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What are you Drinking? is dedicated to exploring the everyday adventures that are enhanced with a drink. In addition to interviews with beverage industry luminaries, it has wine, beer, liquor and cocktail reviews all set in an atmosphere where you’ll typically enjoy these drinks. And it also reviews bars and restaurants for those times when you don’t feel like drinking at home.

I’m an avid beverage enthusiast with a passion for wine. I know my way around the wine industry as a Certified Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers and have previously worked at a winery in Oregon and in wine sales. I even got married at a winery.  I am also a regular contributing Food & Drink writer for Austin CultureMap, Austin Man magazine and Austin Woman magazine. The whimsical booze reviews on the pages of What are you Drinking? were recognized with a 2011 Texas Social Media Award from the Austin American-Statesman.

When I’m not writing about beverages after work, I spend time playing with my kids, drinking with Beautiful Wife, riding my  bike around Austin (sober) and dreaming about my retirement  job at a winery, distillery or brewery. During the day, I’m the managing director of Cohn & Wolfe, Austin. My views expressed here are solely mine and do not reflect the views or opinions or tastes of my employer.

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You can contact me by email at Matt @ whatareyoudrinking.net or find me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Want to drink like Don Draper? Don’t. Be creative and drink responsibly. Find a ride home too.

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1 @br_eezy August 5, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I think your blog and my blog should be friends. Not the kind of friends that always talk about getting together and never do. The kind of friends that get together on the weekends and cause trouble and give each other rides to hard-to-find location with very similar sounding names. Like, for, example, Saltgrass and Salt Lick. Yeah…those kind of friends 

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2 mattmcginnis218 August 5, 2010 at 3:57 pm

@br_eezy, I thight our blogs may get into a little trouble together. You know what happens when food and drink get together. . . good times. Cheers to Fork it Over

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3 @br_eezy August 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Cheers to What are You Drinking!! Trouble will ensue that’s what makes it great!

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4 Steve Jenkins December 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Congrats on the site, Matt. Well done.

I’m hearing a lot of talk about a “J-bird Cocktail”. Have you ever heard of it? More importantly, what’s the recipe.
:)

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5 mattmcginnis218 December 3, 2010 at 7:38 am

Hey Steve, I’m not familiar with the J-Bird Cocktail, but I’m pretty sure you have to be Nekkid to drink it.

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