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.

Book Review: Hip Tastes – The Fresh Guide to Wine

By Christopher Null | September 13, 2008 |

Courtney Cochran is one of these hipster gals trying to change the wine world and refocus it on a younger crowd, away from the Robert Parkers of the industry. Great, I’m all for it. Now she’s got a book out, Hip Tastes – The Fresh Guide to Wine, which is sort of an introductory text…

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Will the Real Mouton Please Stand Up?

By Christopher Null | September 13, 2008 |

Wine counterfeiting is a large and growing problem in the elite world of rare wine auctions, with phony bottles being sold at prices in the thousands of dollars. But do those who buy — and even drink — fake wine know the difference? Food & Wine snuck a fake bottle of 1982 Ch. Mouton Rothschild…

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Review: NV Pietra Santa Sacred Stone Master’s Red Blend

By Christopher Null | September 12, 2008 |

$10 wines, especially reds, don’t often get you very far. Sacred Stone is an interesting exception to the rule. If there was a year on the label (and a cork instead of a giveaway screwcap) and you took this to a party, your host would likely be impressed. Sacred Stone Master’s Red Blend (a vaguely…

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Drinkhacker Barkeeper’s Tip #1

By Christopher Null | September 10, 2008 |

…in a possibly ongoing, but erratic, series of tips… If your establishment is very loud, do not offer both Corona and Peroni brand beers. (To see what I mean, crank up the stereo and try saying their names aloud.)

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Review: Dos Manos Anejo Tequila

By Christopher Null | September 8, 2008 |

Tequila makers sure do like naming their spirits after multiples. Perhaps less fanciful than most is Dos Manos (two hands), which is in keeping with its rather humble nature. Though 100% agave (though reportedly there are mixto versions available, too), Dos Manos is not nearly as smooth and layered as many ultra-premium tequilas we review…

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Review: Dubonnet Rouge (2008)

By Christopher Null | September 7, 2008 |

Sure, I’m familiar with Dubonnet. You see it on every bar shelf, without question. It’s almost always full and it’s sitting next to the equally dusty bottle of Punt e Mes and the half-empty bottle of Galliano. Old school, but obviously a requirement for the bar. Anything that’s been around this long deserves a spot…

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Review: Vignette Wine Country Soda

By Christopher Null | September 6, 2008 |

It’s grape juice for grown-ups: With its Wine Country Sodas, Vignette takes the juice of real wine grapes — Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc & Grenache — adds a little fizz, and puts it into single-serve bottles. But no alcohol, making them perfect for lunchtime, picnics, or those who can’t (or don’t want to)…

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Review: AsomBroso Blanco Tequila

By Christopher Null | September 4, 2008 |

OK, there’s no getting around it. AsomBroso comes in a bottle that can be described only as, well, unique. Never have I heard so many comments directed at the uniqueness of a bottle at Drinkhacker HQ. And in case you’re curious, the base is old-style glass but the stopper is plastic. Putting aside the bottle,…

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Review: Sagatiba Pura Cachaça

By Christopher Null | September 3, 2008 |

“Fusing more than 500 years of tradition with advanced technology” brings us Sagatiba Pura cachaça, another big entrant into the rapidly proliferating cachaça craze. Sagatiba is a largely representative example of the spirit, 80 proof, fairly clean and noticeably sweet when sipped straight. There is citrus — lemon/lime and a bit of orange — on…

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Now You Can Drink Weed

By Christopher Null | September 3, 2008 |

This just in: A small beer manufacturing firm in Weed, California has won the right to sell its beer under the name of ‘Legal Weed’. Weed is a small town of 3,000 people in North California and also refers to marijuana in slang language. Owner of Mt. Shasta Brewing Co., Vaune Dillmann feared his firm…

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