“There is no topic more difficult to handle, or more full of detail, seeing that it is hard to say whether wine does good to people rather than harming them.” -Roman Scholar, Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE)
Name: Camper English
Location: San Francisco, CA
It’s the holiday season with New Year’s just a few days away. What better time to take a fun filled tour through the medicinal history of alcohol? Today’s guest is the perfect guide. Camper English is a journalist, author, and recognized expert in the world of cocktails and spirits. A member of the United States Bartenders’ Guild, Camper is also an innovator, having invented something called “directional freezing,” a technique to make perfectly clear ice that used in bars around the world.
His recent book, “Doctors and Distillers: The Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Cocktails,” is on tap for today’s conversation. We hope you enjoy. With that said, let’s get started…
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