Louisville’s Bourbon Classic Returns

Following five highly successful years, the Bourbon Classic will once again celebrate the best of Bourbon at its 2018 event. Experience the best in the world of Bourbon February 28 – March 3, 2018. The Bourbon Classic Cocktail and Culinary Challenge will be held March 2 at a new venue – The...

Nico Martini (Bottoms Up #83)

  For this week’s short shot of alcohol we sit down with Nico Martini discussing the San Antonio Cocktail Conference AND an upcoming book he’s written on Texas cocktails and bar culture! Nico Martini comes from a theatre background, as an actor/director. He was a member of the 2005 Lincoln...

San Antonio Cocktail Conference (Charlie Tonic Hour #317)

Ginny Tonic and Charlie return from the San Antonio Cocktail Conference absolutely overloaded with stories. Join them as the run through as much as they can in the time they have then they’re joined by one of the show organizers, Nico Martini, for a deeper look at this amazing conference. All this...

The 86 Company Revisited (Bottoms Up #82)

Flashing back a few years to their first visit to the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, Ginny and Charlie sit down with a couple of luminaries of the industry. Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric of the famed New York cocktail bar, Employees Only, were at the time of this interview the creative minds behind The 86...

Anticipating San Antonio (Charlie Tonic Hour #316)

As Ginny Tonic and Charlie stand on the very verge of re-visiting San Antonio, they take this week’s episode to look back AND look forward. In the open, they share a few stories from the week, but that quickly evolves into a spirited discussion of the San Antonio Cocktail Conference which starts...

The Tio Mio (Bottoms Up #81)

This week’s Bottoms Up is both a preview and a great cocktail. Here, we’re featuring the Tio Mio, the official cocktail of the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. This is a conference where Charlie and Ginny Tonic are both attending and presenting a panel next week! Episode #81: The Tio Mio...

Spirited Politics (Charlie Tonic Hour #315)

This week Ginny and Charlie talk about their New Year’s adventures and their first indoor soccer game before they decide to get political. Rather, they discuss politically motivated marketing with booze brands and if this is a good idea or not. These two finish with the Tio Mio cocktail, the official...

Category Defying Whiskeys (Bottoms Up #80)

Ginny Tonic and Charlie followup discussing a new way to categorize whiskey by trying two that demonstrate how geography isn’t everything when it comes to knowing what’s in the bottle. In this Bottoms Up we feature Bastille Blended French Whiskey and Clayton James Tennessee Whiskey! Episode #80: Category...

Classifying Whiskey (Charlie Tonic Hour #314)

Ginny Tonic and Charlie are back to share all the fun stories of Christmas and Boxing Day. For the main segment they discuss an article by David Wondrich proposing a new way of categorizing whiskey that focuses more on what’s in the bottle than where it comes from geographically. They also try two very...

From Foodie To Marketing – Michael Shawn McCabe (Remeasured Life #9)

For the final episode of Remeasured Life Season One, Ginny Tonic sits down with Michael Shawn McCabe. Shawn is the president and owner of McCabe Media, a marketing agency in Cincinnati. His journey to starting his business began when he had to restart his life after a divorce and career change. This lead...

Creating New Cocktails with Peter Lusher (Bottoms Up #79)

Creating your own cocktail recipes is one of the most rewarding parts of bartending. But where to find the inspiration? Peter Lusher of the French Crust Bistro in Cincinnati Ohio talks about his method of creating cocktails starting from experiences. He believes that smells and emotions of a moment can help...

Lucky Turtle Plus Cocktail Creativity (Charlie Tonic Hour #313)

As 2017 starts to wind down, the fun is still going strong with Charlie Tonic. This week Ginny Tonic and Charlie sit down with Frank Seta from Lucky Turtle in Finneytown, Ohio to talk about their 2nd anniversary and how Frank’s created a craft beer and whiskey bar that avoids the cliches associated...

Sewing and Brewing – Tracy & Jeffery McElfresh (Remeasured Life #8)

This week our interview takes on a married couple who both changed their lives in the past 5-7 years in order to follow their dreams and start new careers. Tracy McElfresh runs Tracy’s Sewing Studio in Dayton, Ohio and Jeffery McElfresh is the head brewer and helped open Yellow Springs Brewery in...

Dayton Beer Company and the Breweries of Dayton (Bottoms Up #78)

This week for Bottoms Up we try two barrel aged beers from the Dayton Beer Company. The first is their Beast of Tadmor Village (Dopplebock) which we follow up with Midnight Dream (Russian Imperial Stout). After sharing our thoughts, we take you over into a bit of bonus audio exclusive to Bottoms Up as  we...

Gifts For Booze Lovers (Charlie Tonic Hour #312)

This week we walk you through some fun events and life adventures before we settle into a discussion of what to give and what not to give that alcohol and spirits enthusiast in your life. From there we check in with Dayton Beer Company and consider the Breweries of Dayton. All this plus event...
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