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November 2008

This month's sponsors

Alcademics thanks our sponsors for November. Please give them a click! Oval Vodka- Winner of the Oval Office campaign was the "Monica Lewinsky". The recipe for the drink is here. Absinthe Mata Hari- available for purchase online. Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread Liqueur- new flavors for holiday cocktails. Want... Read more →


Drinking Through Dosa

On Friday the new location of the San Francisco restaurant Dosa will open for dinner. I had a chance to attend a preview night and managed to drink my way through the entire cocktail menu. It was tough work, but I am a trained professional. But first: the space. The... Read more →


Nerdiest Text Message of the Week

SAN FRANCISCO-- New bar Gitane on Claude Lane has received delivery of a Kold Draft ice machine, according to reports to the Alcademics wire service. --- The saddest part about this text message is not that it was sent, but that I was excited when I read it. Read more →


Another Wine Benefit Found

CHICAGO—Health experts have long known that drinking red wine can have such positive benefits as reducing blood vessel damage, lowering the risk of heart attack, and preventing harmful LDL cholesterol from forming. But researchers at the Northwestern University Department of Preventive Medicine have recently found that the consumption of four... Read more →


Wild Tofurkey

It's almost Thanksgiving, and that means all the booze news is full of stories on what to pair with your turkey. Phooey. As you know, the entire staff here at Alcademics HQ (me) is vegetarian, so I don't play that game. But I do like Thanksgiving, as it's a holiday... Read more →