In my latest piece for SevenFifty Daily, I asked a bunch of people about the return on investment of Tales of the Cocktail: How they measure it and how they maximize it. I also interviewed Tales' founder Ann Tuennerman to get her advice on how to maximize the event as an attendee or small brand sponsor, and addressing the question, "Is Tales too big?"
Large format cocktail ice providers have been around for a while, but now big cube/sphere/spear providers are branching out into new shapes, sizes, making machines, and pushing into retail.
Y'all are going to feel super duper sorry for me, but I had to go to a nine-cocktail lunch at Mourad, the very fancy Downtown SF Moroccan restaurant last week.
A look at the new Cold Drinks bar inside China Live in San Francisco. Unexpectedly, the cocktail program is all about scotch whisky. Have a look.
If you're the sort of (messed-up) person who likes to feel up-to-date on the cocktails at bars San Francisco, you've got your work cut out for you this month. I'm counting at least eight bars that have changed over their menus recently.
Five tasty cocktails from New York bars: The Clocktower at The New York EDITION, Manhattan Diamond Reef, Brooklyn The Bennett, Manhattan FLAGSHIP, Montauk Le Boudoir, Brooklyn
A story on how copyright, trademark, and patents in the world of craft cocktails.
Check out the new website Daily SevenFifty, where I have a story on the science of aging spirits.