American Vermouth Stages a Comeback; Beer Is Good for Your Bones
New Albany, Miss., an ultra-conservative and religious town, has voted to allow the sale and consumption of beer and wine coolers, effective in a couple of months. Liquor and wine are still illegal.
More good news for beer drinkers: a new study suggests that the brew helps keep bones strong, as its silicon content is a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density.
Scottish politicians are up in arms over Buckfast Tonic Wine, a caffeine-and-sweet-wine drink that allows tipplers to be tipsy and bouncy at the same time.
Pegu Club, which was recently cited for its use of raw egg whites in cocktails (raw eggs can be tainted with salmonella), can now only serve such drinks if a customer requests it.
Big California winemakers used to make vermouth until around the 70s. Now, a San Francisco-based winemaker is making the first artisanal vermouth in a decade.
People are drinking their cocktails at home rather than out, according to data from the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S.
Big liquor companies have a tremendous amount of control over what people consume. The three-tier distribution system makes it hard to bypass wholesalers to find rare spirits.
Armagnac is celebrating its 700th birthday with a new campaign promoting its "40 virtues." France's oldest spirit was once believed to cure hepatitis and "dry tears."