In the recipe for Egg Nog, I stated 1/4 ounce of nutmeg - this should be 1/4 teaspoon.
Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.This will be corrected in the next... Read more
Kickstarter: It's a Wrap!
Everyone's rewards have been mailed out - some have already received them, others will see them over the next week or so (depending on where you live). It was fun... Read more
Shipping this weekend...
Hey all -
Final books arrived this morning, earlier than expected. I'll get busy assembling your reward packages, signing copies for those who requested that, and getting them on their... Read more
Finished book samples
Samples of the finished book arrived yesterday and I'm happy to report they're perfect! The full shipment of books should arrive late next week, so I'll plan on sending out... Read more
homebarbasics.com is live!
Just in time for Happy Hour, the new website at homebarbasics.com has just been launched! Come on over and poke around some. More content will be added as we go... Read more
Launch Party & Charity Benefit
Come help kick off the launch of author and award-winning illustrator Dave Stolte's new book "Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)," a concise, pocket-sized, 114-page guidebook to setting up a home... Read more
Book Production Status
I approved the PDF proof of the book this morning. My printer expects the special paper to be delivered no later than this Friday, then two weeks for print production.... Read more
Print Production Begins
Thank you all for your patience as I was selecting the right printer for "Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)." I'm very happy to announce I've found a great home for... Read more
No big news to report, but I know you're all anxious to get your copies of the book and other rewards. Just wanted to let you know I'm talking with... Read more
For those of you at the $50 or $125 reward tiers, I've upgraded your muddlers from 8" to 12". (Who wouldn't like an extra 4", anyway?)
They just arrived –... Read more
Project Update: Bits & Pieces
Production on "Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)" began this week:
- The final draft of the book has been completed, proofed, spell-checked, fact-checked, indexed, and otherwise exhaustively obsessed over.
- Muddlers and... Read more
Hey all - Most of you are having no problem completing your funding pledge. But a small number are getting failed transactions from Amazon Payments. If this is the case... Read more
Backer Survey Glitch
Hi All -
Looks like a few of you have run into a glitch with the backer survey I sent yesterday. The field asking who you'd like your book signed... Read more
Thanks to all of you, "Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)" will be a reality. Here's what happens next:
- I'm collecting information and pledges from all my backers. If you get... Read more
A Thumbs-Up from Mike Rowe
I didn't write this book for cocktail geeks (although they may, in fact, get a lot of enjoyment out of it – and I count myself among their ranks).... Read more
A Thumbs-Up from Paul Harrington
The second of three endorsements I've received for "Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics) is from a person I'm particularly proud to have on board with this project: Paul Harrington,... Read more
A Thumbs-Up from Eric Alperin
I've managed to secure quotes from three people I greatly respect to endorse the book – these will appear on the back cover. I'll be announcing them over the next... Read more
List of Drinks
Here's the drinks that'll be included in the book (in alphabetical order – they'll be in a different sequence in the book):
12 BASIC DRINKS
Cuba Libre (Improved)
Manhattan... Read more
Five Sweet Words
I just read five sweet words: "THIS PROJECT WILL BE FUNDED" -- thank you all for making it happen!
- Any additional funds that come in between now... Read more
Stay on target. STAY ON TARGET!
Wow - just like that, funding is at 90% with over two weeks still to go. I don't want to jinx it, but I'm pretty sure we'll make it now!... Read more
Just off the phone with the man, the myth, the legend: Mr. Paul Harrington. Back in the '90s, when I was first exploring the world of classic cocktails and drinkmaking... Read more
Over the hill...
We're at 30 days left - the halfway point time-wise – and 56% funded! While that's encouraging, there's still much headway to make before this is a done deal. Thanks... Read more
Wayne White says, "Elegant, No-Nonsense"
Acclaimed artist Wayne White reviewed an advance copy of Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)earlier this week and had some kind words to say about the book, pronouncing it "elegant"... Read more
Turns out the original Kickstarter project from June failing to fund was the right plan all along. Exciting refinements have been happening while this second project chugs along ahead of... Read more
I couldn't resist Photoshopping the cover onto the printer's dummy... here's what the final book will look like...
Dummy in the house!
The printer's "dummy" for Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics) arrived from Hawaii just now (that's a blank mockup showing the final trim size, actual paper stock, and final bronze wire-O... Read more
We're 50% there!
Thanks to everyone who re-pledged from the original project and a larger-than-expected number of new backers, we hit the 50% mark over the weekend. At this pace, we'll be fully... Read more
50% = Sneak Preview!
Here's an idea: the magic hand that puts this project at 50% receives a sneak preview of the book - two recipes, fully laid out and illustrated, as a PDF.... Read more
100 backers, closing in on 50% funded, and still over six weeks to go. Thank you all!
New reward level: $125 "Get 'em all"
By request, I've added a new reward level this morning: $125 gets you the book, the original illustration print, the jigger, and the muddler. Have at it!
About that waterproof paper....
Thanks to everyone who's pledged support, we're at 36% after only one week... with seven weeks to go. Let's keep the momentum going!
New Project, Let's Try Again!
Good news from Kickstarter - the original project "Home Bar Basics (and Not-So Basics)" didn't fund!