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Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

• Booze and Buddhism Offered Up in Tokyo Vowz Bar

Booze and Buddhism Offered Up in Tokyo Vowz Bar

Japanese Buddhist monk Yoshinobu Fujioka enjoys bringing his congregation together, one cocktail at a time. Fujioka owns the 23-seat “Vowz Bar” in central Tokyo, where Buddhist chants replace karaoke songs and the shaven-headed bartenders serve up sermons and homilies along with the drinks. “People would gather in a Buddhist temple and drink together, we’ve just […]

• gaz regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011

gaz regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders 2011

gaz’s latest book is the first of what will become an annual manual (the hints in the title) which he will update and expand each year. The book is split up into four sections – A Serialized Autobiography focusing on gaz’s first 17 years of life (but not as yet explaining when he stopped being […]

• Lady Gaga: ‘Whiskey is my inspiration’

Lady Gaga: ‘Whiskey is my inspiration’

Lady Gaga’s mother Cynthia will reportedly joining her pop star daughter on tour to ensure that she does not drink too much whiskey. Cynthia Germanotta plans to keep a close eye on the singer to make she eats properly and cuts down on her alcohol intake when she touring the globe. Lady Gaga, real name […]

• Happiness, Peace & Good Cheer in 2011!

Happiness, Peace & Good Cheer in 2011!

desiderata – by max ehrmann Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their […]

• De-stress, De-tox, De-light with a gift of massage &/or private yoga sessions

De-stress, De-tox, De-light with a gift of massage &/or private yoga sessions

Holidays stress out the most serene among us. Indulgence and overindulgence are partying stalking horses reminding us that we are mere mortals. One more cocktail, pig in a blanket, eggnog with extra whipped cream…& on & on. Forget the gym…we’re on HOLIDAY! Aaaargh. That beer gut is about to pop. And we still have gifts […]

• Pappy Van Winkle Comes To Town

Pappy Van Winkle Comes To Town

Oh, the delirious joy of knowing Pappy is back in town! Once you’ve experienced Pappy, it’s hard to have a relationship with any other….bourbon that is. We tasted the 20 year, being released today (Nov. 18), – so smooth with notes of sherry, luscious mouth feel and lots of character. At the finish, a delicious […]

• Rosh Hashana Cocktails

Rosh Hashana Cocktails

… no one ever said you can’t drink something other than Manischewitz whilst making those plans. After all, such deep thoughts are sure to work up a powerful thirst and man cannot live, nor wish for a sweet new year, on kosher wine alone. A few simple cocktails geared toward encouraging the requisite introspection, not […]

• Rosh Hashana preparation: Kosher wine enthusiasts develop taste for Israeli wine

Rosh Hashana preparation: Kosher wine enthusiasts develop taste for Israeli wine

Since Rosh Hashana is all about clean slates and fresh starts, perhaps it’s time to give kosher wines another chance. At least, that’s what Aron Ritter, oenophile and founder of the New York-based Kosher Wine Society, says about the wines with a reputation for plonky sweetness and the Jewish new year (which this year begins […]