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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Mar 22, 2024

What will cocktails and bars look like in 100 years? 200 years? What about 500?

In this introductory survey episode, Eric explores what "cocktail futurism" might look like and how we can start thinking NOW about how our drinks will evolve in the future. This isn't about projecting what cocktail will become "cool again"...

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...

Oct 27, 2022

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

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May 26, 2022

In this audio essay, Eric examines mergers and acquisitions in the spirits world, using several case studies to explore how brands rise, fall, or become acquired.

The case studies are:

  • The recent acquisition of Picon Aperitif from Diageo by the Campari Group
  • The sale of Blue Coat Gin to Heaven Hill, as part of...

May 6, 2022

In this fusion update / mini-esssay episode, Eric covers some new developments at Modern Bar Cart, including:

  • A website redesign
  • New calendar and wholesale portal features
  • The return of Embitterment Bitters variety packs
  • A new polling initiative with benefits, and
  • A free, private event taking place in New Orleans at...