For Departures.com I wrote a piece on new cocktail bars that have opened in the last 6 months. They named it "Best New Cocktail Bars" but I'd amend that to "Best New Cocktail Bars for the Readership of Departures," by which we mean fancy. Write-ups are for: Whitechapel, SF Americano, Portland Colombia Room, DC The Perennial, SF Himitsu, Atlanta Skyfall, Vegas The Sixth, Chicago Yvonne's, Boston Check 'em out. Related articles Winter's Weirdest Cocktail Flavor Trend Has Bartenders Going Bananas
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
I sat down for a video interview with Alan Kropf of Anchor Distilling. He denied me food and fed me lots of rum so that I'd spill all my secrets.
This year is the first (hopefully annual) Craft Bartender Summit, an online series of videos designed for (and free to) bartenders. There will be six videos, first streaming live on April 17th with the person in the video present in the chatroom alongside the showing. Then the videos will be available for viewing online for at least a couple of weeks.
In my latest feature for Departures.com, I wrote about 8 great Chicago bars in which to get a cocktail.
In my latest post for Departures.com, I wrote up a few places to drink both beer and cocktails in Asheville, NC.
For my latest post on Departures.com, I wrote up some bar visits to Atlanta. Bars included in this story are: Holeman & Finch, Proof and Provision, The Lawrence, Kimball House, and Leon's Full Service.
For a recent article on Liquor.com I checked in with some bar managers who manage to balance retail sales with cocktail service to see what they had to say about it.
Advanced packing tips for sharp objects and liquids from bartenders who travel a ton.