Tag Archives: New Mexico

• Hey! Cook Your Own Cocktails At This Breaking Bad-Themed Bar

Hey! Cook Your Own Cocktails At This Breaking Bad-Themed Bar

For those of us who still aren’t ready to let go of Breaking Bad, you can now drink your sorrows away in a Breaking Bad-themed cocktail bar. The bar is named ABQ, after the show’s setting in Albuquerque, NM, and is opening in London. The pop-up bar will launch for three months, starting in July, […]

• Is this beer fresh? How to decipher date codes on craft beer

Is this beer fresh? How to decipher date codes on craft beer

While the rapid growth of craft beer has created a dynamic and constantly evolving marketplace with beers rotating faster than ever on store shelves, in some retail shops, beers still have a tendency to sit on shelves past their prime. Freshness should be forefront in the mind of any craft-beer consumer buying hops-forward beers, since […]

• The 14 Best Beer Instagrammers

The 14 Best Beer Instagrammers

Food has had its day in the Lo-Fi-filtered sun. Now it’s time for beer to have a turn. That’s why we’ve compiled 14 of the best beer-related Instagram accounts that you should be following if you want to keep current on the suds scene. They range from breweries and hobbyists to journalists and straight-up beer […]

• Not another one! Country music star to release craft beer

Not another one! Country music star to release craft beer

Country music star Robert Earl Keen has teamed up with Fredericksburg’s Pedernales Brewing Co. to release the Texas musician’s brand of craft beer. The first beer Pedernales will brew for the country musician is a Honey Pilsner, which uses honey from Fain’s Honey in Llano, TX. The brewery describes the beer (5 percent ABV and […]

• ALERT: Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably Made In A Factory Distillery in Indiana

ALERT: Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably Made In A Factory Distillery in Indiana

The artisan whiskey industry has a big secret—many of the ‘small-batch’ distillers are actually buying their product from a large factory in Indiana. Read the promotional materials for the Rancho de Los Luceros Destilaría and you form an image of a supremely artisanal effort. The distillery creates “small batch heirloom spirits handcrafted in New Mexico.” […]

• New Mexico wines are better than ever. Who knew?

New Mexico wines are better than ever. Who knew?

The ever growing Annual New Mexico State Fair Wine Competition was held on June 22. There was a large turnout of roughly 170 entries from every corner of the state — and some parts between. Twenty-five judges gathered to taste and judge what they deemed to be the best of New Mexico wines. The New […]

• Didja know? Idaho’s wine industry is gaining ground

Didja know? Idaho’s wine industry is gaining ground

Tractors still dot the fruit-and-nut themed roads (Plum, Pecan, Apricot) of Canyon County’s Sunny Slope, but these days party-themed limousines and weekend wine tourists are also in evidence. Their quarry is a cluster of mostly small wineries with an increasingly big reputation. “We have eight wineries within 10 miles, which is enough for a two-day […]

• Cars of the future to decide if driver is drunk. Nevermind taking away your keys

Cars of the future to decide if driver is drunk. Nevermind taking away your keys

Future technology may put the brakes on drunk drivers and save many lives as researchers in Massachusetts are developing a system that will prevent a car from starting if the driver’s blood alcohol level is higher than the legal limit. The new technology, known as the Driver Alcohol Detection Systems for Safety, would use sensors […]

• Potential Regulations Ahead for the Wine Industry in 2011

Potential Regulations Ahead for the Wine Industry in 2011

Few industries labor under a more complex and multi-layered set of regulations as does the wine industry. This is the case because Americans have endorsed and accept the idea that alcohol ought to be taxed in greater amounts than other commercial products and because Americans accept the idea that the inherent danger of alcohol is […]