Monthly Archives: June 2018

June 30

Cocktails & Ladies | Do Women Position Themselves Near The Bar For FREE DRINKS? #BuyYourOwn

A woman positions herself at the bar, she may be sitting at the bar, standing, or even dancing with a few friends relatively close to the bar. A guy who may or may not be attractive in her eyes approaches her and then offers her a drink. Does She take the free drink and dance […]

June 27

Meet the 28-year-old former bartender who will likely become the youngest Congresswoman ever

All eyes are on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old democratic socialist who unseated 10-term incumbent Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley of New York in a major primary upset in New York City Tuesday night. Ocasio-Cortez’s win was a surprise to the political establishment, given that Crowley was seen as a likely replacement for Nancy Pelosi as the top Democrat in […]

June 26

‘They are lifesaving’: Starbucks offers expanded benefits for trans people

Starbucks has announced plans to offer comprehensive health care for its transgender employees, covering procedures usually deemed “cosmetic” and not financed by most insurers. On Monday, and perhaps not unintentionally during Pride Month, the company announced that in addition to covering gender reassignment, or “bottom surgery,” which it has done since 2012, the company will […]

June 26

Airlines have an alcohol problem—and some are blaming it on airports

One of the few remaining pleasures of commercial air travel is a cold pint post-security or a Bloody Mary to quell in-flight nerves. But for flight attendants and the airlines they work for, the grand tradition of drinking while traveling causes a host of problems that some are intent on cracking down on. Leading the […]

June 25

Cocktails & Dating: How does consuming alcohol impact a first date? #TipsyDate

Does my sip spark your perception of me on the first date?  Does it matter what I’m drinking or how I’m drinking it that can turn the other off?  What are those turn-offs and why do they matter? This Tuesday, June 26, at 9 p.m. (EST), 100-Proof Radio with Je’ Wesley will lead a healthy, mature […]

June 25

Anthony Bourdain had alcohol, no narcotics in body at time of death

Anthony Bourdain drank significantly the evening before his death, a local French prosecutor told NBC. Christian de Rocquigny, the prosecutor investigating the celebrity chef’s death, would not disclose the amount of alcohol but said there were signs he had drank significantly the night before he died. He added that there were no narcotics in his […]

June 22

Starbucks to close 150 locations in 2019

Starbucks says that there will be more Starbucks stores closing in 2019. According to the company, it is planning for 150 Starbucks stores closing next year. The company says that this is part of its effort to better optimize its store growth in the U.S., which is where the closings will occur. 150 Starbucks stores closing […]

June 20

McDonald’s has a new weapon in its quest to steal customers from Starbucks

McDonald’s is taking aim at Starbucks with two new menu items. Last Wednesday, McDonald’s announced it is launching its Cold Brew Frozen Coffee and Cold Brew Frappe. The frozen coffee is a “strong by smooth” drink made with blended cold brew extract, while the frappe tops the frozen cold brew with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. Both takes […]

June 18

Why Diageo wants to dump $1 Billion worth of spirits

Global distillery Diageo isn’t going around with guns a-blazing, but its reason for pursuing the premium and super-premium spirits market is the same as that offered by infamous outlaw Willie Sutton on why he robbed banks: “Because that’s where the money is.” Diageo was recently reported to be interested in selling off about $1 billion worth of […]

June 18

Study: Millennials drink at home because it takes too much effort to go out

From dating through apps and online shopping to working from home, it seems Millennials prefer to do nearly everything from the comfort of their couch—and now socializing is best done from home for this generation, as well. New research from Mintel reveals that almost three in ten (28 percent) Younger Millennials (aged 24-31) drink at home because […]