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5 Simple Tips to Cut Calories in Your Cocktails

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Not all cocktails are created equal. Take the Margarita. A mega-size, fruity version of this classic beverage can run upwards of 800 calories at a chain restaurant. But you can easily keep it under 200 if it’s made fresh at home. It’s easy to forget about all the sugary syrups, sodas and juices that can be packed into a cocktail, but the good news is that it’s just as easy to find healthy options to enjoy. Click Here To Read More!

The 10 Best Brunch Cocktail Programs Nationwide (2017)

VinePair Staff Presented By Riondo Prosecco

There’s always an excuse to drink at brunch. A birthday, holiday, or simple fact that you survived the work week might merit a pour of something festive. And fortunately, there’s never been a better time for brunch cocktails. Across the country, creative, innovative, and modern restaurants put as much thought (if not more) into drinks programs as they do eggs, pancakes, and sticky buns.

A classic component of brunch cocktails is sparkling wine, such as Italy’s Riondo Prosecco. Named after a nearby mountain in the Veneto region, this bubbly is light, fruity, soft, and inexpensive — making it the perfect choice to use in classics like a Mimosa or French 75. The combination of the wine’s effervescence with the sweetness, bitterness, or fruitiness from any additional ingredients results in an especially refreshing morning drink to share with friends. Click Here To Read More!

Experts predicting tequila shortage say big cities may be partially to blame

Posted 2:04 PM, February 11, 2018, by CNN Wire, Updated at 02:06PM, February 11, 2018

NEW YORK — Here’s a shot of bad news.

We could be on the verge of a global tequila shortage, and it seems New Yorkers are partially to blame.

“Especially in the last two years, tequila and mezcal became major,” Sanatorium bar owner Albert Trummer told WCBS.

“Tequila sunrise, tequila drink straight or near,” said tequila enthusiast Daniel Hostetler.

Big cities like New York, London and Tokyo are being blamed, because apparently people are drinking so much of the gold, silver and resposado liquor it’s causing a shortage of agave – the plant from which tequila is made. Click Here To Read More!

The 10 Best Wine Shops Nationwide (2017)

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Sommeliers are often regarded as the gatekeepers of wine trends. This isn’t entirely true. Sure, somms influence how restaurants stock and sell wine, and how those eating there purchase and drink it. But dining out is, for most Americans, not an everyday occasion — and very few of us are at the same restaurants frequently enough to get to know our somms personally.

Instead, most of us discover new bottles and fine-tune our tastes at our local wine shop. A good retailer can have enormous influence; its employees often affect wine drinkers’ habits, tastes, and purchases more than even the most lauded sommelier. Click Here To Read More!

Corona's $7.3 billion parent company acquired a beloved craft brewer — and furious customers are threatening to ditch the beer

Kate Taylor - Business Insider

(Funky Buddha is known as one of the best craft brewers in the US.Flickr/FunkyBuddhaBrew) Another beloved craft brewer has been acquired by a beer industry giant.

On Thursday, Constellation Brands — the parent company of Corona and Modelo — announced its acquisition of craft brewery Funky Buddha.

Funky Buddha is the fastest-growing craft brewery in Florida, winning over beer fans with brews like the Florida Hefeweizen and Hop Gun IPA. The brewer was founded in 2010, in Boca Raton, Florida.

Funky Buddha's acquisition by the third-largest beer company in the US, with Constellation racking in $7.3 billion in sales in 2016, is a controversial decision in craft beer circles.

Many fans of Funky Buddha spoke out against the deal on social media. Click Here To Read More!

10 of America’s Best Pool Bars

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There’s something about being in a pool with a cold drink in hand that makes everything feel right with the world. There’s simply no better way to refresh both your body and soul than sipping on a cocktail, beer, or some rosé in the shallows of the cool water while sunshine beams down on you. Click Here To Read More!

A beery evening stroll through the new breweries of old Pilsen

By Josh Noel -Contact Reporter - The Chicago Tribune

This is the first in an occasional series tracking Chicago's evolving craft beer scene by neighborhood, each installment in a single evening.

At the only occupied table outside the recently opened Pilsen brewery, a handful of drinkers gathered beneath a string of white holiday lights with glasses of saison and witbier and chatted in the language of the neighborhood: Spanish.

Pilsen. Drinking beer. On a warm summer evening.

As recently as nine months ago, Pilsen had no taprooms or brewpubs. In the midst of a food and drink uprising — some call it gentrification — Pilsen, a home to Mexican immigration since the 1950s, suddenly has three.

There's Moody Tongue, which opened as a production brewery three years ago and opened a lavish taproom in October; Alulu, a cozy brewpub that opened in March; and Lo Rez, which began brewing last fall and opened a taproom in June. All sit along a 1-mile stretch just north of Cermak Road, between Ashland Avenue and Halsted Street. Click Here To Read More!

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