Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Drinks & Humor

Beverage Writing

Editor and founder, (Since 1998)

Review of Dennis Pogue, Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry (Harbour Books, 2011), The Weekly Standard, June 4, 2012.

“The Scots Are Coming,”, March 29, 2012.

“Chasing Whiskey,”, October 18, 2011.

“Let It Flow: Chipping Away at the Three-Tier Alcohol System,” American Enterprise Institute blog, July 18, 2011.

“The Mint Julep and Derby Day,”, May 7, 2011.

Review of Daniel Okrent, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner, 2010), The Weekly Standard, January 31, 2011.

“The Wet, the Dry, and the Ugly,” (on Prohibition) The Smart Set, December 3, 2010.

Review of Iain Gately, Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol (New York: Gotham Books, 2008), The American, January 21, 2009.

“Whiskey Galore,” (article on the Kentucky Bourbon Festival) The American, October 8, 2008.

“Vodka in America,” and “Hard Cider,” in Andrew F. Smith, ed., Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

“F. Sot Fitzgerald’s Booze Column,” New York Hangover, August 2000-January 2002.

“F. Sot Fitzgerald’s Booze Column,” New York Hangover, October 1999-July 2000.

“The Abbey,” “Alfama,” “Whiskey Ward,” and “Under the Volcano,” CitySearchNewYork, August 2000-November 2000.

Assorted Beverage Pieces, New York Press, January 1999-November 2000.

“F. Sot Fitzgerald’s Booze Column,” New York Hangover, February 1999-September 1999.

My Restaurant Reviews

Humor Writing:

Co-Founder/Co-Editor/Writer, Bully Magazine, 1998-2003 (with Ken Wohlrob)

“Consolidating for a Better Tomorrow: Memorandum to Employees,” Bully Magazine, July 30, 1998.

“Come to Chicago…” (with Sean D. Huntington) The Plague, 1995.

“Fear, Loathing, Booze, But Mostly Fear in Atlantic City,” (with Sean D. Huntington) The Plague, 1995.

“Fear and Loathing in Las Quantas Physicas,” The Plague, 1994.

Other Writing

How to Play Chess booklet, (New York: Chess-In-the-Schools, 1996/1997).