TCG EP 12 - Master of Masters with David Wondrich

The Cocktail Guru Podcast

Mar 3 2022 • 54 mins

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.


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.

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