Tag Archives: New Jersey

• So, if you want to live to 110, here’s how. Well, according to one woman

So, if you want to live to 110, here’s how. Well, according to one woman

Agnes Fenton, of New Jersey, who by now is 110+, swore by drinking three Miller High Lifes and a shot of whiskey a day. She did it for many years until some spoil sport caregivers put the kibosh on her imbibing. Making it to 110, according to the New England Centenarian Study that is studying […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” Floating and Cocktailing in Hendrick’s Flying Cucumber

“a woman walks into a bar…” Floating and Cocktailing in Hendrick’s Flying Cucumber

Who would have thought? First of all, that I’d be flying in a blimp, but a Flying Cucumber? Let me tell you, it was pretty amazing. How much gin did it take to come up with this very cool promotion of flying around the country in a cucumber shaped blimp? I would love to have […]

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• Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Tracing the origin of green beer

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Tracing the origin of green beer

It’s funny — Google “St. Patrick’s Day” and “green beer” and just like that, links to dozens of recipes, videos too, appear. Search instead for the origin of this now-prolific holiday tradition and the applicant pool narrows significantly. And even then, a glance at some of the most promising headlines leave you empty-handed, more often than not, […]

• Anthony Bourdain Partners With The Balvenie Single Malt

Anthony Bourdain Partners With The Balvenie Single Malt

Author, Chef and TV host joins Scottish distiller’s long-standing celebration of craftsmanship. The Balvenie, the world’s most handcrafted single malt Scotch whisky, and chef, author and raconteur Anthony Bourdain are proud to announce a multifaceted collaboration that will bring attention to some of America’s finest craftspeople. The partnership will be three-fold and will see Bourdain […]

• Philadelphia Eagles Launch Wine For Their 80th Anniversary

Philadelphia Eagles Launch Wine For Their 80th Anniversary

American football team the Philadelphia Eagles have launched a wine to celebrate their 80th anniversary. Named “Rollout”, the wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and will be available in liquor stores in Philadelphia and New Jersey for a limited time only. The wine, produced by Cameron Hughes Winery, will also be available from […]

• Listen Up. A Six-Pack & Beer Summits Can Save The Nation.

Listen Up. A Six-Pack & Beer Summits Can Save The Nation.

Attempting to put the kibosh on their kerfuffle, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky made a peace offering this week to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The two Republicans have been fussing and fuming over governmental spying and spending. “Anytime he would like to come down and sit at a pub right around the corner from […]

• 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 […]

• Operation Swill: 29 bars charged with selling cheap liquor as premium

Operation Swill: 29 bars charged with selling cheap liquor as premium

TRENTON — It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book: Secretly pour some cheap whiskey into a bottle that once held high-grade liquor and charge customers top dollar for a glass. State alcohol enforcement officials say they believe it’s been happening across New Jersey in bars of all kinds — fancy joints, neighborhood dives […]

• Proximo Spirits takes over Jose Cuervo US distribution

Proximo Spirits takes over Jose Cuervo US distribution

Proximo Spirits is to take over the US distribution of Jose Cuervo Tequila when Diageo’s contract ends on 30 June. In a statement released this weekend, Juan-Domingo Beckmann, CEO of Casa Cuervo, said the move from Diageo to sister company Proximo Spirits signalled the “next chapter” for the world’s largest Tequila brand. “Diageo has been […]

• Out-of-state wineries can now ship orders to New Jersey residents

Out-of-state wineries can now ship orders to New Jersey residents

New license ends nine-year debate over direct shipping Wineries throughout the country can now, for the first time, apply for a New Jersey out-of-state winery license, providing the opportunity to ship wine directly to residents. Wineries, including those located in New Jersey, will be permitted, with certain restrictions, to directly ship wine to residents and […]

• Inexpensive Vodka Upsets Major Players at SF World Spirits Competition

Inexpensive Vodka Upsets Major Players at SF World Spirits Competition

At a fraction of the price, Exclusiv Vodka outscored Absolut, Chopin, Smirnoff and other major brands at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The Double Gold medal winners in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition prove that spending more money for a bottle of Vodka doesn’t guarantee better taste. In a surprising upset, […]

• Southern Wine & Spirits Leases 26,000 sq. ft. in Spokane

Southern Wine & Spirits Leases 26,000 sq. ft. in Spokane

Southern Wine & Spirits of Washington, an alcoholic beverage sales and distribution company, signed a new lease to occupy about 26,000 square feet in the industrial building located at 16005 E. Euclid Ave. in Spokane Valley, Washington. The 24-foot high industrial building totals about 28,000 square feet in the Valley submarket. The property was constructed […]

• Hopeful…Judge delays decision that affects N.J. wineries

Hopeful…Judge delays decision that affects N.J. wineries

A U.S. District Court judge has given New Jersey lawmakers a shot at salvaging profits for the state’s wine industry. In December, a federal court of appeals ruled that it was unconstitutional to allow in-state wineries to sell directly to retailers and in tasting rooms while requiring wineries from other states to go through wholesalers. […]

• Tennessee: Sample Booze Bill Signed by Governor

Tennessee: Sample Booze Bill Signed by Governor

Tennesseans will soon have an opportunity to sample distilled spirits at restaurants, bars and liquor stores under new legislation signed late Friday by Governor Bill Haslam, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). Under an amendment to Senate Bill 1224, a retail licensee may offer complimentary samples of the products it […]

• Wine for “mommy” sets off trademark fight

Wine for “mommy” sets off trademark fight

Rival wine sellers targeting overworked mothers are fighting over use of the word “Mommy” on their wine labels, according to a lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court. In the suit, filed on Monday, California-based winery Clos Lachance Wines asked the court to declare that its “Mommyjuice” does not violate the trademark of “Mommy’s Time […]