Beverages

Summer Wine Tip: Forget The Experts

Colombian freelance journalist, Cecilia Rodriguez, suggests that when deciding what wine to dri..

$170K for Australian Wine?

Penfolds Winery in South Australia has been producing wines since 1844, and is known for its Gr..

The Boathouse’s Lemonade Cocktail

The Central Park Boathouse will be serving up their signature fresh squeezed Lemonade Cocktail ..

Pisco Punch

This recipe came to me as the "Star Spangled Punch".  I decided to re-name it...What is Pisco,..

Coke and Pepsi Contain ALCOHOL?

Based on a French study conducted by France's National Institute of Consumption, published in t..

Fancy Food Show: Corkcicle

I thought the guys behind corkcicle have a good head on their shoulders. They created a wine ch..

Spending Too Much On Starbucks? Get Ready for Tazo Tea Shops

Starbucks plans to open its first stand-alone tea shop this fall. The store, which will operate..

Senate Votes Down GMO Labeling

On June 21st the United States Senate voted overwhelmingly against the Sanders Amendment to the..

Fancy Food Show Highlights: Brooklyn Brew Shop

No, Brooklyn Brew Shop did not make our blog because they're from NY. They made the blog becaus..

How Much Do You Spend on Alcohol?

According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics featured on NPR, alcohol is getting che..

Cambridge, MA Considers Soda Ban in Restaurants

Henrietta Davis, the mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is contemplating a ban on soda and suga..

Obama’s Home Brewed White House Honey Ale

According to the Blog Of Record -- Obama Foodorama -- about White House food initiatives, Presi..

NYC Soda Ban May Widen to Popcorn and Milk

Virtually everyone knows by now of a proposed soft drink ban by New York City's Mayor Bloomberg..

New York Soda Ban Loophole

Officials with 7-Eleven stores across New York city made it clear that Bloomberg's New York cit..

The Battle Between Macrobrews and Craftbrews

In his article, "Can Beer Save America", journalist and bestselling author David Sirota explore..

Grenades Will Look Better with Pauly D’s Remix

Jersey Shore reality TV star Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio has announced his own line of pre-mix..

The Science Of Getting Drunk (Infographic)

We've already featured quite a few about alcoholic drinks, lets take a recap: The Story of B..

Bloomberg to Outlaw Large Soft Drinks

New York's food fascist Mayor is making the headlines once again. In 2010, Bloomberg demanded f..

Deadly Teen Drinking Games

College drinking games such as Edward 40 Hands, Beer Pong, Quarters, Dead Man Walk, and Truth o..

High Fructose Corn Syrup Makes You Stupid

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) reveale..

Pizzeria Uno’s Pizza Skins: A Whole Day’s Calories

According to an 18-month study conducted by the Rand Corporation, 96% of main entrees sold at t..

Could a Fat Tax Really Battle Obesity?

A new study published in the British Medical Journal suggests adding a high tax on unhealthy fo..

“You Ask, We Tell” Where to Eat Fleet Week 2012

Single New Yorkers look forward to Fleet Week every year. But this is a reminder that Fleet Wee..

How is Light Beer Light? (Infographic)

I honestly don't understand the sentiment of "drinking to get drunk". I mean, isn't it more ..

Get Instantly Drunk…For a Few Seconds

French designer Philippe Starck and a Franco-American scientist, David Edwards, have invented a..

Kentucky Derby Cocktail by Gail Simmons

I love the holidays. It's the time when lots of yummy recipes come into my inbox for sharing. T..

1st world problems: $1.3 Million in Counterfeit Wine

In early March, Rudy Kurniawan's house in southern California was raided by the FBI. But Kurnia..

Starbucks: “We’re Going to Disney World”

Seattle-based Starbucks announced that the company will soon open storefronts at all Disney the..

Cocoa Displaces Cocaine as Peru’s Luxury Crop

In the U.S. effort on the war against drugs, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USA..

CaffeMallows: Sleep Deprivation Via Marshmallow

It seems there are a billion ways to caffeinate right now. You've got your cup of Joe, 4 Hour E..

Jordan Turns 40. Not Michael, Silly…The Winery

For wine lovers throughout the world, Jordan is always heard in high regard. The California win..

Sweeteners – The Complete Guide

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the most common sweetener used today, and is incorporated in..

What Does Marijuana Wine Taste Like?

Michael Steinberger is an author and for nearly ten years was a wine columnist at Slate. St..

Six Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Intake of Carcinogenic Food Coloring

According to a growing number of scientific studies [pdf], artificial food dyes contain human c..

07 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Tasting

Yesterday I attended the Tuscan Wine Master Academy's last session. It focused on Brunello di M..

I Left My Heart in Tuscany, But Brought Plenty of Wine With Me!

Tuscany shall live in my heart forever. Heck, I barely escaped last time I was in Italy. Forty ..

FDA Denies Request to Ban BPA Despite Link to Cancer & Heart Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rejected a request to ban BPA from cans and other pac..

Infographic: The Story of Beer

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." A very famous line from Benjamin Fr..

Hand-Held Espresso Machine For Your Car

The Handpresso Auto is a new portable, hand-held espresso machine that can be used in any vehic..

Campo Viejo Color Me Uncorked

I get lots and lots of emails from PR companies. This one was worth sharing. Campo Viejo, Rio..

Chicken N’ Waffles Syrup

I could not believe it when I heard about it, so I went directly to the source. Torani, the Ita..

The History Of Merlot By Gundlach Bundschu Winery

I LOVE WINE. All wine (except for white zinfandel; it's tainted the zinfandel name and I think..

Belvedere Vodka’s Advertising Faux Pas

I'm as liberal as liberal gets, but even I have to agree that whoever thought up this advertise..

Tim Ferriss Hyper-Decants Wine

If you are not familiar with Tim Ferriss, you should be. He is the Author of the 4 Hour Work We..

Samuel Glazer (Mr. Coffee) Has Passed Away

Although I am Colombian, I am not a coffee drinker. I was saddened when I read in the NY Times ..

Get Drunk on George Clooney

You will soon be able to get drunk on this tall drink of water. George Clooney has decided to g..

Smart Bordeaux iPhone App

A huge problem for French wine sales in the US (and Sake...Sake producers...read this article a..

Diet Soda Increases Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack

A recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, suggests drinking diet so..

Cancer Risk Linked to Coke and Pepsi

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer health group in Washington, sa..

St Patrick’s Cocktail Recipes

Renaissance Hotels all over the U.S. have started a great cocktail program to celebrate St. Pa..