Daily News: Kathie Lee Gifford’s Rosé, 140-Year-Old Beer and Taco Bell to Sell Alcohol

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere. – A 140-year-old bottle of beer found in a garage in a small town in England sold for $935 at auction. – The first Taco Bell to sell alcohol will feature bouncers and “mixed alcohol freezes” containing one ounce of booze for every 16 of liquid. More

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Daily News: The World’s First Vaporized Whiskey And, Finally, Coconut Water Vodka

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere. – According to Britain’s first Beer Sommelier of the Year, the shape of a glass affects the taste of your beer.  – A Scottish distillery has created the world’s first single malt vapor. – In 1984, The Pogues sang about “Streams of Whiskey”—and now More

Daily News: Kabul’s Non-Alcoholic Beer Market, Vine Disease and Steven Soderbergh’s Bolivian Eau de Vie

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere: – The dangerous vine-loving bacteria that causes “Pierce’s Disease” and once ruined several California vineyards has been found on French soil. – Craft beer may be rising in popularity, but there are still 11 huge brewing companies in the U.S. that make up 90% of the beer More

This Week’s Best Drinks Reads

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Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a weekly installment where we share our favorite longreads on all things drinks and nightlife. This week, we discovered the trend of bars within other bars, embraced mold and tracked the evolution of canned beer. Remember the speakeasies of yore, with their unmarked entrances and elusive passwords? Meet the 2015 versions, which are so More

Daily News: Fireball Wings, Joe Paterno Beer and a Town Still Under Prohibition

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere: – A Joe Paterno-themed beer series is slated to be released in September, and pre-sales are already through the roof. – One in three U.S. wine drinkers use the Internet to look up wine information and prices, but only 11% have actually bought wine online. More

Daily News: Twitter’s Unfortunate Frat Party, Lobster-Infused Beer and “Kocktails with Khloé”

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere. – Khloé Kardashian is getting her own talk show, and it involves drinking: Kocktails with Khloé will be on FYI Network later this year. – One Maine brewer is combining two of the state’s favorite things: beer and lobsters. –  While a Scottish gin distillery is also More

Daily News: Lululemon Makes Beer, Blue Wine Exists and the Four Types of Drunks

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere. – Some breweries are starting to offer space for yoga classes, a trend that sounds like it might just equate to happy hour with yoga pants. – A group of entrepreneurs have released a blue wine called GiK in Spain that is created with added “laboratory-formed pigments”; none of those More

Daily News: How Heat is Ruining Hops, D. Wade’s New Wine and a Book of Poems About Beer

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere. – Beer hops are at risk of heat stress and sunburn this summer – and crop levels and quality are at stake. – There’s now a book of beer-inspired poems, aptly titled Poetry of Beer. – Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has launched his own wine label. – When More

This Week’s Best Drinks Reads

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Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a weekly installment where we share our favorite longreads on all things drinks and nightlife. This week, we learned about Mexico’s big beer-supported craft beer boom, pictured a vineyard in a war zone and tracked down the boozy dessert from To Kill a Mockingbird. Mexican micro-beer renaissance In Mexico, beer is a $20 billion business dominated More

Daily News: Nude Nestlé Ads, Lidl’s Whiskey Boon and PBR Goes Craft

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere. – Nestlé gets… sexy? The brand is using nude coffee ads to promote it’s more natural creamer. – PBR finally gets into the craft brewing game. – We’re pouring one out for the collaboration that could have been: Gary Numan was, for a short More

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The Punch A-Z

Swizzle Stick

1. (n.) A bartending tool used to make swizzle drinks, this thin wand comes with short, skewed prongs on one end. While traditionally made of wood from the Caribbean swizzlestick tree (Quararibea turbinata), modern versions can be manufactured from metal, plastic or other woods. A bar spoon can be used as a substitute. 2. The […]

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