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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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The Drinkable Week: Book Launch Bar Crawl Preview!

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.

Free Book Friday!

Turner Publishing is giving away a copy of The Year of Drinking Adventurously today as part of Free Book Friday. Follow this link to enter! And if you don’t win, you can pre-order it at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. It comes out in just 11 days! image_DrinkingAdventurously1

NY Champagne Week, the HOOCH app and the official launch for The Year of Drinking Adventurously

hoochforglobe copyIMG_5874Some info on NY Champagne Week, a new mobile app called Hooch that creates a secret cocktail society and details on the launch event for the book, The Year of Drinking Adventurously.

Book Launch Bar Crawl UPDATE: Tentative schedule announced!

barcrawlHere’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)

The Year of Drinking Adventurously official NYC launch event

Can’t believe it’s almost here! My book, The Year of Drinking Adventurously (52 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone) bookcover copyofficially hits the street on Nov. 24, but the adventure starts a few days early. And, instead of a typical launch party, it’ll be a launch BAR CRAWL! What better way to reflect the diversity of beverages showcased in the book than to hit an array of venues that specialize in some of those specific drinks/styles? It’ll begin in the afternoon of Saturday Nov. 21, and continue into the evening. You’re all invited to come to as many or as few of the stops as you’d like. I’m still ironing out the exact itinerary (frequent updates will follow) but the most likely starting point will be Jimmy’s No. 43 on E. 7th St. at 2 pm. And, if you plan on showing up for some of the later stops, don’t worry about not being able to find us. We’ll adhere pretty closely to a schedule and will have frequent social media updates throughout the day detailing our whereabouts. (I’ll also be hauling copies of the book in both hardcover and paperback formats for sale and signing). The official hashtag is #Drinking52.

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