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  • Who Is to Blame for the 7 and 7 Cocktail?

    06/10/2017 3:55:42 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 8, 2017 | Kevin Kosar
    The American Spectator’s Kevin Kosar badgers the Toronto writer Adam McDowell. Kevin Kosar: Congrats on the publication of Drinks: A User’s Guide (Tarcher, 2016). It’s a smart-looking book, and I enjoyed it. So how’s the weather in Minnesota? Adam McDowell: It’s lovely, there are Canadian flags everywhere, people being very polite to each other. Kosar: Wait…. you’re a Canadian? In Canada? McDowell: Yes, born and raised in Toronto. Kosar: Why? McDowell: I’ve never had a doctor’s bill in my life. That’s explanation enough. Kosar: As a Canadian, I trust you consume barbarous quantities of drinks like Yukon Jack, Canadian Club,...
  • Ancient Beverage Brewed In Milwaukee

    10/28/2016 9:51:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 27 replies
    Archaeology ^ | 10-25-16 | NPR
    ANCIENT BEVERAGE BREWED IN MILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — NPR reports that archaeologist Bettina Arnold of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her research team worked with Lakefront Brewery to try to re-create an alcoholic beverage that had been placed in a bronze cauldron and buried in a grave sometime between 400 and 450 B.C. in what is now Germany. The recipe was based upon the research of paleobotanist Manfred Rösch, who analyzed the residues in the Iron Age cauldron. He found evidence of honey, meadowsweet, barley, and mint—ingredients in a type of beverage known as a braggot.
  • The Caribbean Is Running Out Of Coconuts

    09/12/2016 6:28:25 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
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  • Flavor company that uses embryo cells hides partner company names

    07/15/2011 4:04:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/15/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    LARGO, Florida, July 15, 2011 ( – A biomedical firm that uses fetal cell lines in flavor technology has removed from its website the names of organizations that use their products, according to the pro-life group Children of God for Life (COGFL). Senomyx has been called out by the organization for using HEK-293 (human embryonic kidney) cells in the research and development of their artificial flavor enhancers, despite a pro-life consumer backlash. Among Senomyx’s partnering companies is PepsiCo, which has been targeted for boycott based on its use of the flavor technology. In a recent response to customer letters, PepsiCo...
  • Crystal Pepsi is making a comeback

    06/11/2015 8:37:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 11, 2015
    Cyrstal Pepsi is poised to make a comeback, thanks in part to efforts by competitive eater Kevin Strahle --aka L.A. Beast. Strahle is part of a group of loyal consumers who have been appealing to Pepsi to bring back the iconic drink, which tasted like Pepsi but was clear. The caffeine-free drink was originally introduced in 1992 to respond to health concerns about coloring in soda, but only lasted a year. It was considered a failure because it was believed it didn’t taste good.
  • One Thing That Might Surprise You About Hillary Clinton

    03/03/2015 6:53:28 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 | Benjamin Bell
    Covering Clinton, what is one thing that has surprised you about her? Amy Chozick: Hmm. She likes to drink. We were on the campaign trail in 2008 and the press thought she was just taking shots to pander to voters in Pennsylvania. Um, no.
  • Sobelman's has introduced the "Chicken Fried Bloody Beast."

    08/08/2014 1:43:48 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | 08/08/2014 | Evan Bleier
    Milwaukee bar starts serving epic Bloody Mary that comes topped with entire fried chicken. MILWAUKEE, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Apparently topping a massive Bloody Mary with a bacon cheeseburger slider just wasn't enough for a Milwaukee bar. After gaining some notoriety for their burger-topped drink, "'The Bloody Masterpiece," Sobelman's has decided to raise the beverage bar once again. The establishment has introduced a new drink, "Chicken Fried Bloody Beast," that features all the same garnishes -- cheese, sausage, pickles, olives, onions, mushrooms, asparagus, scallions, shrimp, lemon, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, celery -- as the Masterpiece. However, the Beast is also topped...
  • Worker Buried Alive After Sugar Plant Pulls Safety Device

