I will visit Chicago this September 14, both to see all your cocktail bars and also to give a talk representing the industry group The Spirit of Italy.
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...