We have looked at what a potato is and the introduction of the potato to Europe. Now we'll look at the slow spread of potatoes around the continent, then talk about french fries, yum.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
Can you identify these 12 no-long-existing San Francisco watering holes?
Anchor Distilling makes three unique rye whiskies in a tiny corner of a big brewery in Potrero Hill in San Francisco. I visited, probably for my 6th time, to learn the story of how it all started and how the whiskies are made.
The history of gin generally, and a look at the brands that kicked off the gin renaissance in the US specifically.
For the purposes of categorizing and tracking the American gin renaissance of the late 1990s, I created this huge timeline of when different gin brands launched in the US.
Another big batch of cocktail (and wine and beer) books has hit the Alcademics inbox. I look forward to checking these out.
New cocktails/spirits books that arrived in April 2014.
Irish Whiskey was once one of the most popular spirits in the world and declined from thousands of distilleries down to just two by the late 1900s. Sales are once again skyrocketing on the back of Jameson's success, but things were pretty grim for a while. I knew many of the causes of the decline in Irish whiskey, but learned a few more in conversation with Kilbeggan brand ambassador John Cashman. Here are reasons that he laid out. 1. The Irish Temperence Movement in the late 1830s that flared up again later in the century. 2. The invention of the...