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New Journal of Scholarly Research Centers on Cocktails, Barware, History, and Lore

NEW YORK, NY, August 23, 2004 (UPDATED: August 30, 2004) — Providing a forum for rigorous scholarship and intensive debate into the world of America’s most unique and long-lived icon, the first volume of Mixologist: The Journal of the American Cocktail is premiering on New Year’s Day 2005.


This 200-plus-page publication of scholarly research of the newly-formed Museum of the American Cocktail announced the call today for papers for its inaugural issue, which will be available at the Museum of the American Cocktail, Amazon.com, and select specialty bookstores.


“It’s a forum for mixology and barware scholars that long been overdue,” says co-publisher Anistatia Miller. “The volume of knowledge and depth of inquiry into the American Cocktail has expanded beyond the walls of cocktail books and bars since the emergence of the modern Cocktail Age. Mixologist offers scholars and the inquisitive a fertile place to read the best research on this spirited subject.”


Article subjects range from the origin and history of spirits, cocktails, and bar operations, the sociology and anthropology of drinks and drinking, to the collection of barware and vintage spirits.


Net proceeds from the sales of Mixologist will benefit the Museum of the American Cocktail, being established in New Orleans during Spring 2005.


All articles will be reviewed for inclusion and commented upon by an editorial board that will include Dale DeGroff, Dave Wondrich, Jared Brown, Lowell Edmunds, Robert Hess, and others. Each published author will receive 10 free copies of Mixologist upon publication.


Please note that all submissions must be original contributions that have not been previously published in a magazine or journal. Articles should be no longer than 6,000 words and may include 1-10 illustrations, photographs, or charts.


The deadline for submissions to the inaugural issue of Mixologist: The Journal of the Museum of the American Cocktail is September 30, 2004.


For more information or to send a submission, contact: Anistatia Miller at Anistatia@aol.com or to Anistatia Miller, 459 Columbus Avenue, Suite 201, New York, NY 10024.


More information on the Museum, including a schedule of upcoming exhibit stops can be found at www.MuseumOfTheAmericanCocktail.org and Kingcocktail.com.


About the Museum of the American Cocktail

A nonprofit organization, the Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to celebrate a true American cultural icon, the American Cocktail. Having roots in New Orleans, the American cocktail has influenced music, theater, art, film, and politics around the world during its two-century-old history. Founded by the King of Cocktails Dale DeGroff and a host of the world’s most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, the Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to elevate both professional and consumer knowledge of mixology through exhibits, classes and tasting sessions, as well as publications and multimedia presentations. For more information, visit http://www.MuseumOfTheAmericanCocktail.org


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