Category Archives: Spirits

Countrified Cocktailian – fish & game’s Kat Dunn

                           HUDSON, NEW YORK’s SAVORY REVIVAL        ‘Rurban’ FOOD & DRINK SCENE DRIVEN BY EX-GOTHAMITES Look beyond the menus displayed on Warren Street restaurants in the … Continue reading

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Punch Renaissance – What Goes Around Comes Around

PUNCH’S CREATIVE REVIVAL by David Lincoln Ross Rowdy libation it may be when consumed to excess, as famed illustrator William Hogarth depicts Punch’s potent effects in this evocative 18th century engraving, today classic Punch recipes are being creatively re-interpreted by … Continue reading

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Sunset of Tequila Sunrise Era

Frozen, fruity or sip-worthy, aged and 100% agave Tequilas have displaced last century’s classic sunrise cocktail.  by David Lincoln Ross Today’s Tequila marketers continue to innovate. With new and established brands creating category-expanding sparkling and flavorful line extensions, the category … Continue reading

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Armagnac Talk & Tasting for the Culinary Historians of New York at Astor Center

ARMAGNAC Talk & TASTING for the                                                                       Culinary Historians of New York   From Ancient Egypt to Gascony: The Story of France’s Oldest Brandy                                                                                  December 3, 2012, Astor Center,  New York City Presented by David Lincoln Ross,                                                                                           Member, Compagnie des Mousquetaires … Continue reading

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Armagnac Expert Interviewed on Heritage Radio Network – What Do Musketeers Love To Drink?

All for one, one for all: The Musketeers’s group sculpture in Condom, France, in the heart of the Armagnac region in southwest France; left-to-right: D’Artagnan, Aramis, Athos, and Portos. “D’Artagnan: Why is Athos sitting by himself? Aramis: He takes his … Continue reading

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Ketel One Vodka Advertorial in NY Times Magazine Aug. 26, 2012

                                                            August 26, 2012 Issue Cover Note: Appearing below is a rough adaptation of the Ketel One Vodka Advertorial, which I wrote and prepared with the approval of its US importer, Diageo USA; it ran in The New York Times … Continue reading

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Boozy Flavors – The New “Tippling” Point

     Malcom Gladwell’s best-seller “Tipping Point” posits, as his sub-title suggests, “How little things can make a big difference.” Well, something similar may be happening in the vodka and Bourbon categories – it involves chocolate cupcakes and black cherries. A recent … Continue reading

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