The countries with the most craft breweries….

Over the past couple of years, the craft beer revolution has gained serious momentum, especially in the United States. Back in 2008, there were 1,500 US craft breweries and this figure grew to 3,400 in 2014, according to the Brewers Association. A report from Alltech has now revealed that there are 4,483 craft breweries operating… Continue reading The countries with the most craft breweries….

“Corkage Cowboys” Chicken-Shit ways to gouge you on opening your rot-gut wine!

‘Corkage Cowboys’ Are Scamming Restaurants Out of Wine Fees BY EDNA ISHAYIK A party of four walks into a Michelin-starred restaurant with eight trophy bottles of ultra-high end cabernet—each worth over $1,000—and they’re hinting at having their corkage fees waived. Suddenly, the sommelier is enmeshed in a game of high-stakes diplomacy requiring the art of… Continue reading “Corkage Cowboys” Chicken-Shit ways to gouge you on opening your rot-gut wine!

Answering the mystery of draught beer….

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TV food shows, best this, greatest that….

This blogger has produced, hosted, written, sold ad space, booked talent and secured sponsorships for many TV cooking shows and segments for nearly 20 years. I know the ins and outs on how it works and the content you see! The networks all have budgets per show. Most of the cooking shows you see on… Continue reading TV food shows, best this, greatest that….

Hidden sugars are everywhere!

It’s no secret that eating too much sugar can cause you to gain weight, leading to diabetes and a slew of un-fun health problems. Now, the FDA is recommending Americans limit their daily added-sugar intake to just 12.5 teaspoons (or 50 grams) a day. While this number may initially seem high, it is easier to… Continue reading Hidden sugars are everywhere!

For Peat’s Sake, Smoky Libations….

By Kelly Magyarics What makes a spirit smoky, and how does that affect a spirit’s character? Those were the two main questions posed by moderators Dave Broom and Ryan Chetiyawardana at “For Peat’s Sake: A Study of Smoke,” a seminar held at New Orleans’ Hotel Monteleone during the annual Tales of the Cocktail in July.… Continue reading For Peat’s Sake, Smoky Libations….

The newest pathetic excuse for not leaving a tip….

Story courtesy of the Bitchy Waiter…. As if we need to hear another excuse as to why some cheap asshole doesn’t want to leave a tip at a restaurant, we have been presented with a new reason. A server sent me a photo of a credit card card receipt and scrawled in the tip line… Continue reading The newest pathetic excuse for not leaving a tip….