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World Backup Day 2014

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Posted on March 31, 2014 at 02:48 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Lower your stress by managing those incoming streams 2014

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 01:12 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

my introduction to the John Cameron Mitchell cocktail 2014

Also in Seattle, thanks to the team at Tavern Law we were introduced to Andrew Bohrer's smoky wonder the John Cameron Mitchell cocktail, (sometimes shortened to the "John Cameron"). Ardbeg in a shim? Oh my goodness yes!

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Posted on March 22, 2014 at 10:01 AM in Bibulo.us, Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0)

some great new shims 2014

We've been encountering some great new shims lately. The menus at San Francisco restaurants TBD and Coachman both have exciting low-proof options, as well as delicious food.

While in Seattle we visited Jamie Boudreau's canon and enjoyed a wonderful aged Diplomat, as well as the refreshing Italian Buck.

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Posted on March 22, 2014 at 09:57 AM in Bibulo.us | Permalink | Comments (0)

Happy Discardia! 2014

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Posted on March 20, 2014 at 10:24 AM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Shims on the coast 2014

[Photos by Mum Jinx]

I gave a presentation on The Art of the Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level in the afternoon at Coast Library. Alas, due to a complaint from a modern-day Puritan we could not give samples of even the lowest proof of cocktails, so the attendees just got to taste Luxardo cherries. Despite the sample setback, the event was a success and the small crowd enthusiastic.

There were great questions, including one on the history of an obscure drink or possibly dessert or possibly both, the Knickerbocker Glory, which I'm researching in the picture below.

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It was very windy but lovely on the way back to my folks' house.

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That evening I was able to provide a private sample to thank my parents for their help with the event.

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Posted on March 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family | Permalink | Comments (0)

River's End 2014

A lovely stop on the way north this evening!

Photo by Mum Jinx.

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Posted on March 14, 2014 at 07:16 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, the big room with the blue ceiling | Permalink | Comments (0)

my own distractions 2014

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Posted on March 9, 2014 at 06:13 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

A morning angle on shims from The Kitchn 2014

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Posted on March 4, 2014 at 12:22 PM in Bibulo.us | Permalink | Comments (0)

spend more and drink less 2014

"Nowadays, I spend more and drink less: alcohol consumption is a luxury for me, so I do it in style." - Jim Meehan

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Posted on March 4, 2014 at 12:08 PM in Bibulo.us, quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

Duff's Vermouth Institute 2014

Huge thanks to @philipduff for his Vermouth Institute presentation. Such a great illustration of the quality of Tales of the Cocktail

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Posted on March 4, 2014 at 12:08 PM in Bibulo.us | Permalink | Comments (0)

The difference between fortified wine, vermouth, and quinquinas 2014

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Posted on March 4, 2014 at 12:05 PM in Bibulo.us | Permalink | Comments (0)

Hello, China! 2014

Art of the Shim, Kelly's photo, @smisif's drink, Christina's hands in DRiNK

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Posted on March 4, 2014 at 12:04 PM in Bibulo.us, Books | Permalink | Comments (0)

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