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The Bourbon Box

In the glory days of drink writing (2007-2010) it wasn’t uncommon to receive a couple of deliveries from the “booze fairy”...

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Announcing the “Jerk Off”

It is with great pleasure that I announce the first ever “Jerk Off” which will be held during San Francisco Cocktail Week...

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Why Prohibition Didn’t Work

It’s one of those often repeated debates that goes nowhere: Why didn’t prohibition work? Both sides of the debate ante up and hence...

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Bartending and Your Boobs

So there I was, making tongue-in-cheek statements on Twitter when I went and stuck my foot in my mouth, or so it seems. My offending...

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Beverages De Luxe (1914)

Just prior to prohibition, a great little booklet was put out by The Wine and Spirit Bulletin called Beverages De Luxe. It is a collection...

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Layman’s Guide to the 100 Point Wine Scale

When I was at the Moscow Barshow (September 2011) I had the opportunity to judge the cocktail competition that pitted the best bartenders...

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Spirit Resources

If you’ve found an old bottle of whisky, rum, cognac or wine in a dank old basement, it might be worth something. Below is a list of...

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Popular Cocktail Recipes

As the revitalization of the cocktail continues, it is often helpful to ascertain why certain cocktail recipes are popular. What makes the...

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When is a Bellini not a Bellini?

When it is a Moxie’s Bellini! At my new bartending gig one of the signature drinks is the Bellini. It is a very popular drink, but is...

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Still Waters Distillery

Starting a distillery from scratch can be a daunting task, especially in Canada, but the gentlemen at Still Waters Distillery have...