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    • Anheuser-Busch InBev, who will soon be making and hold mastery of One Third of the All the World’s Beer are said to be keen on dipping into the low and non-alcohol brew market in a bid to tap into drinkers looking to live a healthier lifestyle. The Belgian company is set to merge with its largest rival SABMiller (Yes, for those of you who have n...

    • This past week, New Orleans was awash in “Tales of The Cocktail,” the huge annual festival for craft beverage makers, bartenders and artisan cocktail creators from around the world. Restaurants, bars and hotels across the city hosted sessions and demonstrations on the next big things in cocktails. In researching all the various reviews of the...

    • Yes, I know the pain of even hearing the concept, but here it is: Whisky could prove to be the car fuel of the future. Once you have fully recovered from the shock, here are the details: Residue from whisky production could be used to power cars in the near future. With ambitious EU targets to cut emissions by 2050 set at 80% Scotland’s greate...

    • Where No Whisky Has Gone Before… You knew it had to happen soon, especially with the verge of tourism space travel. Yes, Ballantine’s has unveiled the very first space whisky glass, designed to operate in zero gravity. Although they introduced the product, let’s be very NASA about it and say that Ballantine’s has launched a glass designed...

    • The French know how to do liquor right. Remy Martin’s Louis XIII Cognac will soon be launching a very rare, six-liter Methuselah crystal decanter exclusively at Harrods in London, costing £60,000. (about $79,000…mere pocket change, eh?) Made by Baccarat, the exclusive, hand-blown decanters are “very limited” in number with each requiring ...

    • Looking at those frenetic scenes on the Wall Street trading floor, one gets the idea that these people are driven to drink every day from the stress of the job. In every major stock exchange around the world the scene is the same. So, Hong Kong, the powerful Asian financial base, built the first hybrid stock exchange and bar, so that the stockbrok...

    • What does that mean? Read on! Distill Ventures, a Diageo-funded spirits innovation group, has invested in the “world’s first” distilled non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip, with Diageo taking a minority stake in the business. Diageo is the British conglomerate that currently owns a mammoth’s share of the distilled and brew markets with so many br...

    • Yes, late night TV is filled with all manner of ways to drink your fruits, vegetables, and vitamins. There are also the county fairs this summer that dip virtually anything edible into a deep fat fryer just for fun. Well, you knew it was coming. From inventing new cocktails to using fresh local, ingredients to finding innovative ways of presentati...

    • It has all the ambiance of derelict flophouse. If you did not know it was there, you would never stop or even slow down in this neighborhood. However, people know it is there enough that major websites like Thrillist rank it as the top (does that mean worst?) dive bar in the nation. Craft cocktails and drop dead gorgeous ladies serving it up are n...

    • We at American Bars are fortunate enough to operate in the center of the thriving Los Angeles metro region. Yes, with 17 million others, it does get crowded and smoggy here, but the point is that there are an extraordinary number of wonderfully vintage restaurants here. Usually, one day of the week, this editor is ironically and symbolically commi...