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Rice Isn’t Just For Big Beer Anymore

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Craft beer breweries once looked down on Budweiser and Coors for using rice in their beers. Today, craft rice lager is trending. Here's why.

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The 5 Best Wheat Beers to Drink Right Now

Chilled Magazine

Summer is a great time for lighter, refreshing beers. And while it’s tough to beat the appeal of a classic pilsner or hoppy, piney IPA, one of the best choices for the summer months is a refreshing, balanced wheat beer. In the most basic sense, a wheat beer is a top-fermented beer that’s made with a higher percentage of wheat as opposed to the usual barley.

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Feel Free Was Supposed to Be a Risk-Free Alcohol Alternative. For Some, It Became an Addiction.

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A class action lawsuit centers on the alleged dangers of kava and kratom, two ingredients used in a drink purported to boost “vitality,” “chill vibes” and “relaxation.

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Q&A: Leandro DiMonriva aka The Educated Barfly

Imbibe Magazine

If you’ve ever run an internet search for a cocktail recipe, there’s a good chance you’ve come across one from The Educated Barfly. What started as a YouTube series from actor-turned-bartender Leandro DiMonriva on the history and craft behind classic cocktails has transformed into an ever-expanding encyclopedia of bartending expertise. Since publishing his first video in 2017 (on the quintessential Gimlet , of course), DiMonriva’s passion for cocktail culture and scholarship have helped turn The

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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A Taproom, a Tease and a Deal: This Week's Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

A few notable things as we head into the weekend… We shared a few brief updates about this previously, but is/was brewing took to Reddit recently to confirm that they’re opening a taproom later this summer. That taproom will be located at 5121 N. Ravenswood, aka the former home of Urban Brew Labs and Metropolitan Brewing. It’s only midsummer but we’re already thinking about Black Friday.

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The Countries That Drink the Most Wine [MAP]

VinePair

Despite global wine consumption trailing behind that of beer and spirits, wine isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Despite pervasive doom and gloom regarding the future of the industry, the beverage remains a cornerstone of culture all over the world, especially in nations that have produced it for eons like France and Italy. Outside Europe, consumption remains relatively high, especially here in the United States where Americans down an impressive 935 million gallons every year.

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Three Ways: Ranch Water

Imbibe Magazine

The bracing combination of blanco tequila, fresh lime, and Topo Chico has sated West Texas ranchers and the people who drink with them for generations. In recent years, the refresher gained national prominence and inspired inventive riffs at bars and restaurants across the country. From green tea infusions to chili-spiked sotol variations, here are three next-gen Ranch Waters to take for a spin.

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A Very Special "This Week's New Beer Labels" Email

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Before we jump into the labels, I thought I’d do something a little different this week. My birthday is this week, and I figured it was as good a time as any to try something I’ve never done before. Until now, I’ve never discounted our Premium Subscription tier, which allows you to get a look at all the super-fun beer labels I pull each week from around the Midwest, as well as early access to select stories and, hopefully soon, an increased number of exclusive posts like beer r

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The VinePair Podcast: Letting a Vineyard Run Wild With Benziger Family Winery

VinePair

At Benziger Family Winery, “family” is taken to heart. Today’s guest, brand ambassador Chris Benziger, is the youngest of seven. Four brothers, two sisters, 19 nieces and nephews: “It was my dad’s idea of cheap labor, I guess,” Benziger says, laughing. “Or nepotism run amok.” For the Benzigers, working in the drinks industry seems like destiny. With an “honest to God” bootlegger grandfather, importer father, and wine-loving older brother, it’s no wonder they established one of Sonoma County’s p

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5 Tips for Successful Bartending with Mixologist Tony Arnone

Chilled Magazine

An expert in cocktail craftsmanship with extensive whiskey knowledge, Tony Arnone has over a decade of bartending experience. Arnone serves as the lead mixologist at The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He leads whiskey tastings and crafts whiskey-based cocktails for the popular speakeasy. Starting as a flair bartender, Arnone has traveled the world, creating nearly 50 different cocktail menus in countries such as Thailand, China, and the Philippines.

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For Some Cocktail Bars, “Halfway Decent” Is the New Great

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Studied nonchalance and normcore are defining the modern cocktail bar aesthetic, from Room for Improvement to Gilly's House of Cocktails.

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Drink of the Week: Kloo Coffee Concentrate

Imbibe Magazine

It takes very little persuasion for me to sample a new coffee product. I am a devout, daily coffee drinker, and I find the innovative arc of instant coffee to be particularly fascinating. Launched earlier this year, Kloo is a craft coffee concentrate formulated by roaster and Q-grader Mariella Cho and her daughter Claudia Snoh, with the aim to make single-origin coffees ready to prepare—hot or cold—instantly.

