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New Drink Books Late Summer 2021: Seltzer, Cider, Tequila, Negronis, and More

As there will be a TREMENDOUS amount of new drink books coming out this September and October, I figured I shouldn't wait to post a round-up of new books until then. Below are a bunch of books available right now. As usual, the description of the texts are from the... Read more →


New Drink Books Summer 2021

I haven't done a new books post yet this year, so there are almost 30 of them. As usual, the write-ups are from the publishers and are not reviews by me. I have purchase links to Bookshop, which supports independent bookstores, as well as Amazon, which does not. If you'd... Read more →


All the Cocktail and Drink Books from 2020 for Reading or Gifting

It's time for the annual Alcademics drink book round-up! Below are all the books that have come to my attention in 2020. I don't follow wine/beer closely so there are only a few in that section. The links below are to Amazon and to Bookshop.org. If you buy stuff after... Read more →


Vermouth Goes Pop: New Vermouths Appeal to a Wider Audience

Two new vermouth lines have me thinking about where the category is going. Typically vermouth is branded as extremely old-world, with monochromatic bottle labels and pictures of obscure plants. It's hard to love, from a marketing perspective. Small-batch vermouth brands launched over the last decade are often distinguished by their... Read more →


Report from Bar Convent Berlin 2019

I attended Bar Convent Berlin 2019. This was probably my sixth trip to Berlin for this most excellent bar show. My talk on CocktailSafe topics had a standing-room only crowd, so my trip was a success. Below are a few observations from the show. Ginsanity There was so much new... Read more →