French/American Liqueur WAR Tasting at Wisdom


When: July 17th, 2014
Where: Wisdom in Washington D.C.
Cost: $25


Join us at Wisdom as we host Two of the MOST Respected LIQUEUR Companies in the World. Giffard from Angers, France ( and Leopold Bros. from Denver, Colorado ( Old World vs New, French vs American, Quality vs Quality!

Taste through the product line, learn the history of these two companies and understand the fundamentals of quality liqueurs, then have the Gintender talk to you about MIXOLOGY basics and the SECRET of using liqueurs at home for an EXTENSIVE range of cocktails. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!!

Buy your tickets now:



Wisdom and Church & State are offering gift Mixology Classes.  The classes will be tailored to individual interests and they can make a reservation and use it at their convenience anytime in 2014.

Full details: are under the mixology classes tab.

Just e-mail us at DCWISDOM@GMAIL.COM
Let us know the names of the recipients/where the certificate should be mailed/preferred location for class. We will send you a paypal link & send the gift on its way.

Enter Young&Hungery’s Cocktail Competition!

Photo by Flickr user star5112

Tired of highbrow mixologists getting all the glory?  Think you’ve got what it takes to craft a masterful cocktail?  Prove it!

Young&Hungry is teaming up with the Gintender and Fruit Bat to bring you the LESS THAN FANCY COCKTAIL COMPETITION!

The competition is open to anyone who wants to submit a drink.  There is only one qualification…your drink must not suck.  Besides that, it’s open season!

The Gintender will serve as impartial judge (extra points for clever drink names or ingredients that make the Gintender laugh).

The winner will receive a $100 bar tab at Wisdom, Fruit Bat or Church & State AND the winning libation will be featured on Fruit Bat’s menu for a limited time.

How to enter:

To enter, simply email your recipe, a photo of your concoction and your contact information to by April 15.

For full details and background, visit the Washington City Paper.

Everyday Guide to Spirits and Cocktails: Gintender Feature

The Gintender

A new video by The Great Courses features yours truly (The Gintender) with insight into the world of mixology, spirits and traditions.  This video is a great way to get up to speed on the sipping of scotch, the mixing of gin and mixology essentials.

It’s also a great reference if you are interested in private mixology classes with The Gintender.

We highly suggest at least giving the preview a look!  Check out the link below for the preview video and a few great cocktail tips:

Special thanks to the folks at The Great Courses for putting together such a superb instructional video!