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September 2007

Schedule for the week

Monday: Lotus Vodka launch, Campari cocktail contest, Skyy vodka after-party, drinks for friend's birthday Tuesday: Gin lunch Wednesday: Tequila tasting Thursday: Wine book launch party Friday: Happy hour party No wonder I need the weekends to catch up on work. Labels: events Read more →


A Toast to MJ this Sunday

The Beer Hunter website lists places to join in a toast to beer/whisky writer Michael Jackson and raise money for Parkinson's Disease this Sunday, September 30. In the SF Bay Area, you can join at the Bistro in Hayward, Rogue Ales Public House, and the Toronado. Labels: beer, events Read more →


Indian Vodka Names

This is an economic story about Bollywood actors endorsing vodkas, but I just like it for the names of the brands there (highlighted in yellow). NEW DELHI/ BANGALORE: The odourless, colourless drink vodka, the fastest growing segment in India's spirits mart, has found a new flavour. Bollywood is taking centrestage... Read more →


A categorized list of "martinis"

A fun list on Kottke.org of (mostly bad) martinis, including Franklin-tini (for Ben Franklin's 300th birthday) Mex-tini (orange vodka + tequila) Sex-tini (Asian sex tonic + x-rated vodka) Flu-tini (vodka + cold medicine) Red Lobster Butter-Tini (butterscotch schnapps + half and half + Bailey's) Bikini-tini (low calorie) K-tini (sauerkraut) Red... Read more →


National Vodka Day is October 4

By me, in today's SF Chronicle: 7 reasons to celebrate National Vodka Day Because vodka is by definition tasteless and minute differences in flavor don't make up for massive differences in shelf prices charged for it, spirits snobs tend to dismiss the whole category. But let's take a minute to... Read more →


Hip Tastes Review

By me, in today's SF Chronicle: Is that a sommelier in your pocket? This Thursday is the release of local "personal sommelier" and wine-tasting party host Courtney Cochran's first book, "Hip Tastes: The Fresh Guide to Wine" (Viking Studio, $18.95). The surprisingly practical wine tutorial for newbies and reference for... Read more →