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David Wondrich

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Latest 26 Nov 2022 | Updated Daily

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The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Jeff Beachbum Berry and David Wondrich – 2022Ep23

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias

We’re back after enjoying and participating in the 20th anniversary edition of Tales of the Cocktail as it returned to New Orleans in its full, in-person format! We taped a couple shows at the event (with more to come later) starting with this one – and it starts with a bang! We chat with Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and David Wondrich, two of the foremost cocktail historians on the planet and two great guys. As usual with Dave and Jeff, we talk about a host of things including their seminars at Tales, bartending, drink making, and much more!Pictured above from left (far left pane) – Bryan Dias of The NOLADrinks Show, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, and David Wondrich at Tales of the Cocktail 2022.The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and David Wondrich – 2022Ep23It was great to be back at Tales of the Cocktail as they celebrated their 20th anniversary and the event’s return to the full event as it was meant to be! Lots of great stuff went on and it was great to see lots of terrific friends in the drinks business we hadn’t seen face-to-face in a long time! We taped a couple shows at the event, starting with this one. The plan is to bring you more programming derived from the event in the near future, as well. So, stay tuned!This time, we’re joined by friends of the show, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and David Wondrich. We talk about their seminars taking place at Tales (please note – the show was taped before the seminars occurred) including “Nixology: Understanding the (Best?) and Worst Drinks Ever.” You might be able to imagine where that goes!We also chat about Dave’s award-winning new publication – The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails. Certainly, we also discuss Jeff’s work and his terrific New Orleans spot – Latitude 29. As is always the case when Dave and Jeff join the program, the conversation is wide-ranging, oft irreverent, and highly informative all at the same time. We talk about bartending trends, hospitality, and a whole host of other stuff!Don’t need to say much more – just give it a listen!Cheers and Be Well, You All!~ BryanThe post The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Jeff Beachbum Berry and David Wondrich – 2022Ep23 appeared first on The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias.

1hr 14mins

11 Aug 2022

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Interview with Cocktail Historian, David Wondrich

Eat My Globe

In this episode of Eat My Globe, our host, Simon Majumdar, shares a fascinating conversation with cocktail historian, David Wondrich, author of the remarkable new book, “The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails.” As well as sharing his wealth of knowledge across the genre, David also gives us some history of his favorite “unknown” drinks from Asia.  Make sure to follow along every week and follow us on: Twitter: @EatMyGlobePcast Instagram: @EatMyGlobe Facebook: @EatMyGlobeOfficial Twitter: @SimonMajumdar Instagram: @SimonMajumdar Facebook: @SimonMajumdarPage LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-majumdar-2760156

1hr 10mins

23 May 2022

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TCG EP 12 - Master of Masters with David Wondrich

The Cocktail Guru Podcast

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST James Beard Award-winning drinks historian David Wondrich, author of Imbibe! and Punch, landmark works that rediscovered and rescued cocktail history, chronicles his circuitous journey from English professor with a PhD in comparative literature to the world's leading authority on drinking with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. GUEST BIO David Wondrich is widely hailed as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of the cocktail and one of the people who helped to shape the modern craft cocktail movement. Senior Drinks Columnist at The Daily Beast, Dr. Wondrich is the author of countless newspaper and magazine articles and six books, including the widely-praised The Oxford Companion to Spirits & Cocktails, of which he is the Editor-in-Chief (with Associate Editor Noah Rothbaum), and the modern classic Imbibe!, the first cocktail book to win a James Beard Foundation award. His writing, lecturing, podcasting, and mentoring have earned him a record eight Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards, an IACP Trailblazer award, and a number three slot in Drinks International’s 2019 inaugural list of 100 top bar industry influencers. As a consultant, he has been involved in the creation of a number of spirits that are found on the backbars of practically every craft cocktail bar on the planet, from Ransom Old Tom Gin to the multiple award-winning Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum. He is a founding partner in Beverage Alcohol Resource, America’s leading advanced training program for bartenders and other mixologists. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. This episode brought to you by Ferrand 1840 & Lustau Vermut THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture—Telling the Story of Food & Drink…One Taste at a Time. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/support


