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Liquor producers experiment with exclusive booze

Liquor producers experiment with exclusive booze

There's something different about the gin and tonics they mix at Rickhouse bar on San Francisco's Kearny St. And it tastes a lot like... exclusivity.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am
Disaronno Limited Edition Holiday Bottle by Moschino

Disaronno Limited Edition Holiday Bottle by Moschino

Disaronno is perfect for mixing fun and inventive cocktails to entertain guests over the holidays or enjoy amaretto-infused refreshments anytime. Five centuries old legend, the bottle, with its iconic square top, has been made over by the Italian fashion house Moschino for a limited edition …

November 14, 2013 6:30 pm
OFFBEAT: 'Absinthe' bawdy burlesque fun a great stage fit for Las Vegas

OFFBEAT: 'Absinthe' bawdy burlesque fun a great stage fit for Las Vegas

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Wine gets in the spirit with new liquor blends

Wine gets in the spirit with new liquor blends

Cognac blended with moscato? Pink wine mixed with port? And how about a mashup of sparkling white wine and vodka? Hard liquor is showing a softer side as producers shake things up with new blends that put wine and spirits in the same bottle.

October 23, 2012 5:30 pm Photos

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New Products for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

New Products for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

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January 18, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Liquor licensing in Indiana

Liquor licensing in Indiana

Bartender Kat Rybarski gets ready for the day's customers at Buddy and Pal's Place on Summit Street in Crown Point. Crown Point is one of 11 region towns to earn new liquor licenses through the state's census-based system. Meanwhile, Gary and Hammond are unlikely to lose licenses despite shr…

January 09, 2012 11:20 am
Liquor licensing in Indiana

Liquor licensing in Indiana

Eric Martin, of North Coast Distributing, delivers beer in Crown Point. More liquor will flow in the hub city because of a state licensing law critics call "monopolistic" and antiquated.

January 09, 2012 11:20 am
Liquor licensing in Indiana

Liquor licensing in Indiana

Zach Ailes, left, and Eric Martin, of North Coast Distributing, make a delivery to Buddy and Pal's Place on Summit Street in Crown Point.

January 09, 2012 11:20 am
Liquor licensing in Indiana

Liquor licensing in Indiana

Zach Ailes, of North Coast Distributing, makes a delivery to Buddy and Pal's Place on Summit Street in Crown Point. Owner Tim Heidbreder bought new liquor licenses issued for Cedar Lake and Crown Point at a fall auction.

January 09, 2012 11:20 am

Don't let holiday malaise spawn overindulgence

'Tis the season of overindulgence.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am
How to bring a taste of the South to Thanksgiving

How to bring a taste of the South to Thanksgiving

One of the best lessons I learned while working the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line was just how personal and varied Thanksgiving is for Americans.

November 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Restaurants thirsty for riverfront status

Restaurants thirsty for riverfront status

Chris Peters, general manager for Agave restaurant in Hobart, says the newly reduced liquor licenses will help business like it did in Valparaiso.

September 04, 2011 3:28 pm
Restaurants thirsty for riverfront status

Restaurants thirsty for riverfront status

Waitress Mirna Zamora pours a strawberry margarita at Agave restaurant in downtown Hobart. Chris Peters, general manager for Agave, says the new reduced prices for liquor licenses will help businesses.

September 04, 2011 12:00 am

The Heights prospered by quenching the thirst during Prohibition

On the eve of The Great War, Chicago Heights resembled a scene from a spaghetti western: unpaved streets, horses everywhere (only a few autos), men packing guns in their hip pockets, a main drag (Twenty-Second Street) that featured 26 saloons, and a cast of characters whose utterances requir…

July 24, 2011 12:00 am

Pub owner toasts historic downtown

HAMMOND | The addition of downtown Hammond to the National Register of Historic Places will exempt the area from a state law preventing new bars within 200 feet of schools and churches.

June 02, 2011 6:00 pm

Hammond sports bar gets liquor board approval

CROWN POINT | A developer seeking a liquor license for a planned downtown Hammond sports bar gained initial approval Thursday from the local liquor board.

April 08, 2011 12:00 am
State could see more craft distilleries

State could see more craft distilleries

SPRINGFIELD | Small-scale liquor distilleries soon could start selling their products on-site in Illinois, a change that could lead to more of them popping up across the state.

August 01, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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New liquor law prompts training

New liquor law prompts training

VALPARAISO | With the state's new liquor carding law set to take hold Thursday, there is speculation an increased number of minors may ask adults to buy alcohol for them.

June 30, 2010 12:00 am Related
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Katie Francis, of Merrillville, center, a server at Northwoods in St. John, checks the ID of Pam Tschida, left, of Valparaiso, before serving alcohol Friday. The restaurant recently started carding all customers, though a pending state law requiring universal ID checks applies only to carryo…

June 26, 2010 3:35 pm
Joe six-pack may cry in his beer

Joe six-pack may cry in his beer

Locals from alcohol distributor to barkeep to imbiber predict a hangover from the state's plan to double the liquor tax.

April 03, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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