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The Cocktail Guru Podcast

The Cocktail Guru Podcast

Hosts Jonathan and Jeffrey Pogash talk food, drink, entertainment and all things delicious, luxurious, and fun on The Cocktail Guru Podcast.

Recent Episodes

S2 Finale Part 3 - Delicious Discoveries at Tales of the Cocktail: A Spirited Recap with Jonathan and Jeffrey Pogash

Sept. 21, 2023

Experience the magic of Tales of the Cocktail, where the unexpected takes center stage. Picture it: the vibrant streets of New Orleans, alive with the tantalizing aroma of southern cuisine and the soulful sounds of jazz. Sur…

S2 Finale - Episode 24 of The Cocktail Guru, Part 2

Sept. 7, 2023

In part 2 of our season 2 finale, meet some of the movers and shakers of the spirits industry - John Meisler, Lisa Laird, Alexander & Charles Gabriel, Raymond Edwards, Daniyel Jones and Alan Kennedy. Many of which are expert…

S2 Episode 23 - The Cocktail Guru Podcast Finale Part 1

Aug. 24, 2023

Season Finale Part 1, on location at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. This is going to be fun, coming up on the cocktail guru podcast is a special 2 part season finale recorded live at the Tales of the Cocktail conferen…

S2 E22 TCGP - The Nerdy Bartender with Stacey Roy

Aug. 11, 2023

Join The Cocktail Guru's as they host Stacey Roy, a pop culture icon and mixologist. Stacey shares her passion for being in front of the camera and pursuing her own creative projects. From her acting career to hosting her ow…

TCGP S2 E21 The Bartender's Advocate with John deBary

July 27, 2023

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash talk with bartender, beverage consultant, drinks writer, and hospitality workers' advocate John deBary, the multilingual author of Drink What You …

TCGP S2 E20 The Hills Have Brews with Ryan Conway & Jean-Luc Vitiello

July 14, 2023

Step into the world of Pocono Brewery, where the unexpected becomes extraordinary. Ryan Conway and Jean-Luc Vitiello, two culinary mavericks, have crafted a fusion that transcends boundaries. Imagine the symphony of flavors …

About the Hosts

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Jonathan Pogash

The Cocktail Guru

“The Cocktail Guru™,” is one of the most premiere cocktail consultants and bartenders for restaurants and spirit companies. His signature cocktails can be seen and enjoyed in many of North America’s most upscale cocktail lounges and restaurants. With nearly 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, Jonathan shares his insights with the most influential publications from around the world, and contributes his unique talents to morning television shows and national radio. Jonathan has appeared on such programs as NBC’s “Weekend Today in New York” and “Fox & Friends”.
Just as an Executive Chef may work their way up through the ranks “behind the line,” Jonathan has worked his way up from being a barback at The Russian Tea Room in NYC, to Owner and President of “The Cocktail Guru™,” a well-respected, full service beverage consulting firm. Jonathan was trained by cocktail luminaries Steve Olson, Gary Regan, Julie Reiner, and Albert Trummer. Throughout the years, a style emerged – that of a career bartender interested in studying technique, cocktail history, fresh ingredients, and seasonality. His inspiration lies in unique ingredients and quality ensuring that every beverage program he creates remains consistent and thrives throughout the years.

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Jeffrey Pogash

F.O.O. (Father of Owner)

For the past eighteen years, Jeffrey Pogash has worked in the Communications Department at Moet Hennessy USA, the importer of luxury wines and spirits. He retired as Director of Communications on Sept. 1, 2011. During his tenure, Jeffrey’s responsibilities included garnering press for the entire Moet Hennessy portfolio of champagnes, wines, and spirits.
Prior to joining Moet Hennessy, Jeffrey spent seventeen years as the U.S. representative for the CIVA, the organization that works on behalf of all growers, shippers, and cooperatives in the region of Alsace, France. Before joining the CIVA, Jeffrey studied wine and wine tasting with Steven Spurrier and Jon Winroth at L’Academie du Vin in Paris, where he lived for three years. Upon his return to the United States, Jeffrey studied for his Master’s Degree in Philosophy at Rutgers University and was a freelance writer and copy editor for Vintage Magazine. In 1975, he wrote his first book, How To Read A Wine Label, A Dictionary of French and California Wines. Jeffrey’s most recent book, Bloody Mary, was published in October 2011 by Thornwillow Press.