Tag Archives: News You Can Booze

Lyft Made a Beer That Comes With a Discounted Ride Home

Source: Grub Street NY

No one understands alcohol impairment like today’s ride-hailing start-ups. Imagine being the Uber driver hailed to take this stooge to a bar that was 82 feet away. Stupid rides like these are why Lyft has run its “Give a Damn. Don’t Drive Drunk.” campaign the past two years …

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Taco Bell Has Its Own Beer

Source: Grub Street NY

The company that began as a tiny SoCal taco stand with the slogan “Ding Dong! Tacos!” has come a long way. The world’s biggest Tex-Mex-ish chain now marries people, sells French fries, and — at a brand-new Cantina location in Orange County’s Newport Beach — has started …

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Saturday Night Live Is Making Its Own Wines

Source: Grub Street NY

To celebrate comedy and being TV’s longest-running late-night purveyor of it, Saturday Night Live has partnered with “hard-to-find” wine curator Lot18 to create a set of four bottles honoring some of its favorite sketches. The limited-edition series features a mix of three reds and one white that will probably …

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Remember SodaStream? It’s Now Turning Water Into Sparkling Wine

Source: Grub Street NY

For ages, people have been force-carbonating alcohol (like for a fizzy spin on Hemingway daiquiris) in their SodaStream machines. The company has never approved of this, and in fact warns that it voids your warranty, but the beverage giant may finally be coming around. Its latest gimmick, a …

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Gordon Ramsay Endorses Korean Beer Described As ‘Worst in the World’

Source: Grub Street NY

The celebrity chef who mocks average people’s bad taste almost every day is getting dragged after shamelessly starring in a series of ads for a very bad Korean beer. Gordon Ramsay didn’t half-ass it, either: He’s signed on as the official brand ambassador for Cass, willingly staking his …

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Famous Liquor Store Says French Bandits Stole $800,000 Worth of Its Finest Whiskies

Source: Grub Street NY

One of France’s most esteemed liquor sellers says some high-society thieves have made off with about $800,000 worth of its fanciest spirits. Like the bandits who looted some of the French Laundry’s best wines in 2014, these pros knew what they were after: According to news reports, they …

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Jim Beam Facing Boycotts After Its Celebrity Spokesperson Mila Kunis Trolls Mike Pence

Source: Grub Street NY

Unless you can’t kick the memory of those bad 2012 Kid Rock ads, most people now recognize Mila Kunis as the face of Jim Beam. (She’s in at least 20 videos on the Jim Beam Official YouTube page.) The whiskey-maker probably should’ve foreseen problems last week when …

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Man Spends $10K on Glass of Scotch, Immediately Gets Burned

Source: Grub Street NY

A Chinese multimillionaire who paid more than $10,000 for a glass of 139-year-old whiskey got served a glass full of baloney. Zhang Wei, one of China’s most popular authors, was vacationing in St. Moritz with his grandma, and they swung by their fancy resort bar, which happened to be …

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BrewDog Trolls Trump on Climate Change With Beer Made From Melted-Ice-Cap Water

Source: Grub Street NY

BrewDog’s goal of being dubbed a “failing, very WEAK business” by a U.S. president on Twitter continues: Following its plans to build a bar across the U.S.–Mexico border in order to make it “more difficult” to erect a wall, the brewery’s skilled Trump trolls today announced Make Earth …

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Liquor Company Behind Corona, Svedka Sees Future in Weed-Infused Drinks

Source: Grub Street NY

One of the world’s top liquor companies is bringing all-new meaning to the phrase “This Bud’s for You.” Constellation Brands — a company that owns Svedka vodka, imports Corona and several other beers, and is the world’s largest wine producer — thinks the adult beverage of the future involves pot, …

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Government Not Buying Liquor Brand’s Claim That It Invented Vodka With ‘Health Benefits’

Source: Grub Street NY

A New Jersey spirits brand is hoping, without tacit federal approval, to flood liquor stores in the coming year with its line of special, purportedly “liver-friendly” alcohols. The Secaucus-based company, Bellion, says the elixir’s magic is the result of adding a proprietary mixture invented by the son of …

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Very Particular Passenger Sues Airline for Serving Sparkling Wine Instead of Champagne

Source: Grub Street NY

A man in Quebec has filed a class-action lawsuit claiming a Canadian airline inflicted actionable damages by serving him a free glass of sparkling wine that wasn’t Champagne. A skimpy pour isn’t what outraged Daniel Macduff on his Sunwing flight to Cuba for a holiday getaway — it was …

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Wineries May Have Kept California’s Wildfires From Getting Even Worse

