Check Out Hollywood’s Grandpa Johnson’s Bar Mashup and Collectif 1806 at Portland Cocktail Week!

  Hollywood’s Grandpa Johnson’s and San Francisco’s Trick Dog will be taking over the Spirit of ’77 this Sunday night. For those attending the upcoming Portland Cocktail Week, this is one of the many bar mashups for the night. Be sure to check out the rest. I had a chance to preview a couple of drinks for […]

2013 Portland Cocktail Week

October 2013 Features Ancho Reyes Appleton Rum – after party Aviation Gin Bacardi Bar Challenge Bacardi Masquerade Ball Beefeater Gin spa day Broken Shaker bar takeover of Oven & Shaker Campari Bartenders Ball Cole’s bar takeover of Huber’s Hendrick’s Gin – Curling Jameson Black Barrel Monkey Pod bar takeover of Hale Pele Pouring Ribbons bar […]

Portland Cocktail Week: Beer Cocktails with Jacob Grier & Ryan Conklin

Beer cocktails have become somewhat trendy in the last couple of years. I have to admit, I am a spirits snob. I tend to favor cocktails and although I drink beer and wine, they are not my favorites. However, I am a bit OCD and once I am interested in something, I will learn as […]

Portland Cocktail Week: The Lost Art of Technical Free Pouring

I stopped a few moments at Portland Cocktail Week to check out the Lost Art of the Technical Free Pouring with industry veteran Tobin Ellis. Billed as a seminar no bartender or bar owner should miss, it was to teach pouring mechanics that would lead to making cocktails twice as fast with twice the profitability. […]

Portland Cocktail Week: Exploring the Martini with Tony Conigliaro

  One of the Portland Cocktail Week seminars I attended was Exploring the Martini with Tony Conigliaro. I was excited to learn more about the history of the martini and to hear Tony speak. I have been to his bar 69 Colebrook Row in London. He is famed for coming up with bottle-aged cocktails (which […]

Portland Cocktail Week: Yacht Rock with DonQ Rum

  The second night of Portland Cocktail Week was celebrated with a DonQ Rum party at Lola’s Room which is part of the Crystal Ballroom. The 80s Yacht Rock theme was helped along with a number of sailor hats and fairly soon nearly everyone had a white cap on their head. I loved the fun […]

Portland Cocktail Week: Robots vs Humans

On Saturday, October 22, Portland Cocktail Week was the location of robots facing off with humans. Who would be the eventual master of us all? Held at the Jupiter Hotel courtyard, the tented event featured many fine cocktails as well as nosh from a local food truck. I was most drawn to the locally  made […]

2011 Portland Cocktail Week

October 2011 Features Indie Tequila Road Show with the Bon Vivants 10/21/11 Exploring the Martini with Tony Conigliaro 10/21/11 Yacht Rock with DonQ Rum 10/21/11 Beer Cocktails with Jacob Grier and Ryan Conklin 10/22/11 The Lost Art of Technical Free Pouring with Tobin Ellis 10/22/11 Triple Buck with the Bon Vivants 10/22/11 Robots vs Humans […]

2019 Cocktail Weeks Calendar

  2019 January San Antonio Cocktail Conference, January 14-20 Speed Rack (San Francisco), January 13 Paris Cocktail Week, January 18-26 The Whisky X (Santa Monica/ Los Angeles) January 25 Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Week, California, January 25- February 2 Speed Rack (South Central), January 27  February Miami Rum Congress, February 8-9 American Craft Spirits Association […]

2018 Cocktail Weeks Calendar

2018 January San Antonio Cocktail Conference, January 10-18 Paris Cocktail Week, January 20-27 February For the Love of Cocktails, Las Vegas Arizona Cocktail Week, Phoenix/ Scottsdale, February 17-19 The Whisky Show, Glasgow, Scotland, February 24-25 Bourbon Classic,  Louisville, KY, February 28- March 3 March Bartenders Weekend, San Diego, March 4-6 American Craft Distillers Convention and […]