'225 Dine': Isaac booze sales high, but not like during Katrina or Gustav
In preparation for the plodding tropical storm that ultimately turned into Hurricane Isaac, local consumers spent plenty of time last week stocking up on wine, beer and spirits, say Baton Rouge merchants. "We're in Louisiana, honey, and it's all about booze and food," says Kim Gray, wine manager at Calandro's Select Cellars on Government Street. "I think a lot of it, too, was fear of Gustav." Indeed, on the Sunday, Monday and even Tuesday preceding Isaac's arrival in Baton Rouge, many consumers who recalled Hurricane Gustav's lingering effects four years ago went searching for wine and beer for themselves and their houseguests. Access the full story and read the rest of the new 225 Dine e-newsletter here.
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