Archive for November, 2015

Churchill on Quitting a Winner

Monday, November 30th, 2015

“Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.”

Sir Winston Churchill, whom, as The Economist notes, spent approximately £1,160 each year on wine (a mere £104,400 when adjusted for inflation). He was born on this day in 1874.

Nominative Determinism Strikes Again

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Bitterman's Field Guide to Bitters and Amari

This young fellow should count himself fortunate that he was not descended from the Liqueur or Cordial families—or, heaven forbid, the American Schnappses.