In my latest story for SevenFifty Daily, I wrote about the return of cochineal coloring in spirits. As you probably know, Campari removed the cochineal from their formula around 2006. Now a lot of brands - some of them Campari substitutes, some not - are putting it back in.
Nico de Soto of Mace in New York has visited 49 out of the World's 50 Best Bars 2016 list. He'll hit the last one shortly, and if his predictions are correct, also finish the 2017 list (announced October 5th in London) soon afterward. I interviewed him for SevenFifty Daily.
Will you be at Bar Convent Berlin next week? If so, then you should probably come see me talk about the Gin and Tonic.
In my latest story for SevenFifty Daily, I wrote about new temperature and humidity sensors installed in warehouses at Buffalo Trace, and what those could mean for studying aging of spirits and adjusting future blends.
In my latest piece for SevenFifty Daily, I asked a bunch of people about the return on investment of Tales of the Cocktail: How they measure it and how they maximize it. I also interviewed Tales' founder Ann Tuennerman to get her advice on how to maximize the event as an attendee or small brand sponsor, and addressing the question, "Is Tales too big?"
Large format cocktail ice providers have been around for a while, but now big cube/sphere/spear providers are branching out into new shapes, sizes, making machines, and pushing into retail.
Five tasty cocktails from New York bars: The Clocktower at The New York EDITION, Manhattan Diamond Reef, Brooklyn The Bennett, Manhattan FLAGSHIP, Montauk Le Boudoir, Brooklyn
A story on how copyright, trademark, and patents in the world of craft cocktails.