Tag Archives: New York Post

• The REAL Explorers Club Sues Diageo’s Johnnie Walker

The REAL Explorers Club Sues Diageo’s Johnnie Walker

Diageo is being sued by an explorers club, which counts Neil Armstrong among its members, over the naming of its exclusive Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club whisky range. The Explorers Club, which is based in Manhattan and whose members include Sir Ernest Shackleton and Buzz Aldrin, filed a lawsuit against Diageo’s Johnnie Walker on Friday for […]

• Convict-Made Wine To Hit NYC Restaurants

Convict-Made Wine To Hit NYC Restaurants

Bottles of wine made by convicted murderers are to go on sale at some of New York’s most stylish restaurants, according to a report in The New York Post. Mario Batali’s Del Posto, in Chelsea, and the Midtown Italian hotspot Felidia, are planning to serve up bottles of Frescobaldi per Gorgona DOC – a crisp white […]

• Huh? Give up booze for January? Are you doing this?

Huh? Give up booze for January? Are you doing this?

“Drynuary” is a very stupid name for a very smart tradition: abstaining from alcohol for the month of January. Though the practice of periodically abstaining from alcohol is probably as old as alcohol itself, the term “Drynuary” was coined in 2007 by John Ore, who has written about the practice (often collaboratively with fellow writer […]

• NY optometrist offers patients beer, wine before exams

NY optometrist offers patients beer, wine before exams

Some people might be a little confused when they go into a New York office for an eye exam and get offered a beer first. That’s what optometrist Justin Bazan, 34, does in his office in the Brooklyn borough’s Park Slope neighborhood. He says a beer before an exam helps the patient relax. “We are […]

• MojitoGate! The Bartending Stand Against the Mojito

MojitoGate! The Bartending Stand Against the Mojito

Think you’re being cool and savvy and classy and tasteful (and minty!) when you order a mojito at a bar? You’re actually ordering up a fresh and wrathful enemy in the form of your bartender, according to an intriguing reveal of what happens in the minds of those who make the drinks, via the New […]

• Scandal! NY golf club swaps top drawer booze with cheap stuff

A new scandal is brewing at a Long Island country club where an ex-bartender claimed he was ordered to refill top-shelf liquor bottles with the cheap stuff. The claim was the latest to roil the Tam O’Shanter Country Club in Brookville, N.Y., where other employees recently said members were sometimes accompanied on the course by […]

• Oy vey. Dr. Ruth launches wine to “arouse”

Oy vey. Dr. Ruth launches wine to “arouse”

American sex therapist and TV personality Dr. Ruth Westheimer has launched a line of low-alcohol wines to help “relax” and “arouse” couples. Vin d’Amour Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon contain just 6% alcohol, compared to the average 12.5%, along with Westheimer’s beaming face on the label. “My idea is that just the right amount of […]

• New York City Banning Happy Hour? You’re kidding, right?

New York City Banning Happy Hour? You’re kidding, right?

Now that they have eliminated smoking from bars and passed a beloved letter grade system to let you know how clean the city’s restaurants are, the Department of Health has had some free time to focus on their next big fix for New York City. And the winner is a proposal to eliminate happy hours […]

• Bloomberg’s Next Target: Booze?

Bloomberg’s Next Target: Booze?

First, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg went after smoking in public places, then trans fats, salt and sugary drinks, now, he reportedly wants to crack down on alcohol sales, according to a planning document obtained by the  New York Post. The city Health Department’s far-reaching Partnership for a Healthier New York City initiative proposes […]

• Bedford-Stuyvesant teens say Spike Lee sold out neighborhood with Brooklyn-themed Vodka

Bedford-Stuyvesant teens say Spike Lee sold out neighborhood with Brooklyn-themed Vodka

“I often speak of the day when director Spike Lee sent my mother a check for $500 for her church back in the 80s. My mother was the church treasurer and it was her duty to raise funds for repairs. I recall helping my mother draft the letter to Spike Lee. I cautioned her that […]