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How to Get Rich Blogging About Cocktails

Next week I'm giving a talk at Drink.Write 2010, the cocktail bloggers' convention held during Portland Cocktail Week. Cocktail Blogging: Where Do We Go From Here? Friday, October 22 @ 3:30pm: Explore the evolution and future of cocktail blogs with panelists who have successfully adapted their blogs and writing to leverage social media, support their own special projects, connect with new readership and maintain existing readership. In speaking with my seminar co-leader Darcy O'Neil, it seems that we think similarly about cocktail blogging: It's not going to make us rich on its own. Advertisers want to see zillions of hits... Read more →

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A Cramped Little Man with Horn-Rimmed Glasses

The German paper Zeit wrote up the Bar Convent Berlin, where I was this past week. Most of the article is about the talk I gave with Phil Duff and Elayne Duke on future trends in global mixology. Of course I can't read it, so I used Google Translate. The best part of the translation is the author calling Philip Duff "professionally cuddly." Another highlight is my description: Although most of the time talking to Duff, he is not alone on the stage. Beside him sits a little cramped, a man with horn-rimmed glasses named Camper English, who as a... Read more →

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Blogging from Bar Convent Berlin

For the next week I'll be in Germany working as one of the official bloggers of Bar Convent Berlin, sponsored by Mixology Magazine. (I'm a regular contributor to Mixology these days- for some reason I find it very cool to be translated into German.) Hopefully I'll also get to visit a few of the great bars in town as well. I'll also be speaking at this industry convention about Future Trends in the Global Bar Scene along with the wondrous Phillip Duff. (And despite what it says on the website, we will not be speaking in German.) Other speakers at... Read more →

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The Cocktail Bloggers' Convention

Come join me in Portland, Oregon October 20-24. I'm speaking at and attending Drink.Write 2010, the cocktail bloggers' convention. The convention is put on by the Cocktails and Spirits Online Writers Group, a collective of some of the top cocktail bloggers internationally. More information is available here, and tickets are for sale here. The topic I'm speaking on is this one: Cocktail Blogging: Where do we go from here? Explore the evolution and future of cocktail blogs with panelists who have successfully adapted their blogs and writing to leverage social media, support their own special projects, connect with new readership... Read more →

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I'm Blogging on FineCooking.com

My lack of posts lately is due to the seven stories I had due in the last two weeks. One of them was my first blog entry for Fine Cooking Magazine's website, FineCooking.com. It is my recipe for the Double Rainbow Cocktail, as seen here on Alcademics with rainbow ice. It's yum. I'll be blogging once a week for FineCooking.com. You can find my posts on the site by scrolling over the Cooks Talk icon, and selecting In Good Spirits from the blogs. Or just check back here, as I'll be cross-posting as blog entries go up. Note: Hooray! Read more →

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Top Ways Liquor Websites Fail

Nearly all liquor websites are terrible for those of us looking for product information, brand history, or recipes. These things, you would think, would be their prime focus. As I spend a lot of time looking for product information, I have to deal with these sites all the time. Without realizing it, I have switched to an operating mode where I won't go to the website but will hunt down the PR contacts for the brand to send me information. Sometimes the PR contacts literally copy and paste the information from the website into my email, but you'd be surprised... Read more →

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How to Be Interviewed- Slides from my Talk

On July 21, 2010 I gave a talk at Tales of the Cocktail on How to be Interviewed for Print, Radio, and Television. I covered the print part and Jennifer English (no relation) covered radio and TV. The description of the seminar is here. Several people asked that I share the slides from the talk, so I've added them to Scribd website. The slides are viewable here. And if you happen to be in the conference planning business, please note that I am available to speak on being interviewed, getting press for your bar/restaurant, and any number of boozy topics! Read more →

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