Wednesdays at 3:00PM EST
The theme song for The Speakeasy is "Whiskey and Loose Women" by Brothers
Tune in to The Speakeasy, every Wednesday at 4PM, where host Damon Boelte will discuss cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, tea, coffee and all things in the liquid universe, with guests ranging from bartenders and brewers, alchemists and ambassadors, roasters and regulars, and every expert and enthusiast in between. Learn from some of the world's leading experts in mixology, bar history, distillation and brewing about how we enjoy imbibing today.
Damon Boelte has consulted for many bars and restaurants in New York City and beyond, and is currently is the bar director for critically heralded Prime Meats restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. He has worked with many spirits and beverage companies such as Maker's Mark, Plymouth Gin, Tito's Vodka, Corzo Tequila, the American Gin Company, Highland Park and Stumptown Coffee. You can read about his cocktails and techniques in New York Magazine, The New York TImes, Time Out, Imbibe Magazine, GQ, Edible Brooklyn & Manhattan, Saveur, Bon Apetit, La Cucina Italiana, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Eater.com, Tastingtable.com & seriouseats.com.
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The Speakeasy - Episode 111 - Danny Ronen of DC Spirits
What is the best way to ensure hospitality in the beverage industry? The answer is education! This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined via the phone lines by Danny Ronen, founder of DC Spirits, an food, wine and spirits educational organization, as well as Senior Educator at Liquid Kitchen, a global hospitality agency. Tune into this episode to hear about Danny's inspiration after an interesting experience with inhospitable sommelier. Learn about the rise of the brand ambassador, plus how sales often follow after consumers become knowledgeable about a product. How does the modern bar and cocktail scene promote quality? Tune into this episode of The Speakeasy to find out all of this and more! Thanks to our sponsor, MOOD Magazine. Music has been provided by Pamela Royal.
"At the end of the day, the sommelier is the trainer and representative for all the wine at an establishment." [7:00]
"The whole purpose behind what we do is education and the furthering of our industry." [24:40]
-- Danny Ronen on The Speakeasy…read more