Beer, Wine and Spirits

The Riddling Rack

Written by Sean Murphy

My Uncle George was the fountainhead for much of my instruction in the “Facts of Life”. George kept Playboys in his basement in a big wooden crate. Once the cousins found the crate the ... Read More

Tequila

Written by Sean Murphy

I was young and foolish. It was an evening of bad decisions. The first bad decision was to drink tequila. Salt-tequila-lemon, salt-tequila-lemon, salt-tequila-lemon. As is often the case with Tequila ... Read More

Whiskey

Written by Sean Murphy

When I am out for breakfast and the waiter asks, “What would you like to drink?” I always answer… “whiskey”. I guess I think it’s funny. Technically it is correct. The ... Read More

Vodka

Written by Sean Murphy

The origins of vodka are clouded in mystery. Historians say that it is impossible to ascertain with any certainty where and when it was first made. That’s because the people who were there were ... Read More

Absinthe, the Green Fairy and Tulips

Written by Sean Murphy

I think we should run Absinthe for President. Everybody loves Absinthe. The Absinthe fan club reads like an A-list of intellectuals and artists from the last two hundred years. Hemingway, Renoir, ... Read More