Drinking

A Former Tesla Engineer Thinks He's Found a Cure For Hangovers

An engineer’s side project grew into something so big that he quit his job this week to pursue it full-time. Sisun Lee, formerly a staff product …

Alcohol

For First Time Shmaltz Slingshot Cans Hit Store Shelves

Shmaltz Brewing Company’s Slingshot Cans<p>June 27, 2017<p>After 21 years of exclusively packaging the brewery’s renowned craft beer portfolio in glass …

Food

Drink 101: How to Say Cheers in 30 Different Languages

One thing’s for sure — traveling and drinking most definitely go hand in hand. Whether backpacking through Europe, sitting on a beach in Thailand, or …

Language Learning

Dogfish Head among the first breweries to adopt "Indie" seal

Delaware based Dogfish Head will be among the first breweries in the U.S. to adopt this “Independent Craft” seal on their packaging.<p>Today, the …

Ommegang's first fruity, tropical beer 'Fruition'

There’s a new fruity year-round offering hitting shelves nationally – Ommegang <b>Fruition</b>.<p>The base beer begins as Witte, an award-winning year-round …

Food

Short’s Brewing Company Frambuesa Diablita Private Stache Release

June 27, 2017<p>July 6th, a seemingly ordinary day is about to turn into your favorite Thursday of the summer. What’s happening on this simple, summer …

Food

What’s a Non-Alcoholic Spirit, and Why Are Restaurants Drinking It Up?

With spritz culture on the rise, low- and no-ABV cocktails are making their way onto restaurant drink lists. Leading the charge is Seedlip, a …

Cocktails

From Film Stars To Naturalists, These Lives Have Become Boozy Inspirations

If you've never heard of Alexander von Humboldt, a once world-renowned Prussian scientist who predicted man-made climate change in 1800 and was an adviser to President Thomas Jefferson, then a New Hampshire distillery is aiming to change that, one glass at a time.<p>"One of the things that really …

Culture

A Woman Takes the Helm at Antinori (Officially) Next Month

Growing up in the business has prepared Albiera Antinori to foster the next generation and beyond.<p>The Antinori family has been making wine since …

Wine

These Negroni Doughnuts Might Be Better Than the Cocktail

Negronis are great. Doughnuts are also great. So why not combine two great things to create something totally epic? That's basically what the folks …

Negroni

Celebrity Somms Are Leaving the Floor -- Because They Have To

Sommeliers are having a moment. Documentaries and television shows are proliferating, as are worshipful works of nonfiction about these adored wine …

Tequila industry to Heineken: Stop using our name

Mexico wants Heineken to stop taking the name "tequila" in vain.<p>The Tequila Regulatory Council is threatening Heineken (HEINY) with legal action over claims that one of its beers includes tequila.<p>The council said that tests show there's no tequila in Desperados-brand beer, which is marketed as a …

Liquor

6 Reasons Why You Definitely Shouldn't Workout When You're Drunk

You know when you're headed to your Friday post-work sweat sesh, and you suddenly get a call from your friends saying you <i>need</i> to get to happy hour …

Alcohol

Brewing Up Romance: A Couple Comes Together over Beer

In a letter for The Players' Tribune, Fleury recounts his 14-year career as a Pittsburgh Penguin and the bittersweet weeks leading up to his …

Pittsburgh Pirates

5 Low-Carb Alcoholic Drinks That Won't Make You Fat | International Business Times

A healthy lifestyle coupled with a low-carb diet is all about balance. Sticking to your diet by watching your carbohydrate intake doesn't mean you …

Alcohol

Great Divide Brewing Company Packages Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Ale

This month Great Divide Brewing Company will introduce the first edition of their new Hop Disciples Rotating Hop Project IPA. Hop Disciples takes a …

Recipes

Bear Republic Apex Special IPA Released in Six-Packs

June 26, 2017<p>Sonoma County, CA (June 26, 2017)—With Summer in full swing, Bear Republic’s seasonal offering, Apex, is back to play. As part of Bear …

Beer Festivals

Downtown LA's Stunning Spire 73 Is America's Tallest Open-Air Bar

The cocktail lounge offers unparalleled views of Los Angeles<p>Los Angeles’s skyline just got a whole lot brighter thanks in part to the <b>InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown</b>, a sky-high hotel with sweeping views of the entire city below. The most impressive looks will come from <b>Spire 73</b>, the property’s …

Los Angeles

Cheap supermarket wine just named one of the best in the world, costs about $10

The U.K. supermarket chain Lidl describes their Crémant de Bourgogne white wine as being "highly underrated," and boy, they aren't kidding.<p>Then supermarket's Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc NV — which sells for only 7.99 pounds, or a little over $10 — was just rated as one of the finest sparking wines …

Lifestyle

Stump Our Senior Drinks Columnist

We answer your toughest cocktails and spirits questions.<p>Last week, we put out a call for questions from this column’s readers, an elite group (it has to be, if you’re in it, right?): Ask me anything having to do with the history of spirits and cocktails or the more obscure corners of the world of …

Vermouth

7 Ways People in Foreign Countries Deal With Nasty Hangovers

​How do you say “hair of the dog” in Japanese?<p>Burned toast. Greasy food. A Bloody Mary (or three). There are as many purported hangover “cures” as there are types of alcohol. The ones just mentioned are a drop in the bucket—and we haven’t even left the U.S.<p>Across the pond and beyond, overzealous …

Alcohol

Liquor Companies Binge on Mescal but Can't Get Enough

SAN JUAN DEL RIO, Mexico—Mescal, tequila’s smokier cousin, has made the leap from the rugged mountains of Mexico to trendy bars from New York to Los Angeles.<p>But the world’s biggest liquor companies are struggling to parlay its popularity into substantial profits. The factors driving mescal’s …

Liquor

Is Diageo Paying Too Much For George Clooney's Tequila Brand?

Diageo has committed to a $700 million upfront payment for Casamigos Spirits, and $300 in incentive payments over the next decade.<p>We should never …

Liquor

Could kombucha really have caused Michael Floyd's failed alcohol test?

In the annals of unexpected athlete excuses, we have a new entry courtesy Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd. Under house arrest as a result of a …

Alcohol

How to Order Wine Abroad

Ordering wine when you're traveling doesn't have to be intimidating.<p>Drinking local wine in a faraway place can be vacation perfection: You’re at ease, seated at a table with a view, exploring the world one glass at a time. Or it can be fraught with anxiety, triggered by the sight of a chalkboard …

Vancouver restaurants may have to list alcohol percentages on menus

B.C. Restaurant and Food Services Association opposes idea as 'a lot of red tape and regulation'<p>The City of Vancouver wants restaurants and bars to …

Alcohol

Why you should be wary of going to work with a hangover

If you have ever drunk alcohol, there’s a good chance you’ve also had a hangover. As a widely experienced result of alcoholic consumption, hangovers …

Alcohol

At-Home Bar Essentials

Tools of the Trade<p>These tools are essential to any well-stocked bar: cocktail strainer, cocktail shaker, jigger measure, bottle opener, blender, …

Bitters

Embracing Hangovers is the Most Adult Decision You’ll Ever Make

You won't be Oliver Reed forever so read on and accept the three hangover cures that actually work.<p>There are only three hangover cures that actually work. The first involves drinking a can of Coca-Cola in the shower, the second sees you consuming three cigarettes and five cups of coffee in front of</i> …

Alcohol

5 Summer Party Punches

These party-friendly punches are as easy to make as they are to drink.<p>Boozy Strawberry Limeade<p>This sweet-meets-tart drink is perfect for a no-fuss …

Food