Matt Pietrek

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Matt Pietrek (born January 27, 1966) is an American spirits and cocktail writer. Previously, he was a computer specialist and author specializing in Microsoft Windows.

Pietrek also has a keen interest in cocktails and spirits, and he writes a blog on the subject.[1]

Pietrek has written several books on Microsoft Windows and for eight years wrote the column "Under the Hood" in MSJ (and subsequently) MSDN Magazine. As of April 2004 he has been working at Microsoft, initially on Visual Studio.


  • Pietrek, Matt (May 5, 2019). Minimalist Tiki: A Cocktail Wonk Look at Classic Libations and the Modern Tiki Vanguard. WonkPress. ISBN 978-0-578-21844-1.
  • Pietrek, Matt (November 1, 1995). Windows 95 System Programming Secrets. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 1-56884-318-6.
  • Pietrek, Matt (May 31, 1993). Windows Internals. Addison-Wesley Professional. ISBN 0-201-62217-3.
  • Schulman, Andrew; Maxey, David; Pietrek, Matt (August 1, 1992). Undocumented Windows. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-60834-0.


  1. ^ Cocktail Wonk Pietrek's blog about cocktails and spirits.

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