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  1. Booze News
    Is Congress on the Cusp of Making Alcohol Cheaper?A new bill would reduce the liquor tax.
  2. Random Acts of Wineness
    A Millionaire Calling Herself ‘Secret Somm’ Randomly GivesSo far, the mysterious person has given away 75 bottles worth more than $4,000.
  3. Booze News
    The Hard Stuff: 5 Liquors to Drink This WinterWhether in a cocktail, straight from your bar cart, or out on the town.
  4. Booze News
    Japanese Whisky Wins ‘World’s Best’ TitleAn industry authority calls the newly released rankings a “wake-up call” for Scotch makers.
  5. Booze News
    A New Study Confirms We’re Entering a ‘Golden Age’ of BourbonIt expects investments totaling $800 million over the next five years.
  6. Simply the Best
    How Pappy Van Winkle Became King of the WhiskeysAnd why it could be even better in the future.
  7. Booze News
    Brooklyn Now Has Its Very Own Artisanal ScotchThough it’s still made in Scotland.
  8. Booze News
    Whole Foods Columbus Circle Got a Liquor License, Plans Cocktails for ShoppersOver in Brooklyn, the Gowanus store got its application shot down.
  9. Grub Guides
    Spirited Away: The Japanese Whisky You Should Be Drinking Right NowThis is the time to learn about — and drink — Japanese whisky.
  10. Sloshed
    Sloshed: 10 Putrid Drinks You Might Actually LoveGet ready to embrace the next level of serious imbibing.
  11. Vive Le Pesticide!
    Burgundy Winemaker Fined $41K for Not Using PesticidesSo much for France’s claims to reduce pesticide use.
  12. Party Politics
    Right-Leaning Group Tries to Discredit Left by Claiming Liberals Prefer VodkaDo tea-party people drink oolong or what?
  13. Sloshed
    Sloshed: How to Get Drunk With Your Family This ChristmasProperly deploy a few key techniques and you can have a drunken blast with your family (instead of hearing about your uncle’s knee surgery, yet again).
  14. Booze News
    Eighteenth-Century Rum Made by Slaves Breaks Records at Christie’s AuctionThe bottles alone would sell for thousands on eBay.
  15. I Love Scotch
    Anchorman 2 Gets Its Own Ron Burgundy Scotchy ScotchIt has a nose of rich mahogany, and on the palate, bits of real panther, so you know it’s good.
  16. Rye Bother
    Reward For Missing Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Surges to $10,000Or, two bottles’ worth.
  17. Gift Finder 2013
    The Holiday Gift Finder 2013: Top-Shelf-Worthy Booze (and a Few Mixers)When words aren’t enough this holiday season, say it with outstanding, high-end liquor.
  18. Stiff Drinks
    Authorites Closing in on Pappy Van Winkle ThiefExpect a “significant announcement” next Monday afternoon.
  19. Alcohol Problems
    $113,000 Worth of Booze Stolen in Massive British Liquor HeistThat’s one enormous, disgusting cocktail.
  20. Booze News
    Style and Substance: 7 Outstanding Cocktail Menus That Nail Their DesignsEven as drinks get more complicated, bars across America are nailing their menu designs.
  21. Booze News
    Red Stripe Markets Raspberry Beer to Young WomenIt’s not called “Hot Pink Stripe.”
  22. Bookshelf
    New York State Gets Two Whole Pages in World Atlas of WineThat’s a lot.
  23. Booze News,
    Soon, There Won’t Be Enough Wine to Go AroundChina holds the corkscrew to the future.
  24. Bourbon Bandits
    Pappy ‘Person of Interest’ Is High School Principal, Says He’sHubbard says he’s been wrongly fingered in connection to the theft of many, many fingers of the rare booze.
  25. Beer Me
    The World’s Strongest Beer Is 67.5 Percent AlcoholRemember to sip.
  26. Bourbon Bandits
    Here’s a Person of Interest in the Case of the Stolen Pappy Van WinklePolice have ruled out Jim Beam and Jack Daniel.
  27. Bourbon Bandits
    Someone Stole 65 Cases of Ultra-Rare Pappy Van Winkle WhiskeyThe worst-case scenario has just occurred.
