January, 2024

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Imbibe 75 Person to Watch: Dale DeGroff

Imbibe Magazine

Dale DeGroff is the most famous cocktail bartender in the world. He kicked off the American cocktail revival when he began mixing up classics at The Rainbow Room in 1987 and wrote The Craft of the Cocktail , one of the most influential mixology manuals of the past quarter-century. His protégés include Audrey Saunders and the late Sasha Petraske , who in turn inspired hundreds of other bartenders.

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Want to Make Spirits In Thailand? Good Luck.

PUNCH

Electricity use is capped at the horsepower of two hair dryers. Advertising is prohibited. Distilleries rely on wood-burning fires. Yet Onson and a group of like-minded small producers are creating some of Thailand’s most interesting spirits.

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3 Must Mix Valentine’s Day Cocktails from Broken Shed Vodka!

Chilled Magazine

Whether you’re celebrating with your Valentine or your Galentines’ this holiday, we’ve got the perfect cocktail for you! From Broken Shed Vodka are 3 fun and flirty sips that are sure to elevate your Valentine’s Day celebration. Check them out! Embrace your inner hopeless romantic with this vodka drink that looks as delicious as it tastes. The strawberries and elderflower combine to create the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail for a romantic evening.

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Flavor Manipulation Course Series: Cocktail Bitters, Infusions, & Simple Syrups

A Bar Above

Did you know that A Bar Above offers a variety of educational courses on topics from mocktails to a becoming a better bartender ? Well, we do! And we’re especially excited to share with you our Flavor Manipulation series, a trio of self-paced online courses that explore the use of essential ingredients like different types of bitters and syrups , as well as how to use various flavor profiles in alcoholic drinks.

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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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How Guinness Led a Modern Nitro-Stout Takeover of Britain’s Pubs

VinePair

It’s lunchtime at the Devonshire in London’s Soho and the bar top is thick with glasses of Guinness. This pub, reopened in November last year, is run by Dubliner Oisín Rogers and Guinness has quickly become a central part of its appeal: More than 60 percent of the beer sold here is Ireland’s famous stout. There are rumors, indeed, that the Devonshire sells more pints of Guinness than anywhere else in the U.K. or Ireland.

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Q&A with Mikey McFerran, Founder of Good Time Brewing

Dry Atlas

Mikey shares his journey from a seasoned bar industry professional to the non-alcoholic beer space. This transition, spurred by the birth of his son, reflects a deep personal commitment to creating a more inclusive drinking culture. Mikey discusses the challenges of crafting a non-alcoholic beer that rivals traditional brews in taste and quality, plus his vision for making non-alcoholic options a norm in social settings.

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How to Ship a Brewery Around the World

PUNCH

When a brewhouse from California’s legendary Russian River Brewing Co. went up for sale, London-based brewer Pete Brown knew he must have it. There were only a few continents and oceans in the way.

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6 Hot Toddys with a Twist!

Chilled Magazine

Happy National Hot Toddy Day! In this chilly weather, what better way is there to warm up than inside with a hot cocktail? Hot Toddys are a classic and the recipes below have some twists you won’t want to miss out on this season. Scotch , Whiskey Oban Hot Toddy Ingredients 4 oz. Water 1 Tea Bag (your preference) 1.5 oz. Oban 14 Year Old 0.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice 0.5 oz.

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Best Mocktail Recipes for Dry January and Beyond

A Bar Above

We’re rounding out Dry January with three non-alcoholic drinks: the Piña Colada, Aperol Spritz, and Strawberry Daiquiri. These delicious mocktails are some of our favorite drinks without alcohol– and even though they’re great for hot summer days, they’re equally good alcohol-free party options all year long. Copyright A Bar Above If you don’t drink (or are cutting back), you could of course stick with kombucha, coconut water, sparkling water, or ginger beer when at

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Archaeologists Uncover How Wine Likely Looked, Smelled, and Tasted in Ancient Rome

VinePair

It’s well known that wine was an essential part of ancient Roman life. In fact, many sources suggest that Roman citizens were drinking about 100 gallons of wine per year. But how that wine largely looked, smelled, and tasted has been a mystery — until now. A new archaeological study of Roman pottery is providing insights into the winemaking techniques of the time, and how these methods likely impacted the liquid’s flavor profile.

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Diageo reports H1 decline in sales due to performance in Latin America

Drinks International

Drinks giant Diageo saw a 1.4% decline in net sales in the first half of fiscal 2024 due to a 23% decline in trading in Latin America and Caribbean markets.

