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August 2007

July 2007

Eau my goodness

By me in today's SF Chronicle: St. George Spirits, the Alameda distillers behind Hangar One Vodka and several eaux-de-vie, liqueurs and one whiskey, have launched another small bottling with big flavor. Aqua Perfecta Basil Eau de Vie is made with Thai and other varieties of basil, soaked in unaged California... Read more →


Tales of the Cocktail 3 - Day 3

Day 3 Recap: On Thursday I attended a lot more seminars: Organic and local cocktails- Alison Evanow of Square One organic vodka says, "Vodka is like butter." There are some really interesting non-profit healthy food programs happening in New Orleans post-Katrina. The future of mixology, with bar stars Todd Thrasher,... Read more →


Book delays

Last December I ordered a reproduction copy of the The Bartender's Guide from 1862 by Jerry Thomas, put out by a publisher called New Day Publishing. They also have a reproduction of The Stork Club Bar Book and the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book. Every couple of months, I get an... Read more →