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All things drink: cocktails, spirits, wine, beer and coffee.

11 February Cocktails Around the US Now

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars: Tartine Manufactory, San Francisco Long Island Bar, Brooklyn Eat the Rich, Washington D.C. Catherine & Mary’s, Memphis Midnight Rambler, Dallas Oak at Fourteenth, Boulder ‘Aina, San Francisco 2 Birds 1 Stone, Washington D.C. The Front… Read more →

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Two Cocktail Cities On the Rise: Lisbon & Taipei

On two different continents, in two wildly different cities — Lisbon, Portugal, and Taipei, Taiwan — a small few pioneers and a recent influx of strong cocktail bars finally usher in the cocktail renaissance to cities that might be well behind others on their continents. But watch: these two cities’ drink scenes are primed to blossom… quickly. Here are my… Read more →

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11 January Cocktails Around the US Now

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars: Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore August 1 Five, San Francisco Maketto, D.C. The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse, Palo Alto, CA Red’s Chinese, New Orleans Westin Maui, Hawaii Infirmary, NYC WC Harlan, Baltimore Rambler, San Francisco Service Bar,… Read more →

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10 Top Denver Bars + Interview with Leopold Bros. & Sean Kenyon

My Winter 2016-2017 feature articles for Distiller Magazine on Denver, with a 12-page print spread of my photos and three articles: My article on 10 of Denver’s best bars My interview with Todd Leopold of Leopold Bros. distillery in Denver My interview with Sean Kenyon of Williams & Graham and Occidental More of my Colorado (Denver, Boulder, Breckenridge, Aspen) food… Read more →

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11 December Cocktails Around the US Now

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US each month at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars: The Elite Café, San Francisco Agern, NYC Japengo, Laihana, Maui Elixir, San Francisco Oiji, NYC The Morris, San Francisco The Townsend, Austin Minero, Charleston Red Rabbit, Sacramento Leyenda, Brooklyn Sparrow, Chicago Save Save… Read more →

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Top 11 National November Cocktails

As I cover cocktails and bars around the US at Liquor.com, I recently did a feature on 7 of the most notable new bars around the US this fall. Covering the top 11 cocktails of the month around the US each month, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at: Roka Akor, San Francisco Wallflower, NYC Liberty, Seattle… Read more →

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Top 5 Whiskies at Whiskyfest SF 2016

It’s my 8th year attending Whiskyfest San Francisco (also held in Chicago and NYC annually) and like any other year, the event held many return sips of favorite whiskies (here are last year’s standouts), from Scotland, Japan, Ireland, Canada, India and the US, in the massive underground ballrooms of the SF Marriott Marquis. Of new releases this year, here were… Read more →

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21 Top Cocktails Around the US Now

I continue to be busy covering cocktails and bars around the US at Liquor.com. I recently interviewed bar manager great, Kevin Diedrich at Pacific Cocktail Haven (P.C.H.) on what he’s learned about opening your own bar. Covering the top 11 cocktails of the month around the US here, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends in San Francisco, Sonoma County,… Read more →

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The New Wine Bar… With Food

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. Whether a wine shop serving food with areas to hang out and linger or a wine bar with food menus, these 4 spots, most of them brand new, have informed staff, serve quality wines and sometimes even good food. Wine Down, SoMa Gracious founders/co-owners Sarah Garand & Jaime… Read more →

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