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November 2007

News of the Eww

Hospital patients 'drinking' alcohol-based hand gels THE introduction of alcohol-based hand gels to tackle hospital superbugs has had an unwanted side-effect - patients consuming them. Researchers writing in the British Medical Journal have revealed that inquiries about the consumption of alcohol gels to a London poisons unit increased sharply after... Read more →

Get bubbly

Today's Chronicle Wine Section is the all-bubbly issue. They have a section on cocktails with bubbly and Gary Regan complains that David Wondrich won't pay his bar tab, which somehow is the lead-up to the Prince of Wales' Cocktail. I just wrote about an inside-out champagne flute. Labels: camper_clips, champagne Read more →

Repeal Day Party in SF

CELEBRATE THE REPEAL OF PROHIBITION WITH BLUECOAT GIN AND ELIXIR DECEMBER 5th San Francisco , 1933 - On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S Constitution is ratified, repealing Prohibition. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1881-1945) ran for the presidency in 1932, partly on a platform of the repeal of... Read more →

Bourbon, Bourbon, Bourbon

Great NYTimes article on bourbon, with ratings of their top pics. I tend to agree with the reviews (though I haven't tried all the brands), though I might switch the Knob Creek and Woodford Reserve (two of the most available at bars) ratings. Woodford Reserve has become my airline liquor... Read more →

And speaking of good news

Jackie Patterson, who has been working as a server at Le Colonial but tearing up the cocktail competition circuit, will be the bar manager at the upcoming Orson, a restaurant from the owners of Citizen Cake that will have a 40-seat circular bar. This means I'm officially excited about a... Read more →

Pisco book event

On Monday, December 3 at 7PM at Cantina there is a book release party the English language version of Wings of Cherubs, a novelization of the author's search for the recipe for the original Pisco Punch. Book signing and release of Wings of Cherubs—A book that unravels the secrets of... Read more →