This week, I joined San Francisco organizer Michael Petrelis and Box Turtle Bulletin editor Jim Burroway in launching an international boycott against Jamaica (www.boycottJamaica.org). While the island appears laid back, gays are under attack.
Dowd on Drinks: Cocktails From the World of Show Biz
When a James Bond movie comes out, drinks writers immediately pounce on what 007 is drinking in his latest flick.
Dowd on Drinks: The Season To Use Your Noggin
My introduction to eggnog came at about the age of 7 in the form of my grandmother’s do-it-yourself kit: One egg, an 8-ounce glass, a spoonful of sugar, a little bottle of vanilla extract and a fork.
Dowd On Drinks: World Whiskies Awards Are Out
More than 200 whiskies were considered for this year’s edition of the World Whiskies Awards, sponsored by Whisky Magazine, the U.K. publication that sets the pace for the international whisky coverage.
Dowd On Drinks: Bison Grass Vodka
They’re not dropping over left and right in Europe, so Poland’s famous bison grass vodka finally has been introduced directly into the U.S. market, beginning with outlets in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Chicago.
Dowd On Drinks: Four Roses Comes Home at Last
Long, long ago, in a market not so far from where I now live, Four Roses was a commonplace whiskey brand. I can still recall seeing it on the bar shelves at the homes of family friends, and pictures of it in magazines and on bulletin boards.
Dowd on Drinks: RTD Spells Profit for Companies
One of the hottest niches in the booming beverage field is known as RTDs, or ready-to-drink products. And we’re not just talking about water and sodas. So, no need to worry about taking fragile bottles along to picnics, beaches or cookouts, and it’s a very civilized way to control alcohol […]
Dowd on Drinks: Trust Labels More Than Bragging
I was perusing a heavily-advertised superstore in upstate New York the other day, a wine and spirits emporium near fabled Saratoga Springs — a great business location when the historic thoroughbred horse racing season runs in August through Labor Day and lots of money comes to town.
Dowd on Drinks: New Product, New Partners
So far Soju for Anheuser-Busch, a company you can’t accuse of rushing into the spirits field.
Dowd on Drinks: Rum From Island of Mauritius
Unless you’re fond of map reading, you can be excused for not knowing the location of Mauritius.