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Joey Lombardi was once named “Who’s who among American High School Students”, he was never able to repeat that early success. People often ask him why he writes/blogs with his free time, his typical response is “it is better than actually talking to people”. Area of Expertise: Breathing. Favorite Drink: Hendricks Gin and Tonic (with a cucumber)



Barr Hill Gin

Barr Hill Gin

January 29, 2013 0

Where does great gin come from?  I imagine most people would say Great Britain.  Hell, most of my gin collection probably has the Union Jack somewhere on the bottles.  While the U.K. produces some

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Bulldog Gin

Bulldog Gin

October 20, 2012 0

One of the taglines for BulldogGin is “not your grandfather’s gin” and they aren’t kidding.  The second I opened the bottle, the aromatics pinched my nose telling me that this was not a mild

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Sunday with Peroni

Sunday with Peroni

May 2, 2012 0

In my second year of college, I wanted to expand my knowledge of beers beyond Miller Light and Beast (Milwaukee’s Best).  During this golden age, I discovered craft brews from Magic Hat, Flying Fish,

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Martin Miller Gin

Martin Miller Gin

March 15, 2012 0

What makes a good gin?  Actually, what makes a bad gin?  For me, it is an overly perfumed liquid that makes your eyes burn when you take a sip.  Ten years ago, during an

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A Visit to Frei Brothers Vineyard

A Visit to Frei Brothers Vineyard

December 7, 2011 1

After our tour of the MacMurray estate and vineyards, our guide (who asked not to be named directly – although they were very professional and well informed) brought us to Frei Brothers Vineyard.  Frei Brothers is totally off the grid.  No

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A Visit to MacMurray Vineyards

A Visit to MacMurray Vineyards

November 25, 2011 0

When my wife told her father we were visiting California, he said he would look into a vineyard tour for us.  My father-in-law owns a wine shop in Cherry Hill, NJ called Kress Wine(yes that

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A Chat with Professional Brewer: Jordan Sunseri

A Chat with Professional Brewer: Jordan Sunseri

November 10, 2011 2

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with Victory Brewer Jordan Sunseri about the company’s new Dark Intrigue beer.  During our conversation, it became clear that Jordan was a man of many talents

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Creating Dark Intrigue with Victory Brewing Company

Creating Dark Intrigue with Victory Brewing Company

October 19, 2011 1

What happens when you take a 9.1% imperial stout and age it for 6 months in a Bourbon barrel?  Victory Brewing Company wanted to find out and in the process they generated a bit

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Drinking with Co-workers

Drinking with Co-workers

October 18, 2011 1

A few weeks ago I ran into a very drunk paralegal that I always seem to encounter when I hang out late during the work week.  The poor bastard was falling over while his

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Hendrick’s Gin

Celebrate Father’s Day with Hendrick’s Gin

June 15, 2011 1

 With Father’s Day approaching and the weather heating up, I have been thinking about gin. When I was a kid, my old man used to ask me to make him gin and tonics when

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