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This Week's Beer News: Some Fun Midsummer Award News

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

As if you needed more evidence that the American Midwest is a pretty great place to be a craft beer drinker, here are the nation’s top ten breweries, according to the 2024 U.S. Open Beer Championship : 1. Third Eye Brewing — Ohio 2. Monday Night Brewing – Georgia 3. Sun King Brewery – Indiana 4. O.H.S.O. Brewery Gilbert – Arizona 5.

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DMRC advises commuters on carrying liquor bottles

Spiritz

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has advised commuters to comply with state excise regulations while transporting liquor bottles on Metro trains. This follows the 2023 relaxation allowing passengers to carry two sealed liquor bottles each in metros. However, this rule has raised concerns about compliance with varying state laws during cross-border travel in Delhi Metros.

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We Ask Bar Director Evan Williams about Herb Washing for Cocktails

Chilled Magazine

Bar Director Evan Williams of Dalida in San Francisco, CA came across the technique of herb washing cocktails from a Copenhagen-based bartender named Peter Altyenberg, who utilizes the technique in a riff on a Mojito. Herb washing is the working terminology for a technique being developed to achieve a full spectrum extraction of flavor from an herb.

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Master the Gin Classics

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The 15 best classic gin cocktails to make, including easy recipes for the Martini, Negroni, Gimlet, Gin and Tonic and more.

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Review: Cocktail & Sons Tonic #15 and Max Bitter Collection

Drinkhacker

Our friends at New Orleans’ Cocktail & Sons are known for their syrup mixers, and now the company is branching out into bitters — under the “Max Bitter” brand name. Today we’re looking at the latest cocktail sweetener from the operation, plus its three inaugural bitters offerings. Cocktail & Sons Tonic #15 – Made with bitter herbs and spices, citrus, baking spices, and peppercorns.

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Hipster Beer Is Dead. Long Live ‘Lifestyle’ Beer.

VinePair

By the fall of 2010, the hipster was, apparently, dead. Culture tsar n+1 magazine said so , as did American Apparel CEO Dov Charney, whose clothing line’s aesthetic of rec-room soft porn had become the de facto hipster vibe. Meanwhile, snarky pop culture site Gawker had already declared an equally acerbic new nickname to denote young, urban coolness: fauxhemian, which handily outflanked the runner up: doucheoisie.

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India Embraces Ultra-premium Tequila

Spiritz

Komos is an ancient mythical figure of revelry, merrymaking and festivity. In fact, Komos parties were so legendary that thousands of years later historians and archaeologists continue to uncover relics of those revelry. Tequila Komos combines the highest craft of tequila-making, incorporating timeless winemaking techniques, to create an ultra-luxury tequila.

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Sagamore Summer Old Fashioned

Chilled Magazine

A unique twist on an Old Fashioned perfect for summer sipping! The Sagamore Summer Old Fashioned is made with Sagamore Rye Whiskey, a traditional Maryland-style rye whiskey offering notes of classic baking spices with fruit, including golden delicious apples. The rye then gives way to vibrant sweet notes of caramel, honey, and brown sugar, which lends perfectly to the blood orange and floral components incorporated into this cocktail.

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Lebanon’s Doudou Shot Is More Than a Rite of Passage

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The Doudou, a vodka shot from Beirut, Lebanon, combines the spirit with an olive, lemon and hot sauce and is iconic at bars around the city.

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Review: High West Bottled in Bond Rye and Bourye (2024)

Drinkhacker

Two big new releases from Utah’s High West, starting with its first bonded whiskey ever, a recognition of its (slow but) steady transition to in-house distillate. 2024’s annual drop of Bourye is also in the review lineup, and it too has a bit of High West’s own whiskey in store for us this year… but plenty of juice from other parts of the country, too.

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We Asked 22 Bartenders: What’s the Best New Spirit You’ve Added to Your Bar?

VinePair

There never seems to be a shortage of new spirits to try. Whether it’s a new expression from an old, trusted brand or a label you’ve never heard of, you’re likely going to encounter something that recently rolled out every time you visit your local bottle shop. These shiny new objects make spirits shopping fun, but they can also cause conflict between your adventurous curiosity and your budget-minded sensibility.

