Oct. 1 is Sake Day (Google it, I’m not making this up!) and this year’s is particularly meaningful for me. It’s the first one I get to celebrate as a Certified International Kikisake-shi (Master of Sake/sommelier) from the Sake School of America. I’m also in the middle of writing my fourth book, tentatively titled Sakepedia, which comes out next fall. To tide everyone over until then, read this piece on sake myths vs. facts that I recently wrote for SevenFifty Daily.
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 Booze. Pre-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.
The launch of my book, The Year of Drinking Adventurously is upon us. And so is Saturday’s (11/21) bar crawl to celebrate said launch! That’s why this week’s The Drinkable Week is shamelessly all about ME! It’s a quick look at what to expect at the crawl, which kicks off at 1:30 pm.
Here’s the itinerary for the bar crawl celebrating the launch of The Year of Drinking Adventurously. The six stops encompass many of the beverages featured in the book. I tried to make it as logistically manageable as possible…Most of the stops in the E. Village and Lower East Side are walkable. There’s a direct subway line from the LES to Williamsburg (J, M) so getting to Bushwick Country Club should be fairly simple (and there’s always Uber, if all else fails). These are subject to change, so keep checking this space, the official Facebook page for The Year of Drinking Adventurously and @JeffCioletti and @DrinkableGlobe on Twitter with the hashtag, #Drinking52. You can also track our whereabouts throughout the day, as we’ll be updating regularly.
2 pm: Otto’s Shrunken Head (tiki bar), 538 E. 14th St. (Manhattan, E. Village)
3:30 pm: Jimmy’s No. 43 (craft beer, craft spirits), 43 E. 7th St. (Manhattan, E. Village)
5 pm: Sakamai (sake and shochu) 157 Ludlow St. (Manhattan, Lower East Side)
6:30 pm: Wassail (cider), 162 Orchard St. (Manhattan, Lower East Side)
8 pm-ish: Bushwick Country Club (the birthplace of the Pickleback!), 618 Grand St. (Brooklyn, Williamsburg)
9:15ish: Noorman’s Kil (Whisk(e)y), 609 Grand St. (Brooklyn, Williamsburg)