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Tasting Shochu Article
Shochu Deserves to be Recognized Worldwide   February 21, 2012

Once wrong (or maybe just premature), a bar prognosticator again tries to prove that soju/shochu/sochu has a place in cocktails and behind American bars. More>>

Joe Miller Article
Gin & Tonic, Spanish Style   February 21, 2012

In Santa Monica, Bar Pintxo melds the Spanish love affair with gin and the American default gin-based drink, Gin & Tonic, to come up with a drink menu that offers many tweaks of the classic. More>>

Awards Article
NCB Announces 2012 Awards Winners and Finlandia Vodka Cup Crowns Champion    February 7, 2012

Nightclub & Bar announces the winners of its 2012 Nightclub & Bar Awards program, Polish bartender awarded top honors at 14th annual international competition, the Bourbon Women Association launches in-person event series and Miami bartender takes first prize at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference....More>>

Mezcal Article
Whiskey and Mescal Top the Single-Spirit Trend   February 7, 2012

In case you missed it, American whiskey is on a big, fat roll, but mescal isn't too far behind! Go beyond the simple pour and sip and mix up the single-spirit theme.More>>

Jackson Cannon Article
The Hawthorne is no Strain for Jackson Cannon   February 7, 2012

Jackson Cannon's reach keeps expanding. Now the Boston bartender has opened his own space, The Hawthorne. Cannon's Eastern Standard has been named one of USA Today’s Top 10 Hotel Bars and Nightclub & Bar's Hotel Bar of the Year. So why not rest? Here's why:More>>

Bourbon Steak Article
What Winter Cocktail Menus Bring   January 24, 2012

Three new winter cocktail menus from Washington, D.C.’s Bourbon Steak, Portland's Aviary and Boston's The Hawthorne give a peek into drink styles and ingredients that now are the basis of evolving tastes. More>>

Angus Winchester Article
Tanqueray and Winchester Challenge Bartenders   January 24, 2012

Tanqueray global brand ambassador Angus Winchester has kicked off a nationwide U.S. Bartenders' Guild Bartender Challenge that, throughout 2012, will test five key skills of the “Modern Professional Bartender.”More>>

Bols Article
Bartenders, Prepare to Compete for Big Wins, Prizes!    January 10, 2012

Bartenders and mixologists are rolling up their sleeves for a wide range of national, and even global, competitions: Experience Cognac, Bols Bartending World Championship 2012 and LUPEC's Speed Rack!More>>

H. Joseph Article
H. Joseph Ehrmann Marks the Spot   January 10, 2012

H. Joseph Ehrmann wasn't satisfied with simply running a successful San Francisco saloon, so he helped launch The Cocktail Bill Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts to teach and celebrate bartending's history and skills. We thought it might be time to check in with H. and see how it has progressed.More>>

Jack Robertiello
Wishes for 2012: A Little More, A Little Less   December 13, 2011

For his last blog post of 2011, a busybody boozehound shares his thoughts on what this business needs more — and less — of in 2012.More>>

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