Weekly Round-Up: Unsobered Happenings From Around The World


The world of alcohol is evolving, every single day. This last week saw some wonderful and bizarre happenings in the liquor land and through this roundup, we bring them to you.

Desi News

Olive opens its doors in Goa


If you are someone who is easily enamoured by a lovely ambience and quality drinks, head to Olive Bar and Kitchen, North Goa. Of course, it overlooks the beach and it’ll be open throughout monsoon season. Olive Bar and Kitchen has an elite status in Mumbai and owner AD Singh says it took 17 years to find the perfect spot in Goa. Congrats, Goa! Now kick off your heels, with class.

Drum rolls, please! We have a new cocktail champion


In a thrilling competition between seven bartenders to fix their best signature cocktail at the eastern regional finals of World Class India 2018, a nationwide bartending competition powered by Diageo, Rahul Sandilya Tiwari from The Oberoi Grand emerged the winner. Held at Gold, the party den at JW Marriott Kolkata, the event was judged by Diageo reserve ambassadors of east, south and north. Mr Tiwari will now represent the east in the national finals set to take place in Delhi next month.

Videsi News

Snoop Dogg mixes the biggest gin and juice in the world


Making music lovers and booze lovers equally ecstatic, ‘Gin & Juice’ rapper Snoop Dogg just earned a Guinness World Record for the largest “paradise cocktail” ever mixed. As per Mercury News, in total, thin gin and juice drink was 550 litres or about 145 gallons. Talk about taking a pun too far!

A delicious beer, brewed from sewage water


In an attempt to ensure sustainability and recycling, Swedish brewery Nya Carnegiebryggeriet, Carlsberg, and the Swedish Environmental (IVL) have created a new pilsner that is brewed with recycled wastewater. Ironically enough, it’s called  PU:REST, and it’s a humble effort to raise awareness for sustainable, safe drinking water. Intriguing!

A book for cocktails and postcards


Renowned writers Diane Lapis and Anne Peck-Davis bring together their appreciation for classic cocktails and vintage 1930s and 1940s colourful linen postcards in their latest book “Cocktails Across America.” It features the Ramos Gin Fizz, Salty Dog, Sonja’s Sun Valley Sunrise, Palm Beach Special, Tequila Sunrise and the Daiquiri: E. Hemingway Special and many more with postcards from bars, hotels or cities, where they were created and with which they are lastingly associated with.