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The Seeker Wines: Better Red than Dead

Those of you who know The Charlie Tonic Hour know that we know our way around booze and we know our way around steampunks. So it is fitting that we first discovered The Seeker Wines through the steampunk world. Our friend and college Professor Charles Duncan is a representative for Seeker Wines and he also...

Yard House on the Banks

Sometimes life just smiles on you. Friday night I was very pleased to be able to attend the preview party for the new Yard House restaurant here in Cincinnati. The Banks have really started to come alive and after enjoying an evening there with friends I can say that this restaurant is a great addition to...

Honey Buzz

On this week’s episode of Bottoms Up, Charlie and I reviewed Domaine De Canton, a wonderful ginger liqueur from France. This is a very high quality liqueur that makes a wonderful bottle for both professional and amateur mixologists. It has a very clean flavor, lightly sweet and with a really wonderful...

Country Boy Brewing

Cincinnati is not the only city in our neck of the woods to be seeing a profuse blossoming of craft brewers. Lexington, Kentucky is becoming a beer town in bourbon country and at a pleasant 90 minute drive away and it is well worth the trip for a beer lover. So if you have exhausted the independent brewers...

Best Drink of the Night: Smoked Elderflower

Last night Charlie and I tore through Over the Rhine here in Cincinnati in an attempt to try every drink in the area that was featured for Yelp Drinks 2013. We made it to five bars in 90 minutes before giving up and going home, so we only missed Lavomatic. I consider it something of an achievement that we...

Cincy Beerfest and 5B Blogging Conference

Charlie and I had a great time this weekend at the Cincy Beerfest and 5B Blogging Conference hosted by Hoperatives. We learned a lot, drank a lot, and laughed a lot so that makes for about a perfect weekend in my book. You will hear more about the conference and the beer, including a Bottom’s Up...

Red Headed Stranger Cocktail

On Episode 60 of The Charlie Tonic Hour you can hear me rave about a really delicious cocktail that I had at Bakersfield in OTR here in Cincinnati. Even though I was disappointed not to get another one of their barrel-aged Manhattans, I was able to console myself in the arms of a Red Headed Stranger. This...

Barrel House Distillery: A Labor of Love

In Episode 59 of The Charlie Tonic Hour featured an interview with Noah Brown, an employee of Barrel House Distilling Company in Lexington Kentucky. I say “an employee” but perhaps “the employee” would be more appropriate. Barrel House is the very definition of a micro-distillery and...

Know Your Whiskey

  From The Bearings Guide comes this handy and aesthetically pleasing  graphic to help you better understand the different branches of that wonderful tree known as whiskey. The Bearings Guide describes itself as a guide to help the modern gentleman navigate life. I had not heard of this site until this...

Lexington’s Hometown Bourbon

Kentucky Ale, and more recently, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, have been sources of Lexington pride for many years now. In fall 2011 the city was abuzz with the release of Town Branch, the first bourbon produced by the same company. That’s right, Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co...

The French Connection

 This week on Episode 56 of The Charlie Tonic Hour we try some Conjure Cognac and discuss the history of cognac, brandy, and rappers. In addition to sipping it neat, I decided to make a cocktail with it. This classic cocktail is simplicity itself to make. The official International Bartenders Association...

The Beer Trappe

Every now and then it’s good to get out of the Queen City and explore the drinking culture in further flung regions of this great country. At just about a 90 minute drive away, the lovely college town of Lexington makes a great day trip. Usually if I’m going to Lexington I’m thinking...

Apple Pie a la Mode Moonshine

On our Halloween Special, Episode 45, Charlie and I shared the fall-themed drink that I made for our Halloween block party. It turned out great and I am thinking of making something similar to give out for Christmas presents this year. If you want to drink along at home here is the recipe for it....

Horse’s Neck Cocktail

  In Episode 41 Charlie and I share our recent trip to the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar where, in addition to sampling a nice selection of rye and bourbon whiskey, I also tried a classic bourbon cocktail. The Horse’s Neck cocktail dates back to at least the 1890’s when it was more typically...

Cincinnatus Red by Vinoklet Winery

  This week on Episode 38 of The Charlie Tonic Hour you can hear all about my trip to Vinoklet Winery for their annual Art and Wine Festival (and if you can’t wait for that you can read about it on Queen City Drinks.) Despite my trepidations about Ohio wines, I had a very enjoyable afternoon with...
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