Wayne Curtis

Wayne Curtis is the author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails, a chronicle of America’s most ignoble spirit. He’s been a columnist at The Atlantic magazine, The Daily Beast and American Scholar, and he's currently a columnist at Imbibe and Garden & Gun. He’s also written about spirits for The New York TimesSunsetYankeeenRouteAmerican Archeology and The Wall Street Journal. He's co-founder of the New Orleans Spirits Competition (presented by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation), and he teaches nonfiction writing at Johns Hopkins University. He lives mostly in New Orleans, sometimes in Maine.