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Glossy Booze: early September edition

 Glossy Booze is a round-up of liquor stories in magazines sent to my house. Here's what's new in September issues:

RickeywondrichIn Men's Vogue, Jay McInerney (yep, him) has a big story on "Billionaire Winos," about multi-million dollar wine collections and auctions. Also, about how much he drank with said winos and how much everything cost.

Conde Nast Traveler notes that the most expensive drink in Vegas is the Menage a Trois at Wynn's club Tryst, which is a mix of Hennessy Ellipse cognac, Cristal rose champagne, and Grand Marnier with a 24-karat gold diamond-studded straw for $3,000. Something tells me those straws often see additional non-drink related use.

Throw out that cocktail! David Wondrich declares the Gin Rickey "The official drink of summer" in September's Esquire.

Sunset magzine is chock full o' booze this month. They mention drinking at The Trappist and Flora in Oakland, a tequila tasting at Mandalay Bay, a winemaker class in Washington, the Mai Tai at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and there is a whole section for the Western Wine Awards.

Get Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF.