This month we interview Ashley Donahey to learn more about French versus American whiskey drinkers, the French roots of Bourbon and how she crafted an American whiskey to appeal to a French market.
With more bottled and cocktail delivery services available, it’s nice to see Nighthawks continuing to evolve and differentiate themselves with a new range of environmentally friendly bottled cocktails available for delivery throughout Europe
Grab one of 15 available spots for our final Manhattan and Cheese Workshop. Jennifer of Chez Loulou and I invite you to explore your liquor cabinet for a fresh take on what to pair with your cheese board during our Manhattan and cheese pairing workshop.
Everyone knows about Brittany’s famous galettes made with buckwheat, but did you know there is a distillery making 100% buckwheat whisky?
Spirits Education in the Industry with Didier Ghorbanzadeh How do the pros learn about spirits and what does that mean for industry players and for the final consumer? Industry education is a growing practice and for this episode we talk to Didier Ghorbanzadeh, Expertise and Education Manager at La Maison du Whisky. Born in France, […]
Mardi Gras is upon us soon…and just in time to celebrate, we tell you which cheese pairs best with the official cocktail of New Orleans, the Sazerac!
Different criteria contribute to a standout cocktail. Maybe it’s made with innovative and interesting techniques or uses new spirits or ingredients. It might be a surprising new flavor combination or a classic executed to perfection. And without overthinking or over-analyzing, as I reflect back over the last twelve months, these are the five cocktails I […]
This month we’re talking French whisky! Did you know that whisky is not only the most popular spirit in France, but that the French drink more whisky than any other country?! (about 2.2 litres per capita annually as opposed to, for example, about 1.5 litres per capita in the US!)
Quick take: pair a Boulevardier cocktail with a Soumaintrain cheese In our cheese + cocktail pairing project, I’m combining my cocktail know-how with the encyclopedic cheese knowledge of Jennifer Greco of Chez Loulou. We’re delivering a series of classic cocktail and cheese pairings. Our November pairing: Boulevardier cocktail & Soumaintrain cheese Notes, discoveries and tips […]
Quicktake: This year’s Paris cocktail bars Little Red Door, Candelaria and Le Syndicat made the World’s 50 Best Bars list. Ten Paris bars have made the list over the past decade. For the second year in a row, Little Red Door, Candelaria and Le Syndicat have scored spots on the World’s 50 Best Bars list. […]