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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 →