Welcome to The Glass 🥃
The Glass is an occasional boozeletter from award winning drinks writer Anthony Gladman.
I only publish when I have something to say. I make no promises, nor do I send out filler just to maintain a schedule. I think that’s a win-win for us both.
Judging by past performance you can expect to hear from me about once a month.
I write for people who want to know a bit more about what’s in their glass, or who are wondering what to put in there next.
While I love a drink, this isn’t a newsletter about getting drunk.* Instead it’s about finding joy in flavour and giving that joy depth by understanding the drink in front of you.
So what’s in The Glass?
Original writing on beer, cider and spirits (but not wine)
Out-takes and behind-the-scenes material from my work as a full-time drinks writer
Tastings notes and product guides
Round-ups of the best stuff I’ve found about booze online
Cocktail recipes (sometimes) 🍸
I’m Anthony Gladman, a drinks writer based in London.
In 2022 I won the prestigious Guild of Food Writers Drinks Writing Award. The judges said:
He paints a picture with his words that is wonderfully immersive and makes us want to never stop reading. He writes stories that are compelling, entertaining, precise, rich with hilarity and fizzing with well-researched information about his subject.
Want to see for yourself? Check out some of my published work:
Madness and Bitter Fruit — Making Perry in the Shadow of May Hill. Which includes a recount of the time I accidentally got super high at a cider festival.
Back in Black — How London’s Contemporary Brewers Are Reclaiming the City’s Porter Traditions. Which starts with the time porter flooded through a notorious London slum, destroying two houses and killing eight people.
Can Calvados be the comeback kid? Which wonders why makers of the French apple brandy don’t make a bigger deal about how climate friendly it is — not to mention delicious.
What else? Oh yeah! I know my shit: in 2023 I attained the WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits (with distinction). I’m also is a fully qualified Beer Sommelier, a member of the Guild of Food Writers and the British Guild of Beer Writers.
My first book, GIN A TASTING COURSE, was published by DK Books in 2023.
I live in London with my wife and children. If you see me at the bar I’ll have a dry martini.
* OK there may be the occasional bit about getting drunk. It happens.