Looking for a holiday cocktail? Try a hoary old chestnut.

While many attempt to survive Whamageddon (a trending seasonal game in which you’re “out” as soon as you suffer inadvertent exposure to ‘80s-era pop-duo Wham!’s holiday standard “Last Christmas”),...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Forget the chocolate: Advent calendars go for booze, cheese

NEW YORK – Advent calendars are hitting the bottle. The cardboard calendars, typically filled with chocolates, are now being stuffed with cans of beer and bottles of wine. Others have chunks of...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Late-night food options few and far between in Durango

The Durango food, cafe and bar scenes are not friendly to night owls, hospitality workers after long shifts or college students cramming for exams. Walk around after midnight and Main Avenue is a...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango teen vaping rates outstrip state average

Vaping rates among teens in Southwest Colorado are outstripping high statewide rates. A 2017 survey showed 27 percent of Colorado teens are using electronic cigarettes to ingest nicotine, a...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Craft Spirits goes big on small-batch liquors

Durango Craft Spirits expects to open a 1,500-foot expansion by the end of the month, which will mainly help it double production of its craft bourbon from two barrels a month to four. “We just ran...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Beer lovers, listen up: New book has some life hacks for you

NEW YORK – Beer snobs, turn away, Ben Robinson has some hacks involving your favorite, foamy beverage. The editor in chief of The Observer has written a handy little every guy’s illustrated guide...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Beer maker Heineken strikes deal to expand in China

BRUSSELS – Heineken, the world’s second-largest brewer, has struck a deal to expand in China, the world’s biggest beer market. Heineken said Friday it is buying a 40 percent stake in the company...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Police cracks down on liquor law violations

An array of bars got hit with liquor violations this month after a Durango Police Department sting operation. Three bartenders were given citations for serving minors July 14; two more...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

How to drink tequila and mezcal like a grown-up

There’s something about tequila that activates the revelry gland, whatever part of the American brain it is that responds to a bottle of Cuervo by bawling “PAAAAARRRTY!” No one bawls “PAAAAARRRTY!”...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Jack Daniel’s prices increase in Europe because of tariffs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The price of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey will increase in the European Union because of the impact of the bloc’s new 25 percent tariff. The EU is taxing a range of U.S....

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Distillery has new bourbon flavored by beaver secretion

TAMWORTH, N.H. – Beaver-flavored whiskey, anyone? A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavored partly by the secretion from a beaver’s castor sacs. Tamworth Distilling says...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Upgrade your ‘ade, or how to spike summer’s favorite thirst quencher

I don’t know about you, but now and then I kind of regret developing high standards. I can still enjoy movies that fall into the so-bad-they’re-good category (I’m looking at you, “Con Air”), but it...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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