February 28, 1996 |
Vintners in the famed Napa Valley get giddy when they contemplate the growing cadre of customers like Suzanne Patmore. The entertainment-industry executive used to spend no more than $10 for a bottle of wine. Yet there she was on a recent Friday night, clutching a wine magazine's list of recommendations as she strolled the aisles of a chic liquor shop in Los Angeles, scrutinizing labels on bottles marked $20 and up. "I'm sort of branching out to decent stuff, to things that actually rate on the Wine Spectator scale," said Patmore, 28, as she stood in line at Wally's.
August 30, 1986 |
The best thing about drinking wine cooler used to be that you didn't have to think about it at all. Drinking wine cooler wasn't like drinking real wine. You didn't have to worry about body or bouquet or vintage or what to drink with what. You just unscrewed the cap and swallowed. Now, with the proliferation of coolers - there are more than 100 different kinds - choosing one and drinking it requires some thought, even some expertise. Fortunately, there is someone to whom you can turn for guidance, namely me. My book, "A Beginner's Guide to Wine Cooler Appreciation (North America)
April 22, 1987 |
Gov. Casey's plan to shift enforcement of liquor laws to the state police finally won committee approval yesterday and now moves to the House floor for debate. The plan, designed to beef up enforcement while retaining strict state control of liquor sales, passed the House Liquor Control Committee by a vote of 18-4, with no amendments. "I expect we'll have one good drag-out floor debate before it's up for consideration," said Rep. Eugene G. Saloom (D., Westmoreland), chairman of the committee.
March 22, 1987 |
Three of the four people charged with illegally operating bars out of private residences in the Crestmont section of Abington have been ordered to stand trial in Montgomery County Court. Abington District Justice M. William Peterson ruled Wednesday that Abington police did not present a case against Elijah Newman, 59, of the 2600 block of Lamott Avenue. Peterson said in an interview that he based his ruling on testimony from an undercover Liquor Control Board agent. Alberta Newman, 62, of the 2600 block of Lamott Avenue, Harry E. Thompson, 61, and Mable Stratton, 61, both of the 1600 block of Fairview Avenue, were charged along with Elijah Newman earlier this month with violations of two sections of the state Liquor Code relating to selling alcoholic beverages without a license.
March 19, 1987 |
Gov. Casey's proposals to reform the state liquor system, which began circulating among legislative leaders last night, would retain the Liquor Control Board for five more years but would make changes in enforcement, marketing and administration, government sources said yesterday. Those sources said that Casey would call for reforms in a few key areas and that perhaps the most significant would be to shift enforcement of liquor laws from the LCB to the state police, a change sought by former Gov. Dick Thornburgh during his attempts in the last six years to change the liquor system.
April 25, 1989 |
HEALTH TESTING I. Area hospitals will offer free or low-cost cholesterol and blood-pressure checks tomorrow as part of the nationwide CountDown USA program. Participating hospitals include: in Philadelphia - Chestnut Hill Hospital, Episcopal Hospital, Frankford Hospital-Torresdale Division, Jeanes Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital; in the Pennsylvania suburbs - Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Montgomery Hospital, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Crozer-Chester Medical Center and the Chester County Hospital; in South Jersey - South Jersey Hospital System-Bridgeton and Millville Divisions, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Underwood-Memorial Hospital and Mercer Medical Center; in Delaware - Milford Memorial Hospital.
June 2, 1989 |
A Philadelphia man was found guilty yesterday of vehicular homicide and drunken driving in the deaths of two Bucks County women killed in a head-on collision in December. David Bradley, 24, of West Nedro Avenue, grimaced slightly as a Bucks County Court jury pronounced him guilty of all charges in the Dec. 24 accident that killed Lisa J. Wagenheiser, 24, of Warminster, and Theodora H. Simmons, 23, of Upper Southampton. The victims' families showed little emotion as the verdict was read.
May 3, 1999 |
Forgive them, Father, for they served not any brew. Water turned not into wine coolers, and for stronger spirits, we had not a prayer. When promoter Harry Thomas did pray prior to the performance of three Christian bands Friday night at the E-Centre, this evening had long written all over it. And long it was: Three hours passed before Toby McKeehan of DC Talk testified for 10 minutes and sent the capacity crowd back to its youth-group buses....
April 9, 1987 |
Maybe it's due to renewed interest in the refined talents of Noel Coward, Cole Porter and John O'Hara. Perhaps it's because people are reviving time- honored standards of sophistication, elegance and class. Whatever it is, the martini, after an extended sabbatical from the bar, has returned. There are, after all, only so many wine coolers and light beers an imbiber can consume. "It's one of those tests of the truly civilized person," says David Delman, creative director of the advertising firm Gray & Rogers, the author of 10 novels and a martini drinker of two decades' standing.
September 14, 1986 |
A consumer-advocacy group is questioning a recently completed study that raised doubts about the adverse effects of monosodium glutamate, or MSG. The research, conducted by physiology Professor Richard Kenney at George Washington University Medical School, concluded that some people mistakenly believe that they are sensitive to MSG. Kenney also stated that the term "Chinese restaurant syndrome" to refer to the purported reactions to the...