As science and cocktails are pretty much my two favorite things (with Baywatch coming in a close third), I wish I could attend all of these!
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
This year's batch of cocktail and spirits books - all put together in one big list to make your gift list (or your own wish list) easy to see.
A huge story I wrote on the practical and theoretical best practices in making clarified milk punch in Cook's Science.
A look at industry trends observed at Tales of the Cocktail including milk punch, hard science, and cocktails in outer space.
The history of the cocktail renaissance, colonial American drinking, a new edition of Shrubs, an herbalist's guide to bitters, a beginner's guide to drinking, some drinking science, and some bourbon recipes.
In my latest story for PopularScience.com, I wrote about the new Hangar 1 Fog Point Vodka, which was diluted with fog-harvested water from San Francisco; most of it from beneath Sutro Tower on Twin Peaks.
In a post for PopularScience.com I wrote about a technology being employed to toast wine and now whiskey barrels with infrared light.
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.