The Drinkable Week: Back in Vegas (yet again)

Yep, back in Vegas yet again for the latest showcase of new spirits. This time it’s the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s (WSWA) 73rd convention and expo. Baijiu, poitin (Irish moonshine) a couple of hemp spirits and a hops-infused gin are among the new products that make the cut.

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…

The Drinkable Week: Las Vegas Edition

Gold-finished whiskey, weed-infused vodka and veteran actor/writer Chazz Palminteri were just part of the chaos at the 2016 Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas. So grab a meat straw for that Bloody Mary, crank up the smoke machine and enjoy this episode of The Drinkable Week.

Hey, NYC: Mardi Gras w/ me!

This Tuesday, Feb. 9, I will be teaming up with the creators of the new cocktail/speakeasy app, Hooch, to celebrate Mardi Gras at the West Village bar, Nighthawks, 679 Greenwich St. Entrance is free, but there’s an option to purchase a copy of The Year of Drinking Adventurously  ahead of time via EventBrite. Get your ticket—free…

The Drinkable Week gets ‘Fancy’

The floor of the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco reveals artisanal cocktail mixers, bitters and some high-end international spirits, including cachaça and mezcal. Special thanks to the Specialty Food Association for another world-class event.