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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

Eisenberg's, NYC

Date: July 28, 2014

Located in Manhattan's Flatiron district, Eisenberg's proudly claims to have been "raising New York's cholesterol since 1929."

Loveblock

Date: July 21, 2014

After selling his eponymous winery in 2003, Kim Crawford has released a new wine label called Loveblock.

Lemongrass At 9000 Feet

Date: July 14, 2014

The appeal of Thai cuisine has reached the high mountains of Colorado.

Mouton vs Mouton, Cartier vs Carter

Date: July 7, 2014

Two recent lawsuits demonstrate how petty the world of trademark infringement has become.

Rewriting the Cider House Rules

Date: June 30, 2014

Influential wine blogger Tom Wark has launched the Cider Journal.

The Art of Rum

Date: June 23, 2014

Bacardi has released the Facundo Collection, four aged rums from the family's private reserve.

American Summer

Date: June 16, 2014

Napa's Domaine Chandon has released their third annual Limited Edition American Summer Blanc de Noirs.

Exploding Wine Bottles

Date: June 9, 2014

The Coravin, a revolutionary wine preservation system, has been pulled off the market after it caused some bottles to explode.

$4 Toast, $6.50 Ice

Date: June 2, 2014

A new wave of luxury consumer goods is flooding post-recession America.

McRobot's

Date: May 27, 2014

Technology is being developed that can replace fast food workers with machines.

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