Tag Archives: Connecticut

• 11 States Where You Can Legally Drink In Your Car

11 States Where You Can Legally Drink In Your Car

With drunken driving responsible for 10,322 deaths in 2012, we’d never encourage the act of drinking and getting behind the wheel. But if you must drink in your car, then you should venture over to one of the 11 states where you won’t be subject to so-called “open container laws” banning open alcoholic beverages in […]

• House Spirits Distillery inks deal for Aviation American Gin

House Spirits Distillery inks deal for Aviation American Gin

House Spirits Distillery, an Oregon-based craft distillery that is co-owned by NFL legend Joe Montana, has signed a national sales agreement with Blackheath Beverage Group (BBG) of Connecticut for its Aviation American Gin. A result of partnership between House Spirits and mixologist Ryan Magarian, the Aviation American Gin is made from spices such as cardamom, […]

• Is this 98-year-old the world’s oldest bartender?

Is this 98-year-old the world’s oldest bartender?

A 98-year-old bartender working in Bridgeport, Connecticut, may be the world’s oldest and longest-serving bartender. Angie MacLean began bartending at the age of 17 to supplement her income earned working at General Electric. Born in 1915, MacLean is still working full-time as a bartender at Panama Joe’s Café in Bridgeport, pouring drinks for eight hours […]

• Celeb Watch! Blues Legend B.B. King Launches Wine

Celeb Watch! Blues Legend B.B. King Launches Wine

Legendary blues artist B.B. King has followed in the footsteps of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie by launching his own line of wines. 87-year-old musician has collaborated with Bodega Santa Cruz in Almansa in southeastern Spain to release a pair of wines in the US market. B.B. King Signature Collection Red 2010 is a Crianza […]

• Amazon Wine goes after online booze sales

Amazon Wine goes after online booze sales

When it comes to selling wine, Amazon won’t give up. On Thursday it launched Amazon Wine, its latest shot at a red-tape-wrapped market that the e-commerce giant has struggled to crack. Amazon Wine operates more as a middleman, offering customers a selection of around 1,000 wines at prices ranging from $5 to $200. A $10 […]

• Oh no! Say it ain’t so. Red wine researcher published fake data

Oh no! Say it ain’t so. Red wine researcher published fake data

Are studies tying red wine to health benefits nothing more than wishful thinking? Some red wine studies may soon be called into question following a report that a top researcher at the University of Connecticut falsified data on more than 100 occasions. UConn officials conducted an internal review into the work of Dr. Dipak K. […]

• Attention hipsters. Pabst headquarters moving to Los Angeles

Attention hipsters. Pabst headquarters moving to Los Angeles

Beer maker Pabst, based outside Chicago, declines to say why it’s relocating to Southern California or how many local jobs it might create. Irony-loving hipsters in Los Angeles, grab a Pabst and give a toast to the maker of one of your favorite beers. In moving its headquarters to L.A. this summer from a Chicago […]

• Strapped States Look To Alcohol For Shot Of Cash

Most states are confronting budget deficits big enough to drive a person to drink. Now, some of them are turning to a good, stiff drink to help generate new tax revenue. Fiscally strapped states and local jurisdictions have been beating back entrenched political opposition and moral objections to permit Sunday alcohol sales as a generator […]

• Go to Yale, Become a Bartender

Go to Yale, Become a Bartender

Cocktail consultant, mixologist and self-proclaimed “professional drinker” Allen Katz told Yale students the secret to becoming a skilled bartender Tuesday: Drink a lot and take pleasure in tasting different alcohols. The Yale Sustainable Food Project, along with the Branford College Master’s Office, co-sponsored a master’s tea and a later cocktail tasting with Katz, the director […]

• Recession Lesson: Scale back the Grey Goose

“Make mine a Vodka martini, but hold the Grey Goose.” Even liquor gets impacted by the economy with consumers searching out the best values when they head to their local liquor stores. That’s why importers and distributors are targeting the retail market with super-premium vodkas at popular prices. Case in point would be Wodka, a […]