A Booze & Vinyl Christmas with André Darlington and Megan Deschaine!
Thu, Dec 14, 2023 at 6pm
Buxton Books proudly presents A Booze & Vinyl Christmas with author André Darlington and mixologist Megan Deschaine. This holiday soirée will feature fun music and paired drinks, and André will answer all your holiday drink and food questions! This is a ticketed, in-store event.
Author André Darlington and mixologist Megan Deschaine return to Buxton Books for A Booze & Vinyl Christmas event, because what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with some holiday spirits!
We'll be listening to Christmas albums, tasting some of the cocktails inspired by the songs you know and love, and hanging out with our jolly holiday drink experts, André and Megan.
Please come join us in the bookstore for this very merry holiday celebration!
About A Booze & Vinyl Christmas:
Celebrate the holidays with this merry collection of beloved Christmas albums paired with mood-setting cocktails—a companion to the bestselling listening party guide, Booze & Vinyl.
Whether you're planning your finest Ugly Christmas Sweater Party or spending a quiet evening by the stocking-lined fireside at home, make the season bright with this guide to 40 favorite holiday albums from the 1940s to the present. Each entry features liner notes on the album and accompanying boozy beverage recipes that complement the music or connect the drink to the artist. Select holiday food recipes throughout complete the experience.
Among the artist albums featured are: Johnny Mathis, the Beach Boys, Elvis, the Jackson 5, Mariah Carey, Bob Dylan, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani, Sia, Dolly Parton, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Vince Guaraldi, Barbara Streisand, Willie Nelson, Boyz II Men, Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Michael Bublé, and John Legend.
About André Darlington:
André Darlington is the bestselling author of Booze Cruise: A Tour of the World’s Essential Mixed Drinks and Gotham City Cocktails: Official Handcrafted Food & Drinks From the World of Batman, as well as The Official John Wayne Cocktail Book (Nov 1, ‘22) and Bar Menu (Oct 18, ‘22) . He is co-author of Booze & Vinyl, Booze & Vinyl Vol. 2, The New Cocktail Hour, and TCM’s Movie Night Menus.
In addition to food and beverage writing, André has published two books of poetry. The Prettiest Star was a finalist for INDIES Book of the Year in 2018. Kirkus Reviews called the debut work “breathtaking.” China Bus was an IndieNext Recommended book of 2018 and a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award in 2019.
André has been a columnist for Organic Life magazine, a contributor to Mandarin Quarterly, as well as the alt-weekly, Isthmus, where he was an award-winning food critic and wine columnist. In 2016 he opened the lauded farm-to-table restaurant and natural wine bar, Field Table, designed by JBF award-winning architects, Heliotrope.
André has been a Napa Valley Vintners’ Association Fellow and a judge for the international wine competition, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, as well as for the American Craft Distillers Association. He is a frequent guest speaker for companies, non-profits, and clubs such as Google, The Smithsonian, ThinkCompany, and Park House Dallas.
About Megan Deschaine:
Originally from Charleston, SC, Megan Deschaine has been making cocktails for the last 15 years. She is very proud to have run and worked some of the most acclaimed spots all over town, including Little Palm, Doar Bros., The Macintosh, and 492 (R.I.P.). She first caught the cocktail bug in Baltimore while bartending her way through college. Alas, she has never worked as a high school Spanish teacher.
Deschaine prides herself as a fierce advocate of the Charleston cocktail community, championing Southern hospitality across the nation, and through her work volunteering for the local chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild. Her accolades include wins in several regional and national cocktail competitions and being published in several amazing cocktail resources, including Drinking Like Ladies, by Kirsten Amann and Misty Kalkofen, and Mezcal and Tequila Cocktails, by NYT journalist Robert Simonson.
Deschaine has a heart for hospitality and a healthy sense of humor and most recently has taken her talents to her own business, BETTER POUR, throwing parties and demystifying mixology in homes across the Lowcountry.