This Week’s Best Drink 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 why rum should be the official vice of reggae, how liquor license regulation sparked the Stonewall Riots, the science behind the “Red Wine Headache” is and more. Rum Is My Religion Mention “reggae,” and More

The Science Behind the Drunchies, “Piss to Pilsner” Recycling and Why Two-Buck Chuck Is So Cheap

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All the News That’s Fit to Drink: your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere.  – You can now justify last night’s drunk pizza binge with science: it turns out that alcohol makes your brain more sensitive to food aromas. – “Two-Buck Chuck” has become nationally famous—infamous?— but how exactly Trader Joe’s makes it so cheap has More

Chillary Clinton Koozies, A Chinese Wine Flavor Translator and the 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America

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All the News That’s Fit to Drink: your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere.  – “More like Chillary Clinton, amirite?” is actual text on an actual koozie that Hillary Clinton is actually selling through her campaign website. – Start planning that road trip: Wine Enthusiast announced their list of the 100 best More

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Chicago Brewery Votes Against Trump, The End of Styrofoam Cups and The Most Expensive City for Beer

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All the News That’s Fit to Drink: your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere.  – Say goodbye to that to-go cup of beer. Starting tomorrow, New York is banning the use of styrofoam cups and products in bars and restaurants. – Take a virtual trip to Napa: Google Maps will now More

Cricket Powder Milkshakes, Red Wine as Anti-Depressant and Nitro Coffee, Explained

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All the News That’s Fit to Drink: your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere. – A study on the Canadian market has found a direct and significant correlation between booze pricing and crime: higher alcohol prices mean fewer alcohol-related crimes. – Burger Chain Wayback Burgers is adding to its menu an Oreo milkshake made with chocolate-flavored cricket powder. - More

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Jameson’s Barrel-Aged Beer, Cuban Rum on the Rise and the Apéritif Effect

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All The News That’s Fit to Drink: your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere. – As part of a program called “Drinking Buddies”, Jameson is partnering with five craft breweries across the U.S. to create limited edition barrel-aged beers using whiskey barrels from the Jameson distillery in Ireland. – Congress is getting More

Drinking with Guns, Free Money from Beck’s and Sex Drive-Boosting Vodka

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All The News That’s Fit to Drink: your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere. – P. Diddy’s relationship with Ciroc Vodka could be in jeopardy over the recent assault charges filed against him after an incident involving a kettlebell. The spirit has seen a 40-fold raise in annual sales volumes since he came More

Ranch-Infused Vodka, E. Coli-Infused Water and “Bohemian Rhapsody” Beer

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All the News That’s Fit to Drink: your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere. – The menu at St. Louis’s soon-to-open Twisted RAnCH will only offer items infused with ranch dressing—including the drinks, like a cocktail made with ranch-infused vodka. – Put down the bottle: Water from Niagara Bottling Company (which provides water More

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Wine Gangs, Guinness Nitro IPA and Drunk True Detective

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All the News That’s Fit to Drink: your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere.  – Wine consumption in Africa is going up five times faster than anywhere else in the world. – In China, two men tried to drink a whole bottle of expensive sex-enhancing liquor after being forbidden from going through airport security with More

Drunk Raccoons, Emergency Rosé and Jacques Pepin Drinking from a Porrón on a Plane

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All the News That’s Fit to Drink: your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-osphere. – Possibly the only upside to California’s devastating drought: better-tasting wines. – The “Hugh Hefner of the Hamptons” narrowly avoided a catastrophic rosé shortage while sailing around the Galapagos by having emergency reserves flown in from Ecuador More

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The Punch A-Z

Lowball

(n.) An umbrella term for any drink served in a lowball glass, otherwise known as an Old-Fashioned or rocks glass. This sweeping category encompasses cocktails served with ice or neat, shaken or built, with mixers or without.

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