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Angostura Bitters shortage hits New York

The Manhattan is threatened as bars face a worldwide shortage of one of its key ingredients, Angostura bitters. Apparently "Big Apple bartenders and barflies [are] hoarding what little is left of the pungent brew."
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WEBWATCH: Dwink.com

Dwink.com is a London based drinks site that has been launched by Tom Sandham, ex-editor of CLASS magazine in the UK.
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Shure Super 55: Modern Muscle in a Vintage Body

Once in a great while, a product transcends its basic function and becomes an icon - a cultural artifact. Most fade away as they are eclipsed by new technology or changing tastes, but some make such an indelible mark that their appeal never wanes. The Shure model 55SH Series II Unidyne Microphone is one such icon; it's the professional audio industry's answer to the '65 Ford Mustang or a pair of Levi's 501 blue jeans.
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Plate by Kristalia

At Fanuli have a reputation for spotting design trends having introduced to Australia year after year some of the most cutting-edge furniture designs to come out of Italy. One of Fanuli's latest releases is the Plate chair by award-winning design house Kristalia.
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Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Launches In Australia

Suntory (Aust.) Pty Ltd and Jose Cuervo, the world's largest Tequila company, announced today the introduction of Jose Cuervo Especial Silver, the newest premium silver Tequila to join this leading portfolio.
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Cracking New Site for Melbourne Drinkers

www.broadsheet.com.au is an all new online, entertainment, food and drink site dedicated to the Melbourne scene. While normally, this in itself wouldn't be enough to get us excited, Broadsheet also includes the editorial stylings of oft time Bartender contributer and ex-bar manger of Seamstress/SweatShop Adi Ruiz.
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Sebastian Reaburn’s First Book – 1806’s Complete Cocktails

As if opening your own bar, winning the 'Best Cocktail List in the World' award and being the 2008 Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year wasn't enough. Now Sebastian Reaburn can add the title of author to his very impressive CV. Reaburn has released his first book, Complete Cocktails, a light?hearted how?to for producing top end cocktails at home.