Spirits Education in the Industry with Didier Ghorbanzadeh

Spirits Education in the Industry with Didier Ghorbanzadeh How do the pros learn about spirits and what does that mean for industry players and for the final consumer? Industry education is a growing practice and for this episode we talk to Didier Ghorbanzadeh, Expertise and Education Manager at La Maison du Whisky. Born in France, […]

What will Parisians do after COVID-19 Confinement?

Hello Cocktail Lovers!  We continue to explore how the COVID-19 virus and travel restrictions have affected France. For this episode we are taking a lighter approach and asking fellow Parisians what they plan on doing once confinement is lifted and some of their favorite bars and restaurants they will want to visit as soon as […]

Recommended Reading and (Virtual) Cocktail Party Conversation Starters Vol. 19

It’s another roundup of interesting cocktail and spirits related articles plus a few fun bits of news just made for online confinement cocktail party conversation starters. Cocktail Reading Happy Hour is a State of Mind (PUNCH magazine) Who knew the true meaning of happy hour could be rediscovered in grid-view? What COVID-19 confinement has meant […]

Recommended Reading and Cocktail Party Conversation Starters Vol. 18

It’s another roundup of interesting cocktail and spirits related articles plus a few fun bits of news just made for cocktail party conversation starters. Cocktail Reading Microwave Your Manhattan (by Laurel Miller for PUNCH drink) Does popping your cocktail in the microwave make it better? Ryan Chetiyawardana thinks so… Limoncello locktails! How to make delicious […]

How to Practice Mindful Drinking at Paris Cocktail Week 2020

This year’s Paris Cocktail Week runs from 24 January to 1 February with 52 different bars offering drinks specials, masterclasses and special events. For the 6th annual cocktail week, the PCW team is celebrating the on-trend cocktail concept: Mindful Drinking. As a concept, ‘mindful drinking’ is pretty much what it sounds like: putting more thought […]

Spritz Cocktails & Pizza at La Riviera

Quicktake: Mediterranean restaurant La Riviera does tasty pizzas that pair nicely with their selection of Spritz Cocktails As I’ve mentioned in recent write-ups, cocktails are finally becoming more integrated into mainstream food and drinks programs in Paris restaurants and bars, rather than just lurking in the niche corners. Great! That means you can grab a […]

Bringing Foreign Wine and Spirits into France

I recently went to a wine tasting with Ramon Bilbao, a Spanish company responsible for a large portion of the rioja wine  that is consumed around the world. It got me thinking about how hard it can be to find a large selection of foreign wine in France.  France has a lot of great domestic […]

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