    07/08/2014 5:50:41 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 44 replies
    Newser ^ | June 8, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    A worker at a Pennsylvania sugar plant died buried alive in sugar in an accident that could have been prevented by a safety device removed just 13 days earlier, a ProPublica investigation finds. Janio Salinas—a 50-year-old who, like every other employee in the CSC Sugar warehouse in Fairless Hills, was a temp worker—died after climbing inside a huge hopper to remove sugar clogs on February 25, 2013. The warehouse manager told the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that he had asked for a safety screen to prevent such an accident, but after one was installed, the plant manager decided to...
  • Slow-acting killer that was Saddam's favourite instrument of vengeance

    11/19/2006 11:31:47 PM PST · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Times ^ | November 20, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    On New Year’s Day in 1988, Abdullah Ali, an Iraqi businessman who had been living in London for eight years, joined three compatriots for dinner at a restaurant called Cleopatra in Notting Hill.The next morning, he was taken ill with flu-like symptoms and was admitted to hospital. There his condition rapidly deteriorated — his hair fell out, he developed excruciating skin and joint pain, and paralysis and respiratory failure began to set in. Fifteen days later he was dead — but not before he had begun to wonder whether something had been added to his vodka. He was right: the...
  • Will Chicago ban energy drinks?

    01/18/2013 1:13:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/18/13 | Eli Epstein
    As emergency rooms fill with energy drink guzzlers and the sales of those drinks skyrocket, one Chicago politician wants to put a stop to it all. According to the Chicago Tribune, Alderman Ed Burke — the city's most powerful Council member — proposed a law Thursday that would ban the sale and distribution of highly caffeinated beverages to all consumers, not just minors. Burke, in his proposal, cited an increase in emergency room visits for teenagers and young adults who consume energy drinks and also the rising popularity of those beverages. His ordinance states, “No person shall sell, give away,...
  • What Will You Be Drinking Election Night? [Vanity}

    09/30/2012 7:28:56 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 107 replies
    9/30/12 | dagogo redux
    Another weekend vanity. :) What will you be drinking election night? Will it vary depending on the outcome? I ordered a few fine bottles of Scotch from Master of Malt last spring. Because I got the very last bottle produced from this select cask, one of my neighbor friends in our little enclave here decided that, win or lose, we would open and consume this rare and highly rated cask strength Islay Single Malt called “Berry’s Own Selection”; an unchillfiltered batch made by Caol Ila Distillery in Port Askaig in 1980. It was drawn in 2011 from Cask #4938 and...
  • Alcoholic drinks in to-go pouches put New Orleans company on the map

    07/08/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) ^ | July 08, 2012 | DiAngelea Millar
    Back in 2007, Antonio LaMartina was relaxing in Orange Beach, Ala., with his mom. She asked him to make her a frozen cocktail. By the time he went to the kitchen, made it and brought it out to the beach, the frozen beverage had melted. He saw his nephew drinking a Capri Sun, and was struck with an idea. Why not make frozen cocktails to go? "Let's put booze in a bag," Antonio LaMartina told his older brother Sal LaMartina.
  • Passenger could be asked to give drink samples to TSA

    07/05/2012 8:04:36 AM PDT · by rawhide · 56 replies ^ | 7-3-12 | Janelle Ericsson
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Passengers say their problem is not with the rules at the airport. They understand why drinks are not allowed through security, but when they buy one while they wait for their flight, they say the TSA should not ask to test it. Passengers say traveling is a big enough stress, but now some are worried the drinks they are getting are not safe. The TSA would not say what they are testing for or why they are doing it, but travelers say they have a right to know. "I'm always glad that my safety is a...
  • Chechnya says energy drinks are un-Islamic and imposes sales ban

    07/28/2011 10:25:10 PM PDT · by americanophile · 11 replies
    Reuters via The Guardian ^ | July 18, 2010 | Reuters
    Chechnya is to ban the sale of energy drinks such as Red Bull to under 18s, saying they are un-Islamic and dangerous, health officials said on Monday. The ban would be the latest restriction from authorities in Chechnya, where shops can only sell alcohol during a small morning time frame, restaurants and cafes are shut during the Ramadan fasting month, and women must wear headscarves in state buildings. "Energy drinks are comparable to beer," the deputy minister of health, Rukman Bartiyev, said, adding that they were harmful to health. The proposed ban was met with praise from the more conservative...
  • USAT's Davidson Drinks Deeply from the Obamanomics Job-'Generation' Kool-Aid

