Podcast: Living Proof

The Bloody Mary and the United States of Cocktails with Brian Bartels

Brian Bartels is co-owner of the Settle Down Tavern in Madison, and the author of two books: The Bloody Mary and The United States of Cocktails.

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The West Winds and Curatif with Jeremy ‘Jez’ Spencer

Jeremy Spencer is co-founder of both The West Winds gin and Curatif canned cocktails.

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H. Joseph Ehrmann – “I wrote my first menu in a hospital bed”

H. Joseph Ehrmann is the owner of Elixir San Francisco, and co-founder of Fresh Victor, a range of cold-pressed juice-based mixers.

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Margot Lecarpentier: Cocktail Gastronomy

Margot Lecarpentier is a Parisian bartender, and co-owner of Belleville bar Combat.

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The brandy switch with Richard Angove of St Agnes Distillery

Richard Angove leads operations at St Agnes Distillery which, after 95 years of operation, is producing some of Australia’s most awarded brandies. Continuing a legacy that’s steeped in history and innovation, Richard Angove is making sure that St Agnes Distillery builds upon the foundations laid by his grandfather, who started putting down brandy stocks in…

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Jacques Bezuidenhout on Liquid Productions, squeezing limes at Tres Agaves, Sherry and more

When Jacques Bezuidenhout helped open Tres Agaves with Julio Bermejo of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant, they were hand-squeezing thousands of limes to order each week. He says it made their hands feel like the skin was about to fall off. Jacques is on the podcast this week to discuss those fresh margaritas; his love of tequila,…

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Becoming a beverage expert, with Tyler Zielinski

Tyler Zielinski is a freelance journalist, competitive bartender, and beverage consultant. His writing has been featured in magazines such as PUNCH, Imbibe Magazine and Whiskey Advocate, and publications such as Liquor.com, Bloomberg and Fast Company have touted him as a beverage expert. Still, only 26 years old, he is just hitting his stride and has…

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Changing people’s perceptions, with Jägermeister’s Willy Shine

Willy Shine is the Brand Meister at Jägermeister United States. German digestif Jagermeister has earned a place on most backbars around the world thanks to the notoriety of ‘Jager-bombs’. But at its heart, it is a versatile and complex amaro made with 56 different botanicals. Willy Shine joins the podcast to discuss his career, how…

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The Proof & Company story, with Paul Gabie

Paul Gabie had witnessed the cocktail revolution first hand in New York in the early 2000s when he was a young, “overworked” attorney enjoying nights out at places like Milk & Honey.

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