Daily News: Alcoholic Cold Brew Coffee, The Best Beer Bars in America

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A new bill proposes that Texas-labelled wine must contain 100 percent Texas-grown grapes. – An alcoholic cold brew coffee will hit the market this May. – The Brewers Association has listed the best beer bars in America. – Chicago’s Empirical Brewery is using More

Daily News: Liquor Brands Adopt Augmented Reality, Making the Case for Armagnac

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – At Diamond Reef, the drinks list straddles the line between old school and new. – Beam Suntory is considering augmented reality as a means of promotion for its brands. – Located in Bushwick, Enlightenment Wines is Brooklyn’s only meadery. – Aaron Goldfarb highlights the More

Daily News: Chicagoans Consume The Most Beer and Whiskey, Investigating the Ritual of the Buy Back

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Skeletons of some of the earliest colonists in America have been discovered beneath a Florida wine shop. – A recent study suggests that Chicagoans consume more than twice as much beer and whiskey compared to the national average. – According to a new report, More

Daily News: The Aviary Will Open in New York, The Scientist Behind Jägermeister

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – David Wondrich chronicles the history of the Irish bar in Manhattan. – The makers of blue wine have been banned from marketing their product as “blue wine.” – A problematic batch of vodka is being recalled after accidentally being bottled at 81 percent ABV. – A More

Daily News: BrewDog’s Craft Beer Hotel, Wine-Infused Coffee

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – BrewDog is planning on opening a crowdfunded craft beer hotel next to their Columbus, Ohio taproom. – Wine Enthusiast interviews Guy Fieri about his Russian River Valley wine label. – Napa-based Molinari Caffe has created a line of wine-infused coffee. – Longreads tells the story More

Daily News: The Bars Where Bartenders Drink, Defining Northern California’s Beer Style

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A new book by Adrienne Stillman documents the bars where bartenders most like to drink. – A Portuguese company is pushing for the return of cork over screwcap bottles. – Beers brewed specifically to be consumed at high altitudes have been introduced on More

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Daily News: A Church That Brews Beer in its Crypt, A Guide To Asian Lagers

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – St. Mary’s church in North London brews beer in the crypt to raise money for their youth work. – In Lucky Peach, Justin Kennedy offers a guide to Asian lagers. – One writer offers his secret to making homemade nocino liqueur. – In The More

Daily News: The Story Behind Jackie O’s Cocktail, Converting Tequila Waste Into Fuel

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – The Guardian shares the story behind the Femme Fatale cocktail, created in honor of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. – Mexico’s second-biggest tequila company, Herradura, is converting agave waste into fuel. – Munchies revisits the story of London’s gin craze in the 18th century. – October interviews the man who More

Daily News: The Virtues of Aperitivo Time, The History of Ojen

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – The latest drinks menu at Dandelyan in London explores the fine line between medicine and poison. – The Atlantic traces the history of Ojen, a popular New Orleans liqueur. – According to October, Columbus, Ohio, has become the epicenter of the state’s locavore movement for both More

Daily News: Brother Cleve’s Favorite Boston Drinks, Run the Jewels’ New IPA

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Following the implementation of a new bill, UC Davis will be allowed to sell wine made by students rather than dispose of it. – LA’s arts district has become a hub of craft vodka distilleries. – Run the Jewels has created a More

The Punch A-Z

Muddler

(n.) A bartending tool used to muddle cocktail ingredients. A long-handled rod with a blunt end, usually made from wood, fancier versions have indentations on the blunt head to better puncture ingredients, but any long instrument with a flat edge, such as a wooden spoon, may be used. It should be long enough that you […]

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