More than five months into the pandemic, the early lockdown novelty of homemade cocktails and virtual happy hours may be starting to wear thin. If you’re seeking inspiration for your next quarantini, trying to figure out which wines to stock up on for the fall, or just feeling wistful for the atmosphere at your neighborhood watering hole, there just might be a podcast out there to quench your thirst.
‘Life Behind Bars’
If you like your cocktails served with a generous dash of historical context, you can’t go wrong with this deeply researched monthly show from The Daily Beast, which juggles broad trend pieces about the alcohol industry with deep dives into specific drinks. One week, the hosts, Noah Rothbaum and David Wondrich, might explore the history and evolution of a classic cocktail like the Negroni; the next, they might zoom out to discuss the decline of the dive bar