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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Dec 1, 2022

Eric examines the history and culture of tipping in Europe and America as a way to explore recent legislation in Washington, DC that will change the way that bartenders and other service industry workers get paid. This, of course, will also have significant impacts on the cost and perceived value of dining and drinking...


Nov 18, 2022

In this well-lit and impeccably styled conversation with photographer, drinks educator, and newly-minted author Jordan Hughes, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Jordan’s voyage into the world of spirits and cocktails, including the pours and flavors that first got him hooked on mixology and spirited guides who...


Nov 10, 2022

In this fascinating deep-dive into the world of cane distillates with Matt Pietrek, author of Modern Caribbean Rum, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Matt and his wife Carrie collaborated to create an 800+ page self-published treatise on the rums of the Caribbean: through strategy, structure, and of course...


Oct 27, 2022

Eric investigates the words we use for large groups or collections of spirits and cocktails.

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Oct 20, 2022

In this eye-opening conversation with Walter Meyenberg, founder of Hanky Panky, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Why this bar, which is so famous for being a modern “speakeasy,” wasn’t originally planned that way, and how they evolved from not even charging for drinks to winning international awards for...