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Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

• New rum distillery to open in central Puerto Rico

New rum distillery to open in central Puerto Rico

A new rum distillery will open in a former pharmaceutical plant in central Puerto Rico, helping to offset the loss of Captain Morgan rum from the island, economic officials said Wednesday. The Club Caribe LLC distillery is scheduled to open in early 2012 in the mountain town of Cidra and will produce 2 million gallons […]

• A Tangle of Corkage Laws Around The Nation

A Tangle of Corkage Laws Around The Nation

Virginia and Maryland debate whether to overturn bans on restaurant BYO; a Wine Spectator survey finds laws around the country remain a confusing tangle. As more Americans drink wine regularly with meals, more are asking their favorite restaurants that perennial question: Can I bring my own bottle? Like most practices created in the aftermath of […]

Party in a Pouch: Puerto Rican ready to drink cocktails land in US

Party in a Pouch: Puerto Rican ready to drink cocktails land in US

Pan American Properties, a food & beverage company in Puerto Rico, has launched its ready to drink cocktail product line, Gasolina Urban Blends in Florida. Gasolina will be distributed by Premier Beverage. Gasolina comes in six flavors including – Original !Tu Madras! Pink Martini, Mojito, Sea Breeze and Sangriiia. Gasolina is said to be crafted […]

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• Like rum? What about rock coconut? Here's to Bacardi's new Rock Coconut rum

Like rum? What about rock coconut? Here's to Bacardi's new Rock Coconut rum

Coconut rum is nothing new. Bacardi themselves have been making it for ages, after all, never mind the competition. But this isn’t regular coconut rum. It’s Bacardi Rock Coconut. Marketing jargon? Hardly. What sets Bacardi Rock Coconut apart is the combination of coconut juice with rock melon, a fruit indigenous to India and Africa. The […]

• Rum Battle in Caribbean Leaves Tax Hangover

Rum Battle in Caribbean Leaves Tax Hangover

Rum and politics have made a fiery mix since America’s earliest days, when a young politician named George Washington won election to the House of Burgesses in colonial Virginia with the help of spiked punch at the polls. There have been rum wars involving pirates and slave traders, and rumrunners who made a mockery of […]

• Drunk on corporate welfare – Congress doesn't know when to say when with taxpayer money

We may be witnessing the single worst example of corporate welfare in a generation. With all due respect to the crowd favorite, Archer Daniels Midland, the new contender essentially could give its product away and still make a profit – thanks to the generosity of the American taxpayer. At the heart of the rip-off is […]

• Rangel's dealings with foreign liquor company ignored by ethics committee

While the focus of Democrat Congressman Charles Rangel’s ethics charges center on doing legislative favors for donors and failing to pay taxes, his most troubling lapse — enriching a foreign liquor company with billions of U.S. tax dollars — continues to be largely ignored, according to a non-partisan watchdog group.