Howdy, folks! Welcome back to Booze In The News, where you’ll find the latest, funniest and most obscure newsworthy, alcohol-related bits all in one place.
1. Apparently you weren’t the only person disappointed by the U.S.’s loss to Canada in Olympic Hockey. President Barack Obama made a bet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and after losing it had to buy him a case of Molson Canadian beer.
2. The recent Earthquake in Chile’s epicenter was in their biggest wine producing area just south of the capital. The majority of casualties from the earthquake took place in this region. The ensuing tsunami swept away the vineyards, and Chile’s largest wine producer, Concha y Toro, was among those most severely impacted. They have been forced to stop production. Oenophiles should purchase Chilean wine to help support Chile in this difficult time. 3. Don’t be surprised if some of your favorite cocktails are no longer available at your local bars. The Alcoholic Beverage Control bureau warns that infused beverages are now being enforced as illegal in San Francisco. This has caused an uproar in the mixologist community. Feel free to send us your feedback. 4. San Francisco’s own Skyy Vodka is now officially in partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment for Sex and the City 2, set to release May 28. According to our sources, there will be related “fashion and cocktail accessories” for sale at various bars across the country. What in the frilly-pink-drink-drinking-cougars world does that mean?
5.Don’t Mess With Malibu. Malibu Rum has sued a competitor, White Rock, for infringing upon their trademark white opaque bottle, and won the case. White Rock’s flavored rums tout such names as Barbarossa, Baroca and Jack – it’s a wonder that Pirates of the Caribbean hasn’t sued them for copyright infringement as well. Or at least strung up the lily-livers by their bootstraps. Yarrr.