Daily News: Drinking in Ireland, Italian Prison Wine

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – An uptick in immigration raids has prompted American wineries to contemplate the effects that deportation of undocumented immigrants will have on the labor force. – The centuries-old bars dotted across Ireland’s southwest coast remain much the same as they did decades ago. More

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Daily News: Martha Stewart’s Wine Company, Ravi DeRossi’s Anti-Trump Bar

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – At Coup, Ravi DeRossi’s forthcoming Manhattan bar, 100 percent of the profits will go towards organizations currently being defunded under the Trump administration. – In October, Sarah Freeman takes a closer look at BrewDog’s decision to open in Ohio. – Martha Stewart will More

Daily News: Atlanta’s Most Coveted Craft Beer, Jay-Z’s New $850 Champagne

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Meantime brewers have partnered with biotech company, 23andMe, to offer tailor-made beer based on an individual’s DNA. – NPR interviews neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd about his latest book, Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine. – Jay-Z’s Champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, releases More

Daily News: San Francisco’s Urban Wineries, Cuban Condom Wine

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Carrots have been playing a starring role on cocktail menus across the country. – The Bayview district of San Francisco is home to a burgeoning urban winery movement. – Several airlines have partnered with breweries, including Mikkeller and Heineken, to develop beer specifically crafted to More

Daily News: A New Wave of American Brandy, Rick Astley’s Beer

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Italy’s Franciacorta producers are hoping that an indigenous grape will be the key to withstanding climate change. – Munchies joins Rick Astley and Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller as they brew a collaborative beer. – The plummeting British pound continues to pose challenges for the More

Daily News: Whit Stillman’s Sociology of Drinking, London’s Counterfeit Wine Detective

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Philip Moulin is responsible for detecting counterfeit wine for London’s Berry Brothers & Rudd. – According to October, Fernetic is on track to becoming a cult beer. – Amid the backlash to Bianca Bosker’s New York Times article, Esther Mobley argues for the wines in between More

Daily News: The True Champagne of Beers, CA’s Kohler & Frohling Returns

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – The New York Times chronicles the experiences of Rabbi Shmouel Semelman, the man responsible for ensuring alcohol is kosher in Jerusalem. – One of the most famous pre-Prohibition wineries, Kohler & Frohling, has been resurrected by a great-great-grandson of the original owner. – The man responsible for More

Daily News: Demystifying Old Tom Gin, Pre-Bottled Martinis At the Former Four Seasons

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – New FDA regulations will require some restaurant chains to disclose the calorie content of beers, many of which are unknown even to the brewers. – At the forthcoming Landmark Rooms, the house Martinis will be pre-bottled, stirring controversy among avid drinkers. – As wines More

Daily News: The New Bar in the Four Seasons Space, Sake Made With Saliva

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Accused of acting like the multinational beer companies they oppose, BrewDog has withdrawn its case against a pub that bears the same name as its newly launched Lone Wolf vodka. – Stone Brewing explains the process behind their Full Circle pale ale. – According More

Daily News: The Return of the Mission Grape, Rodham Rye

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Alberta, Canada is hoping to use alcohol to counter slumping oil prices. – The San Francisco Chronicle reports that California’s mission grape is making a comeback. – A distillery in D.C. has created Rodham Rye in honor of Hillary Clinton. – Paste profiles Mount Gay’s Master More

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Julep Cup

(n.): A silver or tin cup in which mint juleps are traditionally served. Kentucky silversmiths have been making these since the 18th century. Though it’s not necessary to make a julep, the metal cup has one major benefit: it holds frost and cools a cocktail better than its glass or plastic counterparts. Antique cups have […]

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