Seminar: TALL TALES: THE STORY OF STORYTELLING COCKTAILS

TALL TALES: THE STORY OF STORYTELLING COCKTAILS PRESENTED BY SAMUEL WILSON

This seminar is intentionally meant to draw us into the world of alcohol and its deep, inherent importance to human beings.
Drawing on research and apocryphal tales of very early human drinking, we’ll begin by addressing the role of alcohol beyond simple social lubricant: its associations with godhood, death and its importance to the foundations of our social structures and the implications that carries into its current role in holidays, festivals, funerals and general debauchery. We’ll touch on how burgeoning commerce and globalization influenced the development of cocktails, often at the expense of equity and humanity.

Going further into our exploration, we’ll strive to place these root interests in the context of the modern bar, and how the desire to place drinking in a ritual setting while operating a commercial enterprise influenced 20th C. bartenders that are nearer to our time and serve as active inspirations for the bar community today.

Our objective is to give roots to our own drinking experiences as well as our guests, that goes beyond a simplistic or purely nostalgic view of say, Pre Prohibition drinking, to shed light on how dynamic, fraught, and exciting the story of drinking can be – and in turn, how it can enliven our experience of imbibing.

May 29 @ 11:30
11:30 — 12:30 (1h)

Third Place