Daily News: The Making Of Iceberg Vodka, Southern Comfort’s Makeover

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Under Sazerac Company ownership, Southern Comfort will be re-released with new branding and a whiskey-based formula. – A number of new businesses are aimed at offering wellness tips to workers in the hospitality industry. – Thrillist explores what goes into making a More

Robert Simonson Joins PUNCH as Contributing Editor

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Ladies and gentleman, we’re thrilled to announce the expansion of the PUNCH masthead. Robert Simonson will be joining PUNCH, effective immediately, as Contributing Editor, covering cocktails and cocktail culture. He will author a monthly review column titled “Bar Review,” offering a critical look at some of the world’s most notable bars. In addition to a monthly review, Simonson will More

Daily News: Beer Yoga Goes International, Beer Made From Human Urine

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A Danish brewery has created a beer using recycled human urine, aptly named Pisner. – The trend known as beer yoga is showing no signs of slowing down. – Vogue shares the story of Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage, the team behind Trash Tiki. More

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Daily News: Rats Blamed For Missing Alcohol, Blue Prosecco

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – The San Francisco Chronicle visits the Dogpatch winery creating synthetic wine. – Heineken now has full ownership of California’s Lagunitas Brewing. – Police in Bihar, India have blamed rats for the disappearance of vast quantities of confiscated alcohol. – Finally, blue prosecco now exists. [Photo: Flickr/Paolo Soro]

Daily News: Bombay Sapphire Recalled in Canada, LeBron James In Dispute With A Brewery

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Bombay Sapphire is being recalled across Canada for containing almost twice as much alcohol as purported on the bottle. – LeBron James is considering legal action against Great Lakes Brewing. – L.A. Weekly profiles Maria Garcia, Republique’s wine director. – Finally, India’s new roadside booze More

Daily News: A Wave of Distillery Hotels, Virginia’s Pappy Van Winkle Lottery

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A wave of distillers and breweries are opening hotels to further entice consumers. – Acclaimed Italian winemaker Angelo Gaja has bought vineyards on Sicily’s Mount Etna. – Rare bottles of Pappy Van Winkle will be the prize at Virginia’s upcoming ABC lottery. – Finally, Taittinger breaks More

Daily News: The Story of the Julep Strainer, Drinking At New York’s Oldest Bars

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Maryland’s newest distillery, Blue Dyer, was founded by two ex-cops. – Aaron Goldfarb bar crawls through New York’s oldest bars. – A Finnish brewery has released a 1,000-pack of beer. – Allen Katz of New York Distilling Co. boasts one of the most More

Daily News: Unicorn Flavored Cocktails, Fracking Threatens Scotch Whisky

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Little Lab bar has translated Hong Kong’s culture into cocktail form with drinks that take inspiration from local cuisine. – Fracking poses a potential threat to the purity of water used in the production of Scotch whisky. – Kara Newman shares the stories behind More

Daily News: Beer Brewed with Lobsters, Fighting Vineyard Frost with Candles

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – To counter frost, French vintners are deploying candles, helicopters and heaters. – The Wild Beer Co. used 30 lobsters to produce its Of The Sea beer. – In their latest ad, Heineken succeeds where Pepsi failed. – Jane Anson looks at the More

Daily News: Building Better Beer Barley, The World of Craft Beer Fiction

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Imbibe cautions against the hidden dangers found in common cocktail ingredients. – A Jim Beam decanter that retailed for $5.99 in 1964 is expected to fetch over $100,000 at auction. – Munchies explores Tony’s Workshop, one of Beijing’s most interesting bars located in a one-bedroom apartment. – Scientists More

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The Punch A-Z

Lump Ice

(n.): A chunk of ice made by cracking apart an ice block. Though it has aesthetic charm when served in a drink, lump ice is often broken down further into crushed ice. Note that many old cocktail books call for lump ice in their recipes, though it is unclear what dimensions the ice should be.

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