Tag Archives: New York

• Fine wine market grows 234% in 10 years

Fine wine market grows 234% in 10 years

A new report has revealed the increasing popularity of fine wine over the past decade, highlighting growth of 234%. Commissioned by Cult Wines, a specialist in the acquisition, management and valuation of rare wines, the report by Intelligent Partnership also predicted a shortfall in production as demand for fine wine increases from wealthy buyers, particularly from China […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” with Jeff Miller of Thrillist!

“a woman walks into a bar…” with Jeff Miller of Thrillist!

It’s dark down here! My eyes have to adjust so I can find teddy bear, Jeff Miller, Thrillist’s Senior City Editor for Los Angeles. I was curious about someone who is able to hit up all the very coolest places and go to the very coolest events likes to drink and Jeff, super nice human, […]

• How Pegu Club Forever Changed the Cocktail Game

How Pegu Club Forever Changed the Cocktail Game

The first time cocktail historian and booze-world icon David Wondrich walked into Pegu Club he bumped into Barnaby Conrad III, a San Francisco–based author of influential books on the martini and absinthe. “Okay, this is awesome,” Wondrich recalls thinking. “This is what’s supposed to happen at this kind of bar.” That was nearly 10 years […]

• Toast the end of ‘Mad Men’ with the era’s classic cocktails

Toast the end of ‘Mad Men’ with the era’s classic cocktails

From Don Draper’s old fashioneds to Roger Sterling’s smuggled-in Stoli, cocktails have played a major role on AMC’s “Mad Men.” But was it really that great an era to drink? Although the show celebrates classic cocktails, it is set in the ’60s, when mixed drinks were sliding into a sugary slump, says drinks historian David […]

• An Investor’s Insight into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

An Investor’s Insight into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Overview The beverage industry can be classified into nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverage categories. According to Beverage Marketing Corporation, the carbonated soft drink is the key nonalcoholic beverage category with a market share of 33.1% of the total US beverage market volume. Alcoholic beverages, primarily beer, also form a dominant part of the US beverage market. […]

• 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, […]

• Macallan M Imperiale Whisky Sold for $628,000 at Auction

Macallan M Imperiale Whisky Sold for $628,000 at Auction

The good-to-the-last-drop award should certainly go to The Macallan award-winning single malt whisky – just recently Guinness World Records awarded the famous whisky the accolade of “most expensive whisky sold at auction,” for the second time when the The Macallan M Imperiale 6-litre Lalique fine crystal decanter sold at Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong for […]

• World’s Craziest Bar Concepts. Actually, They’re Pretty Neat!

World’s Craziest Bar Concepts. Actually, They’re Pretty Neat!

The next time you’re looking for a good place to grab a drink, skip the standard spots and instead make your way to one of these unique bars. Located all across the world, these spots not only serve up alcohol and bar food, but they give you an entire themed experience. From weirder concepts, such […]

• The Man Behind America’s Boutique Bourbon Boom

The Man Behind America’s Boutique Bourbon Boom

When Ralph Erenzo wants to shake up a batch of his Hudson Baby Bourbon, he wheels in the sub-woofer and cranks up the dubstep right next to the barrels. “I call it sonic maturation,” says the eccentric founder of New York bourbon company Tuthilltown Spirits. “I have no scientific evidence for it, but I think […]

• Gulp. How’d we get to the $22 cocktail?

Gulp. How’d we get to the $22 cocktail?

The deep, amber-colored drink is a looker, that much is true. But there is no forest of mint perking up this Manhattan at Georgetown’s Rye Bar. It does not arrive in a pineapple. It is an unfussy Manhattan. It just happens to cost $22. If eyebrows rise and jaws drop over the price of the […]

• Latin Food Fest Hosts Annual Culinary Classic! Be there!

Latin Food Fest Hosts Annual Culinary Classic! Be there!

Latin Food Fest to Host its Annual Culinary Classic in Los Angeles The largest annual Latin culinary destination event in the U.S. Taking place March 20-21, the 2015 Latin Food Fest Los Angeles includes Flavor of the Americas Dinner, Latin Food Expo, Chefs Night Out and Grande Tasting. Latin Food Fest (www.latinfoodfest.com) returns to California March […]

• Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Drizly, the Boston-based online alcohol delivery company, had inked a major deal with MillerCoors to cross-promote the delivery service. As part of the partnership, Drizly delivered cases of Miller Lite for free over the past weekend in four of its nine service cities. While the news of […]

• Melissa Etheridge launches cannabis-infused wine. Someone had to.

Melissa Etheridge launches cannabis-infused wine. Someone had to.

American singer Melissa Etheridge has announced the launch of a range of products made from cannabis, including a cannabis laced wine, aimed at people suffering from cancer. Etheridge is a long-time proponent of cannabis reform and, having survived breast cancer herself, has often touted the benefits of cannabis to alleviate side effects of chemotherapy and attributes […]

• American wineries you should visit (and none of them are in California)

American wineries you should visit (and none of them are in California)

California lures the lion’s share of Sideways-style quaffers – although areas such as Paso Robles and Temecula Valley show there’s much more to sip here than Napa and Sonoma – but the United States is bursting with intriguing alternatives worth sticking your nose into. “New York state’s two primary fine wine regions – Long Island […]

• Guess who is responsible for reviving the word ‘mixologist’?

Guess who is responsible for reviving the word ‘mixologist’?

“WHAT’S with all the mixologists these days?” “Why aren’t bartenders content just to be called bartenders anymore?” I frowned as my editor griped about the sanctimonious self-regard of a class of workers once regarded as anonymous service minions (his words), then suggested I do a story on this outrageous barroom development. For a person whose […]