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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Sep 30, 2021

In this barrel-aged deep dive into Bourbon and American whiskey with distiller Lauren Patz, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Lauren’s roots in Napa Valley winemaking led her to fall in love with the craft of distillation and barrel maturation.
  • Why California in general (and Northern California, in...

Sep 23, 2021

In this episode, Eric gives listeners his thoughts on Tales of the Cocktail 2021, which is being held remotely for the second year in a row due to the pandemic.

He covers the use of new platforms and technology to streamline the event process and provide networking options, which seminars he is excited about, and how to...

Sep 16, 2021

In this fascinating deep dive on American Whiskey, some of the topics I discuss with author and spirits judge Eric Zandona include:

  • A quick rundown of a few pivotal points in our country’s whiskey history, including “The Taft Decision” and the pioneering female distiller who made her mark on the sour...

Sep 9, 2021

This episode is a post-mortem examination of a large-scale, milk clarified cocktail that Eric recently helped to create for the wedding of his friend and co-founder, Ethan Hall.

We thought this would be useful as an in-the-trenches analysis of how to take a cocktail from concept to reality at an ambitious but...

Sep 2, 2021

In this wide-ranging and pine-scented conversation with Master Distiller Ryan Christiansen, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How time spent in his father’s hardware store as a child led Ryan to appreciate taking complicated equipment apart and bringing people and communities together. 
  • What it was like to build...