It's another fantastic month for drink books, with tomes on bourbon, cocktails from Seattle and New York and Iceland, plus an industry book and an illustrated one as well.
A look at industry trends observed at Tales of the Cocktail including milk punch, hard science, and cocktails in outer space.
I decided to interview one of the owners, Ryan Fitzgerald, on what he feels they did right and wrong, and what changed from initial plans, when opening San Francisco bar ABV.
This year's Disaronno Mixing Star contest is less of a contest than usual, though there is still a casual challenge resulting in increased visibility/promotion for the entering bartenders, and one person from each of the nine countries will be invited to a to special event to present their cocktail to a wider audience. Simon Difford of Diffordsguide in the UK is taking the lead on this, but as I'm helping to judge the San Francisco regionals, here is some more information fine-tuned for the US competitors. How is Works In the US, there are five regions, each hosting a masterclass...
The Craft Spirits Data Project, which was announced at ACSA’S 2016 Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show in Chicago earlier this month, is the beverage industry’s first-ever comprehensive craft distilling study. The Project will quantify the number, size, and impact of craft spirits producers in the United States.
California distilleries will soon be allowed to sell bottles of spirits as well as serve cocktails on-site. Here are what some distilleries are planning to do when the law goes into effect on January 1.
For Drinks International Magazine I wrote a story looking at trends seen in the American bars that made the World's 50 Best Bars list.
A look at the trends in new product launches seen at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention.