Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

Jessica Simpson Drinks Beer

By Christopher Null | August 20, 2008 |

Well of course she does. Just look at her. Per the press release for Stampede Light, her “new favorite beer:” Everyone knows about Jessica Simpson’s daisy dukes body and healthy lifestyle. The all-American beauty and world-renowned entertainer has a passion for working out and making healthy food choices. But she also makes those smart choices…

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Winebloggin’ Episode IV Now Live

By Christopher Null | August 20, 2008 |

More of my experiences are now up on Wired about makin’ wine in the comfort of your own bathtub… the press and barrelling happens on Saturday, so expect the gory details of Episode V in the near future!

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Re-Review: Zyr Vodka

By Christopher Null | August 19, 2008 |

So here’s a first on Drinkhacker: A second review of a spirit, four months after our initial coverage. The folks at Zyr vodka thought I was off base with my original review — which was a lofty A- rating — but which ZYR felt should be even higher. They sent a new bottle. Who am…

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Review: Mekhong Liqueur

By Christopher Null | August 18, 2008 |

Complicated and heavily spiced liqueurs are always a difficult bag. They tend to blend poorly with other spirits and on their own can be imbalanced. Put it this way: No matter how much you like spiced rum, when’s the last time you had it mixed with anything other than Coke? Mekhong is an unusual spirit…

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Democrat vs. Republican: Who’s the Better Drinker?

By Christopher Null | August 18, 2008 |

Beam Global sent this curious (and a little bizarre) press release today about the politics of drinking. Based on a survey of 100 Washington, D.C. area bartenders about the political preference and drinking habits of their patrons, Beam attempted to find out how drinking differs between the parties: “Democrats are seen as better tippers, have…

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Review: Glayva Liqueur

By Christopher Null | August 16, 2008 |

Hardly a household name, Glayva’s another spin on sweetened-Scotch-as-liqueur, much like Drambuie. Sorry, did I say “sweetened?” The 70-proof Glayva is damn sweet. Dripping with honey, cloves, and cinnamon, you could put this on French toast if you wanted. It’s quite overpowering on its own when served on the rocks, even as the ice starts…

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How Restaurant Wine Pricing Works

By Christopher Null | August 16, 2008 |

Great piece in the Wall Street Journal, which asks why a 2004 Opus One costs $195 at Houston’s in San Francisco but $425 at NoMI in Chicago. Lots of reasons are in play: The fancier the restaurant (and fancier the wine service), the more you’ll pay. The more competition for high-end wine there is in…

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Red Bull May Not Give You Wings After All

By Christopher Null | August 16, 2008 |

Sorry, club kids. This just in, and it’s kind of gross. According to the latest research, the popular energy drink Red Bull can increase the risk of heart damage. The participants of the study were university students aged between 20 and 24. Researchers found that just one sugar free can of Red Bull raised the…

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Review: Mount Gay Eclipse Silver, Eclipse Gold, and Extra Old Rum (2008)

By Christopher Null | August 15, 2008 |

Tomorrow (August 16) is National Rum Day, so what better way to celebrate than to sip a little Mount Gay, the first commercially produced rum (per the company), continually produced since 1637 (though the bottles say 1703). They even say George Washington drank this stuff on a stopover in Barbados (my favorite island, by the…

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Review: 2005 Sean Thackrey Orion

By Christopher Null | August 12, 2008 |

When last I drink Orion, it was the 1995 vintage, which I rated a (very) rare A+. I thought I’d never have Orion again, but then I was surprised with a whole case of 2005 Orion (plus a bottle of that ’95). I cracked open bottle #1 tonight to see what might have changed in…

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