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.
I wrote a story for Popular Science on the science of barrel aging. The story was inspired by a trip to The Glenlivet where I tasted a 50-year-old whisky without any smoky qualities - but 50 years ago this and most whisky would have been at least lightly peated. So I went into the article specifically looking for what happens with the smoke, but ended up writing about wood interactions as well. To do the story, I read several wood science articles sent to me by Diageo whisky ambassador/smart-guy Ewan Morgan, spoke with Dr Bill Lumsden from Glenmorangie, interviewed Bryan...
In a recent article for Departures.com, I wrote about some new travel retail (duty-free to you and me) exclusive whiskies that launched this year.