Sheri Morano, at age 16, had a simple meal in Italy with a bottle of table wine that changed her path forever. She is now the youngest American woman to become a Master of Wine – and one of only 356 Masters of Wine in the world. We talk about wine snobs, bad pronunciation, the Arroyo Seco AVA & Scott Family Estate, her theory on the connection between wine and reality television, and the wine app that she helped to develop, Wine Ring.
Lior Lev Sercarz’s own personal spice road has taken him all over the globe searching for the world’s best spices – ones that show a sense of place or evoke emotion. His custom blends end up in the kitchens of Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert, David Chang and Michelin-starred restaurants around the world.
His spice lab is in Hell’s Kitchen, where he owns and operates La Boite.
Camper English, the founder of Alcademics, is one of the most important cocktail writers working in the industry today. His experiments and findings have been discussed and implemented into home and commercial bars all over the country. He even developed a method of making crystal clear ice at home, called “directional freezing”. With his new book, Tonic Water: AKA GNT WTF, he discusses the historical importance of tonic water, malaria, syphilis, and Operation Catdrop.