A Cramped Little Man with Horn-Rimmed Glasses
October 07, 2010
The German paper Zeit wrote up the Bar Convent Berlin, where I was this past week. Most of the article is about the talk I gave with Phil Duff and Elayne Duke on future trends in global mixology.
Of course I can't read it, so I used Google Translate.
The best part of the translation is the author calling Philip Duff "professionally cuddly." Another highlight is my description:
Although most of the time talking to Duff, he is not alone on the stage. Beside him sits a little cramped, a man with horn-rimmed glasses named Camper English, who as a cocktail blogger from San Francisco to see there.
"We can see straight," says English, "that the cards in cocktail bars are getting shorter. Where once 60-80 drinks to choose from were, there are now only 6-10 cocktails. In general, the time of showing is over. At the same time the ingredients and quality become more important. " Spoke for the increasing number of so-called "boutique distilleries" and produce a little micro-distilleries, high quality and unusual spirits. More than 160 would already be in the U.S. alone, every day it would be more. Promo Two girls in tight leather pants and plunging necklines walk to coincide with a magnum bottle of whiskey through the audience. Just as they would do camper poor English with his eulogy to the growing taste for quality and claim the lie.
Read the whole story (in whatever language you want) here.
All of the reporting on the Mixology.eu website from your favorite little cramped man who wears horn-rimmed glasses is here.
It seems like the article meant the seating was cramped, not you ... Nein?
Posted by: Ken | October 07, 2010 at 12:37 PM
Posted by: Camper English | October 07, 2010 at 12:38 PM
The article doesn't say you're a little man but that you looked a little cramped sitting on your chair (tense might be a better translation though).
Does it sound harsh in English? It doesn't in the German version.
Posted by: Bastian Leykauf | October 08, 2010 at 03:17 AM
Ahh that's too bad. I kind of liked being insulted for my style while praised for my words. :)
Posted by: Camper English | October 08, 2010 at 07:18 AM