Tag Archives: Collecting

• Beer Fanatic Lines Hotel With 83,000 Cans. Presumbably Beer

Beer Fanatic Lines Hotel With 83,000 Cans. Presumbably Beer

 Jeff Lebo, 51, began collecting cans in 1975 at the age of just 13 and has since amassed thousands of unique cans from all over the world. He is now using his collection as a tourist attraction by lining the walls of his Brewhouse Mountain Eco Inn in Pennsylvania and charging guests $379 a night […]

• Physics and Green Beer Bottles

Physics and Green Beer Bottles

I have a new beer rule. Avoid beer in green bottles. Just to be clear, this is a rule for myself. You can drink green bottled beer. In fact, you should always try to drink the beer that you like. For me, I will avoid the green bottles. Why? If you drink beer, you may […]

• Seven ways to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew

Seven ways to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew

Have you ever been out at a party or taking it easy at home and you want to pop open a bottle of wine, but can’t find a corkscrew anywhere? Normally you’d just have to shatter the bottle and hope that there’s no glass in your wine (just kidding!), but you’re about to have seven […]

• Jack Daniel’s introduces special-edition Frank Sinatra whiskey

Jack Daniel’s introduces special-edition Frank Sinatra whiskey

In recognition of the relationship between two American icons, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, in association with Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), is launching a new ultra-premium expression in Travel Retail this October. Crafted from special “Sinatra barrels” the Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select is bottled at 90 proof and comes in a specially designed one- liter bottle. […]

• Auctioneer: Beer is long gone, but the can might cost you $50,000

Auctioneer: Beer is long gone, but the can might cost you $50,000

Forty years ago, Chicago businessman Adolf Grenke discovered beer cans – not for their contents, as he seldom touches a drop – but for their collectibility. “My wife had taken our two young sons to an educational lecture sponsored by the parks department in the Chicago suburb where we live,” said Grenke. “The fellow making […]

• Top 10 wine handbags. Some guys can carry too.

Top 10 wine handbags. Some guys can carry too.

The traditional handbag has had a make-over after a Swiss creator redesigned it with a special compartment for a bottle of wine. The makers explained, “The idea was based on the things women do in the day – working, shopping and going to a party.” Gone are the days it seems when a plastic bag or rucksack […]

• New Bollinger bottle to reduce oxidation rate

New Bollinger bottle to reduce oxidation rate

The new packaging was inspired by a bottle of Bollinger from 1846 found in the company’s cellars, and will be used across the entire range, starting with the Brut NV Special Cuvée. Speaking at the launch, Bollinger CEO Jérôme Philippon told the drinks business that the switch was motivated by a desire “to develop a […]

• 6 Ways to Ruin Your Beer

6 Ways to Ruin Your Beer

Appreciating a fine craft beer is not exactly rocket science. You pick a good one, pop the top and take a sip, right? But if you take a moment to peruse my slightly tongue-in-cheek list of “A Six-Pack’s Worth of Ways to Ruin Your Beer” and avoid everything on it, you’ll get a better tasting […]

• Absolut vodka dresses up in pinstripes

Absolut vodka dresses up in pinstripes

Absolut has launched limited edition vodka in a hand-cut crystal bottle within a pinstripe case. Called the Pinstripe, the new packaging is the work of Swedish designers Skogsberg & Smart and will be available exclusively in a handful of travel retail outlets, starting with the Stockholm Arlanda airport. The bottle is presented in a ”treasure […]

• Oregon offers special winery license plates. Napa needs one.

Oregon offers special winery license plates. Napa needs one.

Oregon drivers who are tired of the image of a tree, Crater Lake or a salmon on their license plate will get two new choices next year. One will celebrate Oregon as “Wine Country” and may feature an image of rolling hills of vineyards. The other will be an image — the specifics are as […]

• Hey, NY! Aluminum beer bottles are illegal, altho’ hardly anyone knows it

Hey, NY! Aluminum beer bottles are illegal, altho’ hardly anyone knows it

Put down the bottle, and put up your hands – that cold beer you’re clutching could be illegal. Aluminum beer bottles – an increasingly popular item at New York‘s bars and ballparks – are technically illegal under the state’s 1982 Bottle Law, though almost no one knew it. “It is not so much that the […]

• Open a Bottle of Wine Using Just a Piece of String

Open a Bottle of Wine Using Just a Piece of String

If you need to open a bottle of wine but don’t have a corkscrew nearby, Instructables user Saul shows us how to get that cork out using just a piece of string and a bit of knot-tying.

• Learn What Bad Wine Smells Like to Stop Drinking Swill

Learn What Bad Wine Smells Like to Stop Drinking Swill

You don’t have to be a licensed sommelier to know a spoiled bottle of wine from a perfectly good one, but many of us wouldn’t know what a “corked” bottle smells like if it were staring us in the face. Here’s how to identify when the bottle you’ve been served has seen better days. There […]

• Drinking in Canada? Less of a tipple in a Canadian shot glass

Drinking in Canada? Less of a tipple in a Canadian shot glass

The majority of us have unknowingly (and illicitly) been getting a little extra liquor in our drinks. Just over a millilitre extra, to be exact – hardly enough to notice, but enough to significantly affect bar and restaurant profits. Kyle Tweter, co-owner of The Moose bar in Vancouver, says he stumbled on this little-known fact […]

• Top 10 Stuff Made From Beer Stuff

Top 10 Stuff Made From Beer Stuff

Because you might as well have something to show for it. Also: Woohoo! Beer! #10 MAKE pal Scott from Urban Spectacles of Wood sent us word of his latest eyeglass creation, beer goggles – “These specs are hand carved from two bottles of your favorite beer, or any other bottle for that matter. And they […]