mcqueen and the violet fog

Booze Review: Brazilian Gin

A sample of Brazilian gin from McQueen and the Violet Fog, a more mellow gin that makes some pleasant cocktails.
departed soles

Brewery Adventures: Departed Soles in Jersey City

A visit to Jersey City's only brewery and tasting room: Departed Soles Brewing Co. The brewery specializes in gluten-free beer.

My Favorite Bars Around the World

There are rankings for the best bars in the world, but I haven't been to any. So, here are some of my favorite bars from around the world.
indie spirits expo

Tasty Evening at the Indie Spirits Expo

An evening of sampling liquors -- whiskies, gins, and mezcals -- from around the world at the Indie Spirits Expo at the Penn Club in New York City.
saigon beer

Sampling Craft Beer in Saigon

Discovering new craft beer in Saigon, Vietnam, at Pasteur Street Brewing and East West Brewing in District 1.
ghost coast whiskey

Booze Review: Ghost Coast Whiskey from Savannah

A review of Ghost Coast whiskey from in Savannah, GA. These include a straight bourbon, grain whiskey, and honey and ginger whiskey.
stone xocoveza

Booze Review: Stone Xocoveza

Xocoveza is Stone Brewing's take on Mexican hot chocolate in beer form. It's a smooth and wonderful blend of chocolate, coffee, and winter spices.
pasteur street beer

On Drinking with Locals

Travelers often want to go drinking with locals, but it isn't always easy. You have to understand the local drinking culture and have an idea of where to go.
jersey city brew fest

Drinking Local at the Jersey City Brew Fest

"Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same." - Charles Bukowski I hadn't...