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“Bessie The Bartender:” America’s Female Mixologist Revolution

“Bessie The Bartender:” America’s Female Mixologist Revolution

Patriotism has taken many forms throughout the years. During World War II, a generation of women saluted America by keeping the economy functioning during a time of battle. These awesome ladies famously traded their aprons and housedresses for bandanas and coveralls, answering the government’s campaign to fill thousands of jobs left by drafted men.

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The Wine Glass Ceiling: How Pregnancy Impacts A Somm’s Career

The Wine Glass Ceiling: How Pregnancy Impacts A Somm’s Career

Sommellerie can seem to be an especially elite and glamorous field, one that’s somehow devoid of the typical challenges facing service industry workers. From the outside, it is easy to overlook the reality that the job of a sommelier is still within the service industry, with labor-intensive duties and hours that often go deep into […]

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13 Sexist Beer Ads Show How Little Has Changed Since The 1950s

13 Sexist Beer Ads Show How Little Has Changed Since The 1950s

Last week we took a look at the way ”chick drinks” are marketed to women, spurred on by the this-cannot-be-real-but-it-is collagen-infused beer that Suntory is pitching to women in Japan. The name of that beer? Precious. While a collagen-infused beer ”for women” definitely crossed a line of taste (and sanity?) we were a bit surprised existed, […]

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The State of Chick Drinks – Or, So It’s Come to This…

The State of Chick Drinks – Or, So It’s Come to This…

Surprisingly, the creepiest thing about the recent launch of a light beer called “Precious” isn’t the name (which should be reserved for Gollum and/or the film based on the novel Push by Sapphire). It isn’t even the ingredients list, which includes an unexpected cameo by two grams of collagen per can. It’s the tagline. “Guys can tell […]

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There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Girly’ Drink, So Stop Reinforcing Gender Stereotypes At The Bar

There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Girly’ Drink, So Stop Reinforcing Gender Stereotypes At The Bar

”Clear liquor is for rich women on diets.” So says Ron Swanson, one of the most quotable characters on television today. In this case, I find myself disagreeing with his typical wiseness, but the goal of this article isn’t to give a takedown of an internet meme, but rather to ask why? Why are certain spirits […]

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