August 3, 2014

The “Bon Problème:” Is Climate Change Altering the Wines We Drink – and Getting Us Drunk Faster?

Wine Problems

French producers are calling it the “bon problème“– warmer temperatures that are increasing output in many traditional wine producing regions. But these warmer temperatures are also affecting grapes in ways that may have already fundamentally altered the nature of some wines. And not necessarily in positive ways. That’s the message of a well-written piece published yesterday by Gwynn Guilford on Read the rest of this entry »

April 1, 2013

Go Home, Fruit. You’re Drunk.

Recently, I was going through my favorite food blogs and stumbled on this post on a site called My first thought was “Daniel, you’ve been writing a lot about infusing alcohol into food, people are going to think you’re an alcoholic.” As I hit the “Eject” button on that thought, I knew I had to share this idea with you because it’s pure genius. Read on for how you can get your fruits plastered! Read the rest of this entry »

June 16, 2010

Maker’s 46


Since my Chew on That partner-in-crime Kathryn won’t be blogging this week, I’ll be adding a little something to her spectacular cocktail hour. It’s all about the big-time alcohol known as Maker’s Mark.

Yesterday, my friend John told me a little something about his favorite brand of alcohol. Maker’s Mark which has consistently stayed with the same bottle and awesome red wax seal for years, has released a new version of its popular drink called Maker’s 46. This is huge news since the Maker’s Mark Distillery has only come out with one product (the traditional one) in the last 50 years.
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May 28, 2010

Cocktail Hour: New Bacardi Torched Cherry!


This week, Cocktail Hour is going to be a little bit different.  I didn’t make a cocktail this week (mainly due to pure exhaustion and lack of alcohol), but instead I did some research about a drink I’ve been hearing a lot about lately: the new Bacardi Torched Cherry rum.   Read the rest of this entry »

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