Daily News: Michelob Ultra Gets Prime Super Bowl Ad, NFL Vets Head for Wine Industry

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – An Australian company has developed a water bottle that uses solar energy to produce water from air, at a rate of as much as half a quart per hour. – Jason Wise, director of Somm and its forthcoming sequel Into the Bottle, answers More

Daily News: Keurig Sales Continue to Fall, Sparkling Water Can Erode Tooth Enamel

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – In 2015, combined sales of bourbon, rye and Tennessee whiskey rose by 7.8 percent, up $210 million from 2014. – Watch a clip from Into the Bottle, the follow-up to Jason Wise’s 2012 hit documentary, Somm. – After a decade-long greening effort, Drappier has become More

Robert Simonson Unveils “Modern Classics” Cocktail App

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Cocktail culture goes mobile with a new app by PUNCH contributor and The Old-Fashioned author Robert Simonson. In an ever-evolving drink world, Simonson’s Modern Classics of the Cocktail Renaissance, launching today, is an iPhone-ready canon of drinks from the last three decades that have been permanently ensconced as true new classics. “The cocktail renaissance, depending on where you set its beginnings, More

Daily News: Moët Fakes, Penn Students Develop Faster Beer-Brewing Method, Cheech Does Mezcal

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Cheech Marin maintains the smoky reputation of his stoner movies with Tres Papalote, the actor’s new line of mezcal. – According to a Bon Appetit survey, 55 percent of viewers intend to drink while watching the Super Bowl, with spirits and cocktails More

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Daily News: Timbaland Allegedly Bails on Fundraiser Over Champagne, Wine Sales Around Super Bowl Increase

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Wine is expected to play a larger role in Super Bowl 50 as a larger demographic—including younger viewers and more women—sits down for America’s most-watched TV event. – 2016 may be a challenging year for American wine because of cheaper imports from wine markets More

Daily News: Sake-Flavored Kit Kats Launch in Japan, World’s Oldest Tea Dates Back 2,100 Years

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Kit Kat is releasing a sake flavor in Japan for Valentine’s Day. – The Kroger grocery chain has proposed a plan in which alcohol companies would “pay for positioning” in stores, creating a major distribution problem for craft brands. – Cuba’s first-ever trade show More

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Daily News: Music Can Make Wine Taste Better, Small Coffee Roaster Wins $5 Million Super Bowl Commercial Slot

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A study from Oxford University claims that music can make wine taste better. – New Zealand exported $1.54 billion worth of wine in 2015, making significant headway onto American store shelves. – As craft brands like Tito’s eat at their market share, Absolut More

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Daily News: Wild Turkey Debuts New Logo, Coffee Does Not Cause Heart Palpitations

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Wild Turkey’s logo has been revamped to feature a larger, older and more distinguished bird, to highlight the bourbon’s aging process and prestige. – A brief history of the Australian “goon bag,” or box of wine. – A winery in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands is using drones to More

Daily News: American Wine Consumption To Decline in 2016, Zac Brown Launches Own Wine Label

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A British food activist has created a beer made from surplus and leftover bread to combat food waste. – The Specialty Coffee Association of America has created a coffee flavor wheel that helps establish the terroir, taste and intensity of your favorite bean. – Oscar-nominated Danish director Thomas More

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Daily News: Canned Beer Turns 81, 20 Percent of Australians Drink Majority of Aussie Booze

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Juice crawls in Soho and dry happy hours in Los Angeles aim to change the “unsexy” reputation of alcohol-free events. – Despite representing only 20 percent of Australia’s adult population, “super-consumers”—defined as those who drink four or more alcoholic beverages a day—are responsible for More

The Punch A-Z

Shake

(v.) A cocktail-making technique in which the ingredients are rapidly shaken by hand in a shaker before being strained into the service glass. Cocktails that include “cloudy” ingredients, such as juice, cream or egg whites are good candidates for being shaken, while all-spirit cocktails are best stirred. There are different schools of thought as to […]

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