Tag Archives: New Year

• Bizarre claim that Putin bought cult winery prove false

Bizarre claim that Putin bought cult winery prove false

Winemaker Peter Sisseck has denied bizarre claims that he sold Dominio de Pingus vines to Russian president Vladimir Putin so the leader could plant them in the grounds of his Spanish mansion. According to the Olive Press, an English newspaper based in Spain, the Russian leader had planted a vineyard at his multi million euro mansion […]

• Study: Scranton most hungover city in US after New Year’s

Study: Scranton most hungover city in US after New Year’s

Ah, Scranton. Northeastern Pa’s crown jewel, and the state’s sixth most populous city. It’s also the drunkest after New Year’s, as it turns out, with a new study naming Scrantonians as the most hungover people in the country. Coming from Business Insider, the study analyzed everything from the number of bars, liquor stores, and breweries […]

• 10 Awesome Bourbon Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

10 Awesome Bourbon Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

“Most of the time I’m perfectly happy drinking my bourbon on the rocks (or on the whiskey stones).  But sometimes I want to dress it up a bit so I can feel fancy.  Here are ten bourbon cocktails that are perfect for New Year’s Eve.  Some are simple and some are complex, but if ever […]

• Would booze nutrition labels make you drink smarter?!

Would booze nutrition labels make you drink smarter?!

Take a quick peek at the nutrition fact labels on that fruitcake tin or cookie package and you’ll know how many calories to burn off if you decide to indulge. But when it comes to tipping back your favorite New Year’s cocktail, you’re on your own. Labeling requirements for alcohol vary widely from product to […]

• 12 Hangover Songs to Kick Off 2012

12 Hangover Songs to Kick Off 2012

They say that the way you spend your New Year’s Eve is a sign of how you’ll spend the rest of the year. We can only hope the same doesn’t hold true for New Year’s Day, when you’re forced to face not only the consequences of the previous night’s escapades but the yawning expanse of […]

• America’s Drunkest Cities of 2011, From Las Vegas to Boston

America’s Drunkest Cities of 2011, From Las Vegas to Boston

’Tis the season to throw back a few—eggnog for the holidays, hot toddies for the chill air, and Champagne for the New Year’s festivities. But for some urbanites, every season is drinking season. Certain cities, like Milwaukee, have a strong beer-brewing industry. Others may just have a thriving bar culture. To compile the second annual […]

• American vodka makers go organic, skip flavors

American vodka makers go organic, skip flavors

I shouldn’t have been surprised when, with New Years’ Eve in mind, I went out to find what people are putting in their cocktails this year and found the answer was: nothing. The trend pendulum is always swinging. It seems odd to think that not that many years ago, mass-produced items were sought after as […]

• Leon Panetta’s prize for Osama’s capture: $10,000 bottle of wine

Leon Panetta’s prize for Osama’s capture: $10,000 bottle of wine

The capture of Osama bin Laden will be toasted locally on New Year’s Eve with a $10,000, 141-year-old bottle of wine. The libation will be the result of a bet made by Monterey restaurateur Ted Balestreri, co-owner of the Sardine Factory on Cannery Row, at a dinner party last New Year’s Eve with 28 friends […]

• Prosecco Production Pops the French Champagne Bubble

Prosecco Production Pops the French Champagne Bubble

Forget about toasting with champagne on New Years Eve: grab a bottle of Prosecco instead. 2010 has been the year of Italian sparkling wine. For the first time, sales of bollicine (which means ‘bubbles’) are set to hit 380 million bottles, about 10 million more bottles than what is expected for sales of French Champagne. […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at Ye Rustic Inn

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Ye Rustic Inn

“a woman walks into a bar…” is a new feature of boozenews.com that will follow the-sure-to-be, rollicking adventures and enthralling experiences that happen when a woman goes to a bar alone. What’s the big deal you ask? I didn’t think it was either until I started exploring the attitudes of dudes on the internet, about […]

• Sherry cocktail competition brings out the best

Sherry cocktail competition brings out the best

Enough time has passed since New Year’s Eve that hopefully we can return to thoughts of tipple. While I’d love to keep on my Champagne jag for another week, let’s turn instead to harder stuff for a moment. The finalists have been announced for one of the few drink battles that seem to always draw […]

• Top 10 Liquor, Beer & Wine Trend Predictions for 2011

Top 10 Liquor, Beer & Wine Trend Predictions for 2011

Beverages counted for approximately 30% of the average restaurant’s revenue and 50% of its profit. And with the upwards turn of the economy, we’ll see spirits, wine and beer play a more prominent part on the culinary stage. Here is how we predict liquor, wine and beer will advance in 2011: 1. Cocktail & Food […]

• Avoiding Mixology Mishaps

Avoiding Mixology Mishaps

A new year is an opportunity to start things fresh. Our resolutions are almost always about bettering oneself. But sadly, few live up to their lofty goals. So many fall by the wayside as they attempt to lose weight, quit smoking or write the next great American novel. But some resolutions are easy to stick […]

• Cocktails That Complete Me

Cocktails That Complete Me

As I soldier on with my New Year’s campaign to complete The List of 100 classic must-drink cocktails (a challenge issued by Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston), I offer two more rye whiskey cocktails that I had previously never tried, the Cocktail a la Louisiane and the Oriental Cocktail. But first, let me ask […]

• Just in time. Or anytime. Homemade hangover remedies

Just in time. Or anytime. Homemade hangover remedies

Homemade Hangover Remedies First things first, make sure you’re well hydrated and fed before hitting the town. The major culprit in a hangover is dehydration — alcohol is a diuretic, meaning that it will cause you to expel lots of liquids throughout the night. Drink about 36 oz. of water before the party, and have […]