Tag Archives: Czech Republic

• 5 U.S. Craft Beer Breweries With Partial Overseas Ownership

5 U.S. Craft Beer Breweries With Partial Overseas Ownership

Your local craft beer brewer may be more distant than you think. Last year, Bend, Ore.-based 10 Barrel Brewing was bought by Anheuser-Busch InBev  . Through that lone act, the top of 10 Barrel’s company ladder extended from Bend to Belgium and Brazil. And just about anyone in St. Louis can attest that Budweiser is no […]

• World’s First Successful Genome Analysis of Beer Hops

World’s First Successful Genome Analysis of Beer Hops

Suntory Global Innovation Center Limited (President, Member of the Board: Masato Arishiro) has succeeded in analyzing the genome of hop (Humulus lpulus) for the first time in the world in a joint effort with the Czech Republic’s Hop Research Institute, the Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, the Suntory Foundation for Life Sciences and Suntory System Technology […]

The Cocktails of Wes Anderson Based on His Movies

The Cocktails of Wes Anderson Based on His Movies

“In the magically detailed world of Wes Anderson, everything from the Futura font to the color of Mendl’s box plays a multi-faceted role in the films. Prompting us with both visual and storyline cues, even cocktails take part, signaling us to a character’s idiosyncratic personality. From Steve Zissou’s simple Campari on the rocks in The […]

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• Controversy Over Proposal to Make Water Cheaper Than Beer

Controversy Over Proposal to Make Water Cheaper Than Beer

In Czech Republic, Idea Taps Strong Feelings; Birthplace of Pilsner. In most restaurants and taverns across the Czech Republic, a mug of beer is, literally, cheaper than water. The country’s health minister wants to change that as he tries to put Czechs on a lower-hops diet. It won’t be easy. Here in the birthplace of […]

• Czechs turn to homemade booze after sales ban

Czechs turn to homemade booze after sales ban

It’s a cherished countryside tradition dating back to the 13th century. And, in a hard-drinking nation reeling from a deadly wave of alcohol poisoning, it’s now the only source of legal liquor. Early in the morning, locals bring fermented homegrown fruit to makeshift distilleries in kitchens, backyards and garages; by sunset they walk away with […]

• Czech kiosk liquor ban after 19 die drinking bootleg spirits

Czech kiosk liquor ban after 19 die drinking bootleg spirits

Clampdown on market stall sales of hard liquor after poisoning deaths from vodka and rum laced with methanol. The Czech government on Wednesday banned hard liquor sales by street vendors after a 16th person died from drinking bootleg vodka and rum containing methanol, in the country’s worst case of alcohol-related deaths in decades. The government […]

• Becherovka Liqueur Wins Sole Gold in New York Spirits Competition

Becherovka Liqueur Wins Sole Gold in New York Spirits Competition

BECHEROVKA® AWARDED SOLE GOLD MEDAL IN LIQUEUR CATEGORY AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION®  NEW YORK, NY – (December 15, 2012) – Pernod Ricard USA®, the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., is proud to announce that Becherovka® was awarded the only Gold Medal in the liqueur category at the New York International […]

• New look for Tullamore Dew

New look for Tullamore Dew

Irish whiskey Tullamore Dew is to benefit from multi-million dollar global investment from owners William Grant & Sons. The money will go towards new-look packaging and the launch of a global advertising campaign under the banner “Irish True”. Rolled out globally this month, the ad campaign, shot by filmmaker Jake Scott (son of Ridley), features […]

• Winemaker to develop markets in eastern Europe

Winemaker to develop markets in eastern Europe

ACCOLADE Wines, the private-equity controlled winemaker formally known as Constellation Wines, will use its burgeoning operation in Moscow to develop new markets in eastern Europe in an attempt to balance its huge reliance on the dominant British market and combat the high Australian dollar. The company has a number of countries in its sights including […]

• Nation that drinks the most alcohol revealed in WHO report

Nation that drinks the most alcohol revealed in WHO report

Canadians are known worldwide for our prowess in the production of alcohol, but we’re practically teetotalers compared to some nations. This is according to a new survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO). Leading the pack is the tiny Eastern European nation of Moldova, whose citizens over the age of 15 consumed an awe-inspiring […]

• Time to revisit the green fairy

Time to revisit the green fairy

Banned in most of the world in the early 20th century, absinthe is still struggling to emerge from its shrouded history, despite the lifting of most bans in more recent years. While the Czech Republic has been at the forefront of the drink’s renaissance, by and large Czech absinth (often spelled without the final “e”) […]