Strike!

From the wires: Pending Strike Threatens Distribution of Coors, Miller Beers in San Francisco Distributor’s Attack on Workers’ Job Security, Retirement May Cause Service Disruptions SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Miller and Coors delivery drivers represented by Teamsters Local 278 in San Francisco, California are preparing to strike DBI Beverage Corporation, to protest…

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Review: Cruzan Guava Rum

Pity the guava. No one really understands this tropical staple (go to Hawaii and you’ll be inundated with it), but it’s really quite good. A lot like a passion fruit, really, but with a decidedly unsexy name. Despite the lack of erotic appeal in the phrase “guava rum,” when you’re on your 12th flavored rum…

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Review: Zen Green Tea Liqueur

Green tea isn’t a flavor that most mixologists look to for creating cocktails, but Zen green tea liqueur is nonetheless an intriguing option for making something a little off the beaten path. Bottled at 40 proof, Zen is a shade of green that I’ve never seen in a cup of tea. The color is perhaps…

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Review (Plus Live Tasting): Laphroaig 10 Years Old (2008) and Quarter Cask

One of the great things about this job is getting to meet the people (like Dan Gordon and Jameson’s Brendan Monks) who actually make the wine, beer, and spirits we so lustily consume. But not every distillery can send their masters on a flight around the world to meet with writers, so classic Scotch bottler…

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Review: The Yamazaki 12 Years Old

“For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.” With those words, Bill Murray (in Lost in Translation) immortalized Suntory whiskey, a brand that few had heard in the U.S. and even fewer had actually tasted. Japanese single malt whisky? When it comes to alcohol, wasn’t Japan all about beer, plum wine, and sake? In truth, Yamazaki…

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Molineriatini, Perhaps?

Alcademics’ Camper English made a cocktail inspired by bits of fallen houseplant… It’s not something I recommend you try, but it’s definitely worth the 20 seconds it’ll take you to read for sheer comedy value alone. Related Stories: TapInfluence Interviews Editor in Chief Christopher Null Welcome to Drinkhacker 2018 Drinkhacker Reads – 11.01.2012 Review: Knob…

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Review: 4 Copas Tequila, Complete Lineup

Organic tequila? Why not? Tequila (real, good tequila, anyway) is made entirely out of one plant, the agave, so if you can raise it organically, you’re pretty much making organic tequila. (Making an organic gin, say, with its myriad botanical ingredients, would be considerably more difficult.) 4 Copas (translation: “4 cups,” from a saying that…

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Review: 2007 Graffigna Centenario Pinot Grigio

Never a huge fan of Pinot Grigio, I’ve found Graffigna’s new release quite compelling as the varietal goes. Here’s a crisp and brisk wine, very citrusy (especially lemon, maybe some lime), with a bracing acidity. There’s Pinot Grigio’s telltale “meat” flavor in the finish, but, and it feels weird to type this, it works well…

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