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Tag Archives: Tuesday

• Genius! Texas drops plan to allow liquor sales at gun shows

Genius! Texas drops plan to allow liquor sales at gun shows

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission withdrew a proposal on Tuesday to allow liquor sales at gun shows after being criticized over the potentially dangerous combination. TABC spokeswoman Carolyn Beck said public comment was overwhelmingly against the proposal. “Some people were in opposition to the rules because they think that in general guns and alcohol shouldn’t […]

• German Beer Industry At Risk As Beer Contaminated With Plastic

German Beer Industry At Risk As Beer Contaminated With Plastic

Invading plastic particles have been identified in a number of German beers threatening the country’s historic beer purity laws. All of the country’s biggest beer and mineral water brands tested were found to contain microscopic plastic fibres, according to a report by The Local, research released on Tuesday and commissioned by consumer rights magazine programme Markt has revealed. […]

• Charlie Trotter: A pioneer in wine as well as food

Charlie Trotter: A pioneer in wine as well as food

When Christie’s auctioned off “The Magnificent Cellar of Charlie Trotter’s” last December, the 357 lots, much of it fabled Burgundies and Rhones, fetched close to a million dollars, $918,027 to be exact. Trotter, who was found dead Tuesday morning in Chicago at age 54, loved wine. And the successive sommeliers, some of the best in […]

• Government Shutdown May Have Great Impact On Beer Industry

Government Shutdown May Have Great Impact On Beer Industry

With the government shutdown and no deal in sight, the beer industry will see the impact of spending cuts, which took effect on Tuesday. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) double-check that breweries act in accordance with all mandated steps by the federal government in the alcohol production and distribution course of […]

• Chicago felon gets $105K grant to open liquor store where stores are banned

Chicago felon gets $105K grant to open liquor store where stores are banned

Keeping the sordid reputation of Chicago politicians alive and not-so-well, Alderman Deborah Graham reportedly gave convicted drug dealer Frederick “Juicy” Sims great assistance in getting a huge monetary grant to open a liquor store in Chicago, according to Opposing Views on Tuesday, as well as an original report by the Chicago Tribune. Sims, who previously […]

• Ooops. Chivas flushes thousands of litres down the drain

Ooops. Chivas flushes thousands of litres down the drain

Workers at a bottling plant in Dumbarton have accidentally flushed thousands of litres of whisky down the drain. The mix-up was reported at Chivas Brothers’ plant on Tuesday night this week while equipment was being cleaned. The workers are said to have flushed the whisky away instead of just draining away the waste water. Quite […]

• Buh Bye to Fine Wine Deals Due to California Grape Shortage

Buh Bye to Fine Wine Deals Due to California Grape Shortage

Say goodbye to snagging fine wine at a value price. As demand increases and inventories experience an extended shortage, consumers will have to choose between paying more, trading down or buying foreign imports, according to a wine industry report released on Tuesday. Silicon Valley Bank, which provides the wine industry with commercial banking services, predicts […]

• Beam considers price increases as economy recovers

Beam considers price increases as economy recovers

Beam Inc (BEAM.N) has raised prices on some of its alcoholic drinks this year as the U.S. economy shows signs of improving and the company could have more price increases as opportunities arise, according to a top executive. If its alcoholic drinks this year as the U.S. economy shows signs of improving and the company […]

• 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 […]

• Voters kick Washington state out of liquor business

Voters kick Washington state out of liquor business

Next June, consumers in Washington state will be able to buy hard liquor at grocery and warehouse stores, including Costco. Beginning June 1, grocery stores in Washington will begin selling liquor. That’s the result of a $22.7 million voter campaign that Costco Wholesale led to kick the state out of the liquor business and allow […]

• A food critic loses weight without becoming a teetotaler

A food critic loses weight without becoming a teetotaler

Over the last few months, I went from the worst shape of my life to the best while continuing to eat like a food critic. Don’t punch me in the face; instead, read how I did it in part three of this new series: I love booze. I try to blame this on my parents. […]

• 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 […]