News and Press

The Washington Post Hypes ROOT

07/27/2010
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Spirits preview of products is most promising

 There is something about Tales of the Cocktail, the huge spirits industry conference that has been held here every July for eight years, that leads one to make epic pronouncements about booze.

Take, for instance, this one from F. Paul Pacult: "Gin is such a lovely invention. There is the wheel, and then there's gin."

Pacult, a critic and the publisher of the influential newsletter Spirits Journal, made that observation during a session on how to "Hone Your Sensory Skills to a Higher Level."

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City Paper.net Hypes SNAP

07/26/2010
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Art in the Age’s SNAP hits state store shelves

SNAP, the new 80-proof, ginger snap-influenced liquor from the Art in the Age folks (creators of ROOT is now on shelves in local Wine & Spirits stores, is an interesting beast indeed — it combines elements both sweet (blackstrap molasses, brown and pure cane sugars) and zingy (clove, ginger, nutmeg) for a liquid sensation so close to the experience of biting into the source-material cookie that it’s almost scary.

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Uncrate.com Features SNAP

07/26/2010
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Snap


Fresh off the success of Root, its organic, alcoholic root tea, Art in the Age is back with another organic alcoholic treat. Snap ($33) is an 80 proof, 100% organic spirit inspired by authentic ginger snaps made with blackstrap molasses and fresh ginger, featuring flavors of both ingredients, with a hint of butter. Serve it straight, with a splash soda, or mixed with a good bourbon for a cold weather pick-me-up.

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LSNglobal.com Hypes Snap

07/26/2010
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Vintage quality: Modern drink revives ancient recipe

Philadelphia Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction <http://www.artintheage.com>  has launched a spirit inspired by a recipe that dates back to the 1600s.

The drink Snap borrows an old Pennsylvanian-Dutch recipe for lebkuchen, a traditional ginger biscuit, to create a distilled drink.

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Jessica Hische Blog Features Art in the Age

07/26/2010
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Partaaaaaay (and buy Letterpressed Drop Caps)

 
If you missed my tweets about this in early July, there is currently a show of my letterpressed drop caps at Art in the Age  in Philadelphia. If you are in or around Philly this Friday (July 30th), come and help celebrate the show with me. I’m hoping it will turn into a massive Philadelphia nostalgiafest  in which I carry on my own private game of Edward Cocktail-Hands and promise everyone I am moving back “becausephiladelphiaissototallyawesome!!!1!”. See the video below for further details about the show, and if you can’t make it, no worries, drop caps will be for sale on my site very soon and you and I can have a virtual toast when you purchase one.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer Features 'Gansett AND Root

07/23/2010
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 Do This!

By Aubrey Whelan
  
Saturday
Start your engines
Classic cars once driven for 24 Hours of Le Mans will be displayed Saturday at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825-31 Norwitch Dr. The race, first held in 1923, is one of the world's best-known endurance racing competitions. Among the cars will be a 1933 Alfa Romeo that once led the race, a 1934 MG K3 Magnette that finished fourth, and a 1936 Aston Martin Le Mans, built specifically for the race. You can see the cars being driven on a three-acre lot at the museum and attend a brief lecture on their historical significance. The demonstration begins at noon, with a free museum tour at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, free 8 and younger. Group discounts are available. Information: 215-365-7233 or simeonefoundation.org.

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