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Emily Arden Wells is a NYC architect by day and an epic imbiber (who also manages to write about it) by night. She cares about the culture of the drink, and her photos are redolent with style and attitude. Her blog of the same name was a finalist in Saveur's Best Cocktail Blog category in 2013 and 2014, and it was chosen as one of the 8 Best Booze Blogs by The Savory in 2014. Wells loves to make culinary-based cocktails, drawing inspiration from dishes found all over the world, savory and sweet. "It is that alchemy that I love about spirits and cocktails," she says on her blog. "They bring people together, inspire conversation, and create visceral memories amongst friends. Gastronomista is my canvas to test cocktail recipes, flavor combinations, and innovative techniques."