Tag Archives: CNN

• Toxic moonshine kills 102 in Mumbai slum

Toxic moonshine kills 102 in Mumbai slum

Toxic moonshine has killed 102 people and seriously sickened scores of others of drinkers from a Mumbai slum, Indian police say. Forty-six others have been hospitalized, with many in a critical condition, after consuming the illegal homebrew, Mumbai police spokesman Dhananjay Kulkarni told CNN. Authorities said four men and two women had been booked over […]

• How (not) to Drink the World’s Best Whisky

How (not) to Drink the World’s Best Whisky

The first thing you notice is the smell: rich, deep, and mysterious. And somehow, both fresh and musty at the same time. It’s a scent that immediately piques your curiosity. CNN’s On the Road Japan team visited Japan’s oldest whisky distillery just outside Kyoto to learn more about a spirit that’s just been named the […]

• Putin’s private wine cellars so vast, you need a car. Take a tour

Putin’s private wine cellars so vast, you need a car. Take a tour

The Moldovan cellars where Vladmir Putin keeps his wine are so big you need to drive through them, writes Simon Howland. CNN’s Pat Kinsella was recently given a tour of Moldova’s state owned Cricova wine cellars and was allowed to handle some of the Russian President’s private stocks. The Russian leader keeps a private selection […]

• Former Vegas mayor blames Bourdain spat on booze

Former Vegas mayor blames Bourdain spat on booze

In true Vegas fashion, former mayor Oscar Goodman is blaming it on the booze. Sin City’s ubiquitous cheerleader made headlines when he threatened to go home Sunday night after waiting 20 minutes for an interview with Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s travel show “Parts Unknown.” Bourdain was in town filming an episode. He responded via […]

• Grape expectations: How airlines pick high-flying wines

Grape expectations: How airlines pick high-flying wines

Roy Moorfield and Lau Chi-sun are in charge of one of Cathay Pacific’s most rigorous selection processes. Last week 140 candidates were brought before them and evaluated by appearance, body, character and even how bitter they are. “Any flaws or problems here on the ground just get magnified in the air,” said Moorfield in knowing […]

• CNN tests alcohol of AB beers; brewer, attorney dispute findings. Duh.

CNN tests alcohol of AB beers; brewer, attorney dispute findings. Duh.

Every old-school journalist wants this assignment: test beer to see if it’s been watered down, as a recent class-action lawsuit in California claims. CNN conducted an independent lab test of Budweiser and related brands this week. The results? Budweiser contained 4.94% alcohol by volume, compared with 5% stated on the label. Bud Light Lime possessed […]

• What I learned from my 46-day beer-only fast

What I learned from my 46-day beer-only fast

Editor’s Note: J. Wilson is an award-winning homebrewer and author of “Diary of a Part-Time Monk.” By J. Wilson, Special to CNN About this time last year, I set off down a path that hadn’t been traveled for centuries. I fasted on beer and water for the duration of Lent. While that sounds like a […]

• Lucky Dogfish Head, This Tweet’s for You

Lucky Dogfish Head, This Tweet’s for You

Twitter could probably benefit from a warning label—like “Do not type while drinking”—but one microbrew-loving American Red Cross employee’s accidental tweet this week had a lucky ending, both for her and for a Delaware craft-beer maker. A woman who handles social media for the Red Cross was using HootSuite Tuesday evening when she tweeted “Ryan […]

• Alcohol Industry Biggest Opponent to Prop 19

Alcohol Industry Biggest Opponent to Prop 19

According to a CNN live report, the biggest opponent to the passage of Prop. 19 and providing nearly half the funding against passage of the legalization of marijuana in California is the alcohol industry, and as we near voting day, we are seeing stepped up efforts from The Alcohol lobby to create voter apathy.  I […]