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For a quick post on Details.com I wrote about two new travel cocktail kits. The first one is above. The second one is the Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit: Read about them both here. Happy trails! Continue reading
Posted 17 minutes ago at Alcademics.com
My belief is that technically it is not permitted but in reality it probably won't be a problem- just more likely to get searched due to liquids. I don't think the particular seal will be an issue unless it leaks. Best to pack it with a clear plastic bag around it just in case. Good luck. C
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September 2009: A look at the chalky soils of the Grand Champagne region of Cognac. This was on a visit to Hennessy that you can read about here. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Alcademics.com
I would love to try it under vacuum sometime, but have a feeling it will produce ice that is stuck to the bag in which it is frozen, thus making it hard to remove. On a similar note, I tried a version of your container recommendation: I filled a huge ziplock with water, put it in the Igloo cooler, and turned it upside-down in the freezer. That way it should freeze from the bottom-up. Unfortunately all the folds in the bag made it hard to tell if it even worked. But basically I'd like to try making a container that fits snugly inside the cooler and using it upside-down.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Clear Ice and Container Shape at Alcademics.com
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Good idea!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Ice Balls Made Easy at Alcademics.com
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Here is the ice ball solution http://www.alcademics.com/2014/09/make-perfectly-clear-ice-balls-using-insulated-mugs.html
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This week's New Booze is a random selection of flavored ingredients, from barrel-aged bitters to vanilla-flavored bourbon to coffee flavored sambuca. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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I had the opportunity to sip my way through the menu of the newly-opened Hapa Ramen on Mission Street in San Francisco. The cocktail menu was mostly created by Ian Scalzo, with Justin Lew (both former Bourbon & Branch employees) and others adding input. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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October 2007: On a trip to Warsaw with Chopin Vodka, we had a rare treat for a vodka distillery: seeing actual ingredients come in to the distillery and be processed for distillation. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Alcademics.com
Yep I often find those bubble trails when the container has been jostled during freezing. You need a Caution: Ice Making in Progress sign. :)
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Have you seen enough gift guides yet? Answer: NO YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS ONE. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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This has been a great year for cocktails and spirits books- tons have come out, and the majority are written by well-respected bartenders and other experts. Here are more than 40 books to consider for your holiday gifting or reading for your own enjoyment. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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September 2011: The Colliseum in Rome. I saw this on a trip to Italy with Pallini Limoncello. Read about both here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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A big profile I wrote about bartender Caitlin Laman of Trick Dog in San Francisco. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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New Booze: Four new whiskies hit the market from The Glenfiddich, Orphan Barrel, Old Forrester, and Rogue Spirits. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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June 2012: A handful of some of the herbs, dried citrus, and other ingredients used to flavor Noilly Prat vermouth. Learn more about the trip here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Alcademics.com
My guess is that it's plain old water and is caused by temperature changes. Here is some chatter: http://www.reddit.com/r/Scotch/comments/21bcwe/condensation_inside_neck_of_bottle/
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2014 on How Long Does Sherry Last? at Alcademics.com
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These eight recently-released books cover cocktails, both new and historical, whiskey and where it comes from, brandy specifically and all spirits generally. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Each year for Details.com I write a gift guide of spirits to consider for holiday gifting or just winter drinking. This year's list includes 11 spirits and 1 book, nearly all of which came out in the later half of the year. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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June 2010: The harbor from Jura, Scotland. Read more here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Alcademics.com
David Wondrich on Twitter noted that the Sanctuaria book from a few years ago also included pictures of the regulars. http://sanctuaria.mybigcommerce.com/dive-bar/
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New cocktail books go beyond recipes into technique, philosophy, and now featuring their regular customers. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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New mixers hit the market: A bitters gift set, seasonal shrubs, and color-changing tinctures. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Alcademics.com
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Here are four new tequilas hitting the market this fall from brands Dobel and Suerte. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Alcademics.com
Ooh, I had better go try one of those.
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