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Tonight! Sekt cocktails with Florian Rupp!

Tonight our old friend Florian Rupp joins us behind the stick to create a trio of drinks using amazing Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl sekt as the basis. Stop by and enjoy these beautiful bubbles in a cocktail or by the glass in their pure and unadulterated form.

(Featured: Reserve Brut, 2015 SUEZ VINTAGE Riesling Brut, Rosé Brut.)

Florian started out as a bartender here in Karlsruhe at Kofferraum, then moved on to Canada to work at Pidgin in Vancouver and currently resides in Melbourne, Australia where he works as a sommelier.

Tops start popping at 19:00!

Who's spinning records this weekend?

Friday (02.09) - DJ Oliver Wulff, laying down vinyl sides coated with funk, soul, disco and hip-hop. You can check out a recording of his show on Querfunk called Phonosoul. 19:00 - 22:00.

Saturday (03.09) -  DJ Johannes Fleck reels off all the Eel classics and Hannes blends up the piña coladas to wash them down. Expect snake jazz, more snake jazz and mostly snake jazz, but also Steely Dan, Rupert Holmes, Bill withers, Sade, Grace Jones, The Meters, Curtis Mayfield and whatever else. 19:00 - 22:00.

Short story: Pink Sky at Night

Pink sky at night sailors delight; Pink sky in morning, sailors take warning.

The sky is sometimes pink because the sun’s light is being scattered through dust particles in the atmosphere. Usually during the day we see the sky as blue or violet because light doesn’t have to scatter as far as when it’s at the horizon.

Or something. From there it all starts to get really sort of boring. 

Look, this isn’t an atmospheric sciences class, so let’s not get too hung up on any of that. The point is we crave good news, but we also insist on hearing bad news right way - like Pauly in Good Fellas. We either want to begin to cope with consequences, or we simply want our minds free of it.

The question I have is do sailors really care if the sky is pink at night or in the morning? It seems like a pretty loose tell-tale if there ever was one, particularly when we’re talking about the weather. I mean, men in bad suits with access to state-of-the-art technology often enough totally cock up a simple three day forecast. The guy says slight chance of rain and Hurricane Sandy shows up like Uncle Frank after he’s been at the bourbon.

I’ve spent a great deal of time on the water. A great deal. I’ve never once noticed if that particular adage is even faintly true. Maybe it’s because I’ve never spent a night on the water, save the one time my friends and I beached a boat due to a total lack of sailing competence. And then we decided we should finish the keg of beer we had on the boat rather than try to deal with anything. 

Maybe if I had to sleep on the open sea, I would be more interested in the color of the sky going to and from my bunk.

So, maybe sailors do like to see a pink sky at night. After all, in this life, “probably” is sometimes the best you can do. It’s all a gamble, really.

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