The Herzog Cocktail School's Blogroll

There's no shortage of liquor writing out there, so 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 Versions: There are two! Drink and Tell, and Drunk and Told.
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, this is the best source out there (tl;dr the system is way more complicated than it needs to be).
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-four 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

The Food Lens
Author: Various
Based In: Boston
Focus: Boston's bar and restaurant scene
Fun Fact: A sub-project, The Food Lens Five, offers curated lists of establishments by neighborhood and by what they offer, with categories ranging from Wine Bars to Vegetarian Spots to, simply, Bread.
Site: https://www.thefoodlens.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 spirits 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