Preview: Drink Tank at Feast Portland

On September 12, Feast Portland kicks off another four days of culinary exploration and celebration. Chefs and bartenders from across the country will be sharing their talents at dinners, tastings, demos and seminars. And once again, Imbibe is presenting an amazing lineup of topics at Drink Tank. This year’s talks will take place on September 14 and 15 and will be moderated by Imbibe editor Paul Clarke. Here’s a peek at what’s in store.

Alternative Fizz: A Fresh World of Sparkling Wines
Saturday, September 14
Taste an explore the world of alternative sparkling wines, from lightly frizzante refreshers to bold bubblies that are sure to become new favorites.
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Cannabis & Cocktails: Best Buds?
Saturday, September 14
As more states legalize marijuana, cannabis is increasingly finding a home in the food and drink world, but there are many questions that go along with this. Learn about this new frontier as experts from the worlds of booze and cannabis discuss the challenges and prospects of this emerging category.

Rethinking Rum: A Spirit Returns to Its Roots
Saturday, September 14
Learn about about and taste some of the intriguing rums entering the U.S. and find out how bartenders are rethinking their approach to this storied spirit.
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The New Tropical: Tiki Is Just the Beginning
Sunday, September 15
Tiki’s roots stretch back nearly a century, and today, a new wave of bartenders and drinkers are both appreciating tiki’s traditions while also taking the model in fresh directions. Taste some of the drinks from this tropical adventure and find out where the category is headed.

Wine? Cocktails? Let’s Have Both
Sunday, September 15
From red and white to sparkling and fortified, wine can be an incredibly versatile cocktail ingredient. In this session, you’ll taste and learn about how to use wine in a variety of cocktails and punches.

Yes, to New Friends: Introducing Oregon’s Other White Wines
Sunday, September 15
There’s a world of Oregon white wines that are perfect for summer, your cellar, whenever, wherever. Learn about  Auxerrois, Viognier, Gewürztraminer to Riesling, and many, many more.