Daily News: Premier Cru Owner Sentenced, Fracking’s Effect on Wine

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Premier Cru owner John Fox was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for conducting a two decades-long Ponzi scheme. – In National Geographic, the owners of Maryland’s Deep Creek Cellars discuss fears that fracking will negatively affect wine tourism in the More

Daily News: Saved By the Bell-Themed Beer, Scotland’s Controversial Tonic Wine

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery has debuted a Saved by the Bell-themed beer. – Passengers on a flight from Oakland, California, to Kansas City earned congratulations from the pilot for drinking all of the alcohol on board. – The Scottish monks who produce Buckfast, More

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Daily News: Judging the Coquito Masters Tournament, Conan O’Brien Drinks Steins in Berlin

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – In the Coquito Masters Tournament, held annually in the south Bronx, judges seek to find the best coquito—Puerto Rico’s answer to Eggnog—in the region. – From old world to new, Jancis Robinson offers a rundown of budget-friendly white wines. – In Lombardy, More

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Daily News: Whiskey as Pre-Game Ritual, Legalized Marijuana Tied to Decreased Beer Sales

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: -One factory in Germany’s black forest produces five to seven million coasters each day—and is the source of 95 percent of America’s coasters. -Gin was consumed in record-setting amounts in the UK in 2016, with 40 million bottles sold. -In markets where marijuana is legal, More

Daily News: The Rise of Modelo, Must-Visit Dive Bars

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – A group of chefs, bartenders and writers offer a list of their 20 must-visit dive bars. – Gin sales broke records this year, growing by 16 percent and surpassing the sales growth of beer and sparkling wine. – Thrillist explores the rise of More

Daily News: A History of Large-Format Cocktails, A Wave of Super-Premium Tequila

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Super-premium tequila is having a moment in the U.S. with over 100 brands competing with Patrón. – Food Republic interviews Rob Tod, three-time James Beard Award nominee and Allagash Brewery founder. – The 500-year-old Mortlake brewery in London will be auctioning off its More

Daily News: Glow-In-The-Dark Beer, Canada’s Answer to Eggnog

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – The Bachelor is releasing its own line of wine, which includes the aptly named Last Rosé. – According to a new study by research firm Cowen & Company, beer sales are declining in states where weed is legal. – A Bay Area biohacker, Josiah More

Daily News: Fireball Whiskey in a Box, The Legacy of the Late Corona Founder

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Rumors that the late Corona founder had left his fortune to the villagers of his hometown are untrue, but he did contributed millions of dollars to the town over his lifetime.  – Known as Firebox, Fireball is now available to buy in boxed form. – Chris Lowder More

Daily News: Sifting Through The Rye Whiskey Market, Vegan Wine

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Eric Asimov and a panel of experts sift through the abundance of rye whiskies on the market in search of the best. – New York-brewed beer, Two Dragons, will be sold in China starting in 2017. – Cabernet sauvignon and merlot are the More

Daily News: The Evolution of the Holiday Beer, Brewing in the Stone Age

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere: – Rosie Schaap explores the seasonal indulgence that is Irish cream and offers tips on making it at home. – The Impossible Collection of Wine continues to sell out despite its $845 price tag. – Researchers believe that Britons might have been brewing beer as early as the More

The Punch A-Z

Aquavit

(n.) Similar in structure to gin, this Scandinavian spirit is distilled from grains or potatoes, and flavored with caraway plus a slate of other herbs and spices, including cinnamon, anise, cardamom and citrus peel. Often bottled young when the spirit is clear or light yellow, some versions—usually Norweigian—are aged in oak barrels. The best versions […]

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