To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, Johnnie Walker distiller Diageo has released a special blend of whiskey called Diamond Jubilee. It has been in the works, distilling, since 1952, according to Reuters (via Huff Po), and is on sale in Singapore for $198,500 a bottle.
Port has made a steady decline in the past decade with 12 million fewer bottles sold last year. But producers are hoping for a comeback. [AP] Dan Aykroyd is now allowed to drink at home. His Crystal Head vodka, once banned, is now being sold in the actor's native Ontario, Canada. [Brandchann ... More >>
Diageo has announced that it's relocating the production of Red Stripe beer from Jamaica to the U.S., but only for U.S. consumption. Red Stripe distributed in Jamaica, Brazil, Canada, and Europe will continue to be made on the Caribbean island. [Mutineer] Familia Camarena Tequila has gotten ... More >>
Dale DeGroff, often cited as the father of the cocktail renaissance, will star in On the Town With Dale DeGroff: A Salute to Saloons, Neighborhood Bars and Legendary Cocktail Palaces, at the Cornelia Street Café this October. The musical cabaret show isn't such a stretch for the celebrity mi ... More >>
Aube, once an area that simply supplied grapes to the more important production regions in Champagne, is coming to be known for its own independent winemakers. [NY Times] Hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams is launching a new dessert liqueur with Diageo called Qream, which will target "women wh ... More >>
Hundreds of patrons gathered for one last drink at Ruby's Bar in Coney Island on Saturday to protest a landlord's decision to shut down the Depression-era dive. [NY Post] The latest wine by Bordeaux's Château Latour is actually a Burgundy, which is rather surprising considering the two regi ... More >>
Ever hear of the insipid urban drinking terrorism ritual known as Bros Icing Bros? It's a game that involves your friends, your friends being frat-boys/patronizing the supposed behavior of frat-boys (thereby inadvertently exhibiting frat-boy behavior themselves), and The Worst Malt Liquor Dri ... More >>
Have you heard of the once-legendary and now-kinda-dead urban terrorism drinking game Bros Icing Bros? It involves the fermented sugarpiss known as Smirnoff Ice, your friends, and casual alcoholism. For a while, it was all the alcoholic hipster-rage, and then, last anyone had heard, the websi ... More >>
Have you been made aware of the hedonistic urban drinking renaissance that is Bros Icing Bros? It's a "game" involving Bros worldwide, you, and The Only Malt Liquor Drink Worse Than Spilled BP Oil Swept Out of The Ocean, Smirnoff Ice. And -- gird your loins, Bros -- it may very well be coming ... More >>
Do you know what Bros Icing Bros is? It's a "game" that is turning the absurd fiction that people would walk around forcing other people to drink The Grosses Malt Beverage on Earth - Smirnoff Ice - into a reality. As far as anyone can tell, the phenomenon started with an original website (Bro ... More >>
Have you heard of the cultural phenomenon known as Bros Icing Bros? It's a lived-in game encouraging binge drinking by way of urban terrorism, in which people are forcing each other to drink The Worst Malt Liquor Beverage on the Planet, Smirnoff Ice. And now there's a film documenting the mad ... More >>
Yesterday, we wondered if Bros Icing Bros - the urban guerrilla warfare game involving The Worst Malt Liquor Beverage on Planet Earth - was going to end, and if it wasn't, who'd be the first "Bro" iced on Monday morning. We got our answers.
A new poll shows that most New Yorkers support selling wine in supermarkets. Opponents say it would put many small liquor stores out of business and cost the state thousands of jobs. [Crains] Chile's biggest winemaker, Concha y Toro, has stopped production for at least a week following the e ... More >>
They say wine is good for you. But which wines are best for your health? Research suggests that wines higher in procyanidin, which helps prevent heart disease, are those that undergo a long fermentation. In other words, more traditional wines. [Wall Street Journal] A roundup of the city's to ... More >>
A new vodka is being launched out of San Francisco. And it's packed with protein. Devotion Vodka is the "first-ever 80-proof, four-column-distilled vodka with the benefits of [added] protein made in the United States." Patent pending. [Reuters] In other vodka news, Absolut and Smirnoff are g ... More >>
The Times asks, "Does Hogwarts have a drinking problem?" The latest Harry Potter movie shows the young wizards coming of age, which includes drinking various potions and going to the pub. [NY Times] An estimated 20,000 protesters marched through Ayrshire and Kilmarnock, where Johnnie Walker ... More >>
Wondering what Marco Pierre White has been up to since The Chopping Block? For starters, he got his drink on as the host of spirits brand Diageo's Bartender of the Year 2009 awards in London. Aristotelis Papadopoulos from Thessaloniki beat 18 finalists from as far as Korean and the Cayman Islands. [ ... More >>
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