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Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Not-So-Soft Drink’ Enraged 1978 America

Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Not-So-Soft Drink’ Enraged 1978 America

In 1978, the world’s largest beer maker, Anheuser-Busch, befuddled consumers with a new product that wasn’t quite beer, yet wasn’t quite soda. Called Chelsea, the citrus-flavored, carbonated, slightly alcoholic beverage was touted by the company as the “new not-so-soft drink.” Its production was limited and short-lived, but, for a brief while, Chelsea animated and enraged […]

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2018 Recap: The Cheating Scandal That Rocked the Wine World and More

2018 Recap: The Cheating Scandal That Rocked the Wine World and More

There were lots of developments in the world of beverage this year, from the threat of tariffs on wines from France and bourbon from Kentucky to the continued impact of climate change, the rise of spiked seltzer, and beverage companies like Constellation investing heavily in cannabis. But the most shocking was the Master Sommelier cheating […]

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