The Debate Rages On: Jiggers v. Free-Pour; Eddie Huang’s All-You-Can-Drink Four Loko Jam Nixed


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 that the two regions rarely intersect.
[Wall Street Journal]

A longtime bartender posts a rant about the free-pour debate, saying that bartenders who use jiggers aren’t necessarily better at making drinks.
[Huffington Post]

Samuel Adams is launching a limited-edition champagne-like beer in time for New Year’s Eve called Infinium. It will feature foil-covered cork tops like bubbly bottles.

Xiao Ye’s Eddie Huang has scrapped plans for an all-you-can-drink Four Loko party after learning such specials are against the law.
[NY Daily News]

Diageo’s new $65 million distillery in Scotland has been awarded a BREEAM “Excellent” award for environmental friendliness.

A Russian man was arrested for possession of an arsenal of explosives in northwestern Russia that he said he traded for a bottle of vodka.
[Montreal Gazette]