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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

Afrohead Rum

Date: November 28, 2016

Not just another bushy head of hair

Pairing Wine with Turkey

Date: November 21, 2016

A Quick User's Guide

The World According to Duckhorn

Date: November 14, 2016

Merlot for Cabernet drinkers

The Charleston Grill

Date: November 7, 2016

The restaurant offers grand dining for the new millennium.

Halls Chophouse, Charleston

Date: October 31, 2016

The Art of Steak

Merlot, Reimagined

Date: October 20, 2016

After languishing in the wake of Sideways, Merlot is once again on the rise

The Sound of Dining

Date: October 15, 2016

How loud is too loud?

End of an Era

Date: October 6, 2016

Manhattan's Carnegie Deli to close December 31.

The Balvenie, Revisited

Date: October 2, 2016

Sumptuous Single Malts

Raw Fish, Sports Bars, and the Shifting Culture

Date: September 26, 2016

Tuna Poke goes mainstream.

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