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One day science says drinking will make you live forever. The next day science says it will kill you tomorrow. Good Booze, Bad Booze is an Alcademics category where I put all these stories together. Read more →

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Every Drink I Had at Tales of the Cocktail 2011

Below are the tweets sent out as I was recording every drink I had at Tales of the Cocktail for the second year in a row. The totals are: Wednesday: 18 Thursday: 41 Friday: 28 Saturnday: 19 Compared to last year, this looks like a ton more drinks. But really I kept it to small sips and tastes for the most part. I came home feeling less poluted than usual, so don't let the numbers terrify you. Tales is for amateurs too! Thursday was the big day again, due to the Diageo happy hour event. I had the same number... Read more →

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Every Drink I Had at Tales of the Cocktail

I just returned from New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, a cocktail convention attended by many of the world's top bartenders, drink writers, PR representatives, and superenthusiasts. I think this was my favorite year of the convention to date. I tweeted every cocktail I had over the week. Let's see how messy that looks added up! Tuesday July 20, starting at 5PM Vieux Carre and an Abita beer @ Monteleone Bar Another Abita beer at Carousel Bar at Monteleone makers mark on the rocks out of a plastic cup at acme oyster house Sazerac at Carousel Bar Vieux Carre... Read more →

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The Safety of Milk Thistle

A few months ago, founder Mike McAdams of Drinkwel reached out to me. This product is meant to be a vitamin for drinkers rather than just a hangover cure. I told them that I was unsure about one of the ingredients in the mixture, milk thistle, as I'd heard reports that rather than being good for the liver it may actually cause harm. This caused a conversation that I thought I'd share. McAdams replied: It's also funny you mention milk thistle because that was really our only ingredient that had an interaction paper on it. I've taken it on and... Read more →

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No, I'm not 50 years old, but I visited my 50th distillery/blending house here in Scotland at the Isle of Jura distillery. I'm lucky to have seen so many places around the world and look forward to seeing many more. I'll post more information about the trip later, but here's the glamour (note European spelling) shot. Read more →

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