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MxMo Alert: the First Time

We’re a little less than a week away from the next Mixology Monday (I know, it seems like it came up really fast — we’re moving a little earlier in the month with this one, no reason to panic). This round takes place Monday, March 9, is hosted by the ladies of LUPEC-Boston, and theContinue Reading

Homemade Hooch

The latest issue of Imbibe is out, and this one features an article I wrote on a topic that has held my interest for a while: home distilling, aka “modern moonshine”. I’ve sampled a number of what are delicately referred to as artisan-crafted spirits in recent years, but it wasn’t until last summer at TalesContinue Reading

Absinthe in America

Absinthe was one of the most intriguing spirits to grace a cocktail for a good part of the 19th century, and even well into the 20th century you’d see cocktail recipes popping up that called for the spirit’s distinctive flavor. Now that absinthe is again legally available in the U.S., it’s high time to rediscoverContinue Reading

Hellooooo, people of Seattle!

After keeping up this blog for 3 1/2 years and writing about booze for publications around the country, the first day of 2009 brought me a little hometown love with this piece in today’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer: “The old drinks are here with him in spirits”. Written by Mike Lewis — who helped me damage aContinue Reading

Busy Times

After spending a great Christmas at home, gorging on seafood and Tom & Jerry, and wondering if the snow was ever going to stop, I roused myself this morning to go online and do a little self promotion. While things have been pretty quiet here on the blog, I’ve been extremely busy this past month,Continue Reading