Lesley Jacobs Solmonson is a freelance writer and co-founder of the 12bottlebar.com cocktail blog. Her writings on food, wine and spirits have featured in Wine Enthusiast, Gourmet, Dining Out and C magazine.
'The "Gin," volume seems particularly well-timed; the spirit is enjoying a US renaissance. Author Lesley Jacobs Solmonson brings us through gin's history at a blistering pace that manages to satisfy with plenty of drama and botanicals. Somerset Maugham, Dorothy Parker, The Dutch East India Company, and Robert Benchley ("I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini.") all get their due.' - Boston Globe