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WineFairy chats with Jason Wilson on Boozehound; and with Dushan Zaric, author of Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined


1st segment of this weeks Show: Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits - Jason Wilson
 
Anthony Bourdain writes of Boozehound, "Superbly informative, entertaining, and yet deeply subversive." Yes, I agree! In Boozehound, Jason Wilson lets us tag along as he tracks unusual libations, uncovering the secrets of their flavors and sharing their fascinating histories in the process. Wilson writes the spirits column for the Washington Post and is the editor of the arts and culture criticism online magazine TheSmartSet.com. He joins us from Drexel University where he teaches writing.
 
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2nd segment of this weeks Show: Boozehound a Unique Blend of Travelogue, Spirits History, and Recipe Collection - Jason Wilson
 
Jason Wilson is a true purist; the uninformed might say, snob. This intrepid travel narrative combines Wilson's bartending know-how with recipes and cultural analysis as it unravels the mysteries of taste, trends, terroir, and the peculiar alchemy behind the world's intoxicants. Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits,demonstrates that perhaps nothing else as entwined with the history of human culture is quite as much fun as booze.
 
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3rd segment of this weeks Show: Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined, From New York's Employees Only Bar... Changing Lives 15 Minutes at a Time - Dushan Zaric
 
In Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined, From New York's Employees Only Bar, Dushan Zaric with co-author Jason Kosmas, mingle the past and present with their inventive, inspired drinks. At their intimate, secluded West Village bar-restaurant Employees Only, these master mixologists take a culinary approach to classic cocktails. With the finest spirits, freshest flavorings, and a good measure of reverence for the craft, time-honored classics are elevated to artisanal status.
 
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4th segment of this weeks Show: Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined Contributes to Cocktail History with Tasting Notes - Dushan Zaric
 
In Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined, From New York's Employees Only Bar, Dushan Zaric and Jason Kosmas introduce cocktail tasting notes for the first time, borrowing from the food and wine lexicon: What is the dominant flavor? What is the accentuating flavor? What is the finish? What is the body of the cocktail? What's the mouthfeel, the texture? Three Dimensional Cocktails Communicating a Story with Tasting Notes.
 
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lynn krielow chamberlain is an independent wine and food journalist and host of the "Wine and Dine" radio show heard on VinVillageRadio broadcast on wsRadio, the world-wide leader in internet talk-radio with over 4-million listeners a month!


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