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September 2010

My lack of posts lately is due to the seven stories I had due in the last two weeks. One of them was my first blog entry for Fine Cooking Magazine's website, FineCooking.com. It is my recipe for the Double Rainbow Cocktail, as seen here on Alcademics with rainbow ice. It's yum. I'll be blogging once a week for FineCooking.com. You can find my posts on the site by scrolling over the Cooks Talk icon, and selecting In Good Spirits from the blogs. Or just check back here, as I'll be cross-posting as blog entries go up. Note: Hooray! Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Vodka, Tequila, Etcetera

In today's Washington Post, Jason Wilson takes up the concept of "tequila is the new vodka," referencing this post on Alcademics from June. I brought up the idea more from a product perspective- looking at the endless copycat ultrapremium tequilas launching, whereas Wilson looked at it from a cultural perspective: Now vodka is getting tired and D-List celebrities are taking it on, while A-List celebs are taking on tequila. As usual, a great read. Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

You know how it is. You're waiting to taste all the booze that comes in the mail before you file it into its appropriate liquor cabinet, and then suddenly you have 21 bottles of tequila sitting there staring you in the mouth. Something had to be done about it. I try not to do tasting notes on Alcademics anymore but it was hard to deny the theme building up on my kitchen counter. So I'll do this in the form of quick notes. These are all 100% agave tequilas, because really. I am tasting them all neat in Riedel tequila... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.

Top Ways Liquor Websites Fail

Nearly all liquor websites are terrible for those of us looking for product information, brand history, or recipes. These things, you would think, would be their prime focus. As I spend a lot of time looking for product information, I have to deal with these sites all the time. Without realizing it, I have switched to an operating mode where I won't go to the website but will hunt down the PR contacts for the brand to send me information. Sometimes the PR contacts literally copy and paste the information from the website into my email, but you'd be surprised... Read more →

Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.