The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute says its Sober Ride Indiana pilot program will provide ride credits to the first 10,000 total rides through April 5. The program coincides with St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
IBJ Podcast: How Sun King came through the pandemic in better shape than it entered
When the pandemic hit one year ago, Sun King almost immediately lost some 40% of its business, the result of restaurants and bars that shuttered and stopped buying beer in kegs.Read More
Kegs have been out, canned beer in, during pandemic
When the pandemic dried up the demand for beer at customer-limited bars and restaurants, local brewers had to shift focus to sales at grocery stores, pharmacies and packaged liquor stores.Read More
Carmel may use waterways to land more liquor permits
Carmel is the latest Indiana community seeking to use its waterways as a means to offer businesses cheap and plentiful liquor licenses.Read More
Fletcher Place eatery Repeal to close, making way for distillery, pizzeria
Neighboring 1205 Distillery plans to take over the space along with Greek’s Pizzeria, creating a combination tasting room and restaurant.Read More
A wide-reaching alcohol policy bill would allow for curbside pickup of alcoholic beverages, plus carryout beverages at the new food hall at the Bottleworks development in downtown Indianapolis.
BoomBozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse has called quits after four years in Fishers. A liquor store chain has acquired the building and is planning to open there in January.
The Carmel City Council introduced a proposal on Monday to establish four new waterway districts that would allow the city to pursue additional alcoholic beverage permits.
Unlike the often complicated cocktail books of the past, these five offerings by new-to-the-cocktail-world authors are written specifically for the home cook/bartender. Each aims to help you experience craft cocktails at home without having to get a Ph.D. in mixology.
Indianapolis-based Monarch, family-owned and locally operated since 1947, is the state’s largest beer distributor. It has about 600 employees.
The increase in drinking frequency has been higher for women and for those ages 30 to 59, according to findings from Rand Corp.
Italy shines again with an inexpensive bubbly that can help brighten the quarantine, plus a vibrant white wine to drink with all sorts of seafood.
Here’s a chance to taste history in an unusual red wine from southwestern Spain, as well as the future in a pinot noir from a cutting-edge, high-altitude winery in Patagonia.
Many high-end wineries sell primarily to restaurants, and that market dried up with the novel coronavirus pandemic. They need to create cash flow and free up space in their cellars to process the next vintage. Unloading some wine at a deep discount makes sense.
This week’s wines include three rosés and two reds to pair with your last grilled meals of summer.
In a May survey of 3,800 restaurants, the association found that 78% of operators who were selling alcohol to go had brought back laid-off employees, compared to 62% of operators overall.
This week we have three superb reds. Two are terrific bargains—an Argentine bonarda that led my list of greatest values in 2018 and a sleeper carignan from the Mediterranean coast of France. The third is a textbook cabernet franc from France’s Loire Valley. For white wine lovers, we explore the sweetness spectrum with an off-dry, flowery blend based on gewurztraminer and an inexpensive moscato from Sicily that conjures summer brunches on the patio.
This week’s selections include a spritzy rosé of vinho verde from a Portuguese label that has consistently proven its value. And, if wine seems heavy in the heat, we also have a low-alcohol line from California.
The bag-in-the-box keeps the wine fresh for several days and even weeks in the refrigerator, always available for a glass while cooking dinner, a splash for deglazing a pan, or a final sip while cleaning up.
Fans of natural wine will want to check out this week’s top recommendation: a delicious red blend from southern France from a producer who is pushing against the traditional appellation boundaries.
This week’s selection of five delicious, affordable wines starts with three from Italy—an absolutely outstanding Montepulciano d’Abruzzo; a simple, tasty rosso for pasta night; and a delightful, slightly bitter rosato. We round out the list with two classic values from France.
The key is to look for pinot grigio from northern Italy, where altitude helps preserve the grapes’ acidity and freshness.
We have three stellar rosés from California’s Paso Robles, New York’s Finger Lakes and Oregon plus two rich, juicy reds to match with your burgers or ribs from the grill.
if you are drinking vodka neat, over ice or in a vodka martini, you will pick up distinctions in sweetness, aroma and mouthfeel.