Can’t choose between a Kentucky Derby or Cinco de Mayo celebration? Why not mix them both together and celebrate this weekend with these crossover cocktails, appetizers and dessert. - See more
Well, this sure is a terrible idea. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has reportedly approved a forthcoming product called Palcohol, an alcoholic powder that comes in flavors including Cosmopolitan and Kamikaze. - See more
What is the best description, or is there one? Reflections from Tony About-Ganim, Dale DeGroff, Kathy Casey, Francesco LaFranconi and Brittany Chardin. - See more
Are you a great bartender? Know a bartender who crafts great cocktails? It’s time to enter for the Star of the Bar® mixology competition. Star of the Bar pits maestro mixologists head-to-head for a chance at glory and $5,000—plus big recognition for their home operation. Enter here.
Many celebrities are the just the face of spirit companies, but these musicians are singing the sweet tunes of success as owners and partners. From wine and vodka to rum and mezcal, these multi-platinum artists are winning more than Grammys. - See more
China has overtaken France and Italy to become the world’s number one consumer of red wine, although the United States remains the world’s biggest tippler of all types of wines - See more
Excavating a ruined palace in Tel Kabri, Israel, this summer, a group of archaeologists made a discovery: an old wine cellar. A very old wine cellar. A cellar they estimate—according to findings presented today at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research—to be some 3,700 years old - See more
“Over the last couple of years, the number of new brewery openings has been at near unprecedented levels,” said Bart Watson, Ph.D., staff economist at Brewers Association, a craft beer industry group. “We’re seeing breweries open at about a rate of 1.2 per day.” - See more
The Jack Daniel Distillery announced today it will test a new red hot cinnamon spirit called “Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire,” beginning in April. Crafted with Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey and naturally infused with a proprietary red hot cinnamon liqueur for a smooth and delicious taste - See more
Don’t be surprised if you soon get carded at your neighborhood Starbucks. - See more
When you think of handcrafted Vodka, you probably don’t think of animal rescue. Read More
Rum is truly one of the most fascinating spirits in the world, with a long and intriguing history. Once it was learned that the sticky syrup molasses, a product of sugar production, could be fermented, the stage was set for the spirit to thrive and grow into one of the most-consumed adult beverages in the world. The product has evolved from the days of Caribbean trading starting in the 1600s, to today’s refined spirit with many types of distilling, aging, and blending.
The rum category has exploded with the onset of spiced rum and now with flavored rums that seem to be growing by the day. I will not taste flavored rums for this exercise but will concentrate on the traditional categories with a little spiced rum thrown in. Each rum was tasted twice, neat.
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Who in the United States is drinking all the wine? Business Insider took it upon themselves to find out and charted just how much wine each state is drinking.