9 Questions About Beaujolais You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

9 Questions About Beaujolais You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

Beaujolais has something for everyone. From light-hearted nouveau to somm-favorite cru, the French wine region produces a range of styles. Made from acidic and fruity Gamay, Beaujolais is lighter-bodied and lower-alcohol than most reds, and offers a (relatively) inexpensive alternative to similar styles from nearby Burgundy. From why it occasionally smells like bubblegum, to how much […]

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‘Rabid’ Raccoons Turn Out to Be Drunk on Crabapples

‘Rabid’ Raccoons Turn Out to Be Drunk on Crabapples

While the suspects may have been masked, this was no ordinary apprehension for West Virginia’s Milton Police Department. On Monday, Nov. 12, Patrol Officer Scarberry and Sargeant Collins responded to reports of rabid raccoons causing a disturbance. With the assistance of neighborhood residents, the officers were able to catch one of the raccoons, which they […]

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The Florida Marketing Stunt That Gave the World the Sex on the Beach

The Florida Marketing Stunt That Gave the World the Sex on the Beach

A sweetly simple mix of vodka, schnapps, cranberry juice, and O.J., the Sex on the Beach is an easy-drinking party starter. Yet behind its tropical facade lies uncertain origins. According to one version of the cocktail’s history, in 1987, an ominously named spirits company called National Distribution wanted to boost sales of its new product, […]

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Victory & Southern Tier Holding Company Snaps Up Sixpoint

Victory & Southern Tier Holding Company Snaps Up Sixpoint

Sixpoint, one of New York’s longest-running craft breweries, was today acquired by Artisanal Brewing Ventures (ABV), a holding company formed after the merger of Victory Brewing and Southern Tier Brewing in 2016. The acquisition was announced in an official press release, though the financial details of the deal are yet to be revealed.

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