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2008-09-21 03:00:22

By Anonymous Wine and spirits sales are being driven by seemingly opposite demographics, baby boomers and consumers who have recently reached legal drinking age. They likewise are popular due to two seemingly divergent trends, health consciousness and the search for status. "Consumers continue to be interested in trading up in nearly every [spirits] category," Brian Morgan, senior research analyst for Euromonitor International, Chicago, told Beverage Industry earlier this year. "It's a...

2008-09-18 18:00:38

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Robin Insley, +1-212-849-8256, robin@robininsleyassociates.com; or Kai Mathey, +1-212-849-8258, kai@robininsleyassociates.com, both for the 2008 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Ferrero(R) Chocolates Present SWEET An Evening to Tempt the Fiercest Sweet Tooth With the Musical Stylings of Celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sweet dreams are guaranteed when Ferrero(R) chocolates, Perrier-Jouet,...

2008-08-13 06:00:33

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainment Fusion Group (EFG) announced today that in less than a year within launching Kubler Absinthe, the first authentic Swiss Absinthe to be legally sold in the United States in nearly 100 years since its ban, sales of Kubler have more than quadrupled over the past six months driven by a surge in demand from U.S. consumers. The producers of the imported absinthe have stated in news reports that they cannot cope with the demand and are planning to...

2008-07-25 06:00:35

By Martin Flanagan Pernod Ricard 58.68 +1.73 Rolls-Royce 371.25p +2.5p PERNOD Ricard, Scotland's second-biggest whisky company through its ownership of Chivas Bros, has clearly established its expansionist credentials since the turn of the millennium. Although it was already in the top six of the world's spirits and wine companies in 2000, it has since made three transformational acquisitions. First there was the multi-billion carve-up of Seagram that Pernod did in...

2008-07-18 09:00:20

By Eric Asimov I've been leafing through a bunch of cocktail manuals recently. Aside from the vicarious pleasure, I've been trying to figure out the logic of the Louisiana legislature, which, apparently having finished its work with the Hurricane Katrina cleanup, has moved on to the pressing business of selecting an official cocktail for the city of New Orleans. It has chosen the sazerac. Now, if any American city deserves its own cocktail, it is New Orleans. It certainly has earned the...

2008-07-08 18:00:09

By Mary Foster NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation? Many outsiders may get their idea of the Big Easy's cocktail culture from the jumbo-sized plastic cups of punch slugged down by tourists on Bourbon Street. But the Museum of the American Cocktail opening this month will focus on the rich history of sophisticated drinks that have been served since Thomas Jefferson was president....

2008-07-02 18:00:08

By Mary Foster NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation? Many outsiders may get their idea of the Big Easy's cocktail culture from the jumbo-sized plastic cups of punch slugged down by tourists on Bourbon Street. But the Museum of the American Cocktail opening this month will focus on the rich history of sophisticated drinks that have been served since Thomas Jefferson was president....

2008-04-30 16:39:41

An analysis of century-old bottles of absinthe - the kind once quaffed by the likes of van Gogh and Picasso to enhance their creativity - may end the controversy over what ingredient caused the green liqueur's supposed mind-altering effects . The culprit seems plain and simple: The century-old absinthe contained about 70 percent alcohol, giving it a 140-proof kick. In comparison, most gins, vodkas and whiskeys are just 80- to 100-proof. In recent years, the psychedelic nature...

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2008-04-29 16:05:00

A new study may end the century-old controversy over what ingredient in absinthe caused the exotic green aperitif's supposed mind-altering effects and toxic side-effects when consumed to excess. In the most comprehensive analysis of old bottles of original absinthe "” once quaffed by the likes of van Gogh, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso to enhance their creativity "” a team of scientists from Europe and the United States have concluded the culprit was plain and simple:A high...


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