Absolut Wine? Say It Ain’t So.; Yet Another Baby Gets Served Booze


Absolut Wine? Not quite, but the Swedish vodka maker has paired up with Brancott Estate to release a “sparkling fusion” of vodka and sauvignon blanc.

A number of Long Island wineries have hired chefs, despite the state law that, in most cases, limits them to serving finger food.
[NY Times]

Brown-liquor companies are targeting women with flavored whiskeys. This fall, look for Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper, co-branded with Tabasco.

More booze for babies: an Ohio Outback accidentally served a four-year-old girl a vodka and peach schnapps drink.
[NY Daily News]

A number of major beer brands — especially “full-calorie” beers — suffered a drop in sales, including Bud.

Brits might soon drink more beer at home than in pubs. The bar industry there is blaming supermarkets for undercutting them.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 13, 2011

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