Amazon Wine is shutting down

Amazon Wine is shutting down at the end of this year, the retailer has just alerted sellers via email. The issue at hand has to do with the existing laws surrounding alcohol sales, which Amazon has un

On-demand alcohol-delivery startup Saucey raises $5.4 million more

Saucey, an L.A.-based alcohol-delivery company, has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding led by Bullpen Capital, with participation from earlier and new investors, including Blumberg Capital, Struc

See you tomorrow in Prague

Just a reminder that PragueCrunch V is tomorrow and it will be a blast. We’re holding PragueCrunch V tomorrow, July 13, 2017, at Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden. We start at 6pm. You can RSVP here. We

Nectar launches ultrasound-equipped pour spouts to save bar owners money

Restaurants depend on the sale of alcoholic beverages for 60 percent of their revenue. This means that knowing what happens to liquor after it’s put on the shelf behind the bar is critically i

Booze investors favor apps, gadgets and biotech

Archaeological records show humans have been making alcohol since at least 7000 BC. We figured out wine more than 6,000 years ago. By the time the ancient Egyptians entered the scene, brewers were mak

Joe Lonsdale pours $4.55M for alcohol IoT startup Nectar

Nationally, bars today lose billions of dollars from improperly managed alcohol inventory. These losses add up quickly as a result of oversized pours, spills and even theft. Nectar, a stealth connect

Drizly pulls in $15 million Series B to power liquor-based e-commerce

Drizly, the on-demand booze delivery startup, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round, led by Polaris Partners, with participation from other existing investors. Drizly o

SevenFifty raises $8.5M to modernize the way restaurants and stores buy alcohol

Raise your hand if you know much about how alcohol distribution works in the United States. Fine, I can’t actually see how many of you have your hands up, but for those of you who don’t kn

Twitter Streamlines Its ‘Age Gate’ Process To Make Ads More Attractive To Adult Brands

Twitter introduced ‘age gate’ screening over a year ago in order to make the platform more legally sound for ‘adult’ brands like liquor and beer vendors. Today, it’s stre

Wine Sling For Your Bike Makes Riding While Romancing A Snap

Like the idea of that six-pack carrier for your bike, but you’re more of a wine drinker? Son, you’re in luck. This hand-made, leather sling for wine bottles attaches to your frame and lets

Moonshine Maker Describes His Hooch Machine

“Hooch Machine” sounds filthy, and really, it kind of is. Making your own liquor looks to be as dirty and hacked-together a process as anything I’ve seen. I cracked up at this part:

Your disposable wine glass, monsieur

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Sit-down arcade driving sim with built-in kegerator – wait, what?

This site Dream Arcades has a huge range of arcade machines to put together or order pre-built, from cocktail tables to stand-ups to sit-down racers. Great, right? Well, their latest model, the Octane

Gmail's Mail Goggles prevents you from sending drunken e-mails

Oh, Google . The company has just launched Mail Goggles, a feature that helps prevent you from making a drunken ass out of yourself when using Gmail. When turned on (it’s an optional feature), i

Senators fight to end unfair wireless taxes

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has taken up the crusade of cutting the taxes we pay on wireless phones and services, according to a press release issued by the Senator, the average U.S. tax rate for most go

Drink driving: Ndrive G400 GPS device has built-in breath analyzer I think this qualifies as synergy. The Ndrive G400 looks like the typical GPS device you’d see walking down the street. But it’s not typical. Well, it

Nissan's Drunk Driving Prevention System

Drunk driving—drink driving in the UK, I believe—was responsible for nearly 18,000 traffic deaths in the U.S. last year, according to MADD. So, if you can’t get people to cooperate,

Winos Rejoice! Alcohol From Your Rice Cooker!

As one of CrunchGear’s many resident alcoholics, I feel it is my duty to present to you the following DIY contraption. It seems some lovely gentleman was able to rig a rice cooker and a plastic

Your Friendly Electronic Bartender

This new gadget tells you how to make 500 different cocktails. It tells you what occasions what cocktails are good for. It even tells you what kind of glass to put it in. It’s available at Holly