Copenhagen Gets a Cocktail Culture; South Africa Hopes Wine Can Bridge a Racial Divide
Beer-happy Copenhagen is getting its own cocktail culture, with several serious cocktail bars cropping up in recent years and the debut of Copenhagen Cocktail Club, a group of bartenders dedicated to "promoting and developing the art of drink and bar and cocktail culture in Denmark and across Scandinavia."
A South African winemaker is hoping that World Cup-branded bottles will increase wine's appeal among the country's black population.
Natural wines may have a romantic appeal, but is it ludicrous to believe that they are truer expressions of a region than wines produced "unnaturally"?
Kintetsu, a railroad company based in western Japan, plans to run an all-you-can-drink beer train in the Kansai region to beat the summer heat.
[Wall Street Journal]
The FDA is about to start enforcing the law that requires calorie counts on food. But will the legislation also apply to beer, wine, and cocktails?
Pisco, the grape brandy from Peru (and Chile), is being taken more seriously, especially with the premium Campo de Encanto brand hitting shelves.
Continental Airlines has introduced $9 specialty cocktails on flights, including a Stirrings Mojito, Stirrings Pomegranate Martini, and Red Bull Energy Drink.
[Houston Business Journal]
The farm-to-bar movement has jumped behind the bar, with bartenders mixing drinks using seasonal produce.
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