Mar
01
2014
0

More good news about wine “Two Buck Chuck” beats all competition

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Photo: abradyb 

From article:

The connoisseurs may cringe, the snobs may even sob, but the judges have spoken: California's best chardonnay costs less than $3.

"The characteristics that we look for in our gold medal winner & a nice creamy butter, fruity & it was a delight to taste," said 2007 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition judge Michael Williams.

The affordable wine beat out 350 other California chardonnays to win the double gold. Second place went to an $18 bottle, and the most expensive wines at the event, at the price of $55, didn't even medal.

To find this prize winner, you need not go to a fancy wine shop or elite retailer. Charles Shaw Chardonnay is mass produced in California and only sold through the quirky Trader Joe's grocery stores.

Link to article

see previous good news links 

Originally posted 2007-07-15 16:20:34.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Hmmn. Interesting.,Humor |
Sep
23
2013
0

Napa gets EU ‘Region Protection’

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Napa vintners finally get name recognition, European Union agrees this week on special designation for region

In China, Spain, Chile, Tahiti and other parts of the world there are at least a dozen winemakers using the words Napa or Napa Valley in their brand names in what California vintners say is a deliberate attempt to deceive customers.

Link to article

Originally posted 2007-05-23 09:54:38.

Jun
30
2013
0

The Price of a Pint — Worldwide

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The price of a pint in 180 countries. Apparently it's $3.30 at the Vatican bar.

Previously on P&F:
The Beer Mapping Project

Originally posted 2008-04-29 11:39:14.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Entertainment,Hmmn. Interesting. |
Jan
30
2013
1

Funniest drunk shopper you’ll see all day…+



Over 2 million hits in 23 hours…

and then there’s this guy…



Thanks Brady.

Originally posted 2009-10-15 10:31:45.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Entertainment,Humor,Video | Tags: , , ,
Jan
26
2013
0

Too drunk to… Funny video

Make sure to turn up the loud.


Office Clerk Drinks Too Much at Lunch – Watch more Funny Videos

Thanks Chris C.

Originally posted 2009-06-02 09:08:14.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Entertainment,Humor,Video | Tags: ,
Mar
28
2012
0

Buckler Beer Ad : Tattoo

Advertising Agency: Y&R, Puerto Rico
Creative Director: Sylvia Soler
ACD / Copywriter: Gerardo Vazquez
Art Director: Alfredo Ledesma

Originally posted 2010-05-20 09:37:47.

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Alcohol,Humor,Illustration | Tags: , ,
Dec
18
2011
0

Wait a minute, isn’t that Sapporo minus the beer?

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Link
to i-am-bored

Originally posted 2007-06-05 16:00:26.

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Alcohol,Asia,Humor |
Nov
14
2011
0

Hopsicle anyone?

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Many people say there's nothing like a cold beer on a hot day. But did you ever consider savoring a frozen beer? How about a frozen beer on a stick? A chef in Washington, DC, is making what he calls a "hopsicle." The chef at Rustico's says the frozen beer has been selling like, well, hotcakes.
Link to article via Spluch

Originally posted 2007-06-25 13:41:45.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Food |
Aug
25
2011
2

Most expensive ever Guinness Ad?

Most expensive ever Guinness advert features large-scale domino game.

Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig of Sony Bravia ‘Balls’ fame, it is a celebration of community.

The advert was shot on location in a remote side village called Iruya, in the Salta region of northern Argentina, with a population of around 1,000 people.

Toppling items included: 6,000 dominoes, 10,000 books, 400 tyres, 75 mirrors, 50 fridges, 45 wardrobes and 6 cars.

Originally posted 2007-11-29 15:47:54.

Jul
12
2011
0

Blind or blind drunk?

Pearl Kelly has stopped going out on the town with friends as she is sick of being refused entry or alcoholic drinks because staff claim she is “too drunk”.
“Your eyes may be funny or you may be running into things and laughing with friends, but it doesn’t mean you are drunk. It is the other `d` word _ disabled.”

Link to story

Originally posted 2007-05-11 20:00:10.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Humor |
May
31
2011
0

Dessert of the day : Hot chocolate, beer and ‘Snickers-laced’ whipped cream

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From article

a shot glass of ice cold dark German beer (Koestritzer) placed beside a tiny espresso cup of hot chocolate topped — if you can believe it — with Snickers-laced whipped cream. This dessert was presented on a small white rectangular platter and was amazing.

Link to Pittsburg Tribune-Review with recipe. Via Fark

Originally posted 2008-02-13 11:21:29.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Food,San Francisco Bay Area |
May
13
2011
0

Big beer ad


Link to YouTube

Originally posted 2007-05-28 10:12:02.

