Daily News: The Unbreakable Champagne Bottle, Blue Wine in the U.S.

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Gik, the controversial Spanish blue wine, is now available for pre-order in the U.S. – As part of their exploration of dangerous cocktail ingredients, Imbibe investigates the risks of cannabis cocktails. – Clay Risen reports on the unexpected surge of brandy in the U.S. – Finally, Mental Floss recounts More

Daily News: Man Saves Beer From Burning Building, The Story of the Sazerac

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Toast, the beer produced from stale bread, has partnered with Chelsea Craft Brewing Company in the Bronx to launch its American Pale Ale. – David Wondrich delves into the history of the Sazerac and its connection to New Orleans. – The success of the More

Daily News: Karaoke in Abu Dhabi, Kona Brewing Faces Lawsuit

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – The Brewers Association has added guidelines aimed at curtailing sexist marketing in beer. – Despite the demand for local beer, many brewers still rely on hops from out of state. – Kona Brewing Company is being sued for misleading consumers that their beer More

Daily News: Whiskey from Bagels, Burgundy’s High-Tech Hail Shield

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A British wine boom is on the horizon as 1 million new vines have been planted this year. – The vineyards of Burgundy will soon be protected by a high-tech hail shield. – A portion of the proceeds from Canada’s Fake News Ale More

Daily News: PDT’s Coachella Tiki Bar, Whiskey and Virtual Reality

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – David Downs is the cannabis editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, where weed is reviewed similarly to wine. – There’s a “secret” tiki bar at Coachella run by the PDT team. – In The Washington Post, Dave McIntyre profiles Martine Saunier, who helped create the market for More

Daily News: Sunny’s Bar Faces Closure, High End Holy Wine

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Sunny’s, the beloved Red Hook bar, will close in July if it cannot raise $50,000. – The wine industry remains largely unfazed by the increasing legalization of marijuana. – Aaron Goldfarb explores the beer scene of Newburyport, MA. – Finally, according to The More

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Daily News: Google’s Vodka Brand, Why Wine Tastes Better at Elevation

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Google has launched its own vodka brand, called Old Style Flavoured Vodka. – Having played a considerable role in the previous installments, Corona is noticeably absent from the latest Fast & Furious. – The Chicago Tribune interviews the president of Goose Island about the brand’s craft identity. – More

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Daily News: A Recipe For Homemade Fireball, The History of “Soviet Champagne”

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A New York Times reporter explores the burgeoning drinks scene in Brno, the Czech Republic’s “second city.” – Ian Bateson chronicles the history of Artwinery, producers of so-called Soviet Champagne. – The death of a grape picker in Italy has revealed the harsh conditions often facing field workers. – More

Daily News: MillerCoors Refutes Jim Koch, A Guide To Hops

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – MillerCoors has refuted much of what Jim Koch wrote regarding the future of craft beer. – October offers a guide to hop varieties. – China’s Moutai is poised to overtake Diageo as the world’s most valuable liquor company. – Finally, NPR shares the More

Daily News: The Story of The Bullshot Cocktail, Tequila Terroir

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Agave origin is becoming a consideration for consumers, as the taste for tequila continues to grow. – Jim Koch believes that the best days of American craft beer are in the past. – A growing number of beer clubs are giving die-hard fans access More

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Canadian Whisky

(n.) Legally, Canadian whisky must be distilled from fermented grains, aged for three years in wood casks and bottled at 80 proof or higher. The fermented grain mash—usually made of corn—is often distilled at alcohol levels much higher than bourbon, which means flavor from the grains is largely neutralized. Producers are allowed to mix in […]

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