London food writer Giles Coren’s hilarious and honest account of giving up booze is the best #longread of the day, month, and year. [via Esquire]

Drinking at work: How 11 companies celebrate happy hour. [via Serious Eats]

Mai Tais contain a whopping 219 calories. How fattening is your cocktail? [via Details]

The story behind Aviation’s retro bottle redesign. [via Bon Appetit]

Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix of La Descarga discuss L.A.’s cocktail scene. [via Eater L.A.]

A batch of illegally distilled alcohol has killed seven people in Iran. [via The New York Times]

Is whiskey the new Manischewitz? Whiskey makers court the Jewish market. [via The New York Times

The French didn’t come up with wine—they learned it from the Italians, more than 2,000 years ago: [via NPR]