Hannah Gordon is the Jewish News‘ new “slightly alcoholic” writer.
Hi, my name’s Hannah, and I love a good drink.
I also love an OK drink. Every now and then, I’ll have a bad drink. I like classy drinks, and I like not-so-classy drinks. I enjoy a good glass of expensive champagne (say, at a work mixer or a family dinner paid for by my father), but I also enjoy a good three-for-the-price-of-one happy hour deal. I drink $14 cocktails on payday. And I can slam a six-pack of Pabst. Life is all about balance.
Right now, I’m drinking an Oberon. Oberon is the official harbinger of warm weather in Michigan. It simultaneously tastes like that first warm day of spring, the stifling heat of summer, and the crispness of fall. Oberon is three seasons rolled into one. And wow — have I missed it.
Michigan is a great place to drink. Detroit is great place to drink. I moved here nine months ago from Adrian, Michigan, and if there’s one thing Detroit gets right, it’s booze. From craft breweries to bougie wine bars to late-night happy hour deals, I’ve imbibed it all. The good, the bad and the horrible (hangovers, that is).
When granted the opportunity to combine two true passions in life — drinking and writing (and yes, in that order) — I jumped at it. My parents always told me to chase after my dreams, and if there’s a glass of red at the end of it, I’m sprinting after that dream.
What makes me qualified to write about booze, you ask? Well, I have 3+ years of legal experience drinking it, which, you know, would qualify me for an entry-level position in the job market.
Come along with me on this journey. We’ll do a blind taste test of cheap wines, explore the best of Detroit happy hours, determine which drinks pair well with your favorite Netflix shows, and so much more.
Sometimes, it’ll be classy: I’m talking bold reds and stiff pours. Other times, not so classy: think keg stands and jello shots. I can promise that it will always be slightly alcoholic.