05
Apr

Fighting in exile: who makes the real Cuban rum?

Source: AFP News Heather SCOTT 4 April 2018 It’s a fight over ownership, heritage, revolution and rum. It’s a dispute that has lasted for decades over who is a “real” Cuban, and pits US rum powerhouse Bacardi against French spirits giant Pernod Ricard and its association with the Castro regime to produce Havana Club, the best known Cuban brand. It involves court battles over... read more
19
Mar

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠AWARDS GRANTS TO CHRIST CHILD HOUSE AND CRUSHERS CLUB

On behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry, Sky Ranch Foundation has now awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to help enrich the lives of our nations’ at-risk youth. One organization which received a grant recently is Chicago, ,IL-based Crusher’s Club/Restoring the Path. Founded by Sally Hazelgrove in 2011, it is designed to be the strongest alternative to gangs by providing high-risk youth with... read more
19
Mar

Vintage scam: 66 million bottles of French wine said to be fake

Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/ – Charles Bremner, Paris British consumers have been victims of one of France’s biggest wine frauds, according to investigators who believe that 66 million ordinary bottles were passed off as Châteauneuf-du-Pape or other Côtes du Rhônes. Up to 15 per cent of the annual output of the Côtes du Rhône appellation from 2013 to 2016 was counterfeit, an investigation by the French... read more
16
Mar

Irish Breakfast Pudding – A Game Changer

Sometimes I just want to break all of the rules and other times in the midst of problem solving the rules get broken. The problem was how do I make Irish breakfast for 12 in my home kitchen without missing the game and losing my mind. There are 10 unique items on the plate of Irish full breakfast. Coordinating it all is no small feat, which... read more
07
Mar

Irish Whiskey – Then & Now

In a world that is becoming increasingly smaller with each year, you are hard-pressed to find yourself far away from an Irish Pub regardless of your location. Stuck in Manila? I can point you to a great Paddy bar. Ditto for Reykjavík, Rome, Bordeaux, Guadalajara, Munich, Brussels, Hong Kong, and just about anyplace that tolerates the fine art of drinking. The Irish Pub is... read more

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