Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

‘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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Marvin R. Shanken Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Association of Magazine Media (Wine Spectator)

Marvin R. Shanken, founder and chairman of M. Shanken Communications and editor and publisher of Wine Spectator, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Association of Magazine Media’s Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing individuals who have made longstanding contributions to the magazine media industry and society. Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Condé Nast International, will present […]

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Mexican Tequila Regulators Not A Fan Of Elon Musk’s ‘Teslaquila’

In October, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased us with plans for his very own Tesla-branded tequila, “Teslaquila.” After filing an application to trademark the name, the billionaire is facing a backlash from tequila producers. As reported by Reuters, Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) is worried the name will confuse consumers, as “‘Teslaquila’ evokes the word […]

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Marvin R. Shanken Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Association of Magazine Media (Wine Spectator)

Marvin R. Shanken, founder and chairman of M. Shanken Communications and editor and publisher of Wine Spectator, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Association of Magazine Media’s Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing individuals who have made longstanding contributions to the magazine media industry and society. Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Condé Nast International, will present […]

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Best Practices: Bloody Marys Require Restraint

“The Bloody Mary is the most inconsistently made cocktail,” Alejandro Javier Lopez, founder and president of Toma Craft Cocktail Mixers, says. While classics like the Old Fashioned have prescribed processes, Bloody Marys are a moving target. Order one at a bar or restaurant, and it might be served with a celery stick, pickled shrimp, or skewered […]

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Lamoreaux Landing Cabernet Franc 2016, Finger Lakes, N.Y.

The Finger Lakes region in upstate New York is, without doubt, the leading wine area in the eastern United States. While it has gained international notoriety for its Rieslings, the region also produces some outstanding red wines, perhaps most notably from the Cabernet Franc grape. One of the best of the Cab Francs is from […]

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