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Updated book cover for The Drinkable Globe worldwide booze book

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Just a quick tweak to the cover of my upcoming book coming this fall from Turner Publishing. It’s now called “The Drinkable Globe: The Indispensable Guide to the World Wide of BoozePre-order it now and! Amazon is selling it, at least temporarily, for the extremely low price of $11.85! Get it before the price climbs back up.

WSWA: Blend including 150-year-old Cognac in artistic masterpiece of a bottle

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If you like Cognac and you’ve got $8,500 burning a hole in your pocket, you might want to buy one of only 300 of these gorgeous, horn-like bottles from Chapters of Ampersand. (No, they didn’t let me try any at the WSWA Convention).

WSWA: Get to know Kalikia, a brandy that’s Armenia’s answer to Cognac

I chat with Henrik Sargsyan of Prowood Wine & Spirits, importer of the Armenian Cognac-like brandy, Kalikia, at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention in Orlando.

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Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention hits Orlando this week

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This week, I’m heading to Orlando for the annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Convention, which has become the premier event for scoping out the latest innovations in beverage alcohol.

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WhiskyCast features The Year of Drinking Adventurously

I was on the Dec. 5 episode of the popular podcast WhiskyCast talking about The Year of Drinking Adventurously and what to drink when you’re not drinking whisk(e)y. Many thanks to Mark Gillespie for having me on. I apologize for the quality of my phone line. I was sitting in the United Club at PDX during the interview. Check out WhiskyCast Episode 565.whiskycast copy

http://whiskycast.com/episode-565-december-5-2015/

 

Drinkable Week 9/13/15: Heineken, Lagunitas, Stranahan’s whiskey and Martell Cognac

Lagunitas goes Dutch, Stranahan’s gives us a diamond and House Martell celebrates a big birthday…all on the latest edition of the drinkable week.

bookcover copy• Heineken broke the internet this week when the Dutch corporation announced it had purchased a 50 percent stake in Lagunitas Brewing Company.

• Stranahan’s Colorado whiskey announced the nationwide launch of Stranahan’s Diamond Peak a single malt whiskey combining the contents of of Master Distiller Rob Dietrich’s favorite barrels.

• More than 3,200 guests gathered recently at the Chateau de Chanteloup in Cognac, France for the 300th birthday celebration of Cognac House Martell.

You discover more about Cognac, craft beer, whiskey and many other beverages in my upcoming book, The Year of Drinking Adventurously. Turner Publishing is releasing the book on Nov. 24, but you can preorder it now at amazon, Barnes & Noble and just about anywhere else books are sold.