Daily News: Spain’s Take on the Gin & Tonic, The Rise of Absolut Elyx

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Later this year, Barnes & Noble will debut four new concept stores offering beer and wine. – With its charitable component and savvy brand ambassadors, Absolut Elyx is quickly coopting the vodka spot at many craft cocktail bars. – Spain, one of the top gin-consuming More

Daily News: Staggering Wine Consumption in Paris, 3,300 Cases of Stolen Beer

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – 3,300 cases of SweetWater Brewing Co.’s Goin’ Coastal beer, a pineapple-flavored IPA already in short supply, went missing when two trailers transporting the beer were stolen. - A rare heirloom crop known as purple straw wheat has been rescued from the brink of extinction More

Daily News: Smuggler’s Cove Founder Talks Tiki, Edible Booze Bubbles

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A former bartender at Williamsburg’s Nita Nita reflects on the beloved neighborhood spot as it shuts its doors after ten years. – The whiskeys produced by Marianne Barnes at Castle & Key Distillery rely on restored 1930s-era fermenters and Kentucky-grown grain and corn. – Kernel More

Daily News: California’s Affordable Premium Wine, Music Affects Taste of Beer

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Hungary’s wine story enters a new and promising phase as their native furmint enters the American market aided by an ambitious campaign. – Music affects the way people perceive the taste and even strength of beer, with soft music causing a sweeter sensation and bass-heavy tracks More

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Daily News: Channing Tatum’s Craft Vodka, Wine for Cats

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Pothecary Gin, created in a modest 35-liter sill in the founder’s spare room, has won the top prize at the world spirits awards. – Channing Tatum is launching his own potato-based craft vodka brand, Born and Bred. - Though hard cider still makes up only More

Daily News: Spritz Culture on the Rise, Budweiser Gets Sued

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Microbiologists at U.C. Davis suggest that grapes’ terroir-forming microbes might actually be measurable, not unlike a chemical fingerprint. – In Newfoundland, Canada, Quidi Vidi Brewery is making beer using water harvested from icebergs that are up to 20,000 years old. – Ironically, More

Daily News: New Orleans’ Ultimate Speakeasy, Recreating Shipwrecked Beer

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Australian scientists have recreated a beer recovered from a 1797 shipwreck. – Following Governor Cuomo’s decision to expand Sunday serving hours, the New York Times takes a look at the history behind New York’s so-called blue law. – Albert Trummer’s latest venture, Sanatorium, appropriately aims to provide More

Daily News: Spain’s New Blue Wine, China’s Answer to Bordeaux

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – In collaboration with the University of the Basque Country and the food research department of the Basque Government, Spanish vintners have created blue wine aimed at millennial drinkers. – Spiteful Brewing is the latest craft brewery to target Donald Trump with their Dumb More

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Daily News: Edinburgh’s Morning-Hour Pubs, Bushwick Gets First Brewery in 40 Years

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Once one of the country’s leading beer-producing areas, Bushwick will open its first brewery in 40 years. – Saveur documents the Flemish “brown cafés,” Antwerp’s answer to the dive. – Morning-hour pubs are a dying breed, but a few holdouts remain in Edinburgh for the post-night shift More

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Daily News: The Rise of Irish Whiskey, Vampire Cocktails in Mexico

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Oscar Hernández put his tiny hometown of San Luis Soyatlán on the map with the creation of the vampiro, an original mixture or lime, Squirt, sangrita and tequila distributed in plastic bags. – The San Francisco Chronicle profiles Joe Wagner, which they consider to be the face of California’s More

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Absinthe Fountain

This theatrical accessory used to dispense ice cold water can be used in the traditional preparation of absinthe along with an absinthe spoon and a sugar cube, though it is not necessary.

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