‘It’s Going to Be a Big Summer for Hard Seltzer’

Sales exploded to $4 billion last year, from about $500 million in 2018. Dozens of brands will compete to be the boozy, bubbly drink of the season.

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2 Airlines Will Postpone Serving Alcohol Amid Surge of In-Flight Violence

American and Southwest announced the policies after the latest assault was captured on a widely watched video that showed a woman punching a flight attendant in the face.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #alcoholic-beverages, #american-airlines, #assaults, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #flight-attendants, #quinonez-vyvianna, #sacramento-calif, #southwest-airlines-company

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Do You Like Piña Coladas? Meet the Hard Seltzer Smoothie.

Breweries and beverage companies have invented several new genres of summer drinks, both nonalcoholic and spiked, to keep up with changing tastes.

#alcoholic-beverages, #beer, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #summer-season, #united-states

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The Pandemic’s To-Go Drinks Are Here to Stay

Many states relaxed restrictions on the sale of mixed drinks in order to help struggling businesses. Some of those changes are now being made permanent.

#alcoholic-beverages, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #law-and-legislation, #liquor, #restaurants, #state-legislatures

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Is This the Oldest Bottle of American Whiskey? Is It Worth $40,000?

It was bottled after the Civil War, but tests show it was likely made in the late 18th century, offering a glimpse into early American distilling.

#alcoholic-beverages, #auctions, #lagrange-ga, #university-of-glasgow, #whiskey

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Can You Have Alcohol After the Covid Vaccine?

Moderate drinking is unlikely to impair the immune response to the Covid vaccine, but heavy drinking might.

#alcoholic-beverages, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How Bad Is Our Pandemic Drinking Problem?

The past year has changed alcohol use patterns, especially among women. The impacts probably won’t be fully known for years.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #disease-rates, #medicine-and-health, #national-institute-on-alcohol-abuse-and-alcoholism, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Tools to Help Teens Talk About Sexual Assault and Harassment

A sex ed teacher talks about how young people can try to keep themselves safe from sexual assault and be allies to others.

#alcoholic-beverages, #content-type-service, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #sex, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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The Traveling Work Diary of a Master Distiller

Marianne Eaves has traded the distillery life for travels with her partner’s circus, connecting to clients in the spirits business from all over the globe.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bourbon-whiskey, #brown-forman-corp, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-personal-profile, #eaves-marianne-1986, #whiskey

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A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Esophageal Cancer

A drug that unleashes the immune system offers a rare glimmer of hope for those with a cancer that resists most treatments.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bristol-myers-squibb-company, #cancer, #chemotherapy, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #east-asia, #esophageal-cancer, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #radiation, #united-states

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How to Pretend You’re in New Orleans Tonight

The Crescent City is the kind of place you daydream about long after you’re gone. Here are a few ways to be there in spirit.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #big-freedia, #bolden-buddy-1877-1931, #books-and-literature, #bourdain-anthony, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jazz, #mardi-gras, #music, #new-orleans-la, #recipes, #travel-and-vacations

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Shake Up Your Evening Cocktail With Some Honey

This sometimes overlooked pantry staple has been in the mixologist’s arsenal for generations.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bartenders, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #honey

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Sours That Walk the Line

The drink has countless variations, but a simple spirit-citrus-sweetener formula is at the heart of all of them.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #content-type-service, #eggs

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Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Is a Personal Health Wake-Up Call

Too many Americans fail to take measures to combat obesity, the second leading risk factor for death from Covid-19.

#alcoholic-beverages, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #obesity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weight

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Drinking Alcohol and Cancer: Should Your Cocktail Carry a Cancer Warning?

As pandemic disruptions lead many of us to drink more, experts underscore the link between alcohol and disease.

#alcoholic-beverages, #anxiety-and-stress, #breast-cancer, #cancer, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #diet-and-nutrition, #estrogen, #liver-cancer, #medicine-and-health, #obesity

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Make Vermouth the Star

Dust off your bottle. It’s a complete pour all its own.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #content-type-service, #herbs, #wines

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America’s First Moonshine, Applejack, Returns in Sleeker Style

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to Vermont, new distillers are reviving a drink that vanished during Prohibition, giving it the age and polish of a fine brandy.

