Cachaça on the go: Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha in a can

If you like cachaça and its signature drink, the caipirinha, but you lament the fact that you lack the time or confidence in your mixing abilities to make your own, you’re going to be very happy to learn that there is now a pre-made version in a can—with a bubbly twist.

WSWA: Call for Cocktails Mixology Competition

As if bartending weren’t a high-pressure gig in and of itself, imagine racing against a countdown clock to mix a high-quality craft cocktail for folks scrutinizing your every move. That’s the scene at the Call for Cocktails Mixology competition at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s 74th annual convention at the Grande Lakes Resort…

The most wonderful time of the year (for drinking)!

Each year, the cocktail bar Mace, in Manhattan’s East Village, transforms into a winter wonderland known as Miracle on 9th St. In the past couple of years, the concept has expanded to other cities (and countries), including Miracle on 7th St. in Washington, D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood. The D.C. version takes over three bars, Southern Efficiency,…

The Drinkable Week: Polish Vodka Crawl

I’ve always had a bit of a difficult relationship with vodka, but a recent trip to Gdansk and Warsaw, Poland completely turned me around. (It may have been the pickles!) I also got to stroll through fields of rye that ultimately will become Belvedere Vodka .

Some spring sips

The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention is coming up (April 18-21 at Caesars in Las Vegas) and I’ll be there scoping out some new drinkable innovations. To set the mood, here are a couple of cocktails using a couple of the spirits that will be exhibiting at the convention’s expo. “Barrel Hidden in the…