Tag Archives: Christmas and holiday season

• Gifts for the beer lover

Gifts for the beer lover

Kevin Diedrich, the bar manager of Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen in San Francisco, has made a list (and checked it twice) for a very hoppy holiday season. 1. Give the gift that gives every month! “Sign them up for a monthly beer club. My favorite site is the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club. […]

• Can you dig it? Russians to guzzle 1.5 BILLION liters of booze New Year’s

Can you dig it? Russians to guzzle 1.5 BILLION liters of booze New Year’s

Good health might be the most common New Year wish, but the upcoming holidays are likely to be quite a strain for the health of the nation. Despite the government’s fierce campaign against the bottle, economic forecasts for booze sales over the forthcoming holidays are more than optimistic. Economists say that alcohol consumption in the […]

• De-stress, De-tox, De-light with a gift of massage &/or private yoga sessions

De-stress, De-tox, De-light with a gift of massage &/or private yoga sessions

Holidays stress out the most serene among us. Indulgence and overindulgence are partying stalking horses reminding us that we are mere mortals. One more cocktail, pig in a blanket, eggnog with extra whipped cream…& on & on. Forget the gym…we’re on HOLIDAY! Aaaargh. That beer gut is about to pop. And we still have gifts […]

• Gift a Breathalyzer. Could be a livesaver.

Gift a Breathalyzer. Could be a livesaver.

Breathalyzers…hey, you should totally have one on hand to check your party guests before they jump into their potential death mobiles. Oh sorry, didn’t mean to be such an alarmist. But, really, it’s a nice gesture to have on hand to make sure everyone stays safe. And, you can keep one in your car for […]

• Booze, the 'It' gift for actors to their Hollywood agents…& for easy re-gifting

Booze, the 'It' gift for actors to their Hollywood agents…& for easy re-gifting

Damian Cecere, an actor who lives in Los Angeles, plans to spend about $50 on a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon for his agent this holiday season. That’s $50 more than he spent last year. “Things are definitely on an upswing, but I’m not ready to splash out with the Cristal,” said Cecere, 36, who appeared […]

• Flying Southwest? Nothing says 'Happy Thanksgiving' like free alcohol

Flying Southwest? Nothing says 'Happy Thanksgiving' like free alcohol

Southwest is treating its travelers flying on Thanksgiving Day to a free alcoholic drink. The carrier announced via Twitter earlier today that “if you are flying on Thursday you get a free adult beverage! Happy Thanksgiving!” In another beverage-related promotion, American announced last week it would offer its December customers an “in-flight Happy Hour” on […]

• Alcohol Companies Holding Back On Discounts For Holiday Season

Alcohol Companies Holding Back On Discounts For Holiday Season

Happy hour might be more expensive this holiday season, as makers and importers of wine and spirits plan to rely less on discounts to score big sales this holiday season. Exact figures for 2009 price cuts were unavailable, but analysts say price-based promotions made a serious dent in bottom lines. While beverage companies won’t be […]