#alcoholic-beverages, #appalachian-region, #apples, #catoctin-creek-distilling-co-llc, #cider, #holman-distillery-moravian-falls-nc, #neversink-spirits-port-chester-ny-distillery, #new-york-state, #north-carolina, #prohibition-era-1920-1933, #small-business, #vermont

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One Martini, Ice Cold, With a Blanket and a Scarf

Drinking outdoors in the winter, thanks to Covid, can be painful, but bar owners are trying to make it feel like fun — or at least less frigid.

#alcoholic-beverages, #baita-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #bars-and-nightclubs, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #curling, #eataly, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

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A New Orleans Mardi Gras With a Different Sort of Mask

The bar scene so central to the city’s economy and allure is about to become the stage for an unusually muted and bittersweet celebration.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bartenders, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #jewel-of-the-south-new-orleans-la-bar, #mardi-gras, #new-orleans-la, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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What on Earth is a Booze Fairy?

Neighbors have been donning wings and tutus to deliver adult beverages and other goodies.

#alcoholic-beverages, #gifts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls

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U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol

The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.

#agriculture-department, #alcoholic-beverages, #breastfeeding, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #health-and-human-services-department, #men-and-boys, #obesity, #oils-and-fats, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #science-and-technology, #united-states, #weight, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

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Ring Out 2020 With Shots You’ll Actually Enjoy

These complex and composed shots thrive in the moment and are sure to brighten your evening.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #content-type-service

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Recipes for Hot Cocktails

Festive and full of good cheer, these warm drinks will bring comfort to cold nights ahead.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #content-type-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recipes

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Stuck at Home, People Are Splurging on Wine and Spirits

Sales of wine, beer and spirits are up across the board, but “consumers are trading up and spending more,” one analyst said.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bordeaux-france, #burgundy-france, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #napa-calif, #personal-finances, #restaurants, #wines

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These Flasks are Not for VSCO Girls

A Prohibition-era accessory once again seems practical.

#alcoholic-beverages, #antiques, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Let This Festive Brandied Fruit Lift Your Holidays

A family tradition inspired Yewande Komolafe’s spiced and steeped fruit mix, which you could add to cocktails and scones, or serve alongside braised lamb.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #fruit

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It Was Raided by the Feds in 1932. Now It’s Making Artisanal Moonshine.

Distilleries are trendy in rural New York. But this one was open 88 years ago, during Prohibition.

#alcoholic-beverages, #dutch-schultz, #dutchs-spirits, #dutchess-county-ny, #organized-crime

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Modern Love Podcast: No More Secrets

“Honesty is linear.” Relationships require work and redefining, year after year.

#alcoholic-beverages, #breast-cancer, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #new-york-city

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U.A.E. Changes Laws to Attract Foreign Tourists and Investment

The United Arab Emirates is abolishing lenient sentences for so-called honor killings, loosening alcohol restrictions and lessening the sway of Islamic law over foreigners.

#abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates, #adultery, #alcoholic-beverages, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #foreign-investments, #israel, #muslims-and-islam, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #shariah-islamic-law, #united-arab-emirates, #wills-and-estates, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Neither Trump Nor Biden Drink Alcohol

Spirits may be low around the country, but don’t expect them to be raised in the White House after the election; neither President Trump nor Joseph R. Biden Jr. partakes in alcohol.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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An Around the World Kind of Rum

Distilled and aged for a time in Fiji, Plantation Isle of Fiji Double Barrel Rum then heads to the south of France for finishing school.

#alcoholic-beverages, #fiji, #maison-ferrand, #rum

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The Blood-Broth Noodles at Pata Paplean Are Elusive No More

A bar in Elmhurst that sold sought-after bowls of Thai noodles for a few hours each weekend now relies on them full time to ride out the pandemic.

#alcoholic-beverages, #elmhurst-queens-ny, #noodles, #pork, #restaurants, #thai-food-cuisine

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In Trying Times, 20 Wines Under $20 That Revive and Restore

If you are tired of drinking the same old thing, these bottles, from nine different countries, represent the wide range of great values now available.

#alcoholic-beverages, #grapes, #wines

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How to Make Cider Cocktails

With fresh or hard cider on hand, you have the makings of all sorts of drinks.

#alcoholic-beverages, #apples, #bourbon-whiskey, #cider, #cinnamon-spice, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recipes, #sherry-wine, #spices, #the-ladiesvillage-improvement-society-cookbook-eating-and-entertaining-in-east-hampton-book, #whiskey

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Mother’s Little Helper is Back, and Daddy’s Partaking Too

After the kids go to bed, the grown-ups are drinking and smoking pot to distract themselves from the hellscape that is pandemic parenting.

