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Earth Day is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 30th: What are you doing to celebrate? You could run out and plant a tree but that would be messy and dirt would be involved. Gross. Luckily several booze brands make it easy for you to do almost nothing while getting the full bragging rights of eco-activism. That's so American! Here are some ways you can help the earth while harming your liver: VeeV acai liqueur hosts the Treetini website, where you can learn locations of bars in which to order a Treetini- made with Veev, natch. For every drink... Read more →

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Glossy Booze is a regular Alcademics round-up of booze stories in magazines. Details (November) has a story on underappreciated red wines. Imbibe (Nov/Dec) has recipes for homemade eggnog, drinks with figs, and party drink recipes, a comparison of witbiers, a story on Greg Boehm of CocktailKingdom.com, one on barleywine, another on bargain sparkling wine, fancy hot chocolate, and a travel piece on drinking in Hawaii. Malt Advocate (Fall 2009) has stories on Japanese Whisky, Australian whisky, water in whisky, GlenDronach, and drinking in Bardstown, KY. Men's Journal (November) has stories on California blended wines and good Canadian Whisky. Food &... Read more →

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Glossy Booze is a regular Alcademics feature in which I cover the liquor coverage in glossy magazines. Bon Appetit (October)lists a recipe for the Highland's Fall from Peter Vestinos, available here. Also, a story on dry cider and one on dessert wines. In November St. John Frizell has a recipe for the coffee/rum drink Koffie Van Brunt. Everyday With Rachael Ray (October) has a story on "gum cocktails"- not something you get at Tailor, but combining flavors of gum to make new flavors. GQ (September) had a big feature on the six best drinking cities in the US. They were... Read more →

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Technique vs. Terroir

My wine knowledge is... limited, so maybe this happens all the time: A group of five winemakers in Oregon took grapes from five vineyards and each made wine from it. Now those wines are ready for release and you can buy them as a set (for $1250). The experiment explores the technique of the wine maker versus the terroir of the vineyard as each winemaker puts his stamp on the same set of grapes. Cool stuff, says me. Willamette Valley, Oregon (July 22, 2009) - Five renowned Oregon winemakers have tapped five Willamette Valley vineyards to create 25 unique expressions... Read more →

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Sommelier Smackdown in St. Helena

I don't often post about wine events but I do love pairing battles. Sommelier Smackdown: The Rematch! Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at The Martini House Rob RENTERIA(Ravaging Rob)of Martini House vs. Chris BLANCHARD (Killer Chris) of Cuvee. 3 courses by Chef Todd HUMPRHRIES RECEPTION 6:30 DINNER 7PM on the lawn. $65 / pp all inclusive of tax and tip Guests will vote after each course, Sommelier selections and winner will be announced following. Overall winner will be determined by highest number of total votes. Call for reservations and more information: 707.963.2233 ext. 1 Read more →

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Glossy Booze is regular Alcademics feature; a round-up of spirits stories in magazines. Details (June/July) has a story on punch and places to get it around the country, plus a small feature on Hauz Alpenz products. ReadyMade (June/July) has another story by Alex Day, this one on ice. Looks like some good advice on how to freeze and split a pan of ice. Town and Country (July) has a feature on new food and drink cookbooks for summer. GQ (July) has three fizz recipes: the Ramos Gin Fizz, the Rum Fizz, and the Gin Fizz. Mutineer (June/July) has a story... Read more →

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Glossy Booze is an occasional round-up of cocktails and spirits stories in magazines. Imbibe Magazine (March/April) has features on smoked cocktails, "coffee happenings across the globe," moonshine, beer and food pairing, drinking in Philadelphia, and Riesling. 7X7 (February) has a story on pizza-pairing with wine. Bon Appetit (March) is full o' booze this month, with a recipe for Toby Maloney's cocktail Maloney's Irish Cream, the difference between mixologist and bartender, songs for a cocktail party, recommended absinthes, a feature on vodka, and a recipe for the Orange Aperol Sun. GQ (March) has a quick mention of Averna and Riedel stemless... Read more →

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