Keeping track of new cocktail mixers and tools hitting the market.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
Testing the fino sherry-soda cocktail The Rebujito with 11 different lemon-lime sodas.
The convention is a meeting of the second tier of the three tier system: the distributors who buy from the producers and sell to either bars or liquor stores as required by US law.
A round-up of new bar tools and a few mixers hitting the market.
My annual list of most all of the cocktails and spirits books that have been released. This year we see tons of whiskey books again, and a whole segment of bar-specific cocktail books and a new category of narrative cocktail history.
Blended Canadian, scotch, and American whiskies, pisco, cool-sounding syrups, vodka designed for mixing with soda water, and other new products launching now.
New mixers hit the market: A bitters gift set, seasonal shrubs, and color-changing tinctures.
Saveur magazine has an insert in the June/July issue that is a mini-magazine called Drink. I wrote a handful of stories for it, including this one on ginger beer and its many uses.