Tag Archives: Switzerland

• VIDEO: Carpenters Open Five Beer Bottles At Once!

VIDEO: Carpenters Open Five Beer Bottles At Once!

Employees at the Handwerkskollektiv carpentry business were invited to a party hosted by the owner of a house that they had built. Christoph, Ben and the others wore their traditional heavy-timber carpenter clothing. To make the party more special, they demonstrated the beer opening trick, which proved to be a big viral hit! SOURCE: Storyful

• Dumb Mum Madonna posts pix of 13 yr old son with booze bottles

Dumb Mum Madonna posts pix of 13 yr old son with booze bottles

Harmless ski resort fun, parental failings or blatant sponsored alcohol viral marketing? You decide. Madonna is in the Swiss Alps living the rich and famous life with her diverse brood, and she posted some pictures on the social media site Instagram that are making some waves. Madonna used Instagram to post shots of her biological […]

• For the Home Decorating Beer Snob: Pantone Beer Tone Swatches!

For the Home Decorating Beer Snob: Pantone Beer Tone Swatches!

It probably never occurred to you, but imagine, just for a moment, if you could take the color of your favorite type of beer and paint an entire room that exact same shade.  Which beer would you choose?  Something light and airy, like a Corona or other lager?  Or maybe something dark and stormy, like […]

• ‘Predrinking’ Nearly Doubles Booze Consumption

‘Predrinking’ Nearly Doubles Booze Consumption

Many young people knock back a few drinks before going out to a bar, a practice sometimes called “predrinking” or “frontloading.” But a new study finds that they consume nearly twice as much alcohol as others and have more unfortunate incidents such as blackouts. The research, conducted in Switzerland, adds to existing knowledge about the […]

• University of Edinburgh Students Ban SABMiller Beers

University of Edinburgh Students Ban SABMiller Beers

Students at the University of Edinburgh have banned the sale of all SABMiller beers on campus in protest at the brewer’s perceived treatment of poor countries. The move follows extensive campaigning from the ActionAid student group, Activista Edinburgh. ActionAid’s research alleges the multinational beer giant avoids paying millions in tax by shifting profits out of […]

• Record number of foreign visitors light up Vinitaly

Record number of foreign visitors light up Vinitaly

Last week’s Vinitaly wine and spirit exhibition drew a record number of overseas visitors to the show. Almost 156,000 people attended the show from 7-11 April, with more than 48,000 of those coming from overseas. Ettore Riello, president of event organiser VeronaFiere, said: “The top 10 countries of origin [of overseas visitors] sees Germany at […]

• Record exports for Rioja

Record exports for Rioja

Last year was a record one for exports of Rioja, with strong growth in numerous markets driven by demand for reservas and gran reservas. Rioja imports to the UK grew by 23% in 2010 with imports of reserva and gran reserva wines rising 56% and 29% respectively. Globally, 267 million litres of Rioja were sold […]

• Gamay Symposium yields surprise results

Gamay Symposium yields surprise results

Australian and Swiss competitors were surprise winners at the inaugural Gamay Symposium held in Lyon last month, an event which saw Gamay growers from all over the world come together to raise awareness of the grape. Producers from Germany, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Spain, the US, Italy, England, Slovenia, Switzerland and France entered their wines into […]

• Big deal. Wine with fondue slows digestion. Hmmph.

Big deal. Wine with fondue slows digestion. Hmmph.

Does it matter what you drink with that cheese fondue? The Swiss would say absolutely! Debate has raged for decades in Switzerland over the perfect fondue beverage. Some insist white wine is the best option because the alcohol supposedly breaks down the gruyere cheese. But others say only tea – with no milk or sugar […]

• Leopold Bros. Artisinal Booze Finds Wide Distribution

Leopold Bros. Artisinal Booze Finds Wide Distribution

Just over five years ago, Todd Leopold flew from Ann Arbor, Mich., to Atlanta to persuade high-end restaurants to carry his distillery’s all-natural spirits. His pitch: Diners willing to spend on wine can learn to care about handcrafted booze, too. After days of unfruitful meetings, Leopold chanced upon Greg Best, the head bartender of Restaurant […]