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  • Week InReview: March 5, 2021

    • Friday, March 5, 2021

    #thisisnotgin   A gin-adjacent gimlet   The spirit is in fashion, driven by cocktail culture and an interest in botanical flavors. Varieties have proliferated, including gins that change color when mixed with tonic and others flavored with Brussels sprouts, seaweed, fresh cream and beef.   Nicholas Cook, director general of Britain’s Gin Guild, which was spun off from the centuries-old Worshipful Company of Distillers, has been willing to accept all of those. But there’s a simple rule he won’t bend: beverages labeled gin must be at least 37.5% alcohol by volume in Britain, and 40% in the U.S.   “If it’s not gin in the bottle, a brand should not put gin on the bottle,” is his mantra.   He makes his point over and over, often with a dash of bitters: “No no no #thisisnotgin” he writes on Twitter while pointing out offending beverages.   I could really use a non-alcoholic botanical drink-and-tonic right about now — The Wall Street Journal

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  • Week InAdvance: March 1, 2021

    • Monday, March 1, 2021

    Mon Mar 1 NY Fed forum on racism and the economy. | Tue Mar 2 SEC nomination hearing. | Wed Mar 3 Fed's Beige Book. Sunak delivers U.K. budget. | Thu Mar 4 China sets policy agenda for 2021. OPEC+ meeting on output. | Fri Mar 5 U.S. jobs report for February.

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  • Week InReview: February 26, 2021

    • Friday, February 26, 2021

    Week InReview Friday | Feb 26, 2021   Travel in the Time of Covid   Photo: Malaka Gharib/ NPR   As lockdown orders are relaxed to some capacity in countries around the world, travel is starting to see an uptick for the first time since mid-March. But when it comes to taking a longer trip, is it better to travel by car or by plane?   — NPR Goats & Soda

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