West Coast Cocktails

West Coast Cocktails oral history projectWest Coast Cocktails: An Oral History will trace the legacy of cocktails and spirits through a series of long-form life history interviews with key figures in the industry, including bar owners, bartenders, craft distillers, and cocktail historians. We will document:

  • labor
  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • community
  • the role of geography and culinary effects
  • the influence of craft and artisanal culture
  • the perception of bartending as a respected profession

Our esteemed project advisors include:
Dale DeGroff
David Wondrich
Talia Baiocchi
Leslie Pariseau

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