Imbibe! David Wondrich - is an internationally-recognized authority on cocktails and their history, a Contributing Editor at Esquire and writes for numerous other magazines on the subject, including Saveur, Gotham, Wine and Spirits, Playboy, and Drinks. His first book, Esquire Drinks: An Opinionated and Irreverent Guide to Drinking, has been acclaimed as brilliantly witty, irreverent and brimming with interesting trivia. His latest endeavor, Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas. Pioneer of the American Bar, explores the life and drinks of "Professor" Jerry Thomas, the sailor, Forty-Niner and all-around sporting character who wrote the world's first bartender's guide, defining American drinking in the process. It has been nominated for a James Beard Award, among others.