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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Jan 27, 2022

In this spirited discussion with Ian Blessing, co-founder of All The Bitter, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Ian’s career as a sommelier at restaurants of all kinds (including the legendary French Laundry) led him to ponder and experiment with non-alcoholic spirits and cocktail ingredients.
  • What happens...

Jan 20, 2022

In this fascinating conversation with Mark Sansom, content editor of The World’s 50 Best Bars and 50 Best Restaurants, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Mark and his academy of experts manage to cover the entire globe in any given year, shedding a flood light not only on bars and restaurants in major...

Jan 13, 2022

In this conversation with Derek Brown, author of the forthcoming book, Mindful Mixology, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Derek entered into the low- and no-ABV cocktail space, partially as a function of shifting life circumstances, and partially as a way to deepen the conversation around what a cocktail is...

Jan 6, 2022

Eric weighs in on the use of the word "mixologist" to describe someone who makes cocktails either professionally or as a hobby.

He does this by first taking a good, hard look at this word, “Mixologist,” both in terms of its historical usage and its various meanings and connotations. Then, he sizes it up compared to...