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Each year for Details.com I write a gift guide of spirits to consider for holiday gifting or just winter drinking. This year's list includes 11 spirits and 1 book, nearly all of which came out in the later half of the year. Read more →

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I have a to-read backlog of more than 40 cocktails and spirits books in my house, and that's just the print ones. So while I haven't read the majority of these books released in 2013 yet, I want to list them all together in case you want to buy something for yourself or a liquor fan by the end of the year. Notable Cocktail and Spirits Books Published in 2013: The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks [link] [Alcademics review] The Art of the Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level [link] American Whiskey, Bourbon &... Read more →

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

Octopus Punch Bowl - I haven't forgotten about this punch bowl since I saw it at Bellocq in New Orleans a couple years ago, and then Imbibe magazine had a picture of it in their November 2013 issue. It's available on the VagabondHouse website (for a mere $2640) along with a whole bunch of other cool octopus stuff. Cynthia Rowley Flask Bangle - For a mere $365 you can have a bracelet you can drink out of. It's so obvious that nobody would think to check your jewelry for contraband liquor at any event for which a giant bulbous gold... Read more →

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

Hey, I wrote up a gift guide of spirits for Details.com. It includes rum, tequila, gin, vodka, scotch and other whiskies, brandy, and a liqueur. Go get it. Related articles Drink Books Published in 2013 in Consideration for Gifting or Reading With Tobacco-Flavored Liquor, You Can Smoke While You Drink Read more →

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

Japanese mixing glasses are beautiful but they don't travel so well. Brand ambassadors and other traveling bartenders have come up with various creative solutions to this problem, but finally a commercial version goes on sale this week. Phillip Mauro, Vince Toscano, and Jon Gasparini, who work at Rye in San Francisco, created an insulated mixing glass case that fits not only the popular Yarai pitchers, but also the plain Japanese mixing glasses and even chemistry beakers that some bartenders use. It's made in the San Francisco Tenderloin. They call it the Pitcher Protector. There are two colors for now: a... Read more →

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