The Perfect Martini Glass

Friend of this blog, and all around good egg, the Raincoaster, has published a lengthy consideration of the what makes the perfect martini glass. There are solid practical reasons that beverageware evolved the way it has, and it pays to use the right container if you care enough to make the drink well. Don’t stick […]


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Ovila Dubbel Ale – The Review

Sierra-Nevada-Ovila-Dubbel  Living in Chico, California has disadvantages in doing a liquor blog.  We do not have great liquor stores here, the access to a lot of the more interesting, and obscure booze is lacking.  Chico distinguishes itself as the largest town (city, if you want to stretch it) in the State not connected to a […]

National Beer Day Tomorrow

There was a young girl named Anheuser Who said that no man could surprise her. But Old Overholt Gaver her a jolt, And now she is sadder Budweiser.

The Liquor Locusts

The Liquor Locusts

"The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so many convicts in the death-house, but the lovely and useless things, the charming and exhilarating things, are best done by men with, as the phrase is, a few sheets in the wind." ~H.L. Mencken

The Dangers of Thirst

"Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing." ~Jerome K. Jerome

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The Jug of Empire!

The Jug of Empire!

"How solemn and beautiful is the thought that the earliest pioneer of civilization, the van-leader of civilization, is never the steamboat, never the railroad, never the newspaper, never the Sabbath-school, never the missionary -- but always whiskey!" ~Mark Twain