Searching for the world's best drinks and what makes them extraordinary.

Searching for the world's best drinks and what makes them extraordinary. EZdrinking is a drinks blog by Eric Zandona that focuses on distilled spirits, wine, craft beer and specialty coffee. Here you can find reviews of drinks, drink books, articles about current & historical trends, as well as how to make liqueurs, bitters, and other spirit based drinks at home.

The Adventures Begins

 Welcome to the inaugural post of EZdrinking.

Distilled spirits have been a passion of mine for quite a while, and last year I was blessed to get a writing job with the American Distilling Institute (ADI), an education and advocacy organization for craft distillers. I began by helping them put together a book on all the whiskey distilleries in the world, and at present I'm editing a book on how to make rum. Since I started with ADI I have been able to meet quite a few interesting people in and around the world of distilled spirits and I've come across a lot of great stories about booze, past and present. My plan it to post some of these interesting stories and conversations as well as my own tasting notes on drinks that I've tried.

While my primary focus will be on distilled spirits I also plan to write some about beer, wine and coffee. Living in San Francisco, I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the best examples of each drink type right at my doorstep. Wine, craft beer, craft distilling, and third wave coffee all have a significant following of people who, like me, are interested in having a great drinking experience, and want to understand what makes one drink stand out from the rest. As my passions and interests for each of these drinks compels me to taste more and learn more, I hope that my stories can be informative and fun to read.