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Tequila set to Become a Preferred Choice

Spiritz

If there is one thing that experts from the alcoholic beverage industry will agree on, it is the undeniable fact that tequila consumption in India has grown over the past few years. There are several factors that have driven this growth curve. Primarily, it can be attributed to increasing affluence. “As disposable incomes rise, particularly among the urban middle and upper classes, there is a growing inclination to explore and enjoy premium spirits like tequila,” observes Neeraj.

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Protected: House of U.S. Spirits Announce Immersive Trade Tasting Events in London and Manchester

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Bring Back the Mojito Caballito

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The Mojito Caballito is a forgotten rum cocktail recipe from Sloppy Joe’s in Havana, Cuba. Houston bar Lei Low is bringing it back.

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Review: Knob Creek Rye 10 Years Old

Drinkhacker

A year after adding a seven year age statement to its flagship small batch rye , Knob Creek is back with another permanent addition to the core lineup. It’s that same Kentucky straight rye whiskey, this time aged 10 years, and at a slightly more premium price point. (A $30 bump up from the seven year old version.) As always with Knob Creek Rye, this is distilled from a “Kentucky-style” mashbill with somewhere just north of the legally mandated 51 percent rye grain, along with a sizeable portion

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This Pork Roll, Egg, and Cheese-Flavored Vodka Is New Jersey in a Bottle

VinePair

As if New Jersey’s most infamous linguistic spar wasn’t intense enough, one Garden State distillery is throwing alcohol on the fire. On June 28, Keyport-based 3BR Distillery released 011 PEC on Everything: a pork roll, egg, and cheese-flavored vodka liqueur. (Technically, given its 35-percent ABV, it falls under the U.S. classification of a liqueur, not a spirit.

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Poke Bowls at Crowne Plaza Greater Noida

Spiritz

From 12 th -31 st July 2024, between 7 pm and 11 pm, Chao Bella transforms into a haven for food lovers seeking fresh, healthy, and irresistibly tasty dishes. Their Poke Bowls are the stars of the festival, meticulously crafted using fine locally sourced ingredients. Each bowl combines succulent proteins, colourful vegetables, and fresh fruits to create a feast for the senses.

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Hanna Lee Communications launches New York Bartender Week

Drinks International

Hanna Lee Communications has launched a trade-consumer event called New York Bartender Week which will make its debut on 18-24 November 2024.

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23rd Annual Bartender Magazine Bar Awards: The complete list of finalists is here!

Australian Bartender

The Bar Awards Finally, they are all here. This is the entire list of finalists for the 23rd Annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards, as voted by you, the bar industry of Australia. The Bar Awards will take place on Wednesday, 11th of September this year at Doltone House, and is just one of the 30-plus events in store for Sydney Bar Week this year, which takes place from September 7th to 11th — click here to go the Sydney Bar Week website.

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VINsights: Farming for Quantity Vs. Quality

Cheers

Fine wines taste different from mass-produced wines for the same reasons that heirloom tomatoes from your garden taste different from supermarket tomatoes. This is driven more by wine’s raw material than by the winemaking process itself. The grapes for value-oriented wines are cultivated very differently from those destined for super-premium wines, even if they are of the same varietal and grown in the same appellation.

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With Outryder, Wyoming Whiskey Continues to Blaze Its Own Trail

VinePair

Most American whiskey makers face a seemingly inevitable fork in the road: One path is marked “bourbon,” and the other is marked “rye.” And if your mash bill doesn’t fit neatly into the federally regulated definitions of either — at least 51 percent corn in the case of bourbon, or else a minimum of 51 percent rye — then tough luck. It’s enough to keep most producers on the straight and narrow, but now and then comes a maker willing to go off-road if that means making a better whiskey.

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UP mandates POS for beer sales

Spiritz

Previously, retailers of India-made foreign liquor (IMFL) in UP were already required to scan barcodes on bottles and tetra packs before selling them. Now, beer shops in UP must also record details of each unit sold. This system connects distilleries, breweries, bottling plants, warehouses, bonds, and wholesale warehouses across the districts to upgrade, track and manage the supply chain.

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Pernod Ricard to sell wine assets to Accolade owner

Just Drinks

Pernod Ricard has struck a deal to offload a clutch of wine assets to the owner of Australian-headquartered Accolade Wines.

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Review: 2019 Famiglia Cotarella Ferentano Bianco Lazio IGP

Drinkhacker

Ferentano derives from the archaeological site of Ferento, an ancient Etruscan town near the vineyards that grow a grape varietal called roscetto, a white wine grape that is reportedly now grown only in one small vineyard near the town of Montefiascone, in the Lazio region. Chances are you can go your whole life without encountering roscetto-based wine: I know I have.

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