For many of us with standard 9-5 jobs, a long weekend is coming up. Naturally, our minds turn to libations (take a look to the left for some insight into our personal plans).
Anyway, there's always plenty of booze news around these parts; here's a roundup of some of the ones we found to be interesting:
♦ Local faux-speakeasy watering hole Bourbon & Branch is now open Mondays. Don't forget your secret decoder ring.
♦ Wine and spirits conglomerate Brown-Forman's chief winery officer is stepping down. Steve Dorfman worked for the company for 25 years; he started at the tender age of 21 at local co. Fetzer, one of Brown-Forman's properties. 25 years with one company is impressive, but we imagine working in wine is a real labor of love (or are we over-romanticizing?).
♦ Local company Wine.com made Internet Retailer Magazine's Top 500 List. It was No. 199 overall, No. 13 in the food/drug category, and No. 1 amongst online wine stores. Hey, everything's better on the net, right?
♦ And, folks, most importantly -- don't drive after drinking, especially this weekend. An exceptional amount of people will be on the road, the po-po are being especially vigilant, and when you mix in the high amount of drinking associated with the long weekend, it is surely better to be careful.Image from Maker's Mark's homepage