Booze News

A campaign to make Pisco Punch SF’s official cocktail

A campaign to make Pisco Punch SF’s official cocktail

When visiting San Francisco, there are three things you must do: Ride a cable car, watch the sunset through the Golden Gate Bridge, and drink a Pisco Punch. It’s a colloquial saying that’s never been attributed to a specific person or an era. But since New Orleans’ official drink is the Sazerac and Washington, D.C. […]

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Beer News

Hipster beer alert: PBR revives another 20th century classic

Hipster beer alert: PBR revives another 20th century classic

Pabst Brewing, known for reviving faded beer brands, is bringing back one of the most popular ales of the 20th century: Ballantine. Starting September, Pabst will start selling Ballantine India Pale Ale in six packs and larger bottles in the Northeast. Ballantine, a craft beer, was once one of the biggest selling brews in the […]

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Wine News

Oregon wineries prepare for possible earthquakes

Oregon wineries prepare for possible earthquakes

Oregon winemakers are looking at what happened during the recent earthquake in Napa because they know it could happen here, too. Like many of the Oregon vineyards, Rex Hill Winery in Newberg faces some unique challenges. The owners have an older building, which they improved to make it safer. And they have winery space built […]

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Spirits News

Bacardi makes unprecedented move into single malt Scotch

Bacardi makes unprecedented move into single malt Scotch

Bacardi is throwing its weight behind the single malt Scotch whisky category with the release of a series of expressions from its five malt distilleries. The Bermuda-headquartered drinks group, best known for its work in rum and white spirits, will release several new single malt Scotch whiskies from Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie, Macduff and Brackla distilleries […]

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Industry News

Diageo net sales drop by £1.1 billion (approx $1,719,777,322)

Diageo net sales drop by £1.1 billion (approx $1,719,777,322)

Diageo saw its net sales tumble by £1.1 billion in 2014 with weak sales in emerging markets and a continued slowdown in China blamed, as the company posted its end of year results today. Overall the company reported a net profit of £2.25 billion, a drop of 8% on 2013, with net sales falling by 9% […]

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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

Hooray! 4th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Coming Up

Hooray! 4th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Coming Up

CULINARY STARS ALIGN AT THE FOURTH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL The royalty of the culinary world prepare for one of the most highly anticipated food and wine events of the year, bringing together Michelin-starred chefs, James Beard Award Winners, Top Chef Masters, and FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs TICKETS: http://www.lafw.com/tickets/ (LOS […]

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