27 min

Episode 1 - Robert Simonson, Cocktail & Bar Writer for the New York Times, PUNCH and Imbibe Hospitality Forward

    • Places & Travel

In our first episode, we speak with Robert Simonson, a cocktail and bar writer for the New York Times, PUNCH and Imbibe, as well as a noted author of four books, "The Martini Cocktail," "3-Ingredient Cocktails," "A Proper Drink" and "The Old-Fashioned."⁣

Robert chats with us about:⁣

1) Why he loves writing about cocktails and bartenders⁣

2) Why cocktails-to-go and outdoor dining should stay⁣

3) How creativity, innovation and resilience in the bar community are inspiring him during this challenging time⁣

4) How pitches to him should be tailored to a major national newspaper or an industry-specific outlet⁣

5) What kind of bar personalities he is looking to profile, whether young craft bartenders or lifelong career veterans⁣

6) Why he continues to spotlight diverse voices in the bar and spirits world, which is even more important at this time⁣

7) What his upcoming new cocktail book is all about (Spring 2021 publication date by Ten Speed Press)⁣

8) What the bar community should be doing to move hospitality forward⁣

Robert also addresses a listener question from Dave Oz of Bathtub Gin and The 18th Room on the future of sustainability in bars.

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In our first episode, we speak with Robert Simonson, a cocktail and bar writer for the New York Times, PUNCH and Imbibe, as well as a noted author of four books, "The Martini Cocktail," "3-Ingredient Cocktails," "A Proper Drink" and "The Old-Fashioned."⁣

Robert chats with us about:⁣

1) Why he loves writing about cocktails and bartenders⁣

2) Why cocktails-to-go and outdoor dining should stay⁣

3) How creativity, innovation and resilience in the bar community are inspiring him during this challenging time⁣

4) How pitches to him should be tailored to a major national newspaper or an industry-specific outlet⁣

5) What kind of bar personalities he is looking to profile, whether young craft bartenders or lifelong career veterans⁣

6) Why he continues to spotlight diverse voices in the bar and spirits world, which is even more important at this time⁣

7) What his upcoming new cocktail book is all about (Spring 2021 publication date by Ten Speed Press)⁣

8) What the bar community should be doing to move hospitality forward⁣

Robert also addresses a listener question from Dave Oz of Bathtub Gin and The 18th Room on the future of sustainability in bars.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27 min

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