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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Nov 19, 2020

In this delicious interview and spirits tasting with Bertha González Nieves of Casa Dragones Tequila, some of the topics we discuss include:


  • How Bertha came to small batch Tequila by way of a company we’ve all heard of: Groupo Jose Cuervo. She talks about her time working with the one of the world’s largest...

Nov 12, 2020

In this convivial and wide-ranging chat with drinks writer Aaron Goldfarb, author of Gather Around Cocktails, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Aaron’s experience writing for major publications in the drinks space beginning in the early 2000s straight through the cocktail renaissance to today, including...

Oct 22, 2020

In this third installment of the "Breaking Bloody" series, we investigate the fifth flavor, umami by way of a hard-to-pronounce Bloody Mary ingredient: Worcestershire sauce.

Guests include:

  • Brinda Ayer, the editorial lead at Food52, a digital publication and community platform designed to bring cooks together from...

Oct 8, 2020

In this fascinating conversation and tasting with Melanie Asher of Macchu Pisco, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Melanie’s journey as an entrepreneur - from hustling flowers in Peru at the age of 6, to mergers and acquisitions for international spirits companies, to founding her own Pisco brand.
  • How Pisco is...

Oct 1, 2020

In this wide-ranging and incredibly revelatory interview with Jarrett Dieterle, booze policy wonk and author of Give Me Liberty and Give me a Drink, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Jarrett fused his career in alcohol policy with his passion for great drinks to generate a text that questions the...