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On Mixology

derek-brown.jpgSelf-described "booze nerd" Derek Brown talks mixology with The Atlantic and how he found common ground with President Obama. He credits the Internet with the rise of our cocktail culture, and he says the traditional role of bartenders is beginning to erode. But the Columbia Room's master mixologist also warns about the health risks that come with the profession: not only are you on your feet all today, but also "you have access to all the vices in the world." [The Atlantic]