The organizers of Tales of the Cocktail, the most popular cocktail festival in the United States, have announced the finalists for the 6th Annual Spirited Awards. The awards recognize the bartenders, bars, writers and cocktail experts that are working to drive the cocktail industry into new, exciting directions.
The complete list of finalists is included after the jump. Congrats to all the nominees!
David J. Montgomery is an emeritus columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Beast, and has also written for many of the country’s largest newspapers, including USA Today, the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and several others.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Master’s degree in History, Mr. Montgomery taught U.S. History and African American History for six years at Bakersfield College.
For the past ten years, he has worked as an Event Copywriter for Goldstar, a company that helps people get out more and attend live entertainment.
In addition to this website, Mr. Montgomery writes Crime Fiction Dossier, a sporadic blog covering the world of mystery/thriller fiction and publishing, and Mystery Ink, a currently dormant book review website dedicated to the same.
Mr. Montgomery lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two daughters. His favorite drinks are the gin and tonic and the Mai Tai (as made according to Trader Vic’s recipe).
Some of the publications Mr. Montgomery has written for include:
The Daily Beast
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Kansas City Star
For information on contacting him, please visit Contact.
For information on his samples/promotional policy, please visit Samples.