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Join Camper English at Tales of the Cocktail

This year at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans in July I'll be involved in five events. Come join me! The Bowmore event is free, as is the Merlet Sidecar competition (with wristband). The other three are ticketed seminars, and I think anyone who enjoys this website will really enjoy these educational sessions. The Taste of Islay: Bowmore, Bivalves, and Blindfolds Arnaud’s 813 Rue Bienville, New Orleans Tues, July 16, 2013 5:30pm – 7:30pm Please RSVP to BowmoreTales@savonacommunications.com. Include your full name, number of guests and company affiliation. Let’s go to Islay! Journey with us to the enchanting Scottish... Read more →

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

Reading About Drinking in San Francisco on February 5

I'm one of several writers reading about drinking at Drink Think, a series of this sort of thing usually based in New York. The event will take place at Cantina on February 5, 2103. More info is here. I'm thinking about updating a beautiful "poem" I wrote called "Who Do I Have to F-- (To Get a Drink in This Bar)?" I last read this masterwork aloud ten years ago and someone wrote about it in the newspaper. You can read about that here. So yeah, save the date. Read more →

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

Ask an Irish Whiskey Distiller!

Have questions, big or small, about distillation? Whether you're going to Portland Cocktail Week or not you might be able to get some of them answered. We're fortunate to have Barry Crockett, Master Distiller for Jameson Irish Whiskey with us at Drink.Write for one seminar. He'll be on hand to answer questions about Jameson, Irish whiskey, and/or distillation in general. I'll be happy to ask any respectful questions that people leave in the comments and report back on them. So, anything you want to know? I'm curious, for example, to know about the flavor of salt and distillation. I asked... Read more →

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

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 →

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

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.