Calling John Taffer! Despite reports last week that the US government has approved the sale of Palcohol, a powdered alcohol that turns water into rum or vodka, it now seems that Uncle Sam has reversed course. The US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced Monday that the miracle of powdered alcohol, invented by Mark Phillips, has not been approved for sale to the public. One of the issues in the decision Monday, according to the Palcohol website, is that the ′Fill Level′ is not properly marked on the product′s bag and the amounts may have discrepancies. Phillips invented the substance so that people could make Lemon Drops and other cocktails while on camping trips or in other circumstances where carrying bottles of booze is an inconvenience. Critics say that Palcohol provides more access to alcohol for below-legal-age drinkers. I have to wonder what John Taffer, master of Bar Science and host of the hit TV series, Bar Rescue, thinks about the future of powdered alcohol?