“Did bartenders create civilization?” moderator Derek Brown asks a panel of “paleococktails” experts. The DC bar owner is playful but unsurprised by the response from Pat McGovern, a UPenn archaeochemist who helped discover a Neolithic fermented beverage in China (rice, honey and fruit; absorbed and preserved in pottery).
To paraphrase: quite possibly.
This is Tales of the Cocktail, the annual liquor convention in New Orleans, perhaps better known for moments like hottie spirits promoter Charlotte Voisey on an elevated stage, above a crowd of 600 at the William Grant & Sons Cocktails in Film Festival, joining a band to play the bass tab of “Seven Nation Army” on a tuba.
To illustrate: blonde, with a British accent, in a red dress, straddling a large horn.