Tag Archives: Drink

• Bacardi Pledges $3 Million to Disaster Relief Assistance

Bacardi Pledges $3 Million to Disaster Relief Assistance

“In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico, Bacardi Limited and the Bacardí family commit US$3,000,000 for disaster relief and recovery efforts in the impacted areas. The world’s largest privately held spirits company designates US$2,000,000 in cash and other assistance to Puerto Rico, and […]

• First you drink your scotch, then you make a bicycle!

First you drink your scotch, then you make a bicycle!

The beautifully grained bike is constructed from about 15 staves taken from second-fill Glenmorangie whiskey casks. The Glenmorangie Original by Renovo bicycle, a collaboration between the famous Scotch whisky producer and Oregon-based wooden bicycle manufacturer Renovo, the unique new bikes can be yours for $7000. They are the first in the world to feature a frame constructed […]

• Can’t bear to lose one drop of wine?

Can’t bear to lose one drop of wine?

Lick the wine bottle to catch every drip of your vintage Burgundy? Lick no more. Some clever inventor, biophysicist Daniel Perlman, designed a wine bottle with just a little nick in the rim. That’s IT. And voila! No drips. Let’s hope some innovative bottle maker decides to manufacture this much needed wine bottle. Hurry Hurry!

• Think different booze affects you differently? Not so fast…

Think different booze affects you differently? Not so fast…

There’s a persistent myth that different types of booze – tequila, bourbon, beer, Jägermeister, etc. – affects your buzz differently. Not true. Perhaps the myth has an overriding psychological effect and people adopt the mythological behavior of said booze, but it’s all in your head. Yeah, I know, you swear you act all crazy when […]

• Get ready to Par-tay! “Magic Mike” launches another much-needed vodka!

Get ready to Par-tay! “Magic Mike” launches another much-needed vodka!

Channing Tatum now has his own potato vodka called Born & Bred distilled by Grand Teton Distillery in Idaho. What’s it made with? “It’s a smooth 80-proof drink that’s made from glacial water, Idaho potatoes, and Tatum’s sweat.” I’ll take a case. “CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE FOR MISCHIEF”~ slogan on Born and Bred bottle

• Celeb Booze News: Sammy Hagar & Adam Levine Launch Tequila & Mezcal Blend

Celeb Booze News: Sammy Hagar & Adam Levine Launch Tequila & Mezcal Blend

Hoping they make beautiful music together, rockers Sammy Hagar, of Cabo Wabo Tequila fame, and Adam Levine of Maroon 5, blended tequila and mezcal to concoct a new brand new agave spirit, Santo Puro Mezquila. It should be available everywhere just about now! Give it a shot!      

• What Causes Red Wine Headaches?

What Causes Red Wine Headaches?

In the wine business, it’s sometimes joked that the most headaches a wine will ever cause happen long before that wine ever gets sipped, since grape-growing and winemaking can be so stressful – particularly when the grapes are harvested. For some people, however, the headache comes after drinking the wine, and it’s no joke. For those folks, […]

• Napa Valley Vintners Tasting “Through the Lens of the Lens of the Glass”

Napa Valley Vintners Tasting “Through the Lens of the Lens of the Glass”

Wednesday / March 8, 2017 Leica Store and Gallery 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048 Taste some of the top small producers of the Napa Valley – meet the personalities and make plans for your future visits. Through the lens of the glass – is a collaboration with LEICA’s showroom to pull together some of […]

• Not Fake News: Your Vintage Whisky Could Be Counterfeit

Not Fake News: Your Vintage Whisky Could Be Counterfeit

Whisky.Auction, an online spirits auctioneer, uncovered what they call an “extremely sophisticated” counterfeiting operation. While this large-scale counterfeit whisky operation is in England, if you purchased vintage whisky at auction, there’s a very good chance it may be fake. “In a statement to sister publication The Spirits Business, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police commented: “Detectives from […]

• Want to give your beer better head? There’s a thingamajig for that.

Another item you didn’t know you needed. No, it’s not a dildo. If you’re a devoted beer lover, then this thingamajig is for you. It’s a portable handheld device called, UltraBeer, that you stick into your glass of beer for a couple of seconds in order to create micro bubbles – “repeat as often as desired or […]

• What’ll you bid for rare Donald Trump Single Malt Whisky?

What’ll you bid for rare Donald Trump Single Malt Whisky?

Yes, Virginia, there is a single cask of Glendronach made especially for Trump’s golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Here are the deets: 26-Year-Old, only 500 bottles released, sherry cask, BOX SIGNED BY DONALD J. TRUMP! Hurry, hurry! This bottle is going to auction on January 13 at McTear’s in Glasgow, Scotland. “After his recent elevation […]

• 2017 ¡Latin Food Fest! Los Angeles Coming Up in March!

2017 ¡Latin Food Fest! Los Angeles Coming Up in March!

2017 ¡Latin Food Fest! Los Angeles America’s largest annual Hispanic culinary celebration, ¡Latin Food Fest!, takes place March 24-25, adjacent the Santa Monica Pier (1550 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, 90401). The 2017 action-packed line-up features tastings, a celeb chef dinner, parties and workshops. The signature event, Gran Tasting, is an all-inclusive tasting festival. Guests pay […]

40% Of Booze Buyers Make Decisions In-Store & Other Data

40% Of Booze Buyers Make Decisions In-Store & Other Data

“IRI®, the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail, media and over-the-counter health care companies, announced today results from its study analyzing the habits of U.S. consumers regarding alcoholic beverages. Although drinks of choice differed among generations, consumers from millennials to seniors continue to indulge in beer, wine and spirits products with […]

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• So you think you know your fine wine? Think again. It could be counterfeit

So you think you know your fine wine? Think again. It could be counterfeit

$550M worth of ‘fine’ counterfeit wine is being sold over and over again. Rudy Kurniawan, now serving 10 years in prison for multiple counts of wine fraud for millions of dollars, polluted the fine wine pool with up to 12,000 bottles of fake vintages that are believed to have been manufactured by Kurniawan in 2006 alone. Kurniawan mixed […]

• Belated Xmas news: Guess what Kim Jong-Un put in his drinks!

Belated Xmas news: Guess what Kim Jong-Un put in his drinks!

Bizarre hair-do notwithstanding, Kim Jong-Un outdoes himself bydrinking bizarre booze made out of tiger and bear bones, giantcentipedes and deer placenta. Supposedly, these drinks do everything from boosting tiredness after sex, improving erections and curing everything from arthritis to cancer. Booze distilled from deer antlers and ginseng is said to be “very effective for good health” with “no headache after […]