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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

Magnolias, Charleston

Date: May 23, 2016

Magnolias foreshadowed Charleston's culinary revolution when it opened in 1990, and the restaurant hasn't faltered since.

Elevated Pinot Grigio

Date: May 16, 2016

Tommasi, a gourth-generation wine estate in the Veneto, is making intensely flavored Pinot Grigio that defies the usual stereotypes.

The Future of Meat

Date: May 9, 2016

Ethan Brown, CEO of the LA-based company Beyond Meat, is on a mission to change America's eating habits.

The New Face of Australian Wine

Date: May 2, 2016

Master of Wine Michael Hill smith and his cousin, Martin Shaw, are making stereotype-breaking wine in the Adleaide Hills.

Whisky's New Stars

Date: May 1, 2016

Japan is the new Scotland when it comes to single malts, and three distilleries are leading the way.

The Deepest Hunger

Date: April 25, 2016

That trendy farm-to-table restaurant may not be sourcing their ingredients from farmers after all.

Organic, Sustainable, Oregonian

Date: April 18, 2016

Burgundy-born Bernard Lacroute and his wife, Ronni, are farming mindfully in Oregon.

Sbragia Family Vineyards

Date: April 11, 2016

After 32 vintages at Beringer, Ed Sbragia has branched out on his own.

Chef, Interrupted

Date: April 4, 2016

Once destined for stardom, this chef has placed himself in what he considers to be a self-imposed exile.

Masut

Date: March 28, 2016

Jake and Ben Fetzer, grandsons of the Fetzer Vineyards founder, are producing distinctive Pinot Noir in the the Eagle Peak AVA.

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