May Review: Bye Spring, Hello Summer!

May Review: Bye Spring, Hello Summer!

"We roamed the fields and river sides, When we are young and gay; We chased the bees and plucked the flowers, In the merry, merry month of May." - Stephen Foster May, commonly referred to as the month of merriment, was rather busy for us. With most Corona measures being lifted almost everywhere, events start to take place again. We receive invitations to travel, explore and dine, and also organise our own events. Besides that, we met many cool people from near and far this...

Sipsmith: Interview with Gin Mastermind Jared Brown – The Birdyard Vienna – Blackbox Cocktail Challenge

Sipsmith: Interview with Gin Mastermind Jared Brown – The Birdyard Vienna – Blackbox Cocktail Challenge

To most of you drinks enthusiasts out there this man will need no introduction. To those who don’t know: @mixellany2 on Instagram is no other than Sipsmith Master Distiller, photographer, award-winning author, consulting drink historian Jared Brown. For Fabdrinx, Erhard met him for a short interview at the Sipsmith Event and Blackbox Cocktail Challenge at The Birdyard Bar in Vienna. Among industry professionals and spirit connoisseurs, the name Jared Brown is commonly...

Tasting Whisky in Vienna: Mighty peat from the Isle of Islay

Tasting Whisky in Vienna: Mighty peat from the Isle of Islay

Among the Scottish Whisky regions, the Isle of Islay is the most famous when it comes to peat content in whisky. The island is situated on the West Coast of Scotland at about the same latitude as Glasgow and Edinburgh. The southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, it is often referred to as "The Queen of the Hebrides". The island's capital is Bowmore. It currently houses eight Islay Whisky distilleries, of which six produce only peaty malt.     Smoky,...

White Turf St. Moritz: A Highlight Every Year

White Turf St. Moritz: A Highlight Every Year

Since 1907, the Engadin is hosting one of the most traditional horse races in the world: White Turf St. Moritz. The event takes place over three consecutive weekends in February, on 6th, 13th and 20th. Following the iconic Snow Polo, White Turf St. Moritz also is a top-class event: it combines exciting horse racing, fine catering, attractive music and art performances in front of a unique mountain backdrop on the frozen Lake St. Moritz. The organiser is St. Moritz Racing...

Event News: Snow Polo St. Moritz – Winner Azerbaijan, Land of Fire

Event News: Snow Polo St. Moritz – Winner Azerbaijan, Land of Fire

Snow Polo St. Moritz – A triumvirate of matches ends three day polo spectacular with Azerbaijan Land of Fire winning the tournament trophy The 37th edition of the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz took place from 28 to 30 January 2022. For the first time, six high-calibre teams were competing to win the world's only "high goal" tournament on snow, which was played in a new match mode. The team captains have been finalising their team line-ups since November 2021, looking to...

Tiki Match 2021: Celebrating the Island Life – Vienna, Nuremberg, Berlin, Graz

Tiki Match 2021: Celebrating the Island Life – Vienna, Nuremberg, Berlin, Graz

Tiki Culture: You want to escape the grey but, for known reasons, are constrained to stay put in your hood? All that’s in the cards right now is a virtual trip to the Caribbean? Escape the dull, one tiki cocktail at a time!     Some like to drink them, some like to make them, and some even like to show off their skills! If the spirit of tiki is strong with you and you want to share your talent with the world, the Tiki Match by Old Judge Spirits Edition 2021 is...

ArtGenève: Ruinart showcases two artists and their exclusive works

ArtGenève: Ruinart showcases two artists and their exclusive works

Maison Ruinart is a patron of contemporary art and design. Since 1896, when André Ruinart commissioned the Czech artist Alfons Mucha to create an advertising poster, the Champagne House has enjoyed close and longstanding relations with the art world. Ever so often, Ruinart chooses well-known artists and gives them carte blanche for the creation of special projects. The Maison also supports major art fairs around the world. For the sixth consecutive year, Ruinart...