Wikipedia:WikiProject Food and drink/Beverages Task Force/notice board

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Absinthe could lose its Featured Article status[edit]

Absinthe has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here. --Willscrlt (Talk) 13:43, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Expand, Merge, or Delete Backlog[edit]

Posted by Willscrlt (Talk) 06:46, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

There is a very large backlog of articles that need to be expanded, merged into the various mixed drinks lists, or nominated for deletion (if there is nothing worth salvaging). Thanks!

We have an infobox[edit]

Posted by Willscrlt (Talk·Cntrb) 17:05, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Please visit {{WPMIXInfobox}} for examples of how to add our new infobox to all of the articles within the scope of our Project. This will really help! Thanks.

To-Do List[edit]

Posted by Willscrlt (Talk|Cntrb) 08:20, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

A WikiProject To-Do List has been created. Please refer to and update the list as you work. Thanks.

On-target articles[edit]

  • Various lists of information related to mixed drinks and related drinkware.
See List of cocktails, Beer mix, Cocktail garnish, Drink mixer, Drinkware, Flaming beverage, Mixed drink shooters and drink shots, Non-alcoholic mixed drink, and Wine mix.
  • Articles that provide in-depth, encyclopedic information about mixed drinks and related glassware. Such articles focus on the history of the drink; its significance and notability, both at the height of its popularity (for drinks that have faded in prominence) and in modern times; and other significant information about the drink that makes it distinguished and memorable.
  • Biographies of people who have made profound contributions to the art and science of mixology, such as prominent bartenders and the founders of related organizations.
  • Articles that feature notable places (bars, hotels, cities, etc.) where historical events related to mixed drinks occurred. Such articles help broaden the topic, and anchor the drinks to the real world.
  • Ones that provide information about common mixed drink supplies, including bartending tools, drinkware, drink mixers, and garnishes.

Off-target articles[edit]

  • Recipes from a bar manual. These should be trans-wikied to Wikibooks Bartending. Depending on the length and other content within the article, an illustrative or historical drink recipe or two may be appropriate, but articles mostly comprised of recipes do not belong in the English Wikipedia.
  • Articles about drinking culture and society, unless that culture is uniquely specific to mixed drinks and cocktails.
  • Drinking games.
  • Specific alcoholic beverages that are not mixed drinks (e.g., liquors, beers, wines).
  • Specific soft drinks that are not used as drink mixers in mixed drinks. (Most drink mixers fall under the primary oversight of WikiProject Soft Drinks.)
  • Fictional beverages of any type.
  • Biographies of bartenders and drinkers in general, unless they are significantly associated with mixed drinks.
  • Places with only a passing mention or association with mixed drinks. (e.g., Kentucky is associated with Bourbon whiskey, which is often used in mixed drinks, but that would be an off-target article; though the Kentucky Derby, as it relates to the Mint Julep might be on-target if that was a prominent part of the article itself)