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A Case for Beer



The 60s: when the menace of beer was apparently worse than heroin.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Sep 09, 2014 | Comments (13)
Category: PSA's, Retail Establishments, 1960's, Alcohol

A Snort History



The takeaway message? Drinking and driving is an eternal fun recreation of humanity, encoded in the genome of the species, and will never cease.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 22, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: History, Motor Vehicles, PSA's, Alcohol

Speer’s Sambuci Wine

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What is this miraculous "sambuci wine?" I'm glad you asked.

Preparation.—Take of elder bark, parsley root, each, in coarse powder, 1 ounce; sherry wine, 1 pint, or a sufficient quantity. Form into a medicated wine by maceration or percolation, as explained under Vina Medicata, and make one pint of the preparation.

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—Wine of elder is useful in dropsical diseases, especially ascites, and dropsy supervening upon scarlatina or other exanthematous diseases. Dose, 2 fluid ounces, 3 or 4 times a day.


Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 10, 2014 | Comments (23)
Category: Advertising, Natural Wonders, Nineteenth Century, Alcohol

The Seagram’s Nightmare



Does this bout of insane tedious bickering make you want to purchase Seagram's liquor?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 23, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Dreams and Nightmares, 1970's, Alcohol

Palcohol

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Palcohol, powdered alcohol, sneak it into 'dry' venues or places where booze is prohibitively expensive. The makers say it can even be snorted, but use responsibly. It has been approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and should be available this fall.

Update: After all the hype the Feds say maybe not.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Apr 19, 2014 | Comments (14)
Category: Alcohol

Girl Scout Cookie Pairings

It's a question that comes up often this time of year. What wines and beers should I pair with girl scout cookies?

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed experts to find the answer. Basically, you want sweet wines and beers, but they offer some more specific recommendations. For instance:

Thin Mints: a sparkling Shiraz, or a hoppy, chocolatey American porter.

Samoas: a fortified wine (such as R.L. Buller Victoria Tokay), or a dry, Irish stout aged in bourbon barrels.

Read the full list
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Mar 04, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Food, Alcohol

Beer Jelly Beans

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Beer flavored jelly beans are now available from Jelly Belly! Can Sangria and Merlot flavors be far behind?
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Feb 10, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Alcohol

Big Whiskey

My, what a big bottle you have!


From Life - Mar 31, 1961.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Nov 23, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Advertising, Alcohol

Can You Believe It

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Canned wine? They say its coming soon. Wonder what it will taste like.
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Nov 15, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Alcohol

Welch’s Family Wine







I'm sure this product, with its lookalike packaging, offered many kids a handy excuse for sampling booze. "But Ma, I thought I was drinking Welch's grape juice!"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 23, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Advertising, Children, Teenagers, 1950's, Alcohol
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