Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Real Mezcal

So after that Mezcal Video I posted a few days ago, I decided to try to find some better info.

Lo and behold, Ron Cooper (aka, Mayor of Awesometown) has his own 10 minute inspirational here.


Who knew?

This from bartleby.com and the American Heritage Dictionary.


1. Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking. 2. Excessive indulgence; intemperance.
From crapulent, sick from gluttony, from Late Latin crpulentus, very drunk, from Latin crpula, intoxication, from Greek kraipal.
crapu·lent —ADJECTIVEcrapu·lous —ADJECTIVE

Monday, March 30, 2009

Prohibition Isn't Over

I've said it before inreference to the Three Tier System of alcohol distribution in the US that means up to half the end price of a bottle of hooch is pure tax. But this piece from the Salt Lake Tribune talks about liquor laws that read like medieval religious law more than contempory commerce guidelines.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

From page 3 of Virginia Elliot's 1933 recipe guide, Quiet Drinking.

Selecting the brand of beer you like best is more important than selecting your brand of coffee. Most people drink coffee because it is hot, but they drink beer because they love it.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Mezcal on Wine Library TV

The host is a goof.

The show is decent.

The guest is great.

The product....well, I do think it has a place in the world, but not my favorite for sipping.

watch here.