Latest Short Reads

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The American Bar Retrospective

Everyone’s favourite bar magazine finally moves digital with the new Class Weekly. And to get things rolling, they’ve included a fascinating chat between two old kings of the Savoy’s American Bar.

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Ron de Jeremy

The porn icon now has a rum. Need we say more?

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Brands & Social Media

The relationship between drinks brands and social media is a complex and changing one. As this insightful essay from The Gin Blog explores.

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Rogue Territory Handkerchief

There are many things the contemporary gent doesn’t do enough. But none is sadder – so rendered by both its proportions and simplicity – than the humble hanky.

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Mr Porter: How To Pack

The chaps at Mr Porter’s Journal recently posted a charming guide to packing. Now all a lad needs is a sporting piece of rare, original Gaston-Louis from 1901 and we’re ready to roll.

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Beer Cocktails

Just to prove that we’re not the only folks utterly obsessed by boilermakers, here’s an inspired article by Jacob Brier on the aforementioned (and most heavenly) duet.

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Hawksmoor vs Spuntino Tattoos

Will Beckett of Hawksmoor and Russell Norman of Spuntino: two icons of the food scene, head to head. The weapons of choice? The inked bodies of their staff.

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Vintage Bud-Ness

Hidden within the CNBC archives (don’t ask), we just stumbled upon this frankly awesome collection of vintage Bud-ernalia. Enjoy.

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Brooklyn Vodka & SF Cocktails

New York has a long history of lending its name to cocktails. And now to cap it all off, Brooklyn is getting a vodka of its own. All of this while SF is getting up in cocktail arms.

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Vodkafest: An Apology

Sigh. You know there’s something awry in the world when people can’t take a joke… Especially when they drink for a living. You all got the Vodkafest gag, right?

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Celery Slipper

We’re generally against flogging cocktail recipes, but this brief, delicious-looking video from Jamie Bodreau deserves a little attention.

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Bottled Aged Cocktails

For those who want to step into the world of vintage cocktails without the hard work, The Handmade Cocktail Company’s pre-bottled aged classics might be the answer.

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Eating Through Your Ears

Does music affect the way you taste? Does volume change your perception of flavour? New research defines the relationship between music and our enjoyment of food.

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CB Smith: Great Food

Great food. Seminal authors. Beautiful design. An army of books. What’s not to love?

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Scientists Find Alcohol Gene

Those wise bods over at KCL and Imperial have just published some intriguing research pinning down the gene linked to how we regulate our booze intake.

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Journal de Nîmes No 7

The new Journal de Nîmes is so perfectly up our street that it’s almost embarrassing.

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The Selby: Tony C

Bare minutes after we finished interviewing Tony C for our inaugural Chaser article, the marvellous Todd Selby put this little beauty online.

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How To Be A Gentleman

Mr Porter bring on board John Bridges and his inimitable collection of Gentleman’s guides, to protect the modern gent from stumbling into any of society’s innumerable etiquette pot-holes.