The Herzog Cocktail School's Blogroll

There's no shortage of liquor writing out there. How do you know what to read? Here are the blogs and websites we recommend without hesitation:

Alcademics
Author: Camper English
Based In: San Francisco
Focus: Bar trends, preparation techniques, and the sum of human knowledge about making clear ice
Book Version: Not quite, but Camper's Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is delightful.
Site: http://www.alcademics.com

Cocktail Virgin/Slut
Author: Fred Yarm, although it's had four authors over the course of its life
Based In: Boston
Focus: Innovative cocktails being made at bars around Boston
Book Version: Drink and Tell
Site: http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com

Connell Law Offices Blog
Author: John P. Connell, Esq.
Based In: Boston
Focus: Law and legal news, with a focus on alcohol and hospitality law in and around Boston
Fun Fact: For real! If you want to know more about liquor licenses and distributor regulations in Massachusetts (tl;dr the system is way more complicated than it needs to be), this is the best source out there.
Site: http://www.connelllawoffices.com/blog/

Critiki
Author: Humuhumu Trott
Based In: San Francisco
Focus: All things tiki, including crowd-sourced reviews of tiki bars around the world
Fun Fact: Critki is tracking "tiki deserts" - that is, major cities without a proper tiki bar in sight.
Site: https://critiki.com

Eater
Author: Various
Based In: Global, with dedicated sections for twenty-three cities (including Boston)
Focus: All things food and drink
Fun Fact: Eater has focused coverage for some smaller-market cities that punch above their weight in food and drink, including CharlestonNashvillePortland, Oregon; and, of course, New Orleans.
Site: http://www.eater.com

Imbibe Magazine
Author: Various
Based In: Portland, Oregon
Focus: Craft drinks of all kinds (beer, wine, cocktails, and so on)
Book Version: Nope, but there's an actual paper magazine you can subscribe to!
Fun Fact: Imbibe Magazine is one of the two main sponsors of Negroni Week (Campari being the other).
Site: http://imbibemagazine.com

Punch
Author: Various
Based In: New York, but the content is global
Focus: All things alcohol, but especially bars and producers
Fun Fact: Punch appears to have the most extensive collection of city drinking guides around, covering everywhere from Singapore to Birmingham, Alabama.
Site: http://punchdrink.com

Serious Eats
Author: Various
Based In: New York, but the content is global
Focus: All things food and drink
Fun Fact: If you want to read Kevin Liu's work on scientific cocktail techniques, most of it is on Serious Eats (he also wrote a great book on the topic called Craft Cocktails at Home)
Site: http://www.seriouseats.com

Summit Sips
Author: Randy Hanson
Based In: Portland, Oregon
Focus: Classic cocktails and home experiments
Fun Fact: Randy has a great guide on how to make your own travel cocktail kit
Site: http://summitsips.com

We also recommend these blogs, which have stopped updating (or seem to have stopped updating), but are still accessible and contain a wealth of information:

The Cocktail Chronicles
Author: Paul Clarke
Based In: Seattle
Focus: Home cocktail exploration
Book Version: The Cocktail Chronicles: Navigating the Cocktail Renaissance with Jigger, Shaker & Glass
Site: http://www.cocktailchronicles.com

LUPEC Boston
Author: The Boston chapter of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails)
Based In: [Guess]
Focus: Classic drinks, especially ones in need of reviving
Site: https://lupecboston.com

Periodista Tales (at Devin Hahn Films)
Author: Devin Hahn
Based In: Boston
Focus: The history of the Periodista, the signature cocktail of contemporary Boston, presented in twenty-three parts. Devin's research has probably made him more knowledgeable on this topic than anyone else in the world.
Site: http://www.devinhahnfilms.com/2010/10/29/table-of-contents/

RumDood
Author: Matt Robold
Based In: Orange County, California
Focus: All things rum
Fun Fact: The RumDood maintains quick lists of every rum he's reviewed and his recipes for classic rum drinks
Site: http://rumdood.com

Savoy Stomp
Author: Erik Ellestad
Based In: San Francisco
Focus: Making every single drink in the Savoy Cocktail Book.
Site: http://savoystomp.com