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on 20/05/12 at 7:01 pm

Booze News

Call it Boozeapalooza.

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic (MCC) wrapped up its third edition earlier this week – a 120-hour stretch (more or less) of sipping, sampling, drinking, guzzling and just plain ol’ partying. Launched as something of a rival to Tales of the Cocktail, the decade-old New Orleans spirits-world showcase, the New York event has built its own brand of buzz – pardon the pun – with events that appeal to the modern mixology cognoscenti and the up-till-all-hours crowd alike. We admit we fall more into the former camp – for us, the real attraction of MCC is the opportunity to try so many spirits and cocktails that defy convention – but we don’t mind watching the passing parade of partygoers.

With that in mind, here are some lessons learned from this year’s event:

1) That Fellini is alive and well: That spirit of hedonism associated with the Italian filmmaker was in full evidence at this year’s gala, held at the New York Public Library’s iconic main branch.

FULL STORY via WSJ