You want a little adventure in your life. And why not? With thousands of breweries and distilleries in the United States, there are more choices than ever on tap and behind the bar. So many, that you’re a little bit intimidated. That’s where this week’s Fuhmentaboudit! guest comes into play – Jeff Cioletti, author of “The Year of Drinking Adventurously: 52 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone.” He shares that the book serves as a guide to getting out of your beverage comfort zone once a week for a year. Each of the fifty-two chapters features the story behind a unique beer, spirit, cocktail or wine, designed to broaden your drinking horizons. Some correspond with specific seasons or holidays, encouraging you to forget the million-dollar marketing-supported “conventional wisdom” and drink against the grain. It’s Cinco de Mayo? There’s much more to the celebration than lime-enhanced lager and shots of rotgut tequila. St. Patrick’s Day? Do you really want to be the 700th person of the evening to order a green-tinted brew and a shot of cheap whiskey? Tune in for more!
“The tiki chapter I had a lot of fun with… I realize now everything is about context and drinking within context, it’s not just about fruity drinks!” [31:00]
–Jeff Cioletti on Fuhmentaboudit!