Cider, Spirits, & Wine

A Peek into Monkey Shoulder’s 2018 Ultimate Bartender Championship

On Tuesday, at Nickel City in Austin, TX, 22 of Texas’s best bartenders competed in’s 2018 Ultimate Bartender Championship sponsored by Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. The competition went five rounds, testing the skills that pay the bills with the grand champion headed to the Athens Bar Show in Greece.

Everything I Loved and Learned at the 2018 San Antonio Cocktail Conference

The San Antonio Cocktail Conference is a 5-day long celebration of cocktails. With the top experts and bartenders around the country hosting educational seminars, crafting incredible cocktails, and finishing it off with some of the best parties you’ll ever attend. Here’s what to you need to know about the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, plus the 3 big trends I’m predicting for 2018!