News Archive

  • Wall Street Journal


    There is a printed journal, relatively established I'm told, whose press turns out a great volume of sheets, the pages of which command the attention of vast numbers of the reading public. This week it was brought to our attention that said periodical published an essay on the topic of "American Aperitifs", wherein was featured vermouths (and such) created by several domestic producers. Among those brands being championed, was none other than our very own Hammer & Tongs L'Afrique. A certain journalist responsible for illuminating the topic, one Ms. Sarah Karnasiewicz, correctly observed that "a stateside aperitif conversion is underway.” Ms. S.K. went on to survey sundry styles and brands produced here in these United States, by Calisaya, Cana's Feast, Ransom, and Uncouth Vermouth to name a few. Of our L’Afrique, she pronounced it to be “a dark and alluring Rosso-style vermouth, with earthy notes of incense and spice” and opined that it is “beautiful with Seltzer and a small splash of bourbon.” Thank you Ms. Sarah… We couldn’t agree more with your findings.

  • Tales of the Cocktail

    NOLA! What countless inspirations have you elicited upon my soul! After last year’s epic experience I could not feel more obliged to repay your tremendous kindness, and what better way to exhibit my appreciation than to devote a morning to inspiring others. On the Tuesday the 17th day of July, I shall endeavor to astound and delight as many of your inhabitants (transient and resident alike) as a man could expect to, with the mysterious charm of vermouth. Put in my path, as is your way, a qualified individual proficient in the arts of enchantment, and I will leave not a soul unstirred by the remedial draw of this bewitching beverage, should they set foot in the Hotel Monteleone. Already I feel the beautiful enigma of your powers at work as you have for this occasion, woven together 8 producers of vermouth to convene for this affair. For 2013, Tales of the Cocktail will have a new story to tell… a tale of New Vermouths.


    The New Vermouth Tasting Room


    http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/events/new-vermouth-tasting-room/

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