Amy Finley

Lady Thornwood is the alter ego of Amy Finley, the former in-house drinks writer for San Diego hospitality group Consortium Holdings. Consortium’s belle epoque cocktail den and boutique bottle shop, Raised by Wolves, made Esquire magazine’s 2019 Best Bars in America list. The group’s apothecary-styled cocktail bar, Polite Provisions, was Imbibe Magazine’s Bar of the Year and a James Beard Award nominee. Finley literally wrote the 500-plus-page book on bartending, booze, and bar operations for Consortium. She is also the author of the memoir How to Eat a Small Country (Clarkson Potter, 2011), and her writing has appeared in Bon Appetit, Departures, and Good Housekeeping.