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Tune in to The Speakeasy, every Wednesday at 4PM, where host Damon Boelte will discuss cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, tea, coffee and all things in the liquid universe, with guests ranging from bartenders and brewers, alchemists and ambassadors, roasters and regulars, and every expert and enthusiast in between. Learn from some of the world's leading experts in mixology, bar history, distillation and brewing about how we enjoy imbibing today.

Tune in to The Speakeasy, every Wednesday at 4PM, where host Damon Boelte will discuss cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, tea, coffee and all things in the liquid universe, with guests ranging from bartenders and brewers, alchemists and ambassadors, roasters and regulars, and every expert and enthusiast in between. Learn from some of the world's leading experts in mixology, bar history, distillation and brewing about how we enjoy imbibing today.
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Milano, Italy

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Tune in to The Speakeasy, every Wednesday at 4PM, where host Damon Boelte will discuss cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, tea, coffee and all things in the liquid universe, with guests ranging from bartenders and brewers, alchemists and ambassadors, roasters and regulars, and every expert and enthusiast in between. Learn from some of the world's leading experts in mixology, bar history, distillation and brewing about how we enjoy imbibing today.

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Italian


Episodes

Episode 268: John Tebeau

1/18/2018
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On the first episode of 2018, Damon is joined in studio by John Tebeau, a Brooklyn writer, artist, and bartender. He began a series of bar illustrations in 2013 out of an appreciation of architecture and community gathering places, later reporting on and writing about what made those bars special. Tebeau also works as a bartender at one of New York’s great neighborhood bars, Fort Defiance in Red Hook, Brooklyn. His new book, Bars, Taverns and Dives New Yorkers Love, is due out in March.

Duration: 00:36:11


Episode 267: Allen Katz, New York Distilling Company

12/20/2017
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For the season finale, Damon and Sother welcome back Allen Katz from the New York Distilling Company, who last appeared on The Speakeasy six years ago. Allen is one of the nation’s leading experts on distilled spirits and cocktails. He is the Director of the Spirits Education & Mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits of New York and is at the forefront of industry training in New York and around the country. And today, he brought some rye with him.

Duration: 00:50:28


Episode 266: Italicus

12/13/2017
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Damon and Sother welcome Italian spirits expert Giuseppe Gallo, creator of Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto. Made at a family-owned distillery in Moncalieri, Torino, Italicus is a blend of bergamot peel, Cedro lemons, chamomile, lavender, gentian, yellow roses, and Melissa balm. Tune in as they sample this expression of the "original aperitivo."

Duration: 00:46:35


Episode 265: Whip 'Em Out Wednesday with Bianca Miraglia

12/6/2017
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On today's show, Damon and Sother are joined by Bianca Miraglia of Uncouth Vermouth, who may or may not be wearing a shirt – the magic of radio! Tune in to hear them talk about how vermouth is in fact wine, why you shouldn't fear blue (or pink) drinks, and more!

Duration: 00:57:28


Episode 264: Micah Melton, Beverage Director of The Alinea Group

11/29/2017
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Micah Melton was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa and began his studies in computer science before finding his calling in the culinary arts. While attending Culinary Arts school he began working in bars to pay the bills and fell in love with the beverage side of the industry. Micah was part of the opening team that envisioned and created the opening menu at the Aviary. He studied and trained in the kitchen at Alinea restaurant for the opening of the new bar concept. His role at the time...

Duration: 00:59:00


Episode 263: Bernie Lubbers

11/15/2017
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Author, musician, world-traveller, and professor of whiskey—Bernie Lubbers travelled the road for 20 years performing comedy before getting into the bourbon business. Originally hired by Jim Beam to promote their Knob Creek brand, Bernie took it upon himself to delve into the rich history and heritage of American Whiskey and the whiskey men and women who forged that legacy, and along that way earned the title of The Whiskey Professor and was awarded Whiskey Ambassador of the Year by...

Duration: 00:52:50


Episode 262: Bay Area Cocktails with Shanna Farrell

11/8/2017
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Reunited and it feels so good! Damon and Sother are back together again, and this week on The Speakeasy they're joined by Shanna Farrell, an interviewer at UC Berkeley's Oral History Center, where she does many things but specializes in contemporary cocktail culture. She is the author of the new book is Bay Area Cocktails, and the co-host of The Prix Fixe, a new podcast about the intersection of food and drink.

Duration: 00:53:08


Episode 261: Liquid Consulting with Claire Bertin-Lang

11/1/2017
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This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is back! He and Sother are joined in the studio by Claire Bertin-Lang, the founder and president of CBL Liquid Consulting. Claire has over a decade's worth of experience in the hospitality industry, with a focus on spirits and food & wine events. A native New Yorker, she began tending bar at one of the city's classic dives at the age of 19. After college, she worked both on the brand side and for agencies executing major projects, beverage programs, and...

