‘Hard Shake’ Inventor Comes to Town; Drink a Pickleback this St. Paddy’s


The effects of the recent earthquake in Chile are still being felt across the wine industry, especially by smaller producers, many of which may go bankrupt.

Inventor of the “hard shake” Kazuo Uyeda will be in New York May 3 to lead a mixology seminar and promote the first English translation of his book Cocktail Techniques.
[NY Times]

According to a recent study, drinking beer makes people more attractive to mosquitoes, which can increase their risk of contracting malaria in certain parts of the world.
[PLoS ONE via Alcademics]

In an effort to stop the spread of the destructive European grapevine moth, 162 square miles of Napa Valley vineyards have been quarantined.
[NY Times]

Forgo the green beer this St. Paddy’s Day and opt for the nearly ubiquitous Pickleback, a shot of Irish whiskey followed by a chaser of pickle juice.
[Washington Post]

A seminar at the International Food & Restaurant Show entitled, “The Bar Loves the Kitchen,” focused on the importance of kitchen-bar communication to improve efficiency.
[Inside F&B]

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