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MxMo C: Who, me?

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:34:58 +0000

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Ah, the twists and turns of time. It seems like only yesterday the boozy blogosphere was bouncing along in its stroller, its fat cheeks still rosy with the blush of gin (and youth). But today, the online bar world is showing every sign of age, its bald spots and love handles […]

San Francisco book-release events, July 6 & 7

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:30:43 +0000

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The hometown crowd at Rob Roy treated me right on Sunday for the special preview of The Cocktail Chronicles — but San Francisco, now it’s your turn. I’ll be in the Bay Area for two back-to-back book events next week. No tickets required, no reservations needed — just show up, knock […]

The Cocktail Chronicles book preview, June 28

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:23:14 +0000

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Ten years in the making, The Cocktail Chronicles is now at the printer, with the first copies headed to bookstores and other retailers in early July. But readers (and drinkers) in Seattle will have a head start — because some of the first batch of books coming off the press will […]

The Cocktail Chronicles: 10 Years On

Sun, 17 May 2015 04:57:46 +0000

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Ten years ago today, I was bored. And probably a little buzzed. That’s nothing new on either front, but on May 16, 2005, instead of putting on a movie or goofing around online or frittering away my time in some other unproductive way, I decided on a different alternative. I’d been collecting cocktail […]


Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:58:13 +0000

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I have a ridiculous career. A little over nine years ago, I started The Cocktail Chronicles as a way to document and keep track of my experiments and explorations of cocktails — and, with fingers crossed, as a way to build up a portfolio of my drinks-related writing that might, someday, […]

Holiday Drinks that *Still* Don’t Suck, December 8, 2013

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 04:43:10 +0000

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn As much as I hate it when department stores (and hyper-festive neighbors) break out the Xmas decorations well before Thanksgiving, I need to figuratively stand before you for a moment with my Santa hat in hand, to beg a bit of your attention for something coming up quick on the calendar. […]

A look back at whisk(e)y season, Part II

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:55:41 +0000

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Yesterday, I launched into a wandering and long-overdue meditation on the whiskies that, for me, made the long, grisly winter of ’12-’13 endurable. Yesterday’s post covered bourbon; today, it’s all about the Scots and the Irish. When looking back on brown-booze season, it wasn’t all a bourbony blur around here. These […]

A look back at whisk(e)y season, Part I

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:06:42 +0000

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Some people — okay, me — are of the mindset that brown booze is a year-round sort of thing, the kind of drink you keep in your glass on winter’s darkest evenings as well as summer’s brightest afternoons. But there are also people — okay, me again — who think that […]

MORE Holiday Drinks that Don’t Suck, December 8 at Rob Roy

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:07:53 +0000

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn What, again?! It was only a year ago that I spent a December afternoon at Rob Roy, igniting the contents of a punch bowl and dispensing Tom & Jerry as I did my best to dispel the bibulous bogeymen of ignoble holiday drinks. The drinks were delicious (thanks to Rob Roy […]

Blur Ball, December 2, to benefit Murray Stenson

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 05:02:35 +0000

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn In the month-ish since I last updated, I’ve had thousands of visitors coming to learn more about ways to help Murray Stenson (a Twitter shoutout from Rachel Maddow and a link from the New York Times didn’t hurt), and an exponentially greater number of dollars have been raised to help this […]