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If absinthe was made with a distilled wine base, why did the wine industry lobby to have it banned? Notes from a discussion about the impact of the vine infestation phylloxera on absinthe in the late 1800s.
The top vodka cocktails of the late 1960s according to a vintage calendar.
An interesting find in an old book concerning phylloxera and scotch whisky.
A look at an airline beverage menu from 1980.
An interesting selection of summer cocktails from a 1967 calendar.
A vintage calendar from 1967 reveals cocktails made with scotch from that era.
The bar Elixir was recognized this weekend as being the second oldest (known) drinking location in San Francisco by the wacky historical/drinking club E. Clampus Vitus (aka The Clampers).