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Black Button Distilling to launch Lilac Gin

Rochester, N.Y.’s Black Button Distilling will launch its hand-crafted, limited-edition Lilac Gin on Friday, May 12, to commemorate the first day of Rochester’s annual Lilac Festival and mark the start of the spring season.

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Cachaça on the go: Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha in a can

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If you like cachaça and its signature drink, the caipirinha, but you lament the fact that you lack the time or confidence in your mixing abilities to make your own, you’re going to be very happy to learn that there is now a pre-made version in a can—with a bubbly twist.
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Bon Beer Voyage scores major award from World Food Travel Association

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My friend, Ruth Berman, just sent me this press release about her company Bon Beer Voyage. Major congratulations on winning a FoodTrekking Award from the World Food Travel Association

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Updated book cover for The Drinkable Globe worldwide booze book

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Just a quick tweak to the cover of my upcoming book coming this fall from Turner Publishing. It’s now called “The Drinkable Globe: The Indispensable Guide to the World Wide of BoozePre-order it now and! Amazon is selling it, at least temporarily, for the extremely low price of $11.85! Get it before the price climbs back up.

George Washington’s Rye Whiskey Distillery gets spirited birthday party

It’s been 10 years since George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon re-opened and to mark the occasion, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a bill Sunday officially naming George Washington’s Rye Whiskey the Commonwealth’s official spirit.

Not a bad tenth birthday present (or 220th birthday, depending on how you look at it).

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs bill officially designated George Washington’s Rye Whiskey the official spirit of the Commonwealth.

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WSWA: Winestar brings French wine in cans to the U.S.

Wine in cans can be a polarizing concept, but if the French can embrace, it’s probably okay for the rest of us. Winestar shows off its line of aluminum-packaged wines at the 74th WSWA Convention