Sodatender or Barjerk

With Tales of the Cocktail 2011 a mere 90 days away (or less) it’s time to start getting your flight booked, hotel reserved and sessions picked. This year I am a co-presenter on two session, one of them being “Sodatender or Barjerk” with the esteemed David Wondrich. With my book on soda fountains (Fix the Pumps)… [Continue]

Spirited Awards Finalists

Today the nominee finalist list for the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards was release and I'm very happy to say that I've been nominated in two categories (Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book and Best Cocktail Writing - Author). In the five plus years I've been writing Art of Drink I don't think I've been nominated for any award and I have definitly never won anything, so… [Continue]

Tales of the Cocktail 2011

Anyone who knows anything about cocktails is aware that Tales of the Cocktail is just about upon us. For those that don’t know what “Tales” is, it is the largest annual migration of the worlds best bartenders and drink experts, who congregate in New Orleans for a week of learning, socializing, drinking and mild to moderate suffering. Yes, it’s almost impossible to escape… [Continue]

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