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:
May 6, 2022
In this fusion update / mini-esssay episode, Eric covers some new developments at Modern Bar Cart, including:
Apr 1, 2022
This is Part II of an extensive audio essay on the history and mechanics of the Margarita cocktail. In Part I, we examined the origins of sour taste perception and tracked a number of the Margarita's precursors, including grog, the Crusta, and the Daisy.
In this installment, we explore sugar, the Margarita's chief...