Aug 12, 2021
In this wide-ranging
conversation with Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich, some of the
topics we cover include:
- How Dave transitioned from English professor,
columnist, to full-fledged cocktail
historian, and how that journey brought him to collaborate with
Noah at The Daily
Beast and on their
- The difference between writing about spirits
and cocktails in the early 2000s vs. today, and how our
relationship to “The Truth” (in quotes here) is different than it
was during those early days of our great cocktail
- Why long-form booze writing has (paradoxically)
spawned a lot of attention and accolades in today’s age of
listicles and tweet threads.
- And how conducting historical research is very
similar to noodling for catfish.
- Along the way, we discuss why Beachbum Berry
can’t stand the Pina Colada, where Dave hid that lump of Ambergris
he’s been missing for the past several years, the merits of a good
rum punch, and much, much more.
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