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Tag Archives: July

• Hangovers Cost America About $160B! From Lost Productivity

Hangovers Cost America About $160B! From Lost Productivity

The Fourth of July is beer’s annual breakout party, with weekly sales often surpassing $1 billion around Independence Day. So when the Fifth of July falls on a weekday like this year, employers are advised to, well, manage their expectations. Excessive drinking costs the economy more than $220 billion — or about $1.90 per drink, […]

• Boozy Popsicles: Easy Peasy Recipes

Boozy Popsicles: Easy Peasy Recipes

We’re not much for trendy desserts. With the exception of the cronut phenomenon, we’re just not going to wait in line for sweets or spend hours creating molecular, freeze-dried, gold-plated dishes. Just give us our ice cream and leave us alone, thanks. But, that doesn’t mean we’re not open to a little twist on an […]

• Tales of the Cocktail infuses $14MM+ into New Orleans. Nice.

Tales of the Cocktail infuses $14MM+ into New Orleans. Nice.

In July, the 10th annual Tales of the Cocktail attracted more than 23,000 bartenders and drink enthusiasts to New Orleans. It also brought $14.3 million to the local economy, according to the UNO Research Department. Attendance was up 7.8 percent from last year. The attendees hailed from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Argentina. At seminars, […]

• Los Angeles’ craft cocktail scene spills onto a wider stage

Los Angeles’ craft cocktail scene spills onto a wider stage

As New Orleans’ booming Tales of the Cocktail gathering shows, craft drinks are big business near and far. L.A. pioneers like Cedd Moses can drink to that. Los Angeles bar designer Ricki Kline stands on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street at 3 a.m. holding a Sazerac in a plastic to-go cup while bartenders from across the […]

• Tales of the Cocktail® 2012 Tickets On Sale Now!

Tales of the Cocktail® 2012 Tickets On Sale Now!

Spirited tickets and special packages can be purchased online at TalesoftheCocktail.com for the milestone 10th anniversary celebration Now in its 10th year, Tales of the Cocktail® returns with another round of seminars, events, competitions, tastings, dinner pairings, workshops, excursions and more that are sure to shake up the cocktail industry. Individual event tickets and special […]

• Video Shows Shelf Collapse Topples Almost 7,000 Wine Bottles

Talk about not being able to hold your liquor. Superior Discount Liquor had an unexpected and dramatic inventory reduction earlier this year when a shelf running the length of the store gave way, sending 6,810 bottles of wine and champagne hurtling to the floor. The collapse flooded the store and sent two nearby workers scurrying […]

• Fans fund BrewDog expansion

Fans fund BrewDog expansion

BrewDog is using a customer share scheme to help fund a multi-million pound brewery expansion, as well as opening five craft beer bars around the UK. Having obtained planning permission for a new £7 million low carbon facility in Aberdeenshire, Scotland’s largest independent brewer has already received almost £2m from its customer base around the […]