October 2008: Rows of tiki mugs at Forbidden Island in Alameda. A bit about that day's tiki crawl here.
Tales of the Cocktail is a wonderful hellish nightmare of a cocktail convention held in New Orleans every year. I'm still filling out my schedule and may update this page, but here is where I am sure to be.
So much new American and scotch whisky is being released that I can barely keep up with drinking it all. I do my best.
August 2011: This huge distillery makes a lot of vodka, including Zubrowka bison grass vodka. Read more here.
Your host here at Alcademics, Camper English, is once again up for the Best Cocktails & Spirits Writer award at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans this July.
September 2010: Agave for tequila production is not usually allowed to sprout as this plant is doing, so that they retain more carbohydrates that can be converted into sugar before fermentation. Photo taken at the Sauza propagation facility, more info here.
A story for Depatures.com about where to drink in Downtown, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills, where it's easier to stay locally and drink in a few places in each area.
On my trip to the Kavalan whisky distillery, I spent a lot of time asking questions about the differences in production between Kavalan and scotch whisky, and other changes made to compensate for their unique aging environment. Here are a few observations.