Monday, January 6, 2014

Bee Gees in City

Hello Everyone,

Happy new year to everyone. Hope all is going well at your end. Hope the craze of new year resolutions didn't melt down on the first sunday of 2014. 

My will power is giving away with regards to the resolutions. I intend to loose a lot of weight in the next six months and enjoy life as it comes. Yeah, enjoy.

I have been to one more Black Dog  Easy Evenings event recently and would like to post a couple of snaps I took there. A few words about the evening first:

It was an evening of nostalgia, relaxation and enjoyment for Bee Gees' fans in the city as Black Dog Easy Evenings presented 'Unwind and relax with Bee Gees' recently.
Some of the biggest hits of the band were performed by Night Fever, a unique tribute band. Night Fever, the largest production of the Bee Gees' shows in the world, played popular numbers of the legendary band with chartbusters from albums like Stayin Alive, I Got to, Get A Message, I Started A Joke and many more. The band performed as part of Black Dog Easy Evenings — the luxury platform for leading artists from around the world to present their talent and anchor an evening designed to unwind and relax.

The city’s glitterati and pop aficionados were spotted enjoying the evening listening to songs from the Billboard Hot 100 right through the 60s till now. Commenting on their experience, the band, itself felt that , "The Bee Gees have a significant fan following in the city, and we had to bring their music to the city. This is our first performance in India, which was always on our map."

International superstars like Hollywood actor Rob Schneider, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of Whose Line is It Anyway? as well as comedian Russell Peters and musician Kenny G, have given their debut Indian performances at some of the earlier editions of the Black Dog Easy Evenings in which I had ample fun.

Even this evening was truly relaxing, fun and was a chance to unwind. Looking forward for the next event.


 With Regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Trivia: Alcohol and Army

Hello All,

   How did the weekend start? Well, at our end, salaries got credited. So it is party time again. Yesterday, I had fun digging into facts about Alcohol and Scotch as a part of my efforts in sharing my love of Black Dog Reserve with you all. Today we have a few more facts, this time related to Military Men and Alcohol. Why Military men? No one loves his Scotch like the good old G.I. (General Infantry) Here we go with a few facts:

  • At the beginning of World War I, prohibition was introduced in the Russian Empire. Army officers were ordered to restrain from Alcohol unless there was a foreign guest. Six months into the war, and Russian Officers were always ready to entertain a foreign guest.
    Army Alcohol
  • During the prohibition days in USA, alcohol wasn’t served to troops on ships. Since a little beer always raised the morale of troops, during the prohibition days, officers ensured that beer was available to soldiers every now and then just off the ship. It was wrong to drink on the ship but not wrong to come back drunk.
  • The availability of beverage alcohol was seen by military authorities as good for morale and the war effort throughout the history of world.
  • In World War II, every Russian soldier at the front was given a daily
    Black Dog
    ration of vodka — roughly a shot's worth
  • Prior to the United States entering World War II, those supporting Prohibition thought they had yet another chance to ban alcohol.
  • World War II soldiers drank much more heavily than their World War I predecessors Army officers were given up-to one bottle of hard liquor every two weeks
  • There were many a World War II pilots who were under-aged when it comes to drinking. So, the army bars used to have a poster saying “To get a drink, Get a warrant from your mom”.

    It was a little hard to dig into these facts. Got any source which tells about facts like this? Kindly do share with me.  Also, forget not to enjoy the weekend.

Abhishek Boinapalli

Friday, March 29, 2013

Trivia about Alcohol

Hello All,

    Thank god, Friday is here already. What are your plans? Well, not many plans here, went dry with respect to cash. So, this weekend is gonna be simple HOW LONG CAN YOU SLEEP UNDISTURBED event a
Dead Broke
t my home, after sipping the last round from the bottle of Black Dog Reserve I have.  Today I have some trivia on Alcohol to share. Here we go:

  • President Lyndon B. Johnson's favorite drink may have been scotch and soda. He would ride around his Texas ranch in an open convertible in hot weather. He drank his scotch and soda out of a large white plastic foam cup. It was believed that secret service always ensured a refill was handy for the president
  • A national  ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol was in place during 1920-1933 in United States of America. On the day, when prohibition came into effect, naval officers rowed from ship to ship and finished all alcohol in the mess.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President of the U.S. in 1932 on a pledge to end National Prohibition
  • Dram also known as a Scottish term for a small glass of whisky
  • Scotch in UK is enjoyed with a little water, but in spain they mix it with cola. In Japan Scotch is enjoyed with lots of water and ice, and
    Black Dog
    in China with cold green tea
  • When the Scotch matures in the cask, it evaporates at the rate of 4% per annum. The evaporated part is called angel’s share. Once bottled, Scotch doesn’t evaporate
  • Some whiskeys contain chemicals that only some people are genetically capable of tasting
  • Lore says that Scotland brewers,  used to light some of the scotch on fire to determine how much alcohol was in it. The color of the flame shows whether or not the alcohol content is right. If it burns too hot, there is too much alcohol.

    Share some trivia / fun facts / quotes about Scotch / Black Dog / Alcohol with us. Also, do let us know what you would do on the weekend when you are dead broke.

Abhishek Boinapalli