The Drink Nation
The Drink Nation is an online magazine about drinking culture, focused on providing information and education to the sophisticated drinker. Through daily articles and video segments, TDN highlights all the newest craft beers, wines, and cocktails this nation has to offer, and provides news and opinion on drink-related topics of interest.
The Drink Nation is an expansion project of Drink Philly, which was deemed the No. 1 Happy Hour Directory in Philadelphia by LivingSocial in 2010. In 2011, Drink Philly and its founder, Adam Schmidt, received the Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference People’s Choice Award for best new startup company, a major step up from its modest origins as an Excel spreadsheet shared amongst a few friends. Currently, the other local arms of TDN are Drink Baltimore, Drink DC, Drink Denver, Drink NYC, and Drink Portland. For more information, follow @TheDrinkNation on Twitter or find The Drink Nation on Facebook.
Adam Schmidt Founder & President
Favorite Beverages: Hefeweizens, Chianti, & Aviations
Favorite Animal: Giraffe
Adam Schmidt founded Drink Philly in 2009 on the belief that everyone should have access to quality drinks at an affordable price. Thanks to Adam's vision and THE INTERNET, that belief is now shared and realized by thousands of users visiting The Drink Nation family of sites every day. When he is not working at The Drink Nation Intergalactic Headquarters, you can find him...working somewhere else on his iPad.
Collin Keefe Editor-in-Chief
Favorite Beverages: Guinness, Belgians, Bourbon and Rye
Favorite Animal: Just the tasty ones
After years of trying to figure out if he is a liquor savvy scribe for hire, or a freelance drinker with a knack for gathering facts, Collin decided in 2013 that The Drink Nation was the only place where he would find an answer to his life’s riddle. When he’s not deep beneath the earth, extracting precious gems from the content mines, you can find him bending elbows with the best of them at local bars, on the bocce court, or out back tending to the grill.
Charles Wiedenmann Director of National Advertising
Favorite Beverages: Chardonnay
Favorite Animal: Lion
With over 30 years of experience, Charles heads up our National Advertising team of professionals. When he's not delivering your brand to our thirsty audience, you'll find him surrounded by the affluent, sipping on a cool vodka martini, straight up with a twist...
Sarah Jagiela Marketing Associate
Dr. Claw Unknown
Favorite Beverage: Unknown
Favorite Animal: Probably the cat?
Very little is known about Dr. Claw and he won't answer any of our questions. He mostly just sits in his office watching a monitor and occasionally pounds his fist on his desk. He kind of came with the office, so we just let him do his thing.