Uber Acquiring Postmates

Ride service company Uber Technologies announced on July 6 that it will acquire Postmates for about $2.65 billion in an all-stock transaction. Founded eight years ago, the on-demand food delivery platform Postmates is a complementary offering to Uber Eats. Uber says it will keep the consumer-facing Postmates app running separately, supported by a combined merchant and delivery network. The transaction, subject to the approval of Postmates stockholders, regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions,is expected…

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The Macallan Unveils Double Cask 15 and 18 Years Old

The Macallan has released Double Cask 15 Years Old and Double Cask 18 Years Old in an expansion of the range. Joining Double Cask 12 Years Old , these three expressions showcase American- and European sherry-seasoned casks. “We are proud to offer two new expressions to this distinctive range for The Macallan Double Cask fans to explore,” says Kirsteen Campbell, master whisky maker at The Macallan. “Oak influence is the single greatest contributor to the quality,…

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Austin Resort Offers Poptails With A Purpose

Lone Star Court, a retro-inspired resort in Austin, TX, is offering a selection of poptails, or cocktails served with popsicles. Priced at $12 each, the poptails include the tequila-based Lone Star Sunrise, the vodka-based Cherry Mint Freeze and the vodka- and liqueur-based Sour Grapes. Created by Kolby Petrus, Lone Star’s director of food & beverage, the poptails are an adult twist on a nostalgic childhood favorite. But they’re not just a fun cocktail option for grown-up…

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Mary J. Blige Launches an Italian Wine Line

Singer, songwriter, actress, producer and philanthropist Mary J. Blige has unveiled Sun Goddess Wines, in collaboration with Fantinel Winery. Made on the vineyards of the Fantinel family farm in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy, the Sun Goddess collection includes the Italian Pinot Grigio Ramato and the Italian Sauvignon Blanc. The brand name is meant to capture the spirit inspired by Mary’s childhood memories with her mother, and a love for the warmth and energy of the…

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Knob Creek Releases 15 Year Old Bourbon

The newest whiskey from Knob Creek is their 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. This is the brand’s oldest age statement released yet. Knob Creek 15 Year Old is 100 proof. Barrels used in this expression came from “prime locations within Knob Creek’s Kentucky warehouses that cater to advanced aging,” the company says. This whiskey has aromas of caramelized oak followed by hints of sweet vanilla, ripened fruit and baking spices, the company reports, followed…

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