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...
A visit to Cocchi in Italy, where they make still and sparkling wines plus wine-based vermouths, americanos, and more.
A look at the difference between the plant artemisia genepi, and the liqueur that takes its name from it, genepy.
Books on vermouth, coffee cocktails, whiskey, batching, women's history, dessert cocktails, astrological mixology, two updated classics, two on bar management, and a book on tabletop distilling.
A lot of bits and bites of information about bittering agents used in vermouths and aperitivo bitters from some people who know a lot about them.