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• Binge drinking 5-plus drinks common for high school seniors

Binge drinking 5-plus drinks common for high school seniors

Consuming five or more alcoholic drinks in a row is common among high school seniors, with some students engaging in extreme binge drinking of as many as 15 or more drinks, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. Alcohol consumption by adolescents is a public health problem in the United States. […]

• Seriously? E L James Launches 50 Shades of Grey Wine

Seriously? E L James Launches 50 Shades of Grey Wine

50 Shades of Grey author E L James has launched a range of wines inspired by the erotic trilogy. Both Red Satin and White Silk are made from grapes grown in California. The wines carry a simple black label framed by a metallic diamond-shaped pattern and run with the tagline: “You. Are. Mine.” The pair went […]

• Food experts debate best wines to go with Chinese cuisine

Food experts debate best wines to go with Chinese cuisine

CHINA’S rapid emergence as a wine market has sparked intense debate among international growers about how best to pair their wines with the country’s rich array of culinary delights. Drawn by the prospect of vast, relatively untapped pools of new Chinese consumers, wine growers from around the world are competing to claim that their products […]

• Oy, not another one. Cee Lo Green hypes Ty Ku liqueur

Oy, not another one. Cee Lo Green hypes Ty Ku liqueur

Musician Cee Lo Green may be a judge on the singing competition show “The Voice,” but a new business venture has him dipping into the world of spirits. Green has joined the likes of P. Diddy, Bruce Willis and Dan Aykroyd as a celebrity liquor purveyor. He recently became an owner of Ty Ku premium […]

• White Castle giving sales of beer and wine a shot

White Castle giving sales of beer and wine a shot

Want a beer with that slider? Or how about a red house wine with some onion chips? White Castle is testing beer and wine sales at its Lafayette, Ind., store as the Columbus-based hamburger chain considers a range of options that might be added at its restaurants. The Lafayette location is a dual-concept restaurant that […]

• Fat white wines for colder days

Fat white wines for colder days

The time for crisp, refreshing summer whites and rosés is over for another year (don’t all cry at once), but that doesn’t mean you have to give up white wine altogether. Most wine promotions at this time of year tend to focus on autumn reds, but after months of talking about crisp, refreshing whites and […]

• 20 White Dog Whiskies Reviewed

20 White Dog Whiskies Reviewed

Last year we published a piece entitled “Putting White Dog Down“, a sobering counterpoint to the intense media buzz surrounding this category. Since that point, the category has continued to grow and the offerings in this space have increased exponentially. The category has also become quite muddled with products getting released as white dog, white […]

• Diageo’s New Hispanic Strategy Includes Big Buy on Univision

Diageo’s New Hispanic Strategy Includes Big Buy on Univision

Spirits Maker Looks to Woo Growing Demo Away From Beer. Seeking to boost Hispanic consumption, liquor giant Diageo is turning to TV, making a major upfront buy on Univision Communication’s Galavision cable network as well as on every owned and operated Univision station. The year-long deal represents the first time a liquor company has bought […]

• San Francisco: Absolut launches limited edition vodka

San Francisco: Absolut launches limited edition vodka

Absolut Vodka, a brand owned by spirits and wine company Pernod Ricard USA, has launched Absolut SF, a limited-edition vodka in San Francisco. The new product features a blend of grape, dragon fruit and papaya that provides spirits drinkers with a bold flavor when mixing a cocktail. Absolut is inviting consumers to express themselves on […]

• The Other Guys’ wine sales soar 66% in troubled 2010

The Other Guys’ wine sales soar 66% in troubled 2010

The Other Guys, a unit of the Don Sebastiani Family of Companies, saw sales soar 66 percent last year to 169,000 cases, despite the generally tough economy. The Don Sebastiani firm, based in Sonoma, said 2010’s sales explosion was led by three brands: Leese-Fitch, Hey Mambo and affiliated brands, and its Plungerhead zinfandels. Other brands, […]

• New booze vaccine, to treat alcoholism, gives terrible hangover

New booze vaccine, to treat alcoholism, gives terrible hangover

A vaccine that helps alcoholics kick the habit by triggering a terrible hangover is undergoing animal trials. The vaccine would increase nausea, accelerate heartbeats, induce sweating and a general feeling of unease. Chilean researchers have already successfully tested the vaccine on rats who were dependent on alcohol and got them to halve their consumption. They […]

• Auction prices for blue-chip Bordeaux skyrocketing

Auction prices for blue-chip Bordeaux skyrocketing

New York became Hong Kong on 12 November when five different Asian bidders snapped up nine of Sotheby’s top 10 grossing lots at an auction featuring Bordeaux. Sotheby’s US$5,403,527 sale opened with 128 cases from vintage 2000 consigned by Bordeaux Winebank. The Winebank is a subsidiary of Norwegian businessman Henning Thoresen’s BWB Group, which specializes […]

• Would you pay $29,000 for a glass of wine?

Would you pay $29,000 for a glass of wine?

What does a $29,000 glass of wine taste like? An Asian buyer is about to find out–at least, if they decide to pop the cork. Three bottles of Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild 1869 were just sold at a Hong Kong auction by Sotheby’s. The hammer price of $232,692 a bottle set a record for the most expensive […]