September 2016 archive

Wanderlush: House Spirits Distillery in Portland Oregon

Last month I had the opportunity to visit House Spirits Distillery in Portland, Oregon, tour the facilities with head distiller, Andrew Tice and get to know founder & distiller, Christian Krogstad – one of the pioneers behind America’s craft distilling revival. House Spirits Distillery, a forerunner in Portland’s craft distilling community, is now in their 12th year of operation. And […]

TAMBOUR ORIGINAL Wants to Bring Sodabi, a West African Palm Liquor, to the US

Who out there has tried sodabi, a traditional West African liquor distilled from fermented palm tree sap? If you’re anything like me, this exotic spirit is unfamiliar…but intriguing! Unless you are from West Africa or have spent any significant time there, the likelihood of you having tried this local specialty of Benin, the birthplace of voodoo, is pretty […]

Your Labor Day Cocktail: Cucumber Ginger Iced Tea!

Oh, summer, you dreamy, fleeting, hot little minx. How is it you seem to go by faster every year? I will never understand the passage of time…no matter how many Neil deGrasse Tyson YouTube videos I watch. But what I DO understand is that we best make the most of it these next couple of weeks because soon […]