June, 2024

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Introducing the Finalists for Best New Bartenders 2024

PUNCH

Punch's Best New Bartenders of 2024 will be announced in August. Here are the finalists, a group driving cocktail culture forward.

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Was June 2014 Chicago's Craft Beer High Water Mark? (+Events & Socials)

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

The amount of 10th anniversary events emerging over the last few weeks have made me wonder: Was May-June 2014 the busiest time in Chicago craft beer history? I did some digging through my archives, but let’s start by looking at who’s celebrating their tenth birthday this month: Imperial Oak celebrates a full decade in business today through Sunday.

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Best Bourbons that make great Father’s Day Gifts

Chilled Magazine

If your dad is anything like ours, he owns more wacky ties and novelty socks than he’ll ever wear. Year after year of giving the same gifts on Father’s Day might make him a little jaded. Now is the time to give him the surprise of a lifetime and hand him a gift he’ll be excited to receive. And no, we’re not talking about yet another “King of the Grill” apron and matching grilling utensils kit.

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Better Drinks Take Flight

Imbibe Magazine

While the Golden Age of aviation conjures images of Martinis sipped from the comfort of roomy seats, nowadays the reality faced by frequent flyers is far less gilded. Still, despite limited space and access to fresh ingredients, airlines have introduced increasingly sophisticated drink offerings thanks to partnerships, sommeliers, and even bar pop-ups.

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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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Meister Hunter Returns for 2024 with a £5K Prize

BarLifeUK

Meister Hunter 2024 is now open for entries Number of heats, number of competitors, prize money, amount of fun to be had at the final – it doesn’t matter what metric you use, Meister Hunter has undoubtedly become one of the biggest (and best) competitions on the circuit. And, happily, it’s back for 2024. Jägermeister’s global ambassador, Florian Beuren, today announced on Instagram that entries have opened for this year’s comp, which has a combined prize money pot o

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The One Beer You Should Bring Home From Every State [MAP]

VinePair

No matter what state you may be traveling through, there’s likely a delicacy locals will urge you to sample before leaving. What’s a trip to Wisconsin without cheese curds, or a weekend in Texas without BBQ? While these regional items are often replicated outside their native lands, they’re never quite duplicated. The same mantra applies to local beers.

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This Weekend's REAL AMERICAN Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

So much stuff going on over the next few days, but before that, a gentle nudge as we head into this Father’s Day weekend, where it’s possible someone might say something like, “Hey, did you hear that Hulk Hogan has a beer coming out? It’s been all over the news in the past few days!” Premium Subscribers get to be able to say, “Man, I already heard about that way back on April 24th thanks to this cool beer email that I subscribe to.” We don’t toot o

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3 Classic Cocktails from Chrome Horse Society Tequila

Chilled Magazine

Made with blue weber agave sourced from Jalisco, Chrome Horse Society is a 100% agave tequila triple distilled in copper plated column stills at Destileria Leyros, making a final product that is highly pure and artfully balanced. Founder, Jack Morgan, sought to create a tequila as sophisticated as the people he saw enjoying it with clean ingredients and fresh tasting notes, perfect for any and all occasions.

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Frozen Classic Cocktails

Imbibe Magazine

Whether you’re languishing in a heat wave or simply craving an extra-cooling version of a classic cocktail, here are a few of our favorite frozen variations. Bust out that blender and whip up an Aperol Spritz, Espresso Martini, Bee’s Knees, and more. Blended Aperol Spritz Fresh lime and orange juice bring a sweet, citrusy zip to this frozen spritz.

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GSN Review: Weber Ranch Agave Vodka

Good Spirits News

Weber Ranch Vodka marks a significant departure for a spirit commonly made from wheat, corn, or potatoes that take just a few months to harvest and use mass industrial methods, compared to Blue Weber Agave which takes up to seven years to mature and is hand-harvested in Jalisco, Mexico. Weber Ranch Vodka begins its journey in Jalisco, Mexico , where its 100% Blue Weber Agave slowly matures under the warm Mexican sun.

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The 20 Best Vodkas for 2024

VinePair

Among the biggest myths in beverage alcohol is that vodka is a flavorless, odorless spirit. As ever more producers seek to highlight the character of an increasing array of base ingredients — rice, grapes, and even agave — it’s become something of a cliché in spirits circles to repeat the fact that the TTB now recognizes vodka can exhibit character.

