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Paul Clarke

Imbibe
Executive Editor
Seattle
Paul Clarke is the executive editor of Imbibe magazine and the author of The Cocktail Chronicles (Spring House Press). A journalist who has specialized in spirits, cocktails and the culture of drink for nearly a decade, he has written for the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Serious Eats, Tasting Table and many other publications and websites, and is a member of the editorial board for the Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, to be published by Oxford University Press. In 2014, his work earned a Bert Greene Award for Culinary Writing about Beverages from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), and a Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for Best Writing about Spirits and Cocktails.

Since 2005, he has documented his exploration of fine spirits and mixology on The Cocktail Chronicles, one of the first exclusively spirits-and-cocktail-related blogs on the Internet. While he’s still not sure it’s a good thing that his drinking habits have attracted media attention, Clarke has been profiled on Salon.com and in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer; has been quoted in publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, LA Confidential and Tiki Magazine; and in 2011 was named by Imbibe magazine as one of the “People Who Have Changed the Way We Drink.” He lives in Seattle.

[photo: Ari Shapiro]


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