Source: Grub Street NY

California’s wildfires in Napa and Sonoma have now claimed 31 lives and scorched an area equivalent to four Disney Worlds, but there’s at least a little good news thanks to the two valleys’ wineries. According to the L.A. Times, which checked to see how they’d held up, many …

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Amazon Is Quietly Seizing Control of Booze Delivery Now, Too

Source: Grub Street NY

Amazon’s tentacles are extending even further into booze delivery, a realm known for giving almost every would-be “disrupter” a headache, thanks to all the legal and logistical problems associated with shipping alcohol. Just to scratch the surface: USPS won’t deliver at all, and UPS and FedEx will, but only …

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Anheuser-Busch Fixes Immigration With Plan Where Mexicans Just Stay Home and Sell Beer

Source: Grub Street NY

President Trump won’t need that big, beautiful wall if everyone in Mexico just follows Anheuser-Busch InBev’s brilliant new business plan. The world’s largest beer company has released an ad urging Mexicans who plan to work illegally in the U.S. to instead consider opening a store that sells its beers. …

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Blistering Heat Turned Lots of Napa’s Wine Grapes Into Raisins

Source: Grub Street NY

Temperatures over the Labor Day weekend reached an unseasonable 110 degrees in parts of Northern California. Nice for a final beach day, you might say, but winemakers weren’t too thrilled because the oppressive heat withered their grapes into raisins still clinging hopelessly to the vine. The San Francisco …

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A California Distillery Is Making Vodka From Twinkies and Food Waste

Source: Grub Street NY

Those stunt vodka flavors that sound like they belong in the trash (bubblegum, smoked salmon, Cinnabon, etc.) now have an all-natural competitor: Vodka that actually is made from trash. Misadventure & Co., a distillery located in San Diego, has concocted a sustainable version of the liquor …

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BrewDog Is Supposedly Building a Bar Across the U.S.–Mexico Border

Source: Grub Street NY

Scottish beer-maker BrewDog loves a good publicity stunt — it has offered paid leave to newborn-puppy owners, is building a craft-beer hotel, and once put 55 percent–alcohol beer in a taxidermy squirrel. In other words, we should’ve seen this coming: The brewery has announced plans to …

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Bulleit Whiskey Accused of Firing the Founder’s Daughter Because She’s Gay

Source: Grub Street NY

Your next Bulleit Old Fashioned might taste somewhat sour: The company has been accused of dismissing the founder’s daughter, who worked as brand ambassador, simply for being a lesbian. Hollis Bulleit says she got pushed out the day before Christmas Eve, via an email, after spending 25 years …

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Confused White House Invited Hipster Beer to Yesterday’s Fire-Truck Event

Source: Grub Street NY

Narragansett Brewing Company is neither Russian-owned like PBR nor vocally pro-Trump like Yuengling, but it somehow got invited to yesterday’s “Made in America” event at the White House — the one where President Trump sat in a fire truck. Narragansett’s president, Mark Hellendrung, said he frankly has …

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The State of Alabama Has Taken a Bold Stand Against Margarita Pitchers

Source: Grub Street NY

In these fraught times of looming climate and political collapse, there is no greater threat than margarita pitchers. Yet, politicians have proved unwilling to confront this public menace — except Alabama’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC). It has banned margaritas — and any other cocktail — sold by the …

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Airline Passenger Checks Single Can of Beer As His Only Piece of Luggage

Source: Grub Street NY

People who are irrationally into one beer brand, please celebrate your newest hero: an Australian traveler named Dean Stinson. This weekend on a flight from Melbourne to Perth, the ultralight packer checked a solitary can of Emu Export as the entirety of his luggage. Why is complicated, but essentially …

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People Are Still Taking Wine Advice From That Movie Sideways

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s impossible to hear Miles, the cranky wine snob in Sideways, wax eloquent about wine containing “just like the faintest soupçon of asparagus and just a flutter of nutty Edam cheese,” and do anything but laugh. But for almost 13 years now, Americans have shamelessly bought the wines Paul …

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Scott Walker Is in a Twitter War With Beer Nerds, America

Source: Grub Street NY

Yesterday was supposed to be business as usual for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker — squeeze in some casual union-busting, eat precisely two ham sandwiches at noon, be home to the family in time for dinner. At some point, though, he learned Wired had run a piece called …

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Scott Walker Is in a Twitter War With Beer Nerds, America

Source: Grub Street NY

Yesterday was supposed to be business as usual for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker — squeeze in some casual union-busting, eat precisely two ham sandwiches at noon, be home to the family in time for dinner. At some point, though, he learned Wired had run a piece called …

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