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A Good Drink: In Pursuit of Sustainable Spirits

Shanna Farrell

  • Interviewer, Writer, Audio Producer

Shanna Farrell is an interviewer at UC Berkeley's Oral History Center, where she works on a wide variety of projects and specializes in contemporary cocktail culture. She is the author of Bay Area Cocktails: A History of Culture, Community, and Craft.

In her new book, A Good Drink, Farrell goes in search of the bars, distillers, and farmers who are driving a transformation to sustainable spirits. These individuals are part of a growing trend to recognize spirits for what they are—part of our food system. For those who have ever wondered who grew the pears that went into their brandy or why their cocktail is an unnatural shade of red, A Good Drink will be an eye-opening tour of the spirits industry.

Moderated by Dave White, deputy director of the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, this event is in partnership with Island Press, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that shines a spotlight on crucial issues and focuses attention on sustainable solutions.

You can purchase A Good Drink from the independently owned Changing Hands Bookstore, HERE.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Arizona Time