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Houston Press: Lady Bartenders Kick Cocktail Ass at Speed Rack Houston   January 25, 2012

From the Houston Press: An arc of Plymouth gin shot briefly through the air at Gallery M Squared on Sunday night, leaping out of the bottle like liquid sparks as bartender Lindsey Heffron battled her way through a roster of drinks at the Houston leg of the Speed Rack bartending competition.More>>

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Las Vegas Sun: Studio 54 at MGM Grand to Transform into Restaurant, Nightclub   January 25, 2012

From the Las Vegas Sun: As Studio 54 at MGM Grand prepares to close after a decade-long run, entertainment and hotel executives this morning confirmed our earlier Vegas DeLuxe stories of the new fine dining and luxury nightlife concept that will open there in December. More>>

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Heineken Announces $5,000 Giveaway for Black History Month Art Contest   January 25, 2012

To provide consumers a nationwide platform to showcase their artistic talents and pay homage to Black History Month, Heineken has announced its second annual Black History Month Art contest.More>>

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Sacramento Bee: Sacramento's World-Renowned Infusion Lounge Celebrates Third Anniversary   January 24, 2012

From The Sacramento Bee: At the epicenter of San Francisco's red hot nightclub scene, Infusion Lounge, one of the most popular and successful nightclubs on the West Coast, will celebrate its third year in San Francisco with an extraordinary Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, January 28, 2012.More>>

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AdAge.com: Anheuser-Busch President Dave Peacock Steps Down   January 23, 2012

From AdAge.com: There's more turnover in the executive ranks at Anheuser-Busch, this time at the very top. President Dave Peacock is resigning and will be replaced by Luiz Edmond, the brewer's North America zone president, according to a memo sent to distributors today and obtained by Ad Age. More>>

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NOLA.com: 5 Great New Orleans Hotel Cocktail Bars   January 23, 2012

From NOLA.com: Last December, Skip Adams took over as the food and beverage director at the Windsor Court Hotel. One of his tasks was to upgrade the cocktails. Instead of checking out contemporary trends, he first hit the history books.More>>

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Poststar.com: Brewer Expands as Craft Beer Demand Grows   January 23, 2012

From Poststar.com: The owner of Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George is overseeing a major expansion of his brewing facilities and is hosting a festival Saturday with special edition barrel-aged beers. More>>

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FOX News: Jay-Z's Nightclub Shut Down for Violating Health Code   January 23, 2012

From FOX News: Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club was shut down for a slew of health-code violations just a day after its celebrity-drenched $10 million relaunch -- and now it faces a dreaded “C” grade, The Post has learned. More>>

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Washington Post: Pinot and Pigskin Together at Last? Football Struts its Stuff in the Wine World   January 20, 2012

From The Washington Post: What pairs well with your couch, a bowl of popcorn and the Super Bowl? How about a wine with a genuine pigskin pedigree? More>>

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MarketWatch: Southern Wine & Spirits of America Announces Agreement to Purchase Remaining Interest in Pacific Northwest Joint Venture   January 20, 2012

From MarketWatch: Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. and its Odom-Southern Holding, LLC, joint venture partner, The Odom Corporation, announce their agreement for Southern to acquire the balance of Odom's share in their JV for the wine and spirits business. More>>



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