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November 2008

Attack of the Giant Bartender

And you thought my Photoshop skills were challenged. Nirvino, which is a drink finding and rating website, hosts cocktail contests about every other week in San Francisco. The bartenders make enough drinks for the crowd, and the crowd votes for the winner on web-enabled cell phones. It's all good fun.... Read more →

Unexpected Trends

Last week I went to a trend talk at the J.W. Marriott hotel. The panel was made up of a hospitality space designer, a marketing firm head, an environmental style specialist, and a beverage specialist. But I internally translated all information into cocktail trends, since that's all I care about.... Read more →

Monday Reading

Liza Weisstuch writes about Drink in the New York Times, the Boston bar without menus and with "The Cocktail as Theater." Jason Wilson of the Washington Post writes about apple cider. Here are some bourbon food recipes and a brief history of Maker's Mark. Drink Dogma has some information on... Read more →