André Darlington is co-author of Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks, The New Cocktail Hour: The Essential Guide to Hand-Crafted Drinks, and Movie Night Menus: Dinner and Drink Recipes Inspired by the Films We Love (with Turner Classic Movies). He is currently working on a global cocktail book entitled Booze Cruise (Running Press, 2021) as well as a fully realized cocktail comic book — Shaker Angels — with illustrator Bill Lutz.
André was a columnist for Organic Life magazine, co-editor of the health-conscious cocktail website, Sprig & Spirit, and a contributor to Mandarin Quarterly as well as the alt-weekly, Isthmus, where he was an award-winning critic and wine columnist. While in Madison, WI, he opened the lauded farm-to-table restaurant and natural wine bar, Field Table.
André has been a Napa Valley Vintners’ Association Fellow and a judge for the international wine competition, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, as well as for the American Craft Distillers Association.
In addition to food & beverage writing, André has published two books of poetry. The Prettiest Star (2018) was an INDIES Book of the Year Finalist. China Bus (2017) was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award in 2019 and an IndieNext Recommended book of 2018.
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