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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Mar 24, 2022

In this fascinating conversation with Pádraic Ó Griallais, founder and director of Micil Distillery, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • The history of distilled spirits in Ireland, with special attention to how pretty much every law or distilling practice somehow ties back to evading unjust taxes.
  • What it was...

Mar 17, 2022

In this globe-trotting discussion with wine expert and author Simon J. Woolf, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Simon transitioned from a career in IT to a life traveling, tasting, and writing about wine, and specifically, he describes the visit to Northeastern Italy that caused him to fall in love with...

Mar 10, 2022

In this first installment of a two-part series, Eric investigates the origins and history of the Margarita cocktail, beginning with the origins of sour taste perception 500 million years ago. The run of show includes:

  • The evolutionary legacy of how a tiny roundworm came to sense a change in hydrogen ion density in its...