The Wizards of Elixirs, a friendly cocktail competition to benefit Napa High School Athletic Boosters. Fashioned in walk-around style at the Culinary Institute of America’s Copia location in Napa, The Wizards of Elixirs invites guests to sample cocktails by 13 of Wine Country’s top bartenders as they vie for the People’s Choice Award and apps prepared by the CIA. After The Wizard of Elixir is crowned, stay for a Halloween costume dance party from 8-11 p.m. Costumes are encouraged but not required.  Light bites provided by the CIA. Read more →

Get Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF.


Nico de Soto of Mace in New York has visited 49 out of the World's 50 Best Bars 2016 list. He'll hit the last one shortly, and if his predictions are correct, also finish the 2017 list (announced October 5th in London) soon afterward. I interviewed him for SevenFifty Daily. Read more →

Get Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF.


A dozen new drinky reads for fall including books on the Bay Area, New York cocktails, 3-ingredient drinks, cocktails on the road, Canadian whisky, Champagne, and drinks of movie spies. Read more →

Get Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF.