Before the Champagne, a Moment of Thanks

Tonight most of you will be celebrating the excitement of a brand new year with a pop of good bubbly. However, I'd like to take a moment in these remaining hours of the last day of 2015 to once again thank all of you for your continued support of Alcohol Professor. It's hard to believe that January will mark our third official year, with March being the anniversary of our first published article! I'm thrilled with how far we've progressed in this relatively short time, (although a friend and colleague once said to me that liquor biz years are like dog years, and he is so right.)

One of the things about which I'm most proud has been our commitment to bringing you informed articles about booze from an individual voice. You might say the internet has been a bit over-served with material on the subject as of late. So it's particularly meaningful to me when someone, especially someone I've never previously met, goes out of their way to tell me they've read and enjoyed our articles. People have said to me they read Alcohol Professor not only because of what it is, but because of what it isn't. I know what they mean, and it means a lot.

Of course, we couldn't continue to thrive without the immensely talented staff of visiting professors who write for us. Some of them have been with us from the beginning and others only started in the last couple of weeks. I look forward to opening my inbox because of them, and they make me a very happy editor.

It's been an exciting year that included one of the best Tales of the Cocktail meetings in recent years (to say "memory" wouldn't be quite right), an action packed adventure in Kentucky at the Bourbon Affair, as well as our first appearances at WSWA and Bar Convent Berlin! We met so many wonderful new people along the way and had such fun clinking glasses with familiar company.

Adam and I are looking forward to more sipping adventures with you in 2016! On behalf of all of us at Alcohol Professor, have a fabulous new year and keep sipping well. Cheers!

Amanda Schuster

Editor in Chief