Books are perfect for hiding booze in

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 30 October 2012

How amazing. Brooklyn-based company Bender Bound has a use for books, and it ain’t reading: it hollows out the tomes by hand and hides 250ml swing top glass flasks imported from Italy in them, so you can top these up with the tipple of your choice. You can choose from handcrafted law books, finance books, medical books, cook books, parenting books, dictionaries, or even send your personal copy of a hardcover book their way. See, drinking can be pretty intellectual.

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Sweeter than Cognac

Cheyenne Tulsa Contributor

By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Food and Packaging on Monday 10 September 2012

Forget the licorice sickliness of pastis and the the deranging legends of wormwood-ridden absinthe, the new hipster drink of choice is Pineau de Charente. In almost as short supply (outside of southwest France) as absinthe, pineau is made from a blend of slightly fermented grape juice and the eau de vie of cognac.

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The 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan: a cocktail in a bottle

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Trends on Friday 8 June 2012

Cocktail in a bottle. You’ve seen them lingering on the store shelves. Overly sweet Pina Coladas stand next to sour Margaritas, all pre-packaged and ready to disappoint. Well, High West Distillery’s The 36th Vote Barreled Manhattan (say that 5 times fast) is looking to be the exception. Yes, it is a cocktail in a bottle […]

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Fossil Fuels Brewing Company

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Products on Monday 8 September 2008

When scientist Raul Cano discovered 45-million-year-old yeast preserved in amber and brought it back to life, he did what anyone else would do: he brewed beer. He and fellow scientist Lewis ‘Chip’ Lambert partnered with brew masters Peter Hackett to found Fossil Fuels Brewery in order to market their unique brew. If you live in […]

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