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Gin Can Do Tropical, Too

PUNCH

6 easy tropical gin cocktail recipes to try, from a Mai Tai riff to tiki drinks like the Saturn and the Army and Navy.

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UK’s Dark Sky Brewery wins trademark battle against Campari’s US vodka Skyy

Just Drinks

The UK Intellectual Property Office has ruled in favour of microbrewer Dark Sky Brewery on its trademark dispute with Italy's Campari Group.

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5 Essential Cocktails for June 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. If you are searching for cocktail creativity, the search ends here. With summer stretching thedays longer, now is the time to get your creative juice flowing, in imagination and spirits.

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Big Bar’s California Road Trip

Imbibe Magazine

A good theme isn’t a requisite for a standout cocktail menu, but it definitely makes cocktail hour more fun. Case in point: the new California road trip–inspired menu at Los Angeles’ Big Bar , a 13-year-old neighborhood bar nestled beneath the iconic Griffith Observatory. “I get the most excited for a cocktail that tastes great and has a narrative layer,” says longtime bar manager Eugene Lee. “Even better, when it connects to a bigger picture/theme.” For the L

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Review: Etude 2021 Pinot Gris and 2020 Pinot Noir

Drinkhacker

Two wines from Etude, which crafts bottlings from all over California — but particularly Napa Valley. These two expressions are current releases, both from Carneros, sandwiched between Sonoma and Napa. 2021 Etude Pinot Gris Carneros – Etude’s pinot gris invariably offers a floral-heavy, slightly austere experience, and this 2021 bottling is no exception.

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Baseball’s Most Chaotic Night: The Legacy of 10-Cent Beer Night, 50 Years Later

VinePair

Today marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the most infamous, absurd, and hostile evening in MLB history: 10-cent beer night. There were hospitalizations, full-frontal nudity, and many, many cups of too-affordable beer. The fighting, which broke out during a game between the Cleveland Indians (now known as the Cleveland Guardians) and the Texas Rangers on June 4, 1974, has become the stuff of legend.

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Step Inside the Cool New Modern Wine Bar

PUNCH

As bafflingly flexible as they are unmistakably distinct, these spaces have managed to recapture the anything-goes romance of simply “going out.

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Laphroaig submits expansion plans

Drinks International

Suntory Global Spirits has officially submitted plans for the redevelopment of its distillery on Islay to expand production by more than one-third. As.

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The Chilled 100 Bartenders Craft Unique Chopin Vodka Cocktails

Chilled Magazine

Discover the artistry behind the perfect vodka cocktail with the Chilled 100 Bartenders as they craft unique and exquisite creations using Chopin Vodka. Renowned for its exceptional quality and smooth taste, Chopin serves as the ideal canvas for our talented bartenders. “Sweet and Spice and everything nice!” This cocktail is inspired by my mom’s sweet potato pie recipe with a little spice added.

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Drink of the Week: Kazi Yetu Ginger Mint Fusion Green Tea

Imbibe Magazine

In terms of refreshing summer beverages, few options hit the mark for me quite like a glass of iced tea. So I was delighted when samples from Kazi Yetu crossed my desk, courtesy of a referral from our resident tea expert Max Falkowitz. I perused the offerings, including spiced black teas, pure greens, and herbal infusions, and landed on the Ginger Mint Fusion Green Tea.

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Book Review: Malort: The Redemption of a Revered & Reviled Spirit

Drinkhacker

Jeppson’s Malört. Do I have your attention? Did you find yourself having a reaction to the mere mention of Jeppson’s Malört? Did you feel it in your body? Did your face automatically grimace in the fashion of what is disaffectionately known as “Malört Face”? Whether you identify with anything just referenced or have no clue what I’m talking about, I’ve got a book for you!

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The Gross, Gory Mystery of the Kentucky Meat Shower

VinePair

This article is part of our Cocktail Chatter series, where we dive into the wild, weird, and wondrous corners of history to share over a cocktail and impress your friends. “When pigs fly.” “It’s raining cats and dogs.” “It’s Raining Men.” There are several phrases that put things in the sky that just shouldn’t be. But the very real Kentucky Meat Shower of 1876 proved that truth can, indeed, be stranger than fiction.

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Want a Better Strawberry Daiquiri? Wait a Minute.

PUNCH

For a better Strawberry Daiquiri, Mojito, Gin & Tonic or other cocktail starring fruit or herbs, try this maceration technique.

