VIP status. Bringing More

Fireball Whiskey Smooths Over European Recall

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After Fireball’s recent recall in several European countries, the Sazerac Company would like to inform you that the sweet, beloved cinnamon-flavored whiskey with over $61 million in annual sales is perfectly safe to drink—except by European standards. The whole debacle started after batches of the American formula made their way onto European shelves. (There are More

Will Rock & Rye Hook Serious Whiskey Drinkers?

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Considering America’s growing soft spot for whiskey—and all its esoteric iterations—rock and rye (an American rye whiskey-based liqueur), is ready for a comeback. And with Allen Katz, co-founder of New York Distilling Company, introducing “Mr. Katz’s Rock & Rye” later this week, that return seems to be on the horizon. Robert Simonson reports on the new [The New York Times]

Ardbeg Single Malt Returns From Three Years of Aging in Space

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Following almost three full years in space, traveling around the globe 15 times a day at over 17,000 miles per hour, a dram of Ardbeg single malt scotch was welcomed back to Earth yesterday at New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. According to a press release from the distillery, one vial of More

How to Make $4000 a Month Buying Beer

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There are college students called “beer auditors” who get paid to buy beer. This is real. One former auditor gives the lowdown on his magical college job over at Daily Finance.  As a beer auditor, Kyle Taylor completed a sort of evaluation (as opposed to a sting) as to how retail stores handle customer attempts to buy beer without an [Daily Finance ]

Watch a GoPro of Wedding Guests Drinking Fireball

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It’s only after all the proper family photos and chapel activities have concluded that the real wedding begins—because that’s where all the booze is.  To immortalize the action at his friends’ nuptial celebration, one genius wedding guest strapped a GoPro to the base of a Fireball bottle, which travelled from hotel room to limo to scenic [Uproxx ]

Once Again, France Is the World’s Largest Wine Producer

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Climate change is hitting wine producers hard worldwide; meanwhile France’s wine yield is on the rise (along with Germany, South Africa and New Zealand). Of the world’s 271 million hectoliters of wine, 46 million are made in France. According to Quartz, France is, for the first time since 1911, the world’s biggest wine producer. Italy was number one in 2012 and [Quartz]

This Guy Is the UK’s Original Whiskey Writer

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UK drinks magazine Hot Rum Cow pays homage to Alfred Bernard, the eccentric chronologer of UK distilleries and author of The Whiskey Distilleries of the United Kingdom, a meticulous (some might say tedious) account of 161 distilleries, their dimensions and their methods (if not much in the way of tasting notes). In 1885, Bernard was tasked by Harper’s [Hot Rum Cow]

Bordeaux Producer Pontet-Canet’s Second Label Declassified

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In a rather shocking declassification, it has just been announced that longstanding Bordeaux’s Chateau Pontet-Canet will not be selling its 2012 Les Hauts de Pontet under the AOC of Pauillac. According to Decanter, the tasting jury has determined that the wine does not represent, or taste like, wines associated with Pauillac. The panel tasted an “excès d’acidité volatile” (excessive volatile acids). [Decanter]

Mexican Wine Gives a New Meaning to “Old World”

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They’re difficult to come by, but Mexican wine is appearing increasingly in specialty shops and restaurants in southern California. Will Lyons for The Wall Street Journal takes a trip to Mexico to explore a little known wine region with a long history. Most associate Mexico’s export beverages with tequila, mezcal and cheap lagers, so it may come as [Wall Street Journal]

The Punch A-Z

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(n.) A bartending tool used to measure small quantities of liquid. In 19th-century recipes, this measurement was imprecise, but some speculate it correlated with either the pony glass or something around two ounces. Today, the most common versions are made in a conical hourglass shape from stainless steel and come in a range of measurements […]

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