Warren Bobrow

Warren Bobrow is the Food and Drink Editor of Wild River Review located in Stockton, New Jersey (Hunterdon County)

You may find him on the web at: http://www.cocktailwhisperer.com

His first book, Apothecary Cocktails-   was nominated for a Spirited Award at the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail. 

His second book, Whiskey Cocktails is now in pre-sell from Fair Winds Press.  It's available from your local independent bookseller and from Amazon & Barnes and Noble. 

Warren taught at Stonewall Kitchen- the art of Shrubs, Bitters and Mock-Tails in July, 2014. 

Warren traveled to Abruzzo in Italy in 2013 on a press trip.  A gift!

He was one of 12 journalists world-wide, and the only journalist from the USA to participate in the Fête de la Gastronomie- in 2012.

He attends Tales of the Cocktail yearly...  (Listed as a personality!) 

Warren demo'd freestyle mixology at the International Food Bloggers Conference in Portland, Oregon. (2012)

Warren judged the Iron Mixology competition at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival (2012)

Warren has published over three hundred articles on everything from cocktail mixology to restaurant reviews to travel articles.

He is a trained chef having started his career as a pot scrubber at the York Harbor Inn in York Harbor, Maine in 1986.

Warren next apprenticed for the late Jim Ledue at Alberta's in Portland, Maine. 

 

Warren is the former owner and co- founder of Olde Charleston Pasta in Charleston, SC. He attended Johnson/Wales for a year. (Charleston, SC)  

He was the former executive chef at the Primerose House and Tavern in Charleston, SC, where he tasted a mint julep, then said it was lovely stuff.

He spent Hurricane Hugo (1989) in Charleston.  Olde Charleston Pasta failed soon thereafter. 

Then came an strange tale of a TWENTY YEAR career in Private Banking as an Executive Assistant... 

Fast forward to 2009 when he was OFFSHORED!!!!  Finally he had his chance to REINVENT, YET AGAIN!!!!

Warren was # 30 in Saveur Magazine's 100 in 2010, for his writing about the humble Tuna Melt.

He's written food and cocktail articles and news for Prevention Magazine, Okra Magazine in New Orleans, Edible Jersey, Voda Magazine, Tasting Table, Serious Eats and Total Food Service Magazine.

Warren attended the Kentucky Derby and the Oaks Day Races 2012, while on assignment for Voda Magazine.

He writes for the "Fabulous Beekman 1802 Boys" as their cocktail writer.  (Klaus, The Soused Gnome)

He also writes for The Daily Basics, Chilled Magazine, DrinkupNY, Beverage Journal and many others. 

Warren has written for Williams-Sonoma on the blog side.

He is a Ministry of Rum judge  from 2010 in SF.  

 

Headshot photograph taken at the Ministry of Rum in San Francisco- August 2010

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Posts by Warren Bobrow

October 22, 2014

With the arrival of the cooler weather that says fall and the business of finding unique products for the holidays following soon thereafter, nothing to me is more intriguing than three brand new...

September 29, 2014

I would be lying if I told you that I paid much attention to the genre of pre-mixed cocktail.  They just haven't been on my radar and probably for good reason.  What you can buy here in...

September 28, 2014

Rum is the language of the British Virgin Islands.  I discovered this while seeking both while sailing just off Jost Van Dyke, a rum soaked island in these waters.  During the 1980's I...

September 26, 2014

I recently spoke to Paul Hletko, the founder of FEW Spirits in Illinois.  It's been a while since I embarked on this project, known as the Five Questions, and I beg your time to read the...

September 23, 2014

What do you mean by saying that Penny Packer is the best bourbon that you've NEVER heard of?  Well it's true.  With all the hubub over the provenance of certain liquors, it's...

September 17, 2014

Whiskey Cocktails is coming out in a few short weeks, so it seems to reason that my mailbox is suddenly full of whiskey! In this case I've received several fine bottles that I'd like to share...

September 16, 2014

I just have to tell you about my new book, Whiskey Cocktails.  But first allow me to share with you a most fantastic gin from Spain.  Spain you say?  Do they even make gin in Spain?...

September 16, 2014

My friend Christine Dionese asked me the other day if I'd consider publishing her on Foodista.  And it got me thinking, why should I stand to have all the fun?  I should share a bit,...

August 30, 2014

I just received two bottles of bourbon from Tennessee.  Tennessee Bourbon you say?  What is that?  I thought all whiskey from Tennessee had a black label on it? Well to be perfectly...

August 19, 2014

It's got to be a pretty good reason for me to open a bottle of rum before noon, or even before ten in the morning.  But I swear that the air smelled just like rum this morning.  There...

August 12, 2014

I really don't like tasting strong liquor without food available.  Why is that?  Because in the real world, people like to drink with food available, preferably alongside.  It'...

August 9, 2014

It was just around this time last year that I started feeling really excited about the forthcoming release of Apothecary Cocktails.  This year I have another surprise!  My second book!...

August 6, 2014

Azzurre is a sipping vodka.  I found it to be quite sumptuous, prepared very simply- so that the aromatics could shine- without being covered up by inexpensive and harsh, artificially flavored...

August 6, 2014

Did it take going to Tales of the Cocktail to try Broker's Gin?  I have to say yes because where I live in New Jersey they haven't even heard of Broker's.  Much less the...

July 10, 2014

This has turned into a very exciting summer.  My second book, Whiskey Cocktails is now in pre-sell through my publisher and Amazon of course.   Amazon was incredibly kind to me with respect...

June 11, 2014

Hey!  That's my Sailor Jerry Tattoo on my arm and it goes to illustrate that all Sailor Jerry is not rum.  Not at all.  Sailor Jerry was a famous tattoo artist during World War Two...

June 6, 2014

We're in the middle of Negroni Week.  What is Negroni Week?  Yes, it's a weeklong celebration of the classic cocktail named the Negroni, but it is really much more than that. It is...

May 2, 2014

I've found something that is so intriguing that I had to say something about it.  Mystic is the name of this product and I have to share this with you. Unfortunately it's really in a...

May 2, 2014

Tincup, is a new whiskey with a jagged lineage.  The bottle says it's from Colorado, and this is partially true.  The water that the distillate is mixed with is from Colorado, that is...

April 29, 2014

I've gotten accustomed to lousy drinks.  It's a harsh reality out here in Morristown, NJ with only perhaps two cocktail lounges nearby that even come close to getting it.  Most of...

April 23, 2014

What is Baijiu?  Well it's new to the market. Byejoe is new to me too.  I had thought that I knew (nearly) every spirit sold here in our country, well now- more accurately, far from...

April 9, 2014

I've read many cocktail, HOW TO books this year and one of the best so far has been the book named The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair. Jeremy Leblanc and Christine Dionese wrote...

March 10, 2014

Recently I had the honor of traveling to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to taste Barr Hill Gin at the source.  For those of you who don't know Caledonia Spirits, let this be a good...

December 20, 2013

My bar is overflowing with lovely tastes and slurps for the holidays.  I know it's a bit late, but you never can do everything all at once, AND I've been a bit busy this year! ...

November 14, 2013

Ah Klaus.  My little Soused Gnome friend.  Getting him into trouble is very easy, especially with all sorts of fine spirits around.  Yesterday was no less troublesome.  Klaus...

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