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Angostura bitters rationing, scary headlines, cocktail trends and you

01.06.2010 · Posted in Uncategorized

I almost wrote on Facebook “Oh nos!!!!!1 They’re takin’ our Angostura bitters away, hide the women and children!!!1″ in response to a friend linking me to a Gothamist post basically similar to an earlier Eater post on the Angostura bitters shortage that was posted the day before. However, I’ve realized over the years that sarcasm ...

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Preview is looming on the horizon

09.25.2009 · Posted in Uncategorized

As most of you probably know by now, New York finally has its own cocktail extravaganza. Tickets for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic preview (Oct. 3-4) went on sale on Labor Day. According to Manhattan Cocktail Classic founder and director Lesley Townsend, tickets for Sasha Petraske’s seminar on the home bar sold out in a blazing ...

Blogging Tales of the Cocktail 2009 post Tales: Day 2

07.14.2009 · Posted in Uncategorized

So I got back and I’ve finally recovered and got some time gather my thoughts on Tales. They really shouldn’t end Tales on a Sunday just for the people who have to head back to regular 9-5 jobs after the whole, but I digress. July 9 Some seminar highlights worth mentioning: “Mixologists and Their Toys”Moderator: ...

Our (wo)man in New Orleans

07.08.2009 · Posted in Uncategorized

July 8 As I sat in Laguardia airport after my delayed flight was canceled, I thought to myself, “Man, maybe I wasn’t meant to go to Tales of the Cocktail this year.” Somehow the ineptitude and just plain terribleness of an airline that shall remain unnamed I found myself on one of the last flights ...

Some photos from the World Cocktail Day party

05.18.2009 · Posted in Uncategorized

or Ain’t no party like a MOTAC party, ’cause a MOTAC party don’t stop May 13I almost didn’t make it to this party at Pranna, since I found myself working late, but I still decided to make it down there only to find out once again, that really, people in the bar industry don’t know ...

Meeting Count Branca

05.08.2009 · Posted in Uncategorized

May 4, 2009 When Jonathan Pogash sent out an invite letting people know that Count Niccolo Branca of the Distillerie Fratelli Branca would be attending a USBGNY mixer, I had to attend, because you know what? Everyone’s life needs a little Merchant-Ivory touch to it. Count Branca lays down what is what with Fernet Branca. ...