Tag Archives: South Carolina

• Lance Armstrong Tries Beer Mile, Does Not Finish #Wuss

Lance Armstrong Tries Beer Mile, Does Not Finish #Wuss

The banned professional cyclist drops out after one lap. With the inaugural Flo Beer Mile World Championship just over two weeks away, interest in the four-lap, four-beer race seems to be at an all-time high. Interest is particularly high in Austin, Texas, the city that will host the event, so it’s not too surprising that […]

• Come home without beer? Get stabbed with a ceramic squirrel

Come home without beer? Get stabbed with a ceramic squirrel

A South Carolina woman was arrested Wednesday for stabbing her common-law husband in the chest with a ceramic squirrel. His offense? Returning home without beer on Christmas Eve. Helen Ann Williams, 44, of Charleston, S.C., has been charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature after police responded to a 911 call […]

• Napa Valley winery ages wine — in the ocean

Napa Valley winery ages wine — in the ocean

A California winery is conducting an aquatic experiment: Napa Valley-based Mira Winery is aging 48 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Atlantic Ocean. The winery said bottles of wine recovered from shipwrecks have a remarkable and unique flavor. Thus, the winemaker believes aging the 2009 Cabernet in South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor will affect the red […]

• 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, […]

• Boozehacking: Make Cheap Whisky Taste Like Fancy Whisky

Boozehacking: Make Cheap Whisky Taste Like Fancy Whisky

You like whisky. You looooove good whisky. You can’t afford to drop hundreds of dollars on high-end bottle. You stick with rotgut, right? Nope. There’s a new process of hyper-aging booze that apparently turns run-of-the-mill whisky into dark and delicious firewater of the gods. The process is called TerrePure, and it was dreamt up by […]

• Charleston: Get your tix for Brewvival 2011…never too soon

Charleston: Get your tix for Brewvival 2011…never too soon

Already in its second year, tickets are currently on sale for craft beer festival Charleston Brewvival 2011, February 26. Presented by local beer shop Charleston Beer Exchange and microbrewery COAST Brewing Co., the outdoor festival is set for Sat. Feb. 26 from 12-6 p.m. on the grounds across from COAST at 1250 Second St. N., […]

• Guns and booze

Guns and booze

New laws in four states make it legal to carry a gun (loaded or unloaded) into a bar or restaurant. In 20 other states, according to a recent New York Times review of laws, bringing a gun to a bar is legal “by default.” In the rest, the law is unclear. Wisconsin is one of […]