Tag Archives: Miami

• Here We Go. AB InBev Sniffing Around For More Craft Breweries

Here We Go. AB InBev Sniffing Around For More Craft Breweries

Having recently augmented its craft stable with last month’s acquisition of Seattle’s Elysian Brewing, AB InBev is reportedly eyeing more craft producers, including in the Sunshine State. The Tampa Tribune reports that Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing has been approached by the world’s largest brewer, and fellow Florida craft houses like Cape Canaveral’s Florida Beer Co., Boynton Beach’s […]

• The Rise of the Four-Figure Cocktail. Is It Worth It?

The Rise of the Four-Figure Cocktail. Is It Worth It?

Bartenders are charging hundreds and even thousands of dollars per drink. It’s as indefensible as it sounds. Not long ago, I met a notoriously penny-pinching friend for a drink at the Algonquin Hotel’s Blue Bar. This used to be a New York grande dame of a bar, but it’s lost some luster over the years. […]

• Need a job, Bartender? Craft cocktails are on the rise in Dubai

Need a job, Bartender? Craft cocktails are on the rise in Dubai

Cocktails and Muslim culture don’t exactly go hand in hand. On a recent trip to Dubai, however, I was shocked to find a flourishing cocktail scene. Some of the newest bars are focusing on fresh juices, homemade syrups, tinctures and tonics, serving up modern craft cocktails. If you head to Dubai, be informed before you […]

• Southern Wine & Spirits contributes $30 million for Scholarship Program

Southern Wine & Spirits contributes $30 million for Scholarship Program

Southern Wine & Spirits contributes $30 million to Step Up For Students Scholarship Program Step Up For Students is a nonprofit organization that administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, and provides scholarships to lower-income Florida students. Step Up For Students announced today that Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation’s leading […]

• More Celeb Boozzzzze News. Diddy Expanding Empire to Tequila

More Celeb Boozzzzze News. Diddy Expanding Empire to Tequila

Sean “Diddy” Combs is expanding his empire into the tequila market — and has partnered with high-end DeLeon Tequila to do so. The mogul, who has turned his Ciroc Vodka into a $100 million franchise, has just sealed a deal to partner with DeLeon, which was founded by Brent Hocking in 2008 and was introduced […]

• Single-Serving Wine for Sipping Small

Single-Serving Wine for Sipping Small

Buy me some pinot and Cracker Jack! Pinot grigio, California merlot, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay are now sold in sealed single-serve plastic goblets. Next month, Zipz, the company behind this new format, will introduce them at baseball stadiums, including Citi Field (hear that, Mets fans?), and at wine shops. A couple of entrepreneurs in Miami […]

• The Science Behind Shaking…a Cocktail. Learn How Here.

The Science Behind Shaking…a Cocktail. Learn How Here.

The search for the perfect shake: which techniques result in the lowest temperature? How long should you shake to achieve optimum dilution? Can a short, sharp shake get the same results as a long one? And is there a ‘perfect’ shaker out there? These burning questions lie behind Bacardi Brown-Forman’s quest to undertake the world’s […]

Thief Tries to Buy Beer With Bartender’s Stolen Credit Card. Doh.

Thief Tries to Buy Beer With Bartender’s Stolen Credit Card. Doh.

A celebratory beer turned out to be a bad idea for a homeless man who used a stolen credit card — which actually belonged to the bartender. David Weber, 53, allegedly broke into a car in a parking garage Monday night and lifted a credit card from inside the vehicle, according to police in Miami […]

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• What a mess! 55,000 lb of beer splatter on Florida highway

What a mess! 55,000 lb of beer splatter on Florida highway

A tractor-trailer hauling 55,000 pounds of bottled beer overturned Monday and dumped its load on Interstate 95 in Volusia County. WKMG reports that bottles of Heineken and Amstel Light shattered in the northbound lanes the highway, causing a shutdown at 4 a.m. It took crews about seven hours to clear the broken glass and brew. […]

• More celeb booze: Enrique Iglesias partners with Atlantico Rum

More celeb booze: Enrique Iglesias partners with Atlantico Rum

The smooth sexy voice of Enrique Iglesias is speaking out about a smooth luxury rum from the Dominican Republic that strikes his fancy. The love affair has apparently become serious as Iglesias recently announced a partnership with the up and coming new Atlantico brand of rum. With more than 58 million albums sold worldwide, Enrique […]

• Sonic, Burger King Now Serving Hamburgers, Fries & Beer!

Sonic, Burger King Now Serving Hamburgers, Fries & Beer!

“I’ll take the number one, with fries and a…beer?” That’s right, a new item that fast food chains are experimenting with, in a limited number of locations, is the selling of alcohol in some restaurants. Two Sonic restaurants in South Florida, one in Miami and the other in Fort Lauderdale, will begin selling a wide […]

• Italy’s Fragoli Phenomenon Inspires Exotic New Cocktails

Italy’s Fragoli Phenomenon Inspires Exotic New Cocktails

In its sleek frosted bottle with wild miniature strawberries actually floating to the top, Fragoli Wild Strawberry Liqueur has become nothing short of a sensation in New York and LA. Now, the hot brand is creating a stir in Miami with a full-blown campaign and exciting new twist on the classic Mojito, which has already […]

• L'Chaim Kosher Vodka For Hanukkah Toasts

L'Chaim Kosher Vodka For Hanukkah Toasts

Kosher drinkers have more to cheer about this holiday season as a growing number spirits producers seek — and receive — the seal of approval from Jewish dietary authorities. “It’s an additional process and expense that raises the bar on quality,” said Ralph Mizraji, a Miami-based branding specialist who this year brought out a new […]

• No Booze for L'il Wayne for 3 Years. This should be interesting…

No Booze for L'il Wayne for 3 Years. This should be interesting…

Rapper Lil Wayne will preside over a welcome home party this Saturday in Miami at popular strip club King of Diamonds, but he will not be drinking any alcohol.

• Toast the Miami Heat with a Signature Cocktail

Toast the Miami Heat with a Signature Cocktail

What’s the best way to toast the Miami Heat trifecta of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh? Obviously, with a signature cocktail. Delight your taste buds with the “LeBlon James Cocktail” at the restaurant at the Tides Hotel on trendy South Beach. The concoction was the brainchild of Steven Rauscher, the hotel’s Director of Food […]