Tag: alcoholic beverages

Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive moves from social distancing, masks, hygiene — and the best being the miracle of vaccines.  The music industry is uniquely positioned to be a leader for COVID vaccinations. Concert venues […]

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Extra aging makes for better wine, says this California label

The bottle The Vice “Extra Añejo” Napa Valley Cabernet, $99 The back story On the surface, there’s little seemingly in common between red wine and tequila. But this Napa Valley–produced bottle, a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, bears the same designation — “Extra Añejo” — that you’ll find on select bottles of […]

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These 3 women entrepreneurs not only succeeded, but thrived in the pandemic

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported last summer that female-owned small businesses were “disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic and corresponding economic crisis.” The prediction for growth and revenue looked depressing. But these three women, all over 50, bucked the statistics by embracing digital technology and pivoting their businesses. During the pandemic, they didn’t just […]

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European stocks slip as PMI shows business activity surging; U.S. futures hold steady after Powell

European stocks struggled on Wednesday, with fresh data showing eurozone business activity growing at the fastest rate in 15 years, while U.S. equity futures inched up. Shares of Pernod Ricard rose after an upbeat forecast. The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, -0.19% fell 0.2%, while the German DAX DAX, -0.43% and French CAC 40 PX1, […]

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Hard seltzer’s popularity propels the rise of another summer drink—the canned cocktail

This summer’s hottest cocktail comes in a can. Between 2019 and 2020, the premixed cocktail category grew by 50% in the United States, according to industry tracker IWSR. The segment is still relatively small, accounting for only 3% of U.S. spirits volume, based on data from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. But […]

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It’s time to crack open a can (of whiskey, that is)

The can Two Stacks’ Dram in a Can Irish Whiskey, $18.99 for a four-pack The back story In recent years, canned beverages have acquired a certain cachet. Craft beer makers have embraced the packaging. And beverage brands are heavily promoting canned cocktails, to say nothing of hard seltzer. What could be next? Whiskey in a […]

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