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Tag Archives: Tobacco

• The French Laundry Finally Unveils Its Stellar Spirits Program

The French Laundry Finally Unveils Its Stellar Spirits Program

Included in today’s Inside Scoop print column is the ceremonious unveiling of the French Laundry‘s long-awaited spirits program. It’s something that’s been in the works for a while, and the 4-star Yountville restaurant has been quietly pouring prized liquors since re-emerging from its winter break earlier this year. The idea of the spirits program, explains […]

• Tobacco – the new ‘it’ cocktail ingredient

Tobacco – the new ‘it’ cocktail ingredient

Tobacco – reduced through distillation – has become the latest ingredient in bartenders’ recipe books, reports Daniel Tapper. It’s a freezing cold weekday night and I find myself in a place called Barts – a discreet, prohibition-style cocktail bar in the heart of Chelsea, brimming with stuffed animals, quirky antiques and young professionals – many […]

• Brewery using cigar box wood, Cuban espresso to make beer

Brewery using cigar box wood, Cuban espresso to make beer

When a friend gave Joey Redner a taste of a beer that had been aged with Spanish cedar — the wood used to wrap and box cigars — he knew it was an idea worth stealing. The aroma and flavor instantly reminded the then avid home brewer of his hometown’s historic Ybor City and the […]

• $26,700 from Alcohol Industry Question Senator’s Opposition to Smoke-Free Law

$26,700 from Alcohol Industry Question Senator’s Opposition to Smoke-Free Law

Saying it raises questions about his opposition to a smoke-free law that includes bars, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids today released data from the National Institute on Money in State Politics showing that over the last two election cycles, Senator Ronnie J. Alting has taken more political contributions from businesses involved in the sale and […]

• Israel: Celebrities to be barred from advertising alcohol

Anyone wearing a sports uniform or bathing suit would also be prohibited from appearing in booze adverts. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation yesterday approved a draft law that would prohibit celebrities from appearing in advertisements for alcoholic beverages and require such products to carry warnings similar to those for tobacco products. According to the bill’s […]

• Altria Group Inc. gets taste of wine business

Altria Group Inc. gets taste of wine business

Virginia’s wine enthusiasts might not have noticed it, but one of the state’s largest companies has ventured into the wine business in a big way. It happened without a lot of fanfare because the company, Henrico County-based Altria Group Inc., is better known for cigarettes than chardonnays. Altria, the parent company of cigarette maker Philip […]

• Russian Official: Smokers, Drinkers Are Patriots. Finance Minister says indulging will help solve social problems

Russian Official: Smokers, Drinkers Are Patriots. Finance Minister says indulging will help solve social problems

Is it a citizen’s patriotic duty to smoke more cigarettes and drink more alcohol? One Russian official appears to think so.