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Ginny Tonic Takes on Tequila

I got a very in depth education on tequila in the past week so I thought I would write up how it came to pass and give the listeners a better understanding of how I go about getting my spirits knowledge. It all started with a bottle that arrived in the mail. Tequila Corralejo had asked Bourbon & Banter...

Sports Ball Anyone?

So I find myself considering opening day today as the Cincinnati Reds are preparing to take the field and Major League Baseball kicks off for 2015. In all honesty, it’s been years since this kind of thing even came close to my radar. During that time, I could barely tell you what season of sport we were in...

Bourbon Classic

The Bourbon Classic was an event of absolute style, taste and proved entertaining start to finish. Ginny Tonic and I had an amazing time at an event that not only presented some of the world’s best of bourbon, but brought together an astounding mix of legends, bourbon fans and industry types. Join us...

San Antonio Day Four

It’s the final day of our 2014 San Antonio Cocktail Conference recap and we are going out with a bang! If you missed our recaps of Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3, please take a moment to jump back and check out the play-by-play. For Day 4, we return with a new mix of shots (taken by both Ginny and I) from...

San Antonio Day Three

By this point, we were hitting our stride with the convention. If you missed our recaps of Day 1 and Day 2, jump back and check out all the fun. For Day 3, we return with a new mix of shots (taken by both Ginny and I) from Saturday at the now legendary 2014 San Antonio Cocktail Conference! On Saturday, we...

San Antonio Day Two

It is hard to explain just how much fun we had at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. In pictures, we try. Join us was we walk you back through some of the fun via links and photos. Today, we share a mix of shots (taken by both Ginny and I) from Friday at the cocktail conference! Ah San Antonio, we miss...

San Antonio Day One

Ginny Tonic and I had an amazing time at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Join us was we walk you back through some of the fun via links and photos. Today, we share a mix of shots (taken by both Ginny and I) from Thursday at the conference! Of course if couldn’t be San Antonio without a visit to...

Happy Holidays

What an utterly amazing holiday this year! Ginny Tonic (aka Rachel) often jokes that I can get pretty “Hallmark-y” when it comes to talking about life and the people I care about. With that in mind, I’ll admit that this post is heading down that road with no brakes, no guard rails and blinkers warning...

Let’s Talk Privacy (Revisited)

Yesterday’s Charlie Tonic Hour was a particularly fun episode and if you listen, I think you will see how that rings through. During the hour, Ginny Tonic and I get into a discussion of Google Glass that led to a further exploration of privacy in the modern (and quickly technologically evolving) world. Back...

The Mark Twain Cocktail

“I always take scotch whiskey at night as a preventative of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it.” – Mark Twain On Episode 93 I decided to make Charlie a cocktail using some of the Johnnie Walker Black Label that he got for his birthday....

Back With A Video Update

Hey everyone! Miss me? It’s been an interesting week in the world of this rambler an I break it all down in a short video blog recorded on 9/24/13. In it I share why the site has been a bit quiet and take a look at a few things I’m working on for later this week relating to Comic Related, Derby City Comic...

Meet The Bulleit

On this week’s episode of Bottoms Up, we took a turn tasting Bulleit Rye. Unlike many of our episodes, we went in knowing we liked this particular straight rye whiskey and in some ways wanted to celebrate it. The bottle, thankfully, was already on hand and made for an easy focus for the show. As I...

Backwards Writing

I’m the king of tossing out plans and then working out how to get to the end of those plans well after the announcement was made. It’s a fun way I’ve challenged myself again and again over the years. I’ve done it on a large-scale and a small-scale much to the delight and sometimes...

Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

I originally wrote this post as part of the Bourbon Across America series on Bourbon and Banter. Hope you enjoy it. Bourbon and I are old friends. We first got to know each other back in my 20′s and we’ve been enjoying each other’s company ever since. Sure, at first I thought bourbon was a little out of my...

Chatting with Molly Wellmann

It is a bourbon-heavy show this week but we are guessing listeners of the Charlie Tonic Hour podcast will be ok with that. After a weekend wrap-up Ginny and I sit down with Molly Wellmann at the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar to talk about the bar, her new cocktail book, and of course, bourbon. After that we have...
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