We'll be at the famous Napoleon House in the hours leading up to the Spirited Awards, where I will be losing for Best Cocktail Writer again this year.
Tales of the Cocktail is a wonderful hellish nightmare of a cocktail convention held in New Orleans every year. I'm still filling out my schedule and may update this page, but here is where I am sure to be.
I'll be giving a talk about the Gin & Tonic in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 28th at the Los Angeles Athletic Club as part of Golden State of Cocktails.
A list of the many annual potato festivals, mostly around the US.
Lou Bustamante reports on a seminar on wood and barrels from this year's Tales of the Cocktail convention.
Blow off work on Monday, August 18th and come to the Papa's Pilar rum Cocktail Showdown in San Francisco. The event runs from 12-4 in the afternoon and will be held at The Woodbury, 685 Third Street in SF.
A few weeks back I attended The Speakeasy, a play and a bar and an interactive experience in San Francisco. I recommend it. To get to the play, you meet a man in a public space near Civic Center, who gives you a secret map to the location. The location is a fake clock shop (this isn't spoiling things as that's on the website), through which you enter the theater. Inside there are several rooms, decorated with patterned red wallpaper and everything vintage, sort of like Bourbon & Branch. You're led to your seat, which is in one of several...
Toronto Cocktail Week runs October 1-7, 2013. I'll be there for part of that week and giving three talks at the Drake Hotel, and they're all *free* so come on up! TCW ICE ICE BABY SEMINAR A look at the ice obsession Ice is an element in nearly every cocktail in the world; it's kind of a big deal. But until the mid-1800s, it wasn't a factor in drinks at all. We'll take a look at the history of ice and how it changed cocktails forever, creating the category of Juleps and Cobblers in particular as well as "American drinks"...