Clay Risen calls out a New York Times article on craft distilling for inaccuracies, saying that he has “yet to sample a craft whiskey that comes close even to Jim Beam’s most basic offering.”
Punch has knocked cocktails off the menu at the Drink in Williamsburg. You can still get an individual cocktail there, but they’re not the focus.
A recent study looks at the link between drinking and monogamy. Apparently, monogamous societies drink more — perhaps to escape the boredom.
The 27-year-old model girlfriend of 46-year-old beer heir August Busch IV was found dead of a possible drug overdose at his home in a St. Louis suburb.
The Orthodox Church of Cyprus is outraged that KEO beer, of which it’s a part owner, was featured in an American porno film.
Scientists may have isolated the gene that makes one a mean drunk. Male carriers of a variant of the HTR2B gene apparently get violent when they drink.
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Six people have been arrested and several wineries shut down in the Chinese wine region of Changli county, a/k/a “China’s Bordeaux,” after tainted wine was discovered.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 28, 2010