#alcoholic-beverages, #anxiety-and-stress, #marijuana, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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‘Dusty Hunter’ Scores Cecil B. DeMille’s Liquor Collection

Dusty hunters seek valuable old bottles of whiskey and other spirits. This one found the collection of a lifetime.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bourbon-whiskey, #collectors-and-collections, #demille-cecil-b, #hobbies, #liquor

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In ‘The United States of Cocktails,’ Reports on America’s Drinking Culture

For his new book, “The United States of Cocktails,” Brian Bartels roamed the country to report on local tastes, traditions and quirks.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #cate-martin, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #sipn-dip-lounge-great-falls-mont-bar, #smugglers-cove-san-francisco-calif-bar

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For Refusing a Drink, a Chinese Worker Was Slapped in the Face

A Chinese bank apologized for the “drunken misconduct” of two directors at a work dinner. The episode led to scrutiny of the country’s professional drinking culture.

#alcoholic-beverages, #assaults, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #workplace-environment

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C.D.C. Warns of the Dangers of Drinking Hand Sanitizer After Fatal Poisonings

Four people died and nearly a dozen others were poisoned after swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizer, federal health officials said.

#alcoholic-beverages, #arizona, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #new-mexico, #poisoning-and-poisons

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The Doggiest Days of Summer Demand Gin and Tonics

They’re refreshing and ridiculously easy to make, and come with just enough bitterness to help you get through this miserable year.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #gin-liquor, #limes, #summer-season

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Distilleries Raced to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Pandemic. No Longer.

Even though coronavirus cases have surged again, craft distilleries say the business of making the disinfectant has become more difficult.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bourbon-whiskey, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #distilled-spirits-council, #gojo-industries-inc, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #liquor, #quarantines, #shortages, #st-augustines-distillery, #whiskey

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Nello, Beloved by Rich New Yorkers, Is Dinged Over Illicit Indoor Dining

The Upper East Side restaurant was accused of serving eight people inside, violating New York’s orders.

#alcoholic-beverages, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manhattan-nyc, #masks, #nello-nyc-restaurant, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #state-liquor-authority

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12 Summer Sparkling Wines, Because Who Needs a Reason

Beyond Champagne, excellent bubbly now comes from all over in a diversity of styles. You don’t require a special occasion to enjoy them.

#alcoholic-beverages, #california, #finger-lakes-region-ny, #germany, #grapes, #italy, #loire-valley-france, #napa-calif, #wines

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N.Y.C. Enters Phase 4, but Restaurants and Bars Are Left Behind

As the city reaches what should have been a momentous day, a wild weekend in Astoria shows the risks that bars can pose.

#alcoholic-beverages, #astoria-queens-ny, #bars-and-nightclubs, #carroll-gardens-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #lower-east-side-tenement-museum, #museums, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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The Best Drinks in Life Are Frozen

Slushy, boozy cocktails are perfect year-round. You may not even need to pull out a blender.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #ice

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Should We Be Drinking Less?

Scientists helping to update the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are taking a harder stance on alcohol.

#agriculture-department, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #bmj-journal, #cancer, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #diet-and-nutrition, #health-and-human-services-department, #heart, #men-and-boys, #national-cancer-institute, #obesity, #weight, #women-and-girls

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How Everclear Became a Pandemic Favorite

Long the stuff of fraternity parties, the 190-proof grain alcohol wants to go from D.I.Y. germ killer to cocktail ingredient.

#alcoholic-beverages, #everclear, #liquor, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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All Eyes on Bars as Virus Surges and Americans Go Drinking

Governors were closing bars — again — in some states as coronavirus clusters emerged. Even federal health officials have pointed to bars as a problem.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #florida, #michigan

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The Nutcracker Hustle: Why Selling Bootleg Cocktails Just Got Harder

The pandemic has inspired restaurants and bars to mimic the drink. But they have legal protection to do so.

#alcoholic-beverages, #black-people, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dominican-americans, #entrepreneurship, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #restaurants

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As Travel Resumes, Wineries, Cooking Schools and Others Get Creative

Distilleries, cooking schools, wineries and food halls from California to South Minneapolis are adjusting to social distancing and hygiene in a new era of travel.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #cooking-schools, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #distilleries, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations, #wineries, #wines

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