The Guys welcome back Dale DeGroff, the worlds preeminent bartender (mixologist), this time from Shinn Vineyards on Long Island. For years he was the head bartender at New York's famed Rainbow Room. Dale is known as "The King of Cocktails," and is perhaps more responsible than anyone for the renaissance of the cocktail worldwide. "10% of what a bartender does is about being a great drink maker. The rest is about knowing what is hot and what is not, trying to figure out if the girl wants this guy talking to her, knowing the best restaurant, club, hamburger in the neighborhood and sometimes telling someone in a nice way they've had a little too much to drink." The bar can be an enriching part of our culture and the barman/woman is an important part of that. Dale also has some tips for setting up a bar at home.
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Podcast Date: 9/24/2007