When and how did you become interested in cocktails? I got into cocktails by way of wine. I received a lot of valuable wine knowledge over the years in the various restaurants that I worked at in New York City. And I was lucky enough to have some amazing mentors along the way. But it wasn't until I left the restaurant industry altogether that I really got into studying it and deciding to take it to the next level. I studied with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) at New York's International Wine Center. And by the time I was finishing the Level 3-Advanced Course there, I knew that I wanted to shift my focus to spirits, primarily. This last decade, especially these last few years have been such an exciting time for American small batch spirits producers. And the distillery boom doesn't seem to be slowing down. I really wanted to be a part of that. So, I planned on opening, with a partner, my own brick and mortar bar business, focusing on local spirits and craft cocktails. The business wasn't able to get off the ground, but in the end, I had an invaluable 2+ years of industry research, endless hours of cocktail testing and a massive amount of recipes under my belt. That is when I started Bit By a Fox. I needed an outlet for everything that I had been obsessing over those last few years. I had no idea if it would resonate with anyone else, but I was willing to take the leap!