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Three new liquor laws that go into effect in July

Alexis McAdams - Fox 59 - Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - There is another round of changes for Indiana’s liquor laws that take effect July 1, 2016. Local businesses, city, and state leaders hope the new laws will give business a big boost. Hotel Tango distillery is one of the local businesses effected by the new liquor laws.

“We have six different spirits that we offer right now. We have vodka, gin, organelle and moonshine,” says Hotel Tango bartender Michael Daniells. Hotel Tango bottles and sells their liquor, but has never sold a bottle on a Sunday. That all changes July 1, 2016, when one of three new Indiana liquor laws takes effect, allowing local distilleries to sell their products on Sundays. Click Here To Read More!

Consumer Picks 2016: Casual-Dining Results

Nation's Restaurant News

NRN presents Consumer Picks — a comprehensive look at customer preference and restaurant brand strength. This annual special report is produced with WD Partners. Share your thoughts on this year's results via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter using #ConsumerPicks. The following rankings cover the 40 casual-dining chains in the 2016 Consumer Picks survey. Click Here To Read More!

The world’s best-selling Scotch whisky brands

21st June, 2016 by Amy Hopkins - The Spirits Business

Figures confirm that Scotch whisky exports are on the road to recovery, but which leading brands outperformed the category last year?

Over the past three years, Scotch whisky has struggled to regain growth, hit by softness in key markets, notably China, Russia and Latin America. Click Here To Read More!

In 1969 the NFL demanded Joe Namath sell his bar, so he retired

By Frank Schwab - Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

This offseason, Shutdown Corner will travel down memory lane with a series of stories presenting some interesting and sometimes forgotten stories from the NFL's past. Join us as we relive some of the greatest and craziest moments in the sport's history. Joe Namath, less than five months removed from being named MVP of Super Bowl III, gave a teary-eyed press conference to announce he was retiring from the NFL. He was quitting football rather than sell his share of an infamous nightclub he owned, which NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle demanded he do. And you thought the 2016 Denver Broncos were having a wild offseason. There’s so much about Namath’s NFL career and life off the field that would never play out the same way today. He freely told famous writer Jimmy Breslin he would drink during the football season “just about all the time,” and bragged to Playboy about how many women he had been with. Click Here To Read More!

6 Perfect Wines for a Perfect Memorial Day

Contributed by Megan Krigbaum -

Most people kick off their grilling season on Memorial Day weekend, when there’s time to let the charcoal slowly heat up three days in a row. And what better to drink with all that charred goodness on this national holiday than a bottle of wine made in the U.S.?

Mia Van de Water, the wine director at New York City’s North End Grill, is a pro when it comes to pairing smoky, charred dishes, because the restaurant is centered around wood-fired grills and charcoal ovens that turn out Berkshire tomahawk pork chops, porterhouse steaks for two, crispy duck legs and whole turbot. Her wine list is a split between American wines and French. “Chef’s cuisine is fairly well-rooted in France, but obviously we’re very rooted in America—and so is the neighborhood, in a lot of ways, because we’re downtown, right across from the Freedom Tower,” she says. “We came to that as the identity of the restaurant.” Click Here To Read More!

365 days, 365 new cocktails: Costa Mesa mixologist sets his bar high

By David Whiting -

It’s 10 a.m., and bartender Trevor Kawamoto is making his first cocktail of the day. That may not seem unusual until you discover he’s doing this at home. But don’t worry – the bartender isn’t on a binge; he’s on a quest. Today, Kawamoto will conclude what he calls his Cocktail Challenge, a 365-day mission to invent a new cocktail every day for a year. It might sound silly when you hear Kawamoto say he chose his journey to test his endurance and imagination, to stretch his profession. We’re talking booze here, right? A drink’s a drink. Click Here To Read More!

Bourbon production hits 48-year high in KY

23rd May, 2016 by Amy Hopkins - The Spirits Business

Bourbon production in Kentucky hit a 48-year high in 2015, when 1.88 million barrels of the spirit were produced, figures released by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association show. Click Here To Read More!

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