Erica Duecy is author of Storied Sips (Random House), a book that aims to bring back the social tradition of the cocktail hour by offering up intoxicating historical stories, classic mixology accoutrements, and vintage cocktail ephemera. Join us here regularly to celebrate the cocktail, a uniquely American symbol of joie de vivre, youth, and modernity. For deeper explorations, follow Erica on Twitter: @ericaduecy, where the author documents her gimlet-eyed anthropological adventures in the cocktail bars of New York City, and beyond.
About the Author
Erica is a writer and editor specializing in Wine & Spirits and Travel. By day, she runs the Fodor’s Travel website as Deputy Editor, programming travel content for more than five million readers per month. At night, Erica tastes wines and tests cocktail recipes for the luxury alpine travel magazine SNOW (Bonnier Publishing), where she was Wine & Spirits Editor for the past six years. For SNOW, Erica has written wine and spirit features ranging from the new generation of Wild West whiskeys to extreme winemaking and skiing in New Zealand, as well documenting hot après-ski cocktail trends around the globe.
She is a long-time judge for the James Beard Journalism Awards, and holds an Advanced Certificate, with distinction, from the London-based Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She has written for the New York Times, Food & Wine, and numerous other publications, and enjoys speaking about cocktail history at events, including appearances at Tales of the Cocktail and the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
In addition to writing, Erica is available for speaking engagements, cocktail demos and classes, content-marketing consulting, and brand ambassadorships.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Jessi Brookes Photography.