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Tag Archives: Friday

• Awwww! No booze at Rob Ford Fest after liquor licence denied

Awwww! No booze at Rob Ford Fest after liquor licence denied

There will be no booze at Ford Fest this week after the province turned down the organizers’ application for a liquor licence, but Toronto’s mayor insists those who come to his annual barbecue will still have a good time. A spokesman for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario said Wednesday the event didn’t qualify […]

• The Rare Honey Moon: Friday the 13th Cocktails

The Rare Honey Moon: Friday the 13th Cocktails

This Friday sees the rare Honey Moon – we have Friday the 13th Cocktails for this auspicious occasion! For the first time since 2000, Friday the 13th and a full moon will align this Friday, June 13, 2014, so you might be thinking that it’s a good night to stay in. The June Full Moon […]

• Auction Napa Valley Breaks Record Raises $18.4M. Salut!

Auction Napa Valley Breaks Record Raises $18.4M. Salut!

Auction Napa Valley 2014 broke its record for the second year in a row this weekend raising a staggering $18.4 million. Friday’s Barrel Lots brought in $1.7 million, a new record for Napa Valley’s top wines. Bidding for special wine and experience packages at Saturday’s Live Lot Celebration raised $12.65 million. At the time of […]

• Global Prosecco Sales Overtake Champagne

Global Prosecco Sales Overtake Champagne

Global sales of Prosecco have overtaken Champagne, as the insatiable worldwide thirst for the Italian sparkler shows no sign of abating. As reported by The Independent, according to figures released by the Italian Sparkling Wine Observatory (OVSE) last Friday, Prosecco sales edged ahead of Champagne sales in 2013. The Italian sparkler shifted 307 million bottles […]

• Love On The Rocks? Top 10 Anti-Valentine’s Day Drinks.

Love On The Rocks? Top 10 Anti-Valentine’s Day Drinks.

If the thought of Valentine’s Day fills you with a sense of dread and despair then these are the drinks for you. This Friday couples everywhere will be celebrating their love, possibly over a glass of Champagne or sparkling rosé. If you’re looking for a romantic night in then why not take a look at […]

• Aztec brew takes Mexico’s hipsters by storm

Aztec brew takes Mexico’s hipsters by storm

It’s an hour before sunset on a Friday and the pulqueria is already pulsing. Rock, cumbia and musica romantica beats from a jukebox along the back wall. Chattering drinkers pack tightly from the saloon-style swinging doors to the tile bar. Heavily inked and pierced waiters wiggle through the throng, juggling sloshing pitchers and pints of […]

• YES! It’s San Diego Beer Week Nov. 1 & 2. Over 50 Breweries!

YES! It’s San Diego Beer Week Nov. 1 & 2. Over 50 Breweries!

November 1 & 2, 2013 @ The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier   The San Diego Brewers Guild Festival is the OFFICIAL kickoff event for San Diego Beer Week!  Come out to the beautiful Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego to enjoy samples from 50+ craft breweries from around the county!  And […]

• NJ Sees Business Boon In New Craft Distillery Rules

NJ Sees Business Boon In New Craft Distillery Rules

Cape May County, which has begun to make a name for itself in the craft beer and wine markets, may now have the opportunity to break into the hard stuff–thanks to legislation signed into law earlier this week. On Wednesday, Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation that created a craft distillery license, which would allow distillers […]

• Help Choose Great American Beer Bars. Vote Here.

Help Choose Great American Beer Bars. Vote Here.

CraftBeer.com recently asked readers to nominate their favorite craft beer bars in the country, and received more than 5,000 nominations. We’ve now narrowed down the choices to the top 10 most nominated bars in each of five regions of the country (see below). Now we’re asking you to help choose the winners. You may vote […]

• TGI Friday’s fined $500,000 for passing off cheap liquor as good stuff

TGI Friday’s fined $500,000 for passing off cheap liquor as good stuff

The owners of eight T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants around New Jersey have agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims the outlets duped customers by selling cheap liquor and even non-spirits while claiming it was premium liquor. The Briad Group, a franchisee based in Livingston, agreed not to contest the charges and will pay $400,000 for the […]

• Whiskey Makers Court Jewish Market

Whiskey Makers Court Jewish Market

For avid whiskey lovers, few events are more eagerly anticipated than WhiskyFest, an enormous tasting that touches down in several American cities throughout the year. But when sponsors of the New York festival suddenly moved it last year from Tuesday to Friday and Saturday, many regulars were unable to attend. An alternative arrived suddenly in […]

• Happy! Chaya Downtown Opens Its Summer Beer Garden

Happy! Chaya Downtown Opens Its Summer Beer Garden

The other night I had the pleasure of hanging out at the freshly opened Chaya Beer Garden and it felt like a little bit of ‘someplace’ else right there in downtown. Colorful lanterns strung brightly over the patio and the heady smell of the outdoor barbeque lures you in like a curious puppy. The flight […]

• Love Bourbon? Weekend in Kentucky at the Bourbon Classic

Love Bourbon? Weekend in Kentucky at the Bourbon Classic

Immerse Yourself In the Authentic Bourbon Experience Calling all connoisseurs! If you’re a bourbon lover, this event was designed for you. The Bourbon Classic is a weekend event exploring the “best of the best” in the authentic world of Bourbon, from the craftsmanship of distilling to the pure enjoyment of the spirit in its many […]

• Trotter’s wine cellar nets almost $2 mil first day of auction

Trotter’s wine cellar nets almost $2 mil first day of auction

On Friday in New York, Charlie Trotter auctioned off the wine cellar — or at least what made it there — from his trend-settting Chicago fine dining institution, which closed earlier this year. The day-long auction at Christie’s in New York clocked in at a total of  $1,979,645. It’s not over either. Running tomorrow (November […]

• The 49 Bits of Booze Jargon Every Drinker Needs To Know

The 49 Bits of Booze Jargon Every Drinker Needs To Know

Jargon is technology. Language was created for communication, and sharing a set of slang makes it all the more efficient. A drink order to a bartender needs to be a particularly quick and clear statement. If not, you’re going to look like a novice, and you’re not going to get the drink you want. And […]