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How Much Rum Would You Have Drank in 1655?

Through the 17th century Rum became a big enough product that it influenced the function and politics of many countries.

This might seem a bold claim for a spirit that today ranks about 3rd on peoples’ list of favorites spirits. However, by 1655 the island of Barbados alone was producing 900,000 gallons (3.4 million liters) annually.

Each English colony in the Caribbean made an obscene amount of money making Rum. However, the Spanish colonies were forbidden to export rum, so they never made any. Out of fear of Rum taking over, the Spanish wine industry convinced the king to adopt this law, and this is why the real Captain Morgan did not drink Rum!

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So…Australia has a Wine Fountain?!

Australia is making leaps and bounds in the realm of social infrastructure.

In Melbourne’s Skyline Terrace a winter wonderland has cropped up (it is currently winter in the southern hemisphere). It boasts an ice rink, hourly snow showers, and a pour your own wine fountain!

It has two spigots that dispense either Rosé or Shiraz.

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What Can An Electronic Tongue Do For You?

Scientists have created an Electronic Tongue, which is capable of detecting distinct flavors in liquids. This can have an impact on a wide range of applications from testing our waterways for pollution to development of food & beverage products.

Also, when it tastes something for the first time it creates a fingerprint of all the individual flavors present. This allows the electronic tongue to acquit or convict a suspicious booze as counterfeit—which has long been a problem in the world of rare wines.

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What Would It Take For You to Pay $9 for 1 Popsicle?

At Disney’s shopping center located in Bay Lake, Florida you can now buy alcoholic popsicles. This is only available at Disney Springs (and not the main parks with all the rides).

The available boozy-flavors are: White Sangria, Berry Sangria, Mango Mimosa, Back Porch Peach, and Sparkling Strawberry.

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Are You Ready For A Wine & Cheese-It Night?

Wine & cheese together have been entertaining people for thousands of years. Now, this timeless duo is ready for a remix, and Cheese-Its have answered the call.

For a limited time at House Wine‘s webpage you can purchase a red wine blend along with Cheese-Its that come in the same box! Elsewhere on the internet, you can find recommendations on wine & Cheese-It pairings, but these must be purchased the old fashioned way: separately.

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How to Recycle Your Leftover Wine into DIY Vinegar

Sure, the macho answer is why are you leaving any wine behind in the first place? But the fact of the matter is that sometimes after a wine-night not all of the vino gets consumed—which leads to a mournful emptying into the sink.

Homemade vinegar offers a happy and creative solution for using any leftover wine. Furthermore, it is incredibly easy to make! Here is a full recipe, but the gist of it is: mix wine, water, and a friendly bacteria called Mother of Vinegar in a jar covered with cheesecloth.

After a wee bit of waiting you will have a fresh, tangy, homemade vinegar over which to brag to your friends!

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