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Mark Spivak - author of Iconic Spirits and Global Gourmet blogMARK SPIVAK

 

Mark Spivak has been the Food and Wine Editor of Palm Beach Illustrated, educating our readers on the finer points of wine and spirits as well as reviewing the top culinary spots of South Florida since 2001. Visiting wine regions, distilleries and culinary meccas around the globe, Mark’s voice, an authoritative pen of the epicurean scene, can also be read on his blog Global Gourmet, where he writes about his experiences and insights, exclusively on palmbeachillustrated.com.
Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History - Mark Spivak   Mark is also the author of The Affordable Wine Guide to California and the Pacific Northwest (also available as an e-book), and his newest tome, Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History [Lyons Press], which hit bookstands November 2012.
  Iconic Spirits is a must read for any and all interested in the world of the high-proofed. The book chronicles twelve unique spirits and categories that helped forge the cocktail culture of today, telling the untold stories and the hidden tales of each, followed with cocktail recipes, many of which are classics and genre originators.

Blog Articles

Sonoma 2015: Martinelli

Date: August 31, 2015

The Martinelli family has been making wine in Sonoma County since 1887.

The Fremont Diner

Date: August 24, 2015

Although it opened in 2009, the Fremont Diner recalls a bygone era in Sonoma County.

Catch That Passing Torch

Date: August 17, 2015

Next year, three guys in their thirties will be taking over one of the country's iconic restaurant spaces.

The Egg and You

Date: August 10, 2015

An epidemic of avian flu has reduced the nation's egg supply and driven up prices.

Russ and Daughters Cafe, NYC

Date: August 3, 2015

Russ and Daughters has been selling smoked fish on New York's Lower East Side since 1914, and opened a cafe last year.

Angelo's of Mulberry Street

Date: July 27, 2015

Angelo's has been serving superlative Northern and Southern dishes since 1902, along with caring service.

Return to Romagna, II

Date: July 20, 2015

Although Emilia-Romagna is sometimes referred to as the breadbasket of Italy, the real staff of life is piadina.

Return to Romagna, I

Date: July 13, 2015

In the eastern part of Emilia-Romagna, Lambrusco is replaced by stunning Sangiovese that rivals the best Tuscany has to offer.

Three Sticks

Date: July 6, 2015

Bob Cabral, former winemaker at Williams Selyem, is turning out impressive single-vineyard wines at Sonoma's Three Sticks.

The Last Drop

Date: June 29, 2015

The Last Drop has released 592 bottles of their newest expression, a 48 Year-Old blended Scotch at $4,000 per bottle.

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