  28. Rulings
    Anheuser-Busch Can’t Sell ‘Budweiser’ in ItalyA court rules the Czech Republic’s Budejovicky Budvar can use the famous name.
  29. Profiles
    Wild Man: Meet New York’s Hottest Cider ProducerAndy Brennan started making hard cider because it was cheaper than buying beer.
  30. Spoiler Alert
    That Breaking Bad Cameo Didn’t Help Dimple Pinch SalesClerks around the country tell Grub Street that sales have increased … not at all since Sunday’s penultimate ‘Breaking Bad’ episode.
  31. Video Feed
    Dewar’s Taps Charles Bukowski Poem to Sell ScotchIf the writer whose words you’re pulling for your booze ad was a notorious alcoholic, don’t do it.
  32. Warnings
    Oktoberfest Bartenders Warned Not to Skimp on PoursDon’t make the cops call the Kreisverwaltungsrefera.
  33. Booze News
    Hillary Clinton’s Nonxistent Presidential Campaign Gets Its Own WineClinton Vineyards (no relation) launches Victory White.
  34. Sloshed
    Sloshed: An Actual Formula for Perfect MartinisWe’ve reexamined the king of drinks and come up with a better way to mix them.
  35. Booze News
    Coolest Judge in the World Rules It’s Okay to Drink in Apartment-BuildingTime to whip up a batch of elevator mai tais.
  36. Booze News
    Chicago’s Reviled-Yet-Beloved Malört Will Soon Be Available in NYCA version of the strongly flavored liqueur that’s native to the Windy City will soon hit liquor-store shelves in New York.
  37. Interviews
    Hanson — Yes, That Hanson — on Their New Beer, MmmhopsSeriously! It’s a real beer!
  38. Sloshed
    The Sloshed Guide to Saying CheersHow to perfectly execute the most sophisticated of our drinking traditions….
  39. Booze News
    State Senate Says Private Booze Sales Are a Low PriorityDwundling tax revenues and the lack of a budget plan are a much higher priority.
  40. Booze News
    Of Course There’s a Juice-Cleanse Cocktail Now — And It Sounds GreatIs tequila any healthier if you add kale, cilantro, pineapple and ginger?
  41. Booze News
    Since That Proposed Soda Tax Went Over So Well, the City’s Now Floating aThe proposed five percent increase to the already burdensome ten percent “liquor-by-the-drink” tax is designed to raise money for the School Reform Commission.
  42. Slideshow
    First Look Into The King Eddy Saloon, Now Reopen in DowntownThe changes are not too glaring, with bigger booths, better booze, and plans to convert a basement speakeasy back into a bar.
  43. Booze News
    Latest LCB Privatization Plan Will Keep State’s Liquor Stores OpenThough changes were plenty, the proposal passed committee and could go to the House for vote this week.
  44. Booze News
    Liquor License Denied For Great Balls on Tires’ Brick and MortarPlans are soundly dashed to bring booze into a building that shelters and treats former Skid Row residents.
  45. Booze News
    Ten Outstanding Irish Whiskeys That Aren’t JamesonEven though Jameson is synonymous with Irish whiskey, the country actually turns out plenty of lovely bottles.
  46. Booze News
    Here We Go Again: Plans Introduced to Privatize the State’s Liquor StoresThe latest plan to get Pennsylvania out of the booze business met resistance before it hit the Governor’s desk.
  47. Freebies
    Free Boozy Punch at The Varnish on SundayThe Downtown haunt won “Best American Cocktail Bar” last summer.
  48. Booze News
    New Jersey Issues Its First Distillation License Since ProhibitionJersey Artisan Distilling will begin rolling out rum some time this coming spring.
  49. Flips Ahoy!
    Beyond Cocktail: The History, and Future, of Flair BartendingFlair bartending hasn’t disappeared. It’s merely retreated to the fringes, where it is still practiced by a dedicated few.
  50. Booze News
    Liquor Store Privatization Plan Doesn’t Add Up For SchoolsWe knew it wouldn’t be long until the other shoe dropped in this latest chapter of the privatization saga.
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