Booze News

Wineries Growing the Bitcoin Ecosystem

Wineries Growing the Bitcoin Ecosystem

Serving up bottles of select vine varieties, Picnic Wine Co. was the first winery dedicated to selling wine exclusively for bitcoin. Emblazoned on their bitcoinwine.com homepage, a prominently displayed mission statement reads, “Let’s stay in Bitcoin, shall we? The bigger the ecosystem grows, the fewer reasons to go back and forth between fiat . . […]

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Beer News

Engineers Can Alter the Hoppiness of Your Beer in Seconds

Engineers Can Alter the Hoppiness of Your Beer in Seconds

As someone who has homebrewed plenty of beer in my life, I am a bit dubious of any claims that anyone can improve a beer’s flavor in just seconds. But I’m also not a Cambridge-trained engineer who specializes in fluid technology, so I should probably give a machine called the Hoppier the benefit of the […]

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Wine News

Stop Hating On Boxed Wine — Try It You’ll Like It

Stop Hating On Boxed Wine — Try It You’ll Like It

Until recently, the last time I drank boxed wine was in college when “slap the bag” was an acceptable party game and everyone’s goal was to get as drunk as possible. Needless to say my memories of boxed wine were not the best. But on a recent liquor store trip, I was intrigued by a […]

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Spirits News

Global launch for booze-free Halal ‘whisky’

Global launch for booze-free Halal ‘whisky’

A US company is set to launch what it claims is the world’s first Halal “whisky”, which contains no alcoholic content, around the world next month. In 2011, Florida-based firm ArKay added a whisky variant to its range of alcohol-free drinks, which is described as having the “exceptional taste of whisky without the alcohol content”. […]

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Industry News

Plymouth Gin Abandons Its ‘Geographic Indication’. Interesting.

Plymouth Gin Abandons Its ‘Geographic Indication’. Interesting.

Plymouth Gin was first distilled in 1793 on a site barely a hundred yards from the spot where the Pilgrim Fathers had set sail for America nearly two centuries before. The bottle shows the Mayflower on its label to this day. Back then, the idea of a European Union would have been laughable. Revolution raged […]

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Winter Cocktails: Recipes For Those Chilly Winter Days

Winter Cocktails: Recipes For Those Chilly Winter Days

When the days grow shorter and the air gets crisp, it’s time to gather with friends for hot drinks and winter cocktails that’ll put a rosy glow on your chilly cheeks. In Winter Cocktails, María del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano share more than 50 recipes for cold-weather cocktails and mixed beverages, including mulled ciders, hot toddies, wine drinks, […]

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Events

All Whisky Lovers! Whisky Live 2014 in LA this Friday!

All Whisky Lovers! Whisky Live 2014 in LA this Friday!

Whisky Live LA, now in its sixth year, will take place once again in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Encompassing the magic of Hollywood and the grandeur/energy of LA and located between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, it is the perfect setting for the premier whisky event on the west coast. Easy access from downtown, […]

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