This pandemic is driving me to drink

And that makes this hard to read: New medical dietary guidelines coming from the federal Dept. of Health has challenging news for men.  The new alcohol consumption suggestion is just one drink a day (it was two for guys, was already one for women) This “guidance” arises while American alcohol sales are up about 27% during …

I’ll drink to that

Could have been created in 1921 London as the Buck Fizz.  Or by bartender Frank Meier in Paris at the Ritz. He only used sparkling wine…no champagne.  Or the refreshing fun started in San Francisco as an idea by a guy named Alfred Hitchcock…who made it popular for brunch! Whoever you give the credit to; …

Death and taxes

Did you #celebrate yesterday? Here’s something to toast this weekend. In the early 1900’s, about 40% of government income was from taxes on wine, beer and liquor. The “new” Income tax replaced the revenue lost when prohibition started and ended the 5th largest business in the nation. Then, this week in 1933, prohibition ended. Alcohol …