New Orleans-based Wayne Curtis is one of the most knowledgable and most eloquent writers on all things boozy and especially the trend towards slow cocktails. Though he writes on much more besides it is through his The Atlantic column that I know his work and made a point of meeting him when he was in Vancouver about a year ago. Grab a copy of his very excellent And a Bottle of Rum.
. . . if your interests revolved around history, architecture, preservation, and drinking, where the hell else would you move? Also, it bothered us how the whole city had been left twisting in the wind after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. So we bought a house about a half dozen blocks from the Mississippi River and moved everything we owned off an island we were living on in Maine. Doing this was the best thing I’ve done. Ever. I love living in New Orleans.