May 25, 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot about blind tasting spirits lately. I’m getting ready for a BIG DEAL certification, and one of its components is a blind tasting exam.  In a blind tasting you are presented wi...

May 31, 2018

Fermented beverages such as wine and beer are great. I have happily consumed a great deal of both and I intend to consume many more before my time is done. Although a lot of work is done by humans to...

May 16, 2018

Ugh…I’m so hungover and I definitely blacked out last night. My apartment is trashed and corn husks are strewn all over the kitchen, which can only mean that the tamales I had in the freezer were cons...

April 27, 2018

My recent (and first!) trip to the Florida Keys yielded lots of what I search for in my travels.

Delicious eats, beautiful sights, historical jaunts, unique cultural experiences and good company w...

April 11, 2018

” I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.” -Ava Gardner

Amen sister.

And it’s not just Ava. Over the past fe...

April 1, 2018

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As women, the world of alcohol has been both our domain and denied to us. Our skills alternately sought after and suppressed. Our particip...

March 14, 2018

Any excuse for a party is good by me. Hallmark holiday… Is there drinking involved? I’m in!  Holidays that have no relevance to me… Is there drinking involved? I’m in! Celebrating a landmark occasion...

top left: The Darkest Hour; bottom left: The Shape of Water; top right: Get Out

The Darkest Hour

In a nutshell: About Churchill and WWII.

"The four essentials in life are hot baths, cold champagne, new p...

February 20, 2018

Created for the season wrap party of the TV series "Fresh Off the Boat", this cocktail was inspired by season 3 episode "The Flush." In this episode Louis, the Father in the series (played by Randall...

October 26, 2017


Living Dead legend George Romero passed away July 16, 2017. With his cult classic horror film, “Night of the Living Dead”, he launched the zombie film...

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