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Diageo sells it shareholding in Guinness Nigeria

Drinks International

Diageo has announced that Singapore-based consumer group Tolaram is set to acquire Diageo’s 58.02% shareholding in Guinness Nigeria. The deal will see.

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We Ask Angelia Mondavi about Nassau Paradise Island Wine and Food Fest

Chilled Magazine

As part of our “What We’re Hearing” about Nassau Paradise Island Wine & Food Festival at Atlantis (NPIWFF) content series, we are counting the days until the annual event in March 2025! The five-day celebration of food, wine, spirits, and Bahamian-culture attracts all sorts of talent from celebrity chefs to connoisseurs. We ask Angelina Mondavi, 4th generation winemaker of C.

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Drone tackles illicit liquor manufacturing

Spiritz

Use of new-age technologies to tackle the ancient crime of illicit liquor manufacturing has recently yielded rich dividends for Haryana. Recently, the Gurugram Police has busted an illicit country liquor-manufacturing unit, which was operating at Rithoj village in the Aravali range. This operation involved the use of drone surveillance and resulted in seven persons, including a minor, getting caught.

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Jim Beam Black Relaunches with 7-Year Age Statement

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Jim Beam has relaunched Jim Beam Black, now featuring a liquid aged for seven years. This new expression has notes of caramel, vanilla and rich oak, the distillery reports. “Jim Beam Black is the culmination of our family’s dedication to crafting the finest bourbon. With each sip, you’re experiencing seven years of careful maturation and a tradition that has been passed down for over two centuries,” say master distillers Fred and Freddie Noe.

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How a Monk Helped Make Minnesota Moonshine During Prohibition

VinePair

Most Prohibition stories usually revolve around mobs and speakeasies. The tale of Minnesota 13, the moonshine produced by the farmers in Stearns County, Minn., some 90 minutes northwest of downtown Minneapolis, is not one of these stories. It’s better than that. A bold statement? Probably. At the very least, it’s one of the wildest rides in Prohibition lore.

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The Pisco Punch Comes Home

PUNCH

Pisco Punch, a pisco and pineapple cocktail originally from San Francisco, has become a local favorite among bartenders in Lima, Peru.

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Embracing the California Sober Lifestyle: A Guide for Moms Seeking Change

Dry Atlas

By Monica Olano, Co-Founder and CEO, Cali Sober Mom If you’ve found yourself Googling “what is a California sober mom,” you’re likely feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of Mommy Wine Culture and considering alternatives. As a mom who has navigated this transition, I want to share my journey and insights to help you feel empowered and confident in reducing your alcohol intake and exploring the California sober lifestyle.

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Heat Check Spicy Mary

Chilled Magazine

Spirit of Gallo announces the release of Heat Check, a new hot pepper-flavored vodka created in partnership with New Amsterdam Vodka and the groundbreaking YouTube show Hot Ones hosted by Sean Evans. “At Spirit of Gallo, we believe in crafting innovative spirits that not only taste great, but also spark cultural conversations,” says Brandon Lieb, VP of Spirits at Gallo.

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Brewing discontent in Telangana

Spiritz

Telangana government has a mountain of dues to the liquor industry which is resulting in brewing discontent within the alcobev industry. Telangana government has outstanding dues of over Rs. 4,000 crore to the liquor industry, out of which 1,200 crore is outstanding to the beer industry alone since October of the last year. This issue in turn has contributed to the curtailing of alcoholic beverages supply in Telangana, which has added to the frustration of tipplers in the state.

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InterCellar launches Bordeaux en primeur wine NFTs

Just Drinks

The blockchain-backed platform, InterCellar said it is the first to allow buyers to exchange their en primeur NFTs before the wine is bottled.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Just Launched a Colossal 180-Pack of Beer

VinePair

You might want to pass on picking up a keg for your next backyard rager. Pabst Blue Ribbon just launched a 180-pack to celebrate its 180-year anniversary. Pabst, which got its start in Milwaukee, has come a long way since then: from its near-collapse to its legendary hipster-fueled renaissance , the brewery has cemented itself as a mainstay in the American macro beer landscape, and this summertime drop honors that legacy.

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Chile’s Terremoto Cocktail Emerged From the Rubble

PUNCH

On national holidays, the combination of pineapple ice cream, pipeño and a variety of liqueurs is served by the pitcher, glass or as the diminutive Réplica (“Aftershock”).

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