    02/15/2011 10:21:35 PM PST · by Nachum
    newsbusters ^ | 2/15/11 | Tom Blumer
    Twice on Monday (here and here), I took serious issue with the opening sentences of two Associated Press stories on Uncle Sam's fiscal situation. First, there was Martin Crutsinger's Sunday stinker, which described the level of spending in President Obama's yet to be released 2012 budget as "$3 trillion-plus," timed so that early morning news readers, radio listeners, and TV viewers would hear it. Too bad that the real number, which the AP reporter acknowledged later on Monday, is really $3.73 trillion. If you think that's bad, the administration projects that total spending this year during fiscal 2011 will be...
  • Younger Generation Favoring Energy Drinks Over Coffee

    11/16/2010 11:36:37 AM PST · by greatdefender · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Time via Yahoo! | November 16, 2010 | JANET MORRISSEY
    When 24-year-old Alex Stein is looking for a morning pick-me-up, he doesn't reach for a cup of cappuccino as his parents Len and Berdie did daily while he was growing up in Westchester County, New York - he grabs an energy drink. Coffee just doesn't cut it with him. "The taste is just so bitter - I couldn't have more than a couple of sips of it without needing to wash it down with water," he says. A recent report from Mintel, a market-research firm, predicts that Stein's generation may become coffee-resistant unless marketers find ways to make coffee drinks...
  • Man Arrested For Breaking Into Bar, Selling Drinks

    07/21/2010 1:49:44 PM PDT · by rawhide · 56 replies · 2+ views ^ | 7-21-10
    Auburn,CA. A Placer County man has been arrested after he broke into a shuttered bar, reopened the business and started selling drinks to unwitting customers, according to the Placer County Sheriff's department. The Placer County Sheriff's department arrested 29-year-old Travis Kevie of Newcastle after his 4-day stint as the barkeep of the historic Valencia Club in Penryn which had been shutdown for more than a year. Detective Jim Hudson became suspicious after reading about the Valencia Club's re-opening in an Auburn Journal newspaper article that featured a picture of Kevie and identified him as the club's new "owner/operator". Not only...
  • Grand Old Hotels Take the Bar Exam

    12/06/2008 11:02:23 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 607+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 6, 2008 | Eric Felten
    "It's funny what a wonderful gentility you get in the bar of a big hotel," Ernest Hemingway has Jake Barnes say to Brett Ashley in "The Sun Also Rises." They are sipping nice icy Martinis at the bar of the Palace Hotel in Madrid and marveling at the elegant professionalism of bartenders. "Barmen and jockeys are the only people who are polite any more," Brett says, and Jake agrees: "No matter how vulgar a hotel is, the bar is always nice." If only that were still true. Once upon a time, hotel bars set the standard for sophisticated drinking, with...
  • Summer Drinks In Big Batches

    06/29/2007 5:05:03 PM PDT · by restornu · 3 replies · 266+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | June 29, 2007
    (CBS) A great summer party isn't just about the food. You've got to have great drinks, and you can't spend the whole party making them one at a time. On The Early Show Friday, Andrew Knowlton, restaurant editor of Bon Appetit magazine (, mixed a bunch of delicious summer drinks perfect for a crowd. You can make plenty at once. They're easy to make, and retain their flavor even when made in large quantities. Oh, and they pack some punch, too! TERMINOLOGY LILLET: Aperitif wine produced from a blend of Bordeaux wines, enhanced by liqueurs. APEROL: An Italian aperitif...
  • Airliner delayed after passengers carry on drinks (purchased at the airport)

    08/18/2006 1:30:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,040+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/18/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES An airliner bound for New York was delayed nearly an hour Friday after the crew discovered some passengers had carried on drinks purchased at the airport, and the pilot requested the plane be rechecked by security screeners. American Airlines Flight 40 was scheduled to leave for John F. Kennedy International Airport at 11 a.m. and was being boarded when the drinks were discovered. "The passengers were deplaned at the captain's request," said Nancy Castles, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles International Airport. "The liquids were surrendered or tossed or discarded. They conducted a security check of the plane, and...