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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Trends of 2017 (Charlie Tonic Hour #311)

This week we take you from Metropole to Tokyo Kitty and back before we ultimately settle into a discussion of the alcohol and bar industry trends that helped shape 2017. After we cover the basics of what has been an amazing year, we whisk you away to a private party where cocktails are paired with the Pitch...

Fibonacci Brewing Company (Charlie Tonic Hour #310)

This week we pay a visit to Fibonacci Brewing Company for two full segments of our show. First, we are joined by Bob and Betty Bollas for a look at the Fibonacci philosophy, where they are as a brewery and where they are headed with new projects. Next, we move over to the bar to run through some of their...

Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey (Charlie Tonic Hour #309)

  We’re back with a slightly different Charlie Tonic Hour this week. As we’re all racing toward Thanksgiving, we decided to take this week to give you a peek at an exceptional episode of our companion podcast, Remeasured Life. On this week’s show we walk you through the latest stories from...

Drinking & Generation Z (Charlie Tonic Hour #308)

This week Ginny and Charlie run down their experience at the Bourbon & Bowtie fundraiser, salsa dancing, a wedding and then follow it up with even more bourbon. In their discussion segment they talk about a recent study that found that teen drinking has dropped dramatically and look at what this might...

Drinking In A Bar Alone (Charlie Tonic Hour #307)

Ginny Tonic and Charlie had a busy week full of Halloween, the second anniversary of The Overlook Lodge, Around the Kitchen, Good Spirits, and lots of fun with friends. But after all that fun with friends, they decided to take a break by discussing how to drink at a bar alone. What to order, where to sit,...

BONUS: Craft Beer Taxation Rebuttal

  Mike Bowling takes center stage for our first BONUS as he shares a rebuttal to our recent discussion of craft beer taxation. Our conversation happened on episode #305 while he was with us as a guest on episode #306. We cover the issue and so much more! This is our first ever Charlie Tonic Hour BONUS...

Bartender Handshakes (Charlie Tonic Hour #306)

This week we kick things off with SO MANY stories. From salsa dancing to yuletide nightmares, there’s a lot to cover. After that Mike Bowling joins us once again. You may remember him from episode #302 where we covered arcade bars. This time he provides a bit of industry perspective as we discuss...

Taxing Beer & Spirited Cocktails (Charlie Tonic Hour #305)

Ginny and Charlie may have had a quiet weekend but that doesn’t stop them from having a jam packed show. They talk about a proposed tax reduction for craft breweries and if the booming craft beer industry really needs a tax break. Then they get in the spirit of Halloween by mixing up a classy and...

Considering Blind Tasting (Charlie Tonic Hour #304)

Ginny and Charlie look back on an epic weekend. In Cincinnati Blink lit up the city and in Nashville Ginny and Charlie spent the weekend recording the Big Gin Show with Sips, Suds, and Smokes. After working through over 50 gins in two days, they went over to The Nashville Whiskey Festival. The show inspired...
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