It seems a pity that print media's starting to get interested in bartending and cocktailmaking just as the medium dies. Then again, they've all got websites, and you know what they say about publicity...
- The economic crisis leads the Guardian to send Mark Fothergill to London's Lab to learn the trade - after all, what better way to save money in the downturn by replacing your £7 Cosmo with a £20 bottle of vodka, a £20 bottle of Cointreau and £75 worth of equipment? There's also a selection of winter cocktail recipes to try your hand at.
- New York Magazine reports on the latest area of society to achieve gender parity: alcoholism.
- The New York Times continues its recent blow-out of bar-related articles with a look at the emergent class of cocktail geeks - non-professional mixologists - and what it means for the cocktail renaissance (via Barbore).
- One man's quest for a Zeppelin shaker leads the LA Times into the murky netherworld of cocktail memorabilia.