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David Wondrich

North Gowanus Institute for Cranial Distempers
Senior Resident Fellow
New York
David Wondrich is widely hailed as the world’s foremost authority on the history of the cocktail and one of the founders of the modern craft cocktail movement. The longtime Drinks Correspondent for Esquire magazine, Dr. Wondrich (he has a PhD in Comparative Literature) is a five-time Tales of the Cocktail® Spirit Award winner. He is the author of countless newspaper and magazine articles and five books, including the hugely influential Imbibe! (2007), which was the first cocktail book to win a James Beard award, and Punch, which came out in late 2010 to wide acclaim and did much to spark the current boom in punch-making. At present, he is working on the Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, a multi-year project. He is a founding partner in Beverage Alcohol Resource, America’s leading advanced training program for bartenders and other mixologists. He also is a frequent guest lecturer at venues such as the Smithsonian Institute, the American Museum of Natural History and top bars on five continents and ships at sea. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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