Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Sipping News

Gary Vaynerchuk, video blog wine reviewer with a 10-book deal and a million fans, had made his name one to remember. [NY Times]

Recession-time sales are down in Champagne land. [The Guardian]

Brian Miller at Death & Company is mixing up a melange of gins he calls "a gin Zombie." [Beachbum Berry]

Moonshine is back and Salon.com figured it out.

The Mai Tai is now Oakland's official cocktail. [Alcademics]

The New York Times examines the anatomy of the much talked-about "hard shake" and finds...it doesn't make much difference in the resultant cocktails. Eric Asimov, meanwhile, wonders how new this new shaking style is.

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