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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

Grand Theft Laundry

Date: January 26, 2015

Priceless bottles of wine stolen from The French Laundry have surfaced nearly 3,000 miles away in Greensboro, N.C.

Celebrating Zinfandel

Date: January 19, 2015

The 24th annual ZAP tasting (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) will be held in San Francisco the weekend of January 29-31.

To Foie Or Not To Foie

Date: January 12, 2015

A federal judge in California has overturned the state's ban on foie gras, which was enacted in 2012.

The Harder They Come

Date: January 5, 2015

A number of famous restaurants closed their doors during 2014.
 

St. Augustine Distillery

Date: December 29, 2014

The craft distilling revolution has reached Northern Florida

Buche de Noel

Date: December 22, 2014

The Buche de Noel is a traditional holiday indulgence throughout France.

Carpano for the Holidays

Date: December 15, 2014

The Italian house of Carpano has been producing world-class vermouth since 1786.

Eggnog

Date: December 8, 2014

Celebrate the holidays with George Washington's eggnog recipe.

The Vegan Butcher

Date: December 1, 2014

A brother-sister team is opening the first meatless butcher shop in the Midwest.

Purely, Simply

Date: November 24, 2014

Purely Syrup, a new line of certified organic simple syrups, has expanded the options for both professional and home bartenders.

 

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