Literate drinking – Drink.Think returns on Oct 16

After a one-year hiatus, I’m delighted to announce that Drink.Think  is back!

If you’ll be in the New York area on Tuesday, Oct. 16, I hope you’ll come out to Casa Mezcal to enjoy a drink and hear an amazing group of writers read from their work about beverages.

In addition, Montelobos Mezcal will be pouring samples of their new mezcal. The product comes to market this month, so you can be among the first to try it. (The regular full bar also will be available.)

Date & Time:  Tuesday, October 16, 2012.  The bar will be open starting at 6pm – the reading starts at 7pm.

Location:  Obra Negra, below Casa Mezcal – 86 Orchard Street, NY, NY

Admission: FREE admission and samples of Montelobos Mezcal. Books will be available for purchase and signing; full cash bar available.

Featured Readers:  Curated by wine and spirits writer Kara Newman, participants include:

  • Jenny Adams, cocktail/spirits writer for Imbibe Magazine
  • Alia Akkam, drinks writer and editor
  • Jennifer Fiedler, Associate Editor, Wine Spectator Magazine
  • Caren Osten Gerszberg and Leah Odze Epstein, editors of Drinking Diaries anthology & blog
  • Michael Neff, bartender/co-owner of Ward III/Rum House, and writer at Serious Eats
  • Peter Joseph, author, Boozy Brunch
  • Rosie Schaap, Drink columnist, New York Times Magazine and author, Drinking With Men
  • Laura Weiss, author, Ice Cream: A Global History

I hope to see you at Casa Mezcal on Oct. 16 – come thirsty!

Interview with me featured on Drinking Diaries today

I’m honored to be featured on Drinking Diaries today. If you’re not already a reader, I encourage you to head on over and bookmark the site — I’m a longtime reader myself. The site is full of smart, deeply honest writing about women and drinking. Some of the content (like, um, my Q&A) celebrates the tippling life. But the creators of the blog, Caren Osten Gerzberg and Leah Odze Epstein, don’t shy away from the darker topics, like binge drinking and alcoholism. There’s a lot of thoughtful truth-telling on this site, from a wide variety of voices.

Caren and Leah also have a Drinking Diaries book coming out soon, appropriately subtitled “Women Serve Their Stories Straight Up.” 

I’m especially tickled to be featured on the Drinking Diaries site because, as one of the few venues to publish provocative personal essays about topics like parenting and drinking, it was one of the outlets that inspired me to create the Drink.Think reading series. After taking a hiatus, I’m planning to revive Drink.Think this fall (shhh…you’re the first to know!). And I’m hoping to persuade Caren and Leah to come read from their shiny new book at Drink.Think.  After all, that’s the kind of symmetry that can really inspire me to raise my glass.