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Tag Archives: Travel and Tourism

• Dstkrt promises the ultimate in luxury : Ice cubes containing gold flakes

Dstkrt promises the ultimate in luxury : Ice cubes containing gold flakes

For the rich in London, Dstkrt would be a name that they recognise. The new bar in London has cost 25 million pounds to furnish – no wonder then it lays claim to the tag of a VIP area within the club that is the worlds first bar made of precious black stone.   Dstkrt […]

• Brazil emerges as imported wine market

Brazil emerges as imported wine market

Brazilians are increasingly turning to wine as their beverage of choice, according to consumer research published by Wine Intelligence. The Brazil Wine Market Landscape Report found that Brazil’s buoyant economy has created a new middle class and there is now around 18 million people that drink imported wine at least twice a year. According to […]

• LA: Pisco Sour Day Feb. 5. Get Your Coupon For Free Drinks

LA: Pisco Sour Day Feb. 5. Get Your Coupon For Free Drinks

Thank you, Eater! Yup, there’s even a Pisco Sour Day (…in Peru). On February 5 Red Medicine, Big Bar at Alcove, Buffalo Club, and Rivera will shake up gratis Gran Sierpe pisco sours. To nab a complimentary beverage (one per person per venue, total four free drinks max) head here after February 1 and print […]

• Tapping Into Turkey For New Liquor Market

Unlikely Mediterranean Market Offers Promise of Profits but Dilemmas, Too With countries like Spain, Italy and Greece, where they traditionally sell alcohol, plagued by economic troubles, liquor-company executives are turning to a perhaps unlikely Mediterranean market: Turkey, whose mostly Muslim population hasn’t ranked among the world’s big drinkers historically. Tapping nontraditional markets while established regions […]

• Turkish tourism industry displeased with tax hike on alcohol

Turkish tourism industry representatives have strongly criticized a recent increase in the private consumption tax, or ÖTV, on alcoholic drinks. Speaking at a recent meeting, Sururi Çorabatır, head of Mediterranean Tourism and Hoteliers Association, criticized the timing of the increase on the ÖTV. “These product groups constitute an important expenditure in Turkey tourism sector based […]

• Capturing spirits: The (nearly) lost art of keg & barrel making

Capturing spirits: The (nearly) lost art of keg & barrel making

Walking up to Gibbs Brothers Cooperage in Hot Springs, the first thing you notice is the sharp, sour/sweet smell of drying oak. The scent pervades the place; has seeped into its pores and the dirt it stands on. The Gibbs family has been making traditional white oak kegs and barrels here since 1927. They’ve been […]

• London Cocktail Week begins. Where's the Concorde when you need it?

London Cocktail Week begins. Where's the Concorde when you need it?

The inaugural London Cocktail Week (LCW) has begun – a seven-day event of shows, pop-up bars, parties, classes and tastings. Running until October 17, LCW is aimed at encouraging amateurs and professional bartenders to “try new things, learn new skills and ultimately, drink better”.

• 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 […]

• Quick! You still have time to book a flight to Oktoberfest. Top 10 things to do once you get there

Quick! You still have time to book a flight to Oktoberfest. Top 10 things to do once you get there

Every autumn, millions of people head to Munich to celebrate that hoppy concoction that we all know as beer. Oktoberfest, the grand German fete for the beverage made from fermented barley and yeast starts September 18. Online travel experts cheapflights.com offers a list of the top 10 things to do in Munich during Oktoberfest.

• A $6 Billion Tax Subsidy To a British Company in Exchange for 40 Jobs? The latest chapter in Congressional Waste, Abuse & Corruption

A $6 Billion Tax Subsidy To a British Company in Exchange for 40 Jobs? The latest chapter in Congressional Waste, Abuse & Corruption

The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), aided and abetted by Congressman Charlie Rangel, has awarded the wealthy British liquor conglomerate, Diageo, a $6 billion deal to produce rum in their territory. This is one of the most outrageous gifts to a foreign company at the expense of US taxpayers. “This sweetheart deal is nothing more than […]

• Diageo to unlock Captain Morgan's treasure trove

Diageo to unlock Captain Morgan's treasure trove

Diageo remains confident of switching rum production to the US Virgin Islands in 2012 and the latest estimates are that the move will transform Captain Morgan‘s fortunes. Government subsidies, tax benefits and cost savings are expected to significantly enhance Captain Morgan’s worth in Diageo’s portfolio of key spirits. They will also generate more funds for […]

• Going to Oaxaca? Here's a glossary of drinks so you know what to order

Going to Oaxaca? Here's a glossary of drinks so you know what to order

Drinks in Oaxaca: Alcoholic, Fermented, Juice, Water, Soda & More

• Toast the Queen! It's London Cocktail Week!

Toast the Queen! It's London Cocktail Week!

There’s loads of time to book your ticket…London Cocktail Week: October 11 – 17, 2010. London has long been recognised as being the world’s capital of cocktail culture and London Cocktail Week is an opportunity for discerning drinkers to celebrate this with a host of shows, one-off bars, classes for both novices and experienced professionals, […]

• Drink your way from Sassicaia to Brunello – a wonderful journey through central Tuscany

Eat and drink your way on a lovely trip through central Tuscany with Chris Pollington, Master of Wine…

• Tales of the Cocktail's 2010 Spirited Awards® Honors the Best of the Cocktail Industry

Tales of the Cocktail's 2010 Spirited Awards® Honors the Best of the Cocktail Industry

Fifteen awards were handed out honoring individuals and establishments from around the world who have shown an outstanding talent for advancing the craft of the cocktail. They are worthy!