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Alcohol,Humor,Video,Virals |
Jan
28
2011
0
Apr
04
2010
0

I ‘heart’ beer

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Originally posted 2007-10-08 15:15:42.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Arts,Entertainment,Humor |
Feb
05
2010
0

Century-old whisky found in Antarctic

From MSNBC:

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century.

Five crates of Scotch whisky and two of brandy have been recovered by a team restoring an Antarctic hut used more than 100 years ago by famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton.

Ice cracked some of the bottles that had been left there in 1909, but the restorers said Friday they are confident the five crates contain intact bottles “given liquid can be heard when the crates are moved.”

New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust team leader Al Fastier said the team thought there were two crates and were amazed to find five.

Current distillery owner, drinks group Whyte & Mackay, launched the bid to recover the Scotch whisky for samples to test and decide whether to relaunch the defunct spirit made by distiller McKinlay and Co.

Fastier said restoration workers found the crates under the hut’s floorboards in 2006, but they were too deeply embedded in ice to be dislodged.

The New Zealanders agreed to drill the ice to try to retrieve some bottles, although the rest must stay under conservation guidelines agreed to by 12 Antarctic Treaty nations.

“The unexpected find of the brandy crates, one labeled Chas. Mackinlay & Co and the other labeled The Hunter Valley Distillery Limited Allandale (Australia) are a real bonus,” said Fastier.

Ice has cracked some of the crates and formed inside them. Fastier said in a statement that would make extracting the contents delicate, but the trust would decide how to do so in coming weeks.

Richard Paterson, master blender at Whyte and Mackay, whose company supplied the Mackinlay’s whisky for Shackleton, described the find as “a gift from the heavens for whisky lovers.”

“If the contents can be confirmed, safely extracted and analyzed, the original blend may be able to be replicated. Given the original recipe no longer exists, this may open a door into history,” he said in a statement.

Shackleton’s expedition ran short of supplies on its long ski trek to the South Pole from the northern Antarctic coast in 1907-1909 and turned back about 100 miles (160 kilometers) short of its goal.

The expedition sailed away in 1909 as winter ice formed, leaving behind supplies, including the whisky and brandy.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Weird News | Tags: ,
Jan
21
2010
0

The Beer Mapping Project

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Shown here, the Breweries, Brew pubs in Belgium. Click on the flags to select your country of choice!

Originally posted 2008-04-25 15:07:37.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Hmmn. Interesting. |
Nov
10
2009
0
Oct
02
2009
0

Wine, beer and hot chocolate drinks are proving good for you

Wine

A Drink a Day Delays Dementia, Study Finds Italian researchers find the descent into dementia among the elderly is significantly slower in light to moderate wine drinkers

Link to Wine Spectator

Coffee: The New Health Food?

Want a drug that could lower your risk of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and colon cancer? That could lift your mood and treat headaches? That could lower your risk of cavities? If it sounds too good to be true, think again.

Link to WebMD

Beer is good for you

It turns out that beer hops contain a unique micronutrient that inhibits cancer-causing enzymes. Hops are plants used in beer to give it aroma, flavor and bitterness.

Link to article

and

Kaplan says beer in moderation can deliver protection against heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, diabetes and dementia. Red wine gets all the glory because people who drink wine also tend to have healthier lifestyles in general. All forms of alcohol have benefits in moderation, but beer data has been submerged because beer drinkers tend to have unhealthy habits like binge drinking and smoking as well.

Link to article

Hot chocolate

In one new study, consumption of cocoa in healthy volunteers, aged 18 to 77, resulted in significantly improved vascular responsiveness. (The measure the researchers used looked at the “stiffness” of blood vessels. In patients whose blood vessels are “stiff,” hypertension is common.) The beneficial effect was most pronounced in patients over 50 years of age.

Link to article

Originally posted 2007-06-11 21:43:54.

Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Hmmn. Interesting. | Tags: , ,
Sep
24
2009
0
Aug
24
2009
0

Johnnie Walker Brand Story, 5+ minute continuous take…

From Adland.tv :: This is about as cool as it gets when telling the history behind your brand. Johnnie Walker and BBH London got Scottish actor Robert Carlisle to narrate the story while walking through the misty Scottish highlands. Shot in one continuos take (#40 to be exact) this really shows off the acting chops that Carlisle possesses as he delivers the 5 minute+ bit while interacting with various props along the way. Jamie Rafn was the director.

Johnnie Walker : Walk from George Nimeh on Vimeo.

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