The Imbiber

Another Duck Dynasty Controversy is Brewing. Well, Fermenting.

Proposing a few (more) pop culture/wine crossovers
Jan 16, 2014 3:00 pm

As tacky as they may be, Dan Dunn is fine with these pop cultural phenomenon-themed wines. This is America, after all. Opportunistic branding is our birthright!  Here are a few no-brainers I’ve come up with. Diageo, I hope you’re taking notes.

On The Pappy Purloiner And Other Crimes Of A Boozy Nature

Some (drunks) call it the crime of the century
Oct 24, 2013 2:00 pm

In what some folks who probably enjoy alcohol just a wee bit too much are calling the crime of the century, 65 cases of coveted 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and 9 cases of 13-year-old rye were stolen recently from a warehouse in Frankfort, Kentucky. This got our columnist thinking a bit...

Friday Is National Vodka Day. Who The F*&K Cares About National Vodka Day?

Everyone's favorite fake holiday is not a favorite
Oct 3, 2013 2:00 pm

Tomorrow, October 4, is National Vodka Day. For tens of adult beverage lovers across this great nation it’s a day to celebrate a popular spirit, commemorate its history, and get hella wasted on that blandest of white spirits, mother vodka. Allow us to examine this special day.

The Case For Allowing Drinking At The Office

Could a little booze aid productivity, creativity?
Sep 5, 2013 3:00 pm

It’s not that I think there’s anything inherently wrong with having a stable career in a respectable profession that provides a steady income. Hell, I’m not even averse to the notion of settling into a regular routine, just so long as it doesn’t involve, you know, regularly having to do work. Or stop drinking during what the rest of the world has collectively (and fascistically) come to define as “work hours.” But, what if the two worlds were combined? Dan Dunn examines.

Mo' Money, Mo' WTF? Spirit Companies Are Insane. Or Brilliant. Or Both.

Oh, the possibilities with spirit combinations
Aug 15, 2013 2:00 pm

Over the past few weeks, several readers reached out to me to suggest I take a look at a new liquor called Twenty Grand. At first, I wasn’t sure why so many helpful folk felt compelled to bring this particular beverage to my attention. Then I spent some time at the website and it all made sense. The full story, after the jump.

Russian To Judgment: Thoughts On The Stoli Ban

A satirical look at the silly vodka boycott
Jul 31, 2013 3:30 pm

Dan Dunn takes a look at Dan Savage's war on Stoli vodka, which the columnist is advocating based on Russia's unfair treatment of gays and lesbians. Dunn has thoughts on other rogue nations and the products we should boycott....

He's Baaaaack: Dan Dunn Vs. Premium Ultimate Vodkas

No regulation, no prob. Here's a fancy vodka for ya
Jul 24, 2013 3:02 pm

It's been almost a year since we've heard from highly opinionated spirits columnist Dan Dunn, whose column The Imbiber kept us entertained through Food Republic's earliest days. What got the emerging TV and radio  star fired up enough to return to the written word? Read on to find out.

Booze Vs. TV: Which Effs-Up More Brain Cells?

Our columnist thinks this one is a no brainer
Aug 29, 2012 4:01 pm

While channel surfing the other night I came across a news report about alleged deleterious effects of alcohol consumption. It seems a recent article suggests that hitting the sauce does not kill brain cells, but can damage them – particularly in the cerebellum. Granted, I was six beers in at the time, but booze-addled or not, I can recognize a specious claim when I hear one. I decided to investigate.

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