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My bags are packed. My hotel reservations are printed out. I’ve checked-in online for my outbound flight. I’m ready to go! For the next two weeks I will be in the United States attending Tales of the Cocktail and also visiting New York City. Read on for live updates and photos of my American adventures.
This year prior to arriving in Berlin for BCB I made a short detour to Cologne, a city I was eager to visit after hearing so many good things about its bars. On my first night I visited two bars – Al Salam and Shepheard.
A quick update about what’s going on at Oh Gosh!, including a nomination for an award, a visit Poland, and a forthcoming visit Germany.
Things have been decidedly quiet here at Oh Gosh! over the past month or two – a fact for which I can only apologise. May and June have seen a flurry of trips for me – nothing compared to the amount of travel the likes of Xavier Padovani of Hendrick’s or John Gakuru of Sagatiba [...]
Celebrating 10 years of juniper-fueled fun, Martin Miller’s Gin will be releasing a very limited-edition high-proof gin next month. In order to choose the anniversary gin five poor souls had to sample five different gins to choose the best, and Jay was lucky enough to be one of them.
Fire juggling gymnasts, drag queens, a fire-breathing mechanical horse, can-can girls and a G&T swigging Jesus, the launch event for Beefeater 24 gin at Syon Park was quite a party. Thankfully I remembered to bring my camera along with me, or I think I’d have written it off as a gin-fueled hallucination.
My third day in Berlin saw sessions from The Traveling Mixologists, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Henry Besant, Nick Strangeway and Charles Vexenat at the BCB, plus the Mixology Magazine Bar Awards 2008 and visits to Victoria Bar and Rum Trader. A great ending to a fun few days in Berlin.
A hazy look back at my second day in Berlin, which featured delicious Weiner Schnitzel, local German Schnapps, plenty of Gin and Tonics and some incredible bars.
A look back at my first day in Berlin for Bar Convent Berlin 2008, the second annual bartending show held by Mixology Magazine. Join me as I visit the Mixology Magazine offices, head to Reingold bar for a party held by the Traveling Mixologists, and stumble around the bars of Berlin with a motley crew of cocktailians.
Martin Miller’s Gin Competition 2008 finished up at the opulent Miller’s Academy in Notting Hill last week, with seven of the UK’s finest bartenders battling out to create the ultimate “Twisted G&T”. I was lucky enough to be invited along as a judge, and surrounded by G&Ts all afternoon what more could you ask for?
After a hectic July in the US attending Tales of the Cocktail and touring the bars of New York, I’ve been taking it easier in August relaxing and recovering. Things kick off again in September though, with several events I’ll be attending including the Boutique Bar Show, Bar Convent Berlin and RumFest 2008.
The last stop in my tour of the finest bars of New York, B♭ is the new bar from the bartenders responsible for putting Angel’s Share on the map. Providing an interesting mixture of both modern and classic trends in the world of cocktails, and with a definite Eastern influence, B♭ made for a great end to my time in America.
When you think about cocktails in New York, you think of the bars in the West and East villages that are famous the world over. However, Manhattan better watch out as Brooklyn is hot on the feels of its neighbour with The Clover Club, a brand new bar that’s being recommended by, well, almost everyone.