3 Mar 2022

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Writing the Definitive Book on Cocktails w David Wondrich & Noah Rothbaum | ep. 271

Bartender at Large

This week we are joined by, David Wondrich & Noah Rothbaum, the authors of the The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, which is released this week on November 4th. The book is important as it is the first major reference work to cover spirits and cocktails from a global perspective, and provides an authoritative overview that spans nearly 900 pages. Be sure to turn in and hear how about how the book came together, exactly how much work went into, and what you can expect to learn from it's well-researched pages. Learn more about Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge


1 Nov 2021

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Served Up: David Wondrich

Served Up

Hosts Bridget Albert & Julie Milroy welcome David Wondrich - Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) partner, author of Imbibe! and Punch, & Editor in Chief of The Oxford Companion to Spirits & Cocktails


18 Oct 2021

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Episode 200 - David Wondrich and Noah Rothbaum on "The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails"

The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

In this wide-ranging conversation with Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich, some of the topics we cover include: How Dave transitioned from English professor, to Esquire columnist, to full-fledged cocktail historian, and how that journey brought him to collaborate with Noah at The Daily Beast and on their current Oxford Companion project. The difference between writing about spirits and cocktails in the early 2000s vs. today, and how our relationship to “The Truth” (in quotes here) is different than it was during those early days of our great cocktail revival. Why long-form booze writing has (paradoxically) spawned a lot of attention and accolades in today’s age of listicles and tweet threads. And how conducting historical research is very similar to noodling for catfish. Along the way, we discuss why Beachbum Berry can’t stand the Pina Colada, where Dave hid that lump of Ambergris he’s been missing for the past several years, the merits of a good rum punch, and much, much more. This episode is brought to you by Near Country Provisions. If you live in the Mid-Atlantic and want to enjoy ethically raised (and delicious) meat from local farmers delivered to your door every month, then you need Near Country in your life. Head over to NearCountry.com and enter the code BARCART when you sign up for your subscription to receive 2 free pounds of bacon or ground beef in your first delivery.

1hr 13mins

12 Aug 2021

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#47 | The Lo Fi Lush Hour with David Wondrich

Living Proof: Conversations for Bartenders

David Wondrich is back to discuss the daily cocktail recipes he's been sharing on Twitter, the right years' work that's gone into the Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, and how he thinks the pandemic will affect cocktail culture in New York.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


4 May 2020

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Best of Living Proof | David Wondrich

Living Proof: Conversations for Bartenders

David Wondrich is the world's pre-eminent drinks historian. After beginning his career as an academic - he has a PhD in Comparative Literature - Dave decided to combine his appetite for writing and history with his passion for well-made drinks. So, he began tracing the stories behind many of the cocktails we enjoy to this day and, in doing so, he built an awareness and community that helped drive the drinks renaissance of this century. His books, including Imbibe! and Punch, are essential reading for bartenders or anyone fascinated by the history of the cocktail. Nicole & Marcus chatted to David in January 2019, about where he thinks the drinks rennaissance is at, why he thinks the category of whiskey has been "overtaken by geeks and douches", the future of the neighbourhood bar and much, much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


5 Aug 2019

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David Wondrich is the drinks columnist for The Daily Beast, the author of 'Imbibe!', and a James Beard Award winner for wine and spirits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


9 Jul 2019

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#6 | History of the cocktail with David Wondrich

Living Proof: Conversations for Bartenders

David Wondrich is an academic, lover of well-made cocktails and now the world's foremost drinks historian. After starting his career by completing a PhD in Comparative Literature, Dave decided to combine his two passions - history and good drinks - and began tracing the history of cocktail culture and its different elements. He and his books, such as Imbibe! and Punch, are full of knowledge that you simply can't find anywhere else. Afterwards, stay tuned for our Free Pour chat with Paige Aubort, who's a former winner of the Australian Liquor Industry Awards Bartender of the Year and is flying the flag for women in the industry with Coleman's Academy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 25mins

28 Jan 2019