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How a 19th-Century Bitters Brand Took America by Storm

Imbibe Magazine

If you were alive and even mildly sentient in the late 1860s, you would have been familiar with Drake’s Plantation Bitters. Starting from nowhere, these bitters suddenly seemed to be everywhere. “The rapidity with which Plantation Bitters have become a household necessity throughout the civilized nations is without parallel in the history of the world,” noted a news article in the New Orleans Crescent in 1869.

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The Chirulín Is Peru’s Original Pisco Cocktail

PUNCH

The Chirulín is a pisco cocktail from Peru. The generations-old Afro-Peruvian drink predates national staples like the Pisco Sour.

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5 Essential Cocktails for January 2024

Chilled Magazine

Each month Chilled presents you with five essential cocktails based on our National Drink Day Calendar. Don’t forget to reference it so you can prepare for the upcoming holidays. What better way to embrace the possibilities that this year will bring than by exploring the lovely world of essential cocktails? As we embark on the first month, let’s toast to new beginnings and exciting possibilities with one of these essential cocktails.

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ED summons CM Kejriwal for the fourth time

Spiritz

The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal for the fourth time, in a case linked to Delhi’s alleged excise policy scam. ED has asked Delhi’s CM to appear before the agency on 18th January. Fresh summons comes after Delhi’s Chief Minister skipped earlier summons to appear before the probe agency on 3rd January for questioning related to the above-mentioned case.

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We Asked 15 Brewers: What’s the Most Overrated Beer Style? (2024)

VinePair

Overrated can be a loaded word, and it’s often hurled at whatever style the latest tastemakers have deemed to be on its way out. Among them are some of the more hype-y styles shaking up the industry since the craft beer boom. Some people scoff at these popular beers, while others line up to snag the first tastes of them. Some brewers just see them as filling up tank space that could have gone to something more exciting and innovative.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd to open new London retail space

Drinks International

Fine wine and spirits retailer Berry Bros. & Rudd has released plans to open a new spirits shop in London this April. Berry Bros. & Rudd is the.

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Bring the Heat: How to Prepare Hot Sake

Imbibe Magazine

In our January/February 2024 issue , sake sommelier Jessica Joly recommends five of her favorite sakes to enjoy warm. “It is unlike any other alcoholic beverage,” says Joly, pointing to sake’s ability to express diverse characteristics at a range of temperatures. And while kanzake (hot sake) is widely served throughout Japan and increasingly in bars and restaurants around the world, Joly notes that, “Here in America, consumers are still learning about the proper ways to e

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For Some Bars, the Best Ice Comes From 5,500 Miles Away

PUNCH

Kuramoto Ice is the latest bartender obsession. The clear ice from Japan gets imported thousands of miles to cocktail bars around the world.

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Check Out 5th Annual Cocktail Trends Report for 2024 with Bacardi Limited

Chilled Magazine

Bacardi Limited unveils the insights of its fifth annual Cocktail Trends report for 2024. As the global authority on spirits and libations, Bacardi’s latest findings promise a peek into the evolving landscape of flavors, techniques, and cultural influences shaping the art of cocktail crafting. From innovative ingredients to cutting-edge mixology methods, this serves as a spirited guide into the trends destined to captivate taste buds and revolutionize the bar scene in the coming year.

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Premiumisation & Beyond Challenges and Possibilities

Spiritz

Even as trends in the alcoholic beverages industry change and a new generation of consumers gears up to experiment with a myriad range of drinks, the one thing that emerges strongly is that there has been a gradual shift towards premium brands in India’s alco-beverages industry. There are many reasons supporting this transition but primarily it is the younger consumers’ propensity for spending more on quality than just quantity.

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The Oldest Restaurant In Every State [MAP]

VinePair

Today, there are new and exciting restaurants opening their doors every week, eager to serve their dishes to guests. But what about the establishments that have been standing for decades? After all, with many restaurants closing just as quickly as they opened, there’s certainly something to be said for these restaurants’ impressive longevity. The majority of the oldest restaurants in the nation were established sometime in the 19th and 20th centuries, and sometimes before their home states even

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British brandy house raises ?2 million to fund global expansion

Drinks International

British brandy producer, Burnt Faith, has announced it has raised £2 million in funding to finance future global expansion ambitions. Named investors.

