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Kathy Casey Article
Kathy Casey, America’s Original Bar Chef   November 8, 2011

With the resurgence of the cocktail came a wave of trendy specialty Martinis, cloying drinks best characterized as desserts in a glass. We’d possibly still be stuck in that trend were it not for the groundbreaking efforts of Kathy Casey, America’s first bar chef extraordinaire.More>>

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The Switch Names a Winner and New Cocktails Heat Up the Holidays   November 1, 2011

Charles Joly wins the Auchentoshan Switch competition, Bacardi's Legacy of the Cocktail Competition kicks off, Texas de Brazil adds two hot new holiday cocktails and the drinks menu at Townhouse in Venice, Calif., gets revamped.More>>

Loren “Lola” Dunsworth Article
Whatever "Lola's" Wants   November 1, 2011

It’s been 15 years since the famed Lola’s, known among other things as the home of the popular Apple Martini, opened in West Hollywood, and owner Loren “Lola” Dunsworth is marking the occasion with a themed pairing menu...More>>

Korbel News
Korbel Brandy Cocktail Contest Winners Brim with Flavor and Flair   October 27, 2011

The Korbel Brandy Cocktail Contest garnered entries from individuals throughout the United States, all competing for prizes and bragging rights as the best and brightest brandy mixologists. More>>

Harris Article
Mr. Harris Goes to Sacramento   October 4, 2011

How many bartenders does it take to change an outdated law in California? Two San Francisco-based bartenders started a campaign asking Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill that lifted a nearly century-old ban on serving infused cocktails in California. More>>

Keith Caywood Article
Keith Caywood, Man of Steel (Nerves)   September 26, 2011

Keith Caywood is exactly who you’d want manning your bar when it’s three deep, two kegs have blown and the POS system is acting up. The more pressure-packed the situation, the more efficiently the steely nerved Caywood performs.More>>

McDonnell Article
Duggan McDonnell, the Perfector of Pisco   September 12, 2011

Looking to build a successful career? If so, there’s a great deal you can learn from tracking the unfaltering rise of Duggan McDonnell, who has spent the better part of his life behind bars honing his craft and palate. More>>

Shot board Article
Domaine de Canton Seeks Recipes and Rioja Needs Your Help   September 6, 2011

New competitions open as summer ends, deadlines of others approach, an unusual Genever made just for the United States and shot boards take happy hour to the next level! More>>

Jeff-Josenhans Article
Farming Cocktails With Jeff Josenhans   September 6, 2011

Jeff Josenhans has had a bumper crop of unusual herbs, hard-to-source vegetables and interesting fresh citrus for the cocktail program at San Diego's US Grant Hotel and Grant Grill. Check out what he's doing with the harvest...More>>

The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley News
The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley Continues Cocktail Competition Wins   September 1, 2011

The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley continues to garner prizes and popularity as a key ingredient used in cocktail competitions around the country. More>>

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