Booze News

• Think different booze affects you differently? Not so fast…

Think different booze affects you differently? Not so fast…

There’s a persistent myth that different types of booze – tequila, bourbon, beer, Jägermeister, etc. – affects your buzz differently. Not true. Perhaps the myth has an overriding psychological effect and people adopt the mythological behavior of said booze, but it’s all in your head. Yeah, I know, you swear you act all crazy when […]

• Celeb Booze News: Sammy Hagar & Adam Levine Launch Tequila & Mezcal Blend

Celeb Booze News: Sammy Hagar & Adam Levine Launch Tequila & Mezcal Blend

Hoping they make beautiful music together, rockers Sammy Hagar, of Cabo Wabo Tequila fame, and Adam Levine of Maroon 5, blended tequila and mezcal to concoct a new brand new agave spirit, Santo Puro Mezquila. It should be available everywhere just about now! Give it a shot!      

• What Causes Red Wine Headaches?

What Causes Red Wine Headaches?

In the wine business, it’s sometimes joked that the most headaches a wine will ever cause happen long before that wine ever gets sipped, since grape-growing and winemaking can be so stressful – particularly when the grapes are harvested. For some people, however, the headache comes after drinking the wine, and it’s no joke. For those folks, […]

• Not Fake News: Your Vintage Whisky Could Be Counterfeit

Not Fake News: Your Vintage Whisky Could Be Counterfeit

Whisky.Auction, an online spirits auctioneer, uncovered what they call an “extremely sophisticated” counterfeiting operation. While this large-scale counterfeit whisky operation is in England, if you purchased vintage whisky at auction, there’s a very good chance it may be fake. “In a statement to sister publication The Spirits Business, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police commented: “Detectives from […]

• What’ll you bid for rare Donald Trump Single Malt Whisky?

What’ll you bid for rare Donald Trump Single Malt Whisky?

Yes, Virginia, there is a single cask of Glendronach made especially for Trump’s golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Here are the deets: 26-Year-Old, only 500 bottles released, sherry cask, BOX SIGNED BY DONALD J. TRUMP! Hurry, hurry! This bottle is going to auction on January 13 at McTear’s in Glasgow, Scotland. “After his recent elevation […]

• Belated Xmas news: Guess what Kim Jong-Un put in his drinks!

Belated Xmas news: Guess what Kim Jong-Un put in his drinks!

Bizarre hair-do notwithstanding, Kim Jong-Un outdoes himself bydrinking bizarre booze made out of tiger and bear bones, giantcentipedes and deer placenta. Supposedly, these drinks do everything from boosting tiredness after sex, improving erections and curing everything from arthritis to cancer. Booze distilled from deer antlers and ginseng is said to be “very effective for good health” with “no headache after […]

• Hey, guess what ‘unlimited’ stuff you can now bring back from Cuba!

Hey, guess what ‘unlimited’ stuff you can now bring back from Cuba!

As of Monday, Americans can now bring home all the Cuban rum and cigars you want! Yes, you heard that right. As long as you don’t sell it but consume or smoke it all by yourself. Well, with friends, of course. And you’ll give a huge boost to the Cuban economy. What’s also nice, the […]

• Love whisky? Play the market? A Whiskey & Spirits ETF for ya

Love whisky? Play the market? A Whiskey & Spirits ETF for ya

The ETF Managers Group and Spirited Funds recently rolled out a first-of-its-kind ETF that targets companies that produce alcoholic beverages. The Spirited Funds/ETFMG Whiskey & Spirits ETF covers publicly traded companies across the globe that are engaged in the production of whiskey and/or spirits. According to the prospectus, the initial universe of Index constituents consists […]

• A room of my own. Room 31 that is…my secret bar in Eagle Rock

A room of my own. Room 31 that is…my secret bar in Eagle Rock

I could live here in Room 31. The bar is stocked, the room is small and cozy, there are a bunch of tv’s in the adjacent sports bar, The 5 Line Tavern, and nobody can find me, easily, behind the hidden sliding door. A perfect hide-away. And, as it happens, it’s the first craft cocktail bar […]

• Ahoy! Cocktails to help you Talk Like a Pirate! Arrr, 9/19!

Ahoy! Cocktails to help you Talk Like a Pirate! Arrr, 9/19!

Monday is the day – International Talk Like a Pirate Day! A day to swagger and growl, a day to let your inner buccaneer out to play. As our friend Tom Smith wrote in his classic song, “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” it’s “That time in September when sea dogs remember that grown ups still […]

• Well, this will be fun! Top L.A. bartenders compete monthly at Terrine!

Well, this will be fun! Top L.A. bartenders compete monthly at Terrine!

TERRINE DEBUTS VERSUS ON SEPTEMBER 20, A NEW MONTHLY GUEST BARTENDER SERIES FEATURING MASHUPS WITH LOS ANGELES’ BEST BAR TALENT Once a month, Head Bartender Ryan Wainwright will challenge the city’s finest barkeeps to a cocktail duel, enlisting their help in building one-night-only menus of ingredient-driven drinks   WHAT:           Beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016, […]

• Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! Drink & Drive! Here’s How

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! Drink & Drive! Here’s How

DEARBORN, MI – July 19, 2016: Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer’s agave plant byproduct to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles. Ford and Jose Cuervo are testing the bioplastic for use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring […]

• Karen Grill, what’s a nice Jewish girl like you doing behind the bar?

Karen Grill, what’s a nice Jewish girl like you doing behind the bar?

Since I drink for a living, I meet a lot of people in the booze world, particularly bartenders because, ‘hellooo’, they are generally the ones serving the booze – sometimes at a bar, sometimes at an event. As customers, we walk in and take a seat at a bar, we order a drink and chitchat […]

• taste on Melrose is killin’ it with beautiful cocktails!

taste on Melrose is killin’ it with beautiful cocktails!

              Taste on Melrose‘s new Spring/Summer cocktails are so beautiful they would not be out of place as an accessory for this gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress! Sometimes beauty is only skin deep but these cocktails are not just a pretty face. They are delicious, refreshing warm-day sippers created by […]

• Oh no! Here’s how Brexit could impact scotch imports!

Oh no! Here’s how Brexit could impact scotch imports!

Most liquor exports and imports between the UK and US have been tax-free for 22 years. Brexit might send that into a tailspin. “Leaving the EU would be a leap in the dark for our great British food and drink industry and could lead to years of negotiations on new trade deals – with no […]