The Drinkable Week heads to Maui

When one thinks of Hawaii, tropical fruit-forward rum drinks usually come to mind and there’s been plenty of that this week. Even though tiki bar culture really was born on the West Coast of the mainland, there’s no denying the role this tropical paradise played in its development. But I want to talk about some…

Happy Halloween! Win a copy of the Year of Drinking Adventurously!

A box full of hardcover copies of The Year of Drinking Adventurously just arrived! As a special Halloween treat, I’m giving away two signed copies of it. The catch? You’ve got to follow @JeffCioletti and @DrinkableGlobe on Twitter and answer this question: What’s the spookiest drink? (and use the hashtag #spookiestdrink) I’ll select one winner from…

The Year of Drinking Adventurously official NYC launch event

Can’t believe it’s almost here! My book, The Year of Drinking Adventurously (52 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone) officially hits the street on Nov. 24, but the adventure starts a few days early. And, instead of a typical launch party, it’ll be a launch BAR CRAWL! What better way to reflect the diversity…

Shochu revisted

The more acquainted I get with shochu, the more I realize how much more there is to learn about it. It’s such an easy beverage to like, but not such an easy one to know. In 2015, I’ve traveled to Japan twice—mostly to the epicenter of shochu production, the southern island of Kyushu—with the express purpose…

Drinkable Images: Breweriana

Vintage beer artifact collecting is, perhaps, one of the most democratic hobbies. It’s quite possible to start your collection of classic beer cans for as little as $1. If you’re among the super rich, then you’re probably attracted to items that fetch $10,000, $20,000 or even $30,000. Here are some shots from the recent convention of…

Drinkable Images: Feeling Tiki-fied

Feeling like a bit of a human yo-yo this week. Just returned from Japan a day and a half ago and now I’m heading about two-thirds of the way back in that direction to Hawaii tomorrow. Not that I’m complaining (Nor is my MileagePlus account)! In honor of my trek to state No. 50, here’s…