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Drink.Write is a sub-conference of Portland Cocktail Week for writers, bloggers, and other interested parties, with daytime seminars on Tuesday and Wednesday October 23 and 24. Drink.Write is open to all writers/bloggers/bartenders, not just those who specialize in cocktails and spirits. Just RSVP in advance, please. Please RSVP to camperenglish@gmail.com if you’ll be attending, and let us know if you’ll be attending both days or just Tuesday or Wednesday. We just need your name, email, and affiliation/website. If you've already applied to Drink.Write via the Portland Cocktail Week website and received confirmation, you still need to drop me a line... Read more →

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Well ain't I fancy! I'm happy to announce I will be one of the recipients of the Legends' Awards at San Francisco Cocktail Week on September 21. Scroll down for a big discount code to the awards ceremony. The Legends Awards Friday, September 21, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets: $85 in advance (booking a block of 10 will secure a table for groups) & $95 at the door
 Location: The Swedish American Hall, San Francisco (2174 Market Street) Tickets here. The second annual Legends Awards announces the recipients of the 2012 awards, going to the true innovators, influencers, mentors and historians of... Read more →

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

I'm helping with the programming of seminars geared toward cocktail and spirits writers and bloggers at Portland Cocktail Week October 21-25, 2012. I'd like your help. Even if you're not planning to attend PDXCW, I would love to know what you, as a writer or blogger, would like to learn about writing/blogging/social media, about the booze production, about cocktails, etc. Then we'll try to find some content to serve up attendees at PDXCW and blog about to share with others. We're open to ideas and I would love for you to leave them in the comments below. If you want... Read more →

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

I'm helping judge the Wine Country Cocktail Competition in Napa Valley on Monday, August 6th. Tickets are still available to the event, which is sponsored by Charbay Distillery & Winery and Perfect Puree of Napa Valley. Tickets are available here. Come say hello! Read more →

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

Talking About Aperitifs at SF Chefs August 5th

During the forthcoming (and awesome) SF Chefs event, I'm speaking on a panel. Prime Your Palate August 5th, 11 - 12 AM, Westin St. Francis, San Francisco Information and tickets here. Join Fine Cooking’s Senior Editor Denise Mickelsen, libation expert Camper English of Alcademics.com and bar stars Neyah White and Brooke Arthur for a pre-tent palate priming. We’ll discuss (and taste!) a delicious category of drinks that many Americans are unaware or wary of—aperitifs. These light, low-impact, before-dinner drinks are just the thing to prepare your taste buds for a full day of tasting. Don’t miss this lively discussion about... Read more →

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

Join me on Twitter June 28 at 5PM EST for a Twitter chat about cocktails with TGI Friday's. The hashtag for the event is #ItsAlwaysFriday. I'm hosting a Twitter Chat Party as a mixology expert in conjunction with TGI Friday's to talk about their new summer drinks and cocktails/mixology in general. The details: Date: June 28th, 5-6PM PM EST (2-3 PM PDT) Hosts: @alcademics, @TGIFridays Follow along with hastag: #ItsAlwaysFriday Prizes: TGI Friday's will be giving out $25 gift certificates every 10 minutes during the chat, and one chatter will win a 16G iPad! The chat follows this week's announcement... Read more →

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

Come to my Sugar Seminar at Tales of the Cocktail!

On Thursday, July 26th from 3:00 - 4:30 PM I'll be giving a talk at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Please come! Sugar: How Sweet It Is! In this seminar we’ll study sugar from the stalk to the still and beyond. We’ll take a look at the pre-history of sugar cane, its spread around the world, primitive and modern sugar cane harvesting and sugar processing, and the various forms sugar takes around the world, from treacle to turbinado. Then we’ll study sugar in distillation as sugar cane juice and as molasses and take a peek at the changing... Read more →

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

I am giving three talks at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic in New York on May 14th. I hope if you're in town you'll come hear them. First sign up for the Industry Invitational (all bar industry and media are welcome). These seminars require an rsvp and you can do that on the schedule page. It's all free. Filtration In Spirits Monday May 14, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm @ Beverage Media Room: Studio 3 - Second Floor (485 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018 USA) We don’t often speak about filtration in spirits, yet it is the defining factor in Tennessee... Read more →

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