Craft brewers say new FDA nutrition labels may hinder small brewers….

Government health nannies are thirsty for a new target, and this time it’s craft beer. FDA busybodies will mandate by next December that restaurant chains offer full nutritional information for beers on tap — everything from calorie counts to protein content. The rule forces breweries to do expensive tests to keep their suds flowing at… Continue reading Craft brewers say new FDA nutrition labels may hinder small brewers….

Hey cheap ass, want free booze? Fucking pay for it!

When a customer orders a cocktail and says something like “can you put less ice in my drink?” they think that is code for “can you put more liquor in my drink?” Here is what it actually means: we are going to put less ice in your drink and you’re still going to get the… Continue reading Hey cheap ass, want free booze? Fucking pay for it!

The brewers association top brewers….

The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 42 were craft brewing companies1. “The companies on this list include the vanguard of… Continue reading The brewers association top brewers….

Wine.com top 2015 list of vino….

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, has announced the ninth annual Wine.com 100. Highlighting the top wines purchased during the first 11 months of 2015, the Wine.com 100 is the industry’s only list based exclusively on consumer preferences. The list reflects the diversity of the Wine.com assortment, featuring 22 different… Continue reading Wine.com top 2015 list of vino….

The psychology of the dinner menu….

Tristan Stephenson is the author of The Curious Bartender: The Artistry and Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail. How you’re really making decisions when you go to a restaurant. A large part of the pleasure derived from browsing a restaurant’s menu, or selecting a wine, can be attributed to the sense of freedom provided by… Continue reading The psychology of the dinner menu….

Bring on the bubbly, sparkling wine by the numbers….

With New Year’s Eve looming, it’s wise to take a moment to give some thought to Champagne and other sparkling wines. At the 2015 Beverage Executive Symposium, bubbly was broken down by the numbers. What is sparkling wine? This question probably seems odd but it’s important to know the answer. If you answered, “Wine with… Continue reading Bring on the bubbly, sparkling wine by the numbers….

25 things chefs won’t tell you! Even you foodie troglodytes….

More than half of all chefs say they have found customers making out — at least making out, if you catch my drift — in their restaurant restrooms. This fact, which fascinates me far more than it really should, comes to us courtesy of the Food Network magazine. In a 2009 story that has recently… Continue reading 25 things chefs won’t tell you! Even you foodie troglodytes….