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New Orleans entrepreneurs sign letter of intent to buy Tales of the Cocktail

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New Orleans natives, Gary Solomon, Jr., founder of Solomon Group, with the support of the Solomon Family, and Neal Bodenheimer of Cure and Cane & Table, two of New Orleans’ most beloved bars and restaurants, have entered into a letter of intent to take over Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC), the beverage industry’s premier cocktail and spirits festival.

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Jimmy’s No. 43 Launches Spirit Council

Jimmy’s No. 43, in Manhattan’s East Village, is launching “Jimmy’s Spirit Council,” a series of monthly tastings in support of hand-crafted spirits, artisan foods and the people who talk and write about them.

Every month the bar and eatery will pair a selection of spirits tastings with foods, farmers and/or authors. The events will feature leaders in the spirits industry, with a special emphasis on New York spirits alongside a selection of outstanding domestic brands, as well as international favorites, to create a well-rounded, year-long calendar of tastings.

First up is the launch event on Saturday, Jan. 28th, from 4-6 pm. Upcoming pairings will feature:

  • Jimmy’s Spirit Council Launch Party on Saturday, Jan. 28: with El Buho Mezcal, Catsill Provisions Honey Whiskey and McKenzie Rye Whiskey
  • High West Dinner with Eliza Czander on Thursday, Feb. 9
  • An Irish Spirits St. Patrick’s with Jeff Cioletti—that’s me—(date TBD) in March
  • East Meets South – NY State Bourbon Pairing with Lew Bryson on Tuesday, April 4

Owner Jimmy Carbone has grown the bar’s spirits menu over the past year. “This is a great opportunity to add another amazing offering to the Jimmy’s brand,” he says. “We’re bringing some of my favorite local artisan spirits to our establishment and the experts I enjoy being around.  It’s a win/win for everybody!”

Craft Beverage Expo moves to PDX


Craft Beverage Expo (CBExpo) will return for its fourth annual conference in Portland, OR Nov. 7-9, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. It’s the first time the conference will be held outside of Northern California.

Each year, CBExpo attracts professionals from across the craft beer, wine, cider, mead and spirits market for three days of ducation sessions and presentations from hand-chosen experts. CBExpo also offers networking opportunities, bringing together artisan beverage masters from all segments to connect and collaborate.

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GABF 2016: Germany and Bohemia By Way of Denver

And, we’re back! Took a bit of an extended hiatus from the videos while I was finishing up my third book, titled “The Drinkable Globe” (I know, how original). The book, from Turner Publishing, is scheduled to drop September 2017.

I’ve also changed the name of the video series from The Drinkable Week to The Drinkable Globe. You know, branding and all—also because I’ve shifted the format from weekly talking-head reports to travel-related vignettes.

In this edition, I hunt down only classic German and Czech-style brews at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in Denver.


Book-Market-V3 The Holiday Book Market at Brooklyn Brewery is just six days away. If you buy your tickets today, you’ll get $5 off the already low ticket price for the two and a half hour open bar. So for TODAY ONLY, each ticket costs only $15. For 2.5 of BEER! Buy today….The ticket price reverts to $20 tomorrow.

Use promo code DRINKNY.

Purchase tickets here.

Holiday Book Market at Brooklyn Brewery 12/15

Jeff Cioletti here… I am thrilled to be part of this event, even though I don’t have a book coming out until some time next year. Still, I’ll be selling DVDs of my film, Beerituality, and possibly signing them if you need my signature for identity theft purposes and such.

But forget about me. You really want to head to Brooklyn Brewery (79 N. 11th St. in Williamsburg) to buy books from and hang with the likes of Brooklyn’s Steve Hindy (author of “The Craft Beer Revolution”) and Garrett Oliver (“The Oxford Companion to Beer”), Shmaltz Brewing Co.‘s Jeremy Cowan (“Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah”), Lew Bryson (“Tasting Whiskey”), All About Beer editor John Holl (“The American Craft Beer Cookbook”), Beer Union‘s Sarah & Giancarlo Annese (“Beer Lover’s New York”) and Beer Advocate‘s Ben Keene (“The Great Northeast Brewery Tour”).

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