All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Liquor’

Powdered Alcohol Approved, Will Hit Stores Later This Year

It won’t be long before your next trip to the liquor store involves deciding whether to buy liquid or powdered alcohol. Yes, powdered alcohol. There is such a thing. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved several flavors of Palcohol this week, which is a powdered version of alcohol that you can add to a mixer or water …

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Utah Liquor Rules: Conservative Laws May Be Scaled Back

Utah is considering a major change in its liquor laws. Under the current liquor rules, restaurants are required to have what are referred to as “Zion curtains,” which are barriers that keep patrons from seeing drinks made. Restaurants are also required to only serve alcoholic drinks to patrons that are ordering food. Utah residents could see these conservative laws go …

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Madonna Posts Picture Of Son Holding Liquor Bottle

Madonna is no stranger to controversy, so when she received a ton of backlash for posting a photo of her 13-year-old son Rocco Ritchie holding a liquor bottle on Instagram, she was prepared to defend herself. The photo shows Rocco with two of his friends, both underage, on New Years Eve holding liquor bottles with a caption that reads: “The …

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Bethenny Frankel Talks About Expanding Skinnygirl

Bethenny Frankel, the Housewife turned talk show host turned Halloween candy creation (see bottom of article), has been busy lately. Embroiled in a catfight and whatnot, Frankel has also been involved in expanding her business empire, and recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her ventures that include creating her own brand of liquor. (image) “I went to all the big …

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NJ Restaurants Fined $500,000 For Liquor Violation

As reported here on WPN, a sting called “Operation Swill” recently raided 29 bars and restaurants, 13 of which were T.G.I. Fridays, on accusations that they were selling customers cut-rate alcohol and claiming it was top-shelf product. Today massive fines came down from state authorities to the operators of those restaurants. The Briad Group, who owns the restaurants, has been …

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TGI Friday’s Busted for Selling Fraudulent Cocktails

A string of New Jersey TGI Friday’s restaurants have been busted for selling cheap liquor in place of premium brands. The Briad Group, which owns dozens of TGI Friday’s locations nationwide, has agreed not to contest the allegations and to pay a $500,000 fine after eight of its branches were found to have filled empty bottles of top shelf booze …

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Moonshine In Stores: Liquor Makers Cashing In On Notoriety

Moonshining is very much a part of the local culture in Southern and Appalachian communities. If you spend any time down in those areas, you’re likely to run into one or two people who will sell you some of the local specialty. Now stores are starting to sell the stuff, but it’s not exactly the real deal. The AP reports …

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Bar Served Rubbing Alcohol In Place Of Scotch

Times are tough, and when the economy slumps, everyone feels it. Unfortunately, some bar owners in New Jersey tried to crawl out of their slump by mixing food coloring with rubbing alcohol to pass it off as scotch. In a sting called “Operation Swill”, state police say they have raided 29 bars and restaurants and are accusing them of serving …

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Hummingbird Feeders You Can Make If You’re A Drinker

Word is that a lot of people are currently looking for Hummingbird feeders. ‘Tis the season. According to Yahoo search data, queries for “hummingbird feeders” have spiked over 400% on Yahoo this week. Searches for bird feeders in general have spiked 35%, and searches for “what to feed hummingbirds” are up as well. If you like to throw back a …

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Finally, The Maker’s Mark Debacle Gets A Taiwanese Animation Video

Next Media Animation (NMA) has put out a new video chronicling the big Maker’s Mark “dilution disaster” (which has now been resolved, as the distiller backtracked on its original plans following customer outrage). NMA, which has taken on the John McAfee story, Star Wars Episode VII, Steve Jobs, and recently, Beyonce’s Super Bowl have time show, tells the story as …

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167 Liquor Stores Up For Auction Online

It won’t be on eBay, but this online auction is getting much attention in the Pacific Northwest. An online auction was launched yesterday for 167 state-run liquor stores in Washington State. Thanks to voters who passed the initiative last November, the auction will be the first by the Washington State Liquor Control Board. The state is also the first to …

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