Alcohol

4.9.13 Whiskey

Whiskey 101 On The Couch

Pretty soon, New Yorkers will be able to get a taste of the best whiskeys in the world. Lauren Mayer and Gabby Shayne, the “Whiskey Sisters,” are hosting the Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza at the Roosevelt Hotel.

04/09/2013

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Businesses Prepare For City’s Size Limit On Sugary Drinks, But Some Customers Aren’t Buying It

Some restaurants are ordering smaller glasses. Dunkin’ Donuts shops are telling customers they’ll have to sweeten and flavor their own coffee.

03/09/2013

Harsha Maddula (credit: Personal photo)

Police: Alcohol May Have Played Role In L.I. College Student’s Death

Police said Wednesday that alcohol might have played a role in the death of a Long Island teen whose body washed up on Lake Michigan, after he went missing from a party at Northwestern University outside Chicago.

02/27/2013

1.31.13 Super Bowl Drinks

How To Make Super Bowl-Themed Drinks This Sunday

It’s time to put the finishing touches on your Super Bowl party planning — and we all know it’s not a shindig without some drinks.

01/31/2013

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What Foods To Seek Or Avoid During Cold And Flu Season

There are plenty of things you should seek out during cold and flu season. The power of others, such as the hot toddy, are just mythical.

01/17/2013

A Total Wine in River Edge, N.J. (file / credit: Google Maps)

Norwalk Liquor Mega Store Has Other Connecticut Stores Worried

A huge liquor store opening in Fairfield County this week has smaller package store owners across Connecticut worrying that it could be a trend.

12/04/2012

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Report: Cuomo Shoots Down Plan To Tighten Alcohol Regulations, Raise Taxes

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday rejected proposals by a health panel that would have increased taxes and regulations on alcohol, according to a published report.

12/03/2012

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What’s Your Alcohol IQ?

Registered dietician and the author of Sass Yourself Slim, Cynthia Sass, joined The Couch Thursday morning to get you ready for the weekend by clearing up some myths about booze.

09/13/2012

Lodi Fire Company 1 (file / credit: Lodi FD)

Lodi Mayor Seeks Firehouse Alcohol Ban

Mayor Marc Shrieks said he fears an insurance issue. Residents are mixed on the issue.

08/24/2012

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Sunday Liquor Sales A Mixed Bag For Connecticut Stores

It’s been three months since Sunday alcohol sales became legal in Connecticut and stores are reporting in.

08/23/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.

07/11/2012

Breathalyzer (file / via Wikipedia)

Long Island School Districts Get Tough, To Use Breathalyzers At Prom

For many, prom night means party night, and that often includes a lot of drinking. More schools are taking no chances when it comes to getting kids to celebrate sober. Some are going so far as to use Breathalyzer tests.

05/30/2012

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Seen At 11: New Herbal Remedy Claims To Cure Alcoholism In 8 Weeks

Many people who suffer from alcoholism struggle for years to get sober. Now, the makers of an herbal product say that they can cut cravings, while still letting alcoholics have the occasional drink.

05/16/2012

Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio At Vanity Nightclub's New Year's Eve Weekend At The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Gotham Gossipist: Pauly D To Launch Line Of Vodka-Based Beverages

The ready-to-drink pre-packaged cocktail, REMIX, is geared toward the “pre-game” market. If you want to get drunk before you go out to get drunk, Pauly D has got your back.

05/14/2012

Liquor Store (file / credit: clipart.com)

Sunday Liquor Sales One Step From Reality In Connecticut

Connecticut is one step closer to becoming the 49th state to allow retail alcohol sales on Sundays and some holidays, following the state Senate’s passage of a bill that would overhaul some of the state’s liquor laws.

05/02/2012

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