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Drink of the Week: Guilder’s Red Oolong Gin

Imbibe Magazine

I don’t mean to brag when I say that getting to sample the fascinating and delicious products of the drinks world is a huge perk of my job. (Okay, maybe I’m bragging a little.) Case in point: Guilder’s Red Oolong Gin. I first sampled the gins from Guilder’s when they released late last summer. And I was struck by the serendipitous meeting and collaboration of the brand’s founders, James Park and Wan Di , whom we subsequently featured in this year’s Imbibe 75.

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N/A Beer, Why So Secretive?

PUNCH

Craft beer was built on the open sharing of ideas among brewers. Nonalcoholic craft beer is taking the opposite tack—to the detriment of innovation.

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Trends in the New Year, Predicted by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Experts

Chilled Magazine

As we begin a new year, there’s an unmistakable air of excitement and anticipation that permeates from the new year, new you crowd. In this feature, we delve into the world of libations, exploring the trends that are set to define spirits in 2024, according to Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. When asked what spirits or wines will be consumed more during the start of the New Year more than other times of the year, Jessica Taylor, Beverage Specialist and Manager of Organizational Effect

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Liquor set to cost more in TN

Spiritz

State run Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) has announced a hike on all categories of liquor with effect from 1st February 2024. TASMAC is mandated to sell liquor in Tamil Nadu. New hike on retail liquor price in Tamil Nadu will be ranging from Rs 10 to Rs 80 under different categories. As per the release, the price of 180 ml of lower and mid-range liquor will be increased by Rs 10, the price of 180 ml premium liquor will go up by Rs 20.

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No Longer Just For Macro Lagers, Craft Beer Is Finally Embracing Rice

VinePair

When planning some of the first recipes at Dallas’s Vector Brewing , head of brewing Tomás Gutierrez looked to beer’s origins. The earliest beers made thousands of years ago were a kind of porridge or beer soup made from cereal grains. So, in collaboration with nearby Intrinsic Brewing , Gutierrez started designing soup-inspired beers. There was a tom kha hazy IPA, based on the Thai coconut soup.

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Brands Report 2024 launches

Drinks International

The Drinks International Brands Report 2024 has launched, offering the industry insights into the buying habits of the world’s best bars.

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10 Tips to Manage Bar Inventory More Effectively

Bar-i

Bar inventory is one of the more tedious tasks your managers must perform. It’s slow and time consuming, but bars still take inventory because they realize that it can be quite valuable when performed correctly using state-of-the-art bar inventory software.

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What Is Hop Water Trying to Be?

PUNCH

Not quite a seltzer, not quite a beer, the hop-infused sparkling waters are having a moment—and an identity crisis. We tasted nearly 30 examples to try and get to the bottom of it.

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Top 10 Vodkas for a Perfect Bloody Mary

Chilled Magazine

One of the world’s best-known cocktails, the Bloody Mary is a savory and complex drink. Its origin is unknown, but many believe that the cocktail is named after Queen Mary Tudor, also known as “Bloody Mary”. The traditional recipe has seven ingredients. Vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, black pepper, tabasco and lemon juice. Over time, many new variations and creations have stemmed from the original recipe.

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Recommendations to attract investment in distillery business

Spiritz

Kerala government has appointed an expert committee, which has submitted a set of recommendations aimed at attracting investment in the distillery business in the state. The expert committee has suggested to streamline alcobev business operations in the southern state by repealing rules and regulations that impede investment in the sector. The recommendations are directed at empowering investors to collaborate with local distilleries, manufacture liquor brands, and subsequently export them.

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France No Longer Defines Global Wine Culture. Can It Adapt?

VinePair

Beret, baguette, and bottle of wine. It’s a caricature we all know well. And without that bottle? Well, it just wouldn’t be French, now would it? Wine and France are synonymous in our collective cultural understanding of the world. And it used to be that if one wanted to become a great winemaker — or any sort of authority in the wine realm — all roads went through France.

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Holyrood Distillery secures funding package with fintech Ferovinum

Drinks International

Edinburgh’s Holyrood Distillery has secured a new funding package with specialist wine and spirits fintech Ferovinum, to support its domestic and international growth plans in 2024 and beyond.

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The Floral Gin & Tonic: Chayote Barrio Kitchen

Intoxicology

We love trying other drinks just as much as we love making them. So this week we’re sampling bars new and old all around Central Florida. This week we’re at Chayote, a latin cuisine fusion restaurant with an amazing artisanal cocktail bar. You can find a million different Gin & Tonic recipes around the globe, [.] The post The Floral Gin & Tonic: Chayote Barrio Kitchen appeared first on Intoxicology.com.

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