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• Here’s why you should go dry for a month. Could you do it?

Here’s why you should go dry for a month. Could you do it?

Here we go. Another study but this one might help you prevent ailments as you age. Go dry for a month and this will happen: you’ll lose weight, natch, but it’s also good for your liver (did we need a study to tell us that?), good for your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and will probably […]

• Viviane is a beautiful smash hit of a restaurant

Viviane is a beautiful smash hit of a restaurant

Wow! I don’t know who Viviane is, or was, but she must have been a looker because this restaurant is a fitting tribute. Walking through the almost impossible to find front door of the Avalon Hotel – give yourself an extra 20 minutes the first time. It hits you…this place is gorgeous. It’s night. The […]

• English evolves! ‘Wine o’clock’ added to Oxford online dictionary

English evolves! ‘Wine o’clock’ added to Oxford online dictionary

Or, is English devolving with these additions to OxfordDictionaries.com: Weak sauce – anything of a poor or disappointing standard Bants – short for banter NBD – abbreviation of no big deal Pocket dial – to accidentally call someone while your phone is in a pocket Hangry – adjective used to show feelings of anger or […]

• Everyone’s into craft beer. Even Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!

Everyone’s into craft beer. Even Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!

I was dreaming of ice cream and beer (yes, I did) and lo, and behold, Ben and Jerry’s is making a brown ale-flavored ice cream with salted caramel and fudge brownies. They’re collaborating with New Belgium craft brewery who is also making a salted caramel brownie brown ale to go along with the ice cream. […]

• Preggers? Study says no alcohol for you. Not even one drop.

Preggers? Study says no alcohol for you. Not even one drop.

Is nine months too long to be on the wagon? It might not even be nine months given that you’re already pregnant when you find out so it might be just eight months. This from a new study clinical study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. “The study said no amount of alcohol intake […]

• Carbphobic? Here’s a list of carbs in your booze of choice

Carbphobic? Here’s a list of carbs in your booze of choice

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that carbohydrates make up 45 to 65 percent of your total daily calories. So, if you get 2,000 calories a day, between 900 and 1,300 calories should be from carbohydrates. That translates to between 225 and 325 grams of carbohydrates a day. ~ Source: Mayo Clinic Credit to Jeff […]

• If you don’t like the Fucking Catalina Wine Mixer — you’re fucked

If you don’t like the Fucking Catalina Wine Mixer — you’re fucked

In the 2007 Will Ferrell comedy “Step Brothers” there was a scene depicting a business event called the Catalina Wine Mixer. The movie nailed the absurdity of people deep inside a corporate culture giving a silly marketing event religious status. Seeing that there was going to be a real Catalina Wine Mixer was a mix […]

• Our Greatest National Holiday — VODKA DAY YAY!

Our Greatest National Holiday — VODKA DAY YAY!

By D.R.Stewart The Fourth of July? Whatever. The Fourth of October is National Vodka Day. I wish I were present at the intense lobbying sessions with our elected officials to make this long-needed event happen. More importantly — have you decorated your house yet with lucite adornments?  Wearing of clear plastic earrings? People complain that […]

• Three days of fressing at The Taste! So why can’t I zip up my pants?

Three days of fressing at The Taste! So why can’t I zip up my pants?

Okay, so you think you can pace yourself when you go to a food festival and only eat a tiny bite of each star restaurant’s sample offerings? Can you hear me laughing?! I covered four sessions, Saturday day, Field to Fork; Saturday night, Dinner with a Twist; Sunday day, Sunday Brunch & BBQ; and Sunday […]

• Booze Sales Soar After Weed Legalization Contrary to Industry Fears

Booze Sales Soar After Weed Legalization Contrary to Industry Fears

Ha. The alcohol industry was worried that legalizing marijuana would cut into its market. No such thing happened. In fact, booze sales took off cause who doesn’t want some alcohol with their weed? Anyway, both industries are doing very well thank you.

• Apparently drinking semen is a big deal in New Zealand

Apparently drinking semen is a big deal in New Zealand

So, The Green Man Pub in Wellington, New Zealand is launching a stag semen “milked” stout and, if you’re concerned about the quality of the semen, pub co-owner Steve Drummond is reassuring, “It’s export-quality semen, we only deal with the best.” This isn’t the first time the pub has come up with some ‘exotic’ offerings. In 2011, […]

• Oh boy! Chinese distillers spiking booze with Viagra

Oh boy! Chinese distillers spiking booze with Viagra

What a way to go! Ever  creative Chinese companies are under investigation lead by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). They found that a total of 69 wine products, from 52 companies, had the drug or a substitute, as an additive. A total of 19 companies are under criminal investigation, production has been halted […]

• Celebrity Booze! This Time It’s The Pogues Whiskey Brand

Celebrity Booze! This Time It’s The Pogues Whiskey Brand

Irish band, The Pogues, collaborating with West Cork Distillers to launch The Pogues Irish Whiskey. The target market is 25 – 30 year olds. Duh. It will sell for around $47. I wonder if they are in there actually making the stuff. If not, what does it mean to have a celebrity simply put their […]

• UPDATE: Chicago Brewery renames Trump beer, “F*ck Your Hair”

UPDATE: Chicago Brewery renames Trump beer, “F*ck Your Hair”

UPDATE FROM PREVIOUS POST: 5 Rabbit Cerveceria dumped Trump over recent comments about Mexican immigrants even though it meant losing business. The brewery was making a house beer for Trump Tower’s Rebar but wouldn’t think of continuing to do business with the ignoramus under the circumstances. The owners of the brewery are Latin American and […]

• Love Wimbledon? Enjoy it with a cocktail right out of tennis ball. Win!

Love Wimbledon? Enjoy it with a cocktail right out of tennis ball. Win!

London restaurant, Holborn Dining Room, serves this novel champagne cocktail. Try it! Hey, at least it’s not out of tennis shoe! Break Point cocktail Cumber infused Stolichnaya Elit Vodka (or your choice) Fresh cucumber juice Lanson white label champagne (or your choice) A squeeze of fresh lime juice Then, make a hole in the top […]