John Patterson

John Paterson, Wine Director | Frankies Spuntino Restaurant Group

Though he didn’t anticipate a career in wine, it’s no surprise that John Paterson wound up in the industry. His first ...
Damon Boelte

Damon Boelte, Co-Owner | Grand Army Bar

As a pre-teen, years before he was legally allowed to drink, Damon Boelte was an avid collector of cocktail books. ...
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Jeff Beachbum Berry | Owner, Latitude 29

There are few movements within the cocktail world as pervasive as that of modern tiki, so much so that it’s easy to ...
Abigail Gullo

Abigail Gullo | Head Bartender, Compère Lapin

Though she moved to New Orleans just five years ago, Abigail Gullo was quick to become an influential voice within ...
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Toby Cecchini | Owner, Long Island Bar

There is something perpetually boyish about bartender Toby Cecchini. It might have something to do with the curling ...
Joaquin Simo

Joaquín Simó | Partner, Pouring Ribbons

As a student of English and religion at Boston University, Joaquín Simó, for a time, had no intention of bartending ...
Will Elliott

Will Elliott | Bar Director, Maison Premiere & Sauvage

It’s been a big year for Will Elliott, Bar Director at Brooklyn’s famed absinthe and oyster den, Maison Premiere. ...
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Giuseppe González | Owner, Suffolk Arms

“Patience and fortitude conquer all things—duh,” says Giuseppe González. Unclear is whether González, the always ...
Camille Riviere

Camille Rivière | Wine Importer, Camille Rivière Selections

Raised in Paris and the Loire Valley, importer Camille Rivière began compiling her small portfolio of small, mostly ...
Bartender Don Lee

Don Lee | Bartender, Puppet Maker and Professional Skeptic

Within the insular boundaries of the cocktail world, Don Lee is a legend. As a catch-all “Director of Product ...