Duration: 00:45:10


Episode 260: Meehan's Manual

10/25/2017
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This week on The Speakeasy, Sother is taking the reins again, and is joined in studio by acclaimed barman Jim Meehan, whose new book Meehan's Bartender Manual is a magnum opus of mixology. Meehan is best known for his pioneering work at PDT in New York's East Village. Though he now lives in Portland, Oregon, Meehan recently opened a new bar called Prairie School in Chicago’s Fulton Market. Also sitting in is Cory Bonfiglio of Beer Street.

Duration: 00:48:42


Episode 259: Smooth Amblin'

10/18/2017
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This week on The Speakeasy, Sother is flying solo in the host chair. He's joined in studio by John Little, CEO and master distiller of Smooth Ambler Spirits, and Antonia Fattizzi, founder and president of Cork and Tin, a strategic partner for emerging beverage alcohol brands.

Duration: 00:49:04


Episode 257: Leslie Feinberg and Brian Grummert

10/4/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in studio by bartender and baker Leslie Feinberg of Prohibition Bakery and bartender Brian Grummert of Subject Bar. Prohibition Bakery makes delicious alcoholic cupcakes based on classic cocktails, which are available at their store in the Lower East Side and at Subject Bar, a neighbor and partner of the bakery, which also offers cocktails in their traditional liquid form.

Duration: 00:50:48


Episode 256: Andrew Meltzer, 2016 U.S. Bartender of the Year

9/27/2017
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This week on The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined by Andrew Meltzer, who was named 2016 U.S. Bartender of the Year by the United States Bartender's Guild (USBG), following two days of heated competition at the global finals in Miami.

Duration: 00:48:32


Episode 255: Luxardo

9/20/2017
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Damon and Sother are joined in studio by Matteo Luxardo and mixologist and brand ambassador G. Franklin of Luxardo, a family-owned company founded in Zara, a port city on the Dalmatian coast of what is now Croatia. Girolamo Luxardo, a Genovese businessman, and his wife, Maria Canevari, moved to Zara in 1817. It was Maria who began perfecting "rosolio maraschino," a liqueur produced in Dalmatian convents since medieval times from special maraschino cherries. Canevari's liqueur was of such...

Duration: 00:40:16


Episode 252: New York Cocktails with Amanda Schuster

9/6/2017
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This week on The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined by Amanda Schuster, a hooch writer/consultant and editor in chief of the online magazine Alcohol Professor. She is also the author of the new book New York Cocktails.

Duration: 00:49:57


Episode 248: Misty Kalkofen and Éva Pelczer of Del Maguey

8/2/2017
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On an all new episode of The Speakeasy, hosts Damon Boelte and Sother Teague are joined in the studio by Misty Kalkofen and Éva Pelczer of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal. Tune in to hear them talk Tales of the Cocktail, single village mezcal, and Misty's guest bartender appearance at Coup, with all proceeds going to The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights.

Duration: 00:49:41


Episode 244: Russell Dillon and Eric Job

7/5/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Sother is joined in studio by Russell Dillon of Basik and Altos Tequila ambassador Eric Job. Russell is the main man behind the bar at Basik, a Williamsburg bar that marks the return of the drinking establishment as a "public house" and has "back to the basics" as its main inspiration. Eric shares a bit of his experience as a traveling brand ambassador in Mexico and beyond.

Duration: 00:45:36


Episode 243: Rachel and Kyle Ford of FML

6/28/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in studio by Rachel and Kyle Ford founders of Ford Media Lab, a team of creative strategists and content experts focused on delivering the creative and production services needed to uncover and share the stories worth telling. After attending OTIS College of Art and Design for Fashion, Rachel earned a degree in Business, merging her creative talents with a keen understanding of brand marketing and strategy. With a degree...

Duration: 00:49:03


Episode 238: Adrienne Stillman

5/24/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in studio by marketing specialist Adrienne Stillman. Adrienne has worked with a wide range of brands across wine, cocktails, finance and technology. She's a Certified Sommelier and the author of Where Bartenders Drink, a comprehensive book that gathers 700+ bar recommendations of 300 expert bartenders in 60 different countries.

Duration: 00:46:54


Episode 234: Pete Nevenglosky of Avuá Cachaça

4/26/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in studio by Pete Nevenglosky, cachaça specialist and founder of Avuá Cachaça. Pete talks about the different types of aged, single-source Avuá Cachaça and his adventures in rural Brazil to find the best distillers for his brand.

Duration: 00:51:10


Episode 233: Heather Ash of Tromba Tequila

4/19/2017
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This week on The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in the studio by Heather Ash, brand ambassador for Tromba tequila. Tune in to hear them discuss paying your dues in the spirits industry, plus a live on-air sampling of three different expressions of Tromba!

Duration: 00:43:59

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