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TOAST 2013

March 20, 2013 by  
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TOAST 2013

On March 22nd and 23rd, the Oregon Distillers Guild will hold the largest public tasting of craft spirits in North America, featuring more than 50 local, national, and international artisan producers, pouring over 150 different spirits.


Tales of the Cocktail: Tangled Up in Blue

August 31, 2012 by  
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Tales of the Cocktail: Tangled Up in Blue

Welcome to the first, and maybe the last, technical analysis of blue as a cocktail color, especially as presented by people in white suits that stain really quite well.


Recipe: Original Mai Tai (Victor Bergeron, 1944)

August 30, 2012 by  
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Recipe: Original Mai Tai (Victor Bergeron, 1944)

Greeted with a cheer of “Maita’i roa ae!” (roughly “Out of this world! The Best!”), Victor Bergeron’s status in the cocktail world was assured with his Mai Tai.


Tales of the Cocktail: Curaçao

August 30, 2012 by  
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Tales of the Cocktail: Curaçao

David Wondrich, Philip Duff, and Alexandre Gabriel tour the history of cirtus and of every bar’s most important cocktail liqueur flavour – curacao.


Tales of the Cocktail: Rum w/ Paul Pacalt and Sean Ludford

August 28, 2012 by  
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Tales of the Cocktail: Rum w/ Paul Pacalt and Sean Ludford

Paul Pacalt and Sean Ludford share this history and breadth of rum, and how it should be considered one of the worlds greatest and most varied spirits.


Tales of the Cocktail: “The Making of Liquors”

August 25, 2012 by  
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Tales of the Cocktail: “The Making of Liquors”

An amusing and spirited exchange between Alain Royer of Pagès and Matteo Luxardo on French and Italian traditions of distilling, maceration, and flavoring.


Recipe: Pluto’s Revenge

August 24, 2012 by  
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Recipe: Pluto’s Revenge

The name’s a touch of an inside joke, but we’ve grown to like this blue variant on the old Barbarella cocktail.


Recipe: Vieux Carré

July 25, 2012 by  
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Recipe: Vieux Carré

The Vieux Carré has been a favorite of most cocktail lovers visiting New Orleans, since Walter Bergeron first concocted this spirit-forward drink in the 1930s.


Review: Pisco Portón

July 24, 2012 by  
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Review: Pisco Portón

Pisco Portón is a “mosto verde”, so the grapes used are distilled before fermentation is complete, which brings out a more rustic character in the spirit.


Tales of the Cocktail: Pisco Preview

July 23, 2012 by  
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Tales of the Cocktail: Pisco Preview

We’re especially looking forward to the events at Tales of the Cocktail aimed at furthering our knowledge, and our palate, for pisco, the spirit of the Andes.


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