Cinco de Mayo – Spring is Here!

Cinco de Mayo, that coincidentally falls on May 5, commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. In the USA Cinco de Mayo is often confused with Mexican Independence that actually came 50 years previous to the battle at Puebla. Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, while in the United States...

Bourbon Thieves Nabbed

In October of 2013 national headlines were made when it was reported that cases of the rare and prized Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon had been stolen. The entire theft ring had netted more than just Pappy as both casks and bottled goods of Eagle Rare, also from Buffalo Trace as well as Bourbon from Wild Turkey Bourbon were stolen. Yesterday, April 21, 2015, nine...

Spring Cocktails 2015

I’m constantly asked – “What’s your favorite Whiskey, or Wine, or Tequila, or cocktail…” The variations on the theme are endless. I understand the question but the answer is never easy and if I dare answer I’m rarely consistent. I like more things than can be imagined by the typical person who poses the innocent question. I’m a seasonal drinker (and eater) and I...

Session Beers – Again…

I love a great Session Beer. Many of my contemporaries love a good session beer too but sadly this is not a concept that is understood by all. I find myself in many self-described craft beer bars. (It’s an occupational hazard. What can I say?) On occasion I find a bartender that is totally in sync with my desire for a complex, moderately hopped,...

The Taxman Cometh (not a monster film but it should be…)

As today is tax for many Americans I thought that I would offer a bit of levity to the proceedings (and a few words of wisdom as well) as we are crying into our check books. Enjoy with good cheer and good humor. We still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping at the...

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