The Imbiber

The Problem With Energy Drinks As A Mixer

6 reasons why our columnist is anti-Red Bull
Jun 14, 2012 2:31 pm
Red Bull

Our columnist seriously detests Red Bull and other energy drinks, especially if they come anywhere near his beloved cocktails. How about you?

The 10 Most Questionable Booze Brand Names

For our columnist, Cabo Wabo is just the start
May 31, 2012 3:01 pm

Sometimes no matter how much you want that shot you just can't get past a bad name. Our columnist singles out the worst liqour names in the industry and invites you to add to the list.

The Rules For Collecting Bar T-Shirts

#1: Anything with the word 'dick' on it is funny
May 17, 2012 4:01 pm

Our columnist proves that bars can supply you with a wardrobe — as long as you follow the guidelines.

Cocktail Competitions Suck. Here's Why.

The Imbiber offers some alternatives
Apr 19, 2012 4:01 pm

Before we begin, a quick apology. Last time out I told you about my surprise encounter with Paul Goldman, owner of Kansas Spirit Whiskey, who confronted me a few weeks back at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s 69th annual convention at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

Pebble Beach Is Decadent And Depraved

Dan Dunn: Out of his element and into the bag
Apr 9, 2012 2:01 pm

The 5th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival begins on Thursday. To help kick off the prestigious event, we present this excerpt from our Imbiber columnist, and seasoned festival-goer, Dan Dunn’s most recent book, Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour. You can catch our coverage, which begins on Friday.

The Imbiber In Vegas

The Chuck Yeagers of debauchery unite. In Vegas.
Apr 5, 2012 3:31 pm

This dispatch is coming to you in pseudo-real-time from the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s 69th annual convention at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

The Birth Of A Degenerate Booze Writer

Not making it to the bathroom is the first step.
Mar 22, 2012 4:01 pm
drunk stories

You never forget the first time you learned that the phrase “pissed drunk” is not just a colorful figure of speech. For me it came in the mid-nineties, in a small one-bedroom unit on the outskirts of Aspen, Colorado. I’d gone there intending to visit a college friend for a few days on my way to “finding myself” in California, but for a variety of reasons best left to my eventual biographer, I decided to stay a while.

How To Be A Cocktail Blogger

Write about drinks without embarrassing yourself
Mar 8, 2012 3:11 pm

Back in the mid-1990s there were but a handful of scribes dedicated to covering wine and spirits. I happened to be one of them, though admittedly, I was greener than the Chartreuse and Midori.


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