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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.

Articles

South Africa Rising: Wine and Vineyard Renaissance

Date: April 1, 2014
The renaissance of a world-class wine region born in the mid-1600s has reached U.S. shores.

4 Venues for Vegans

Date: March 6, 2014
Tthe South Florida dining scene is growing its share of vegan restaurants. Check out four of our local favorites.

Your Pasta Horoscope

Date: February 20, 2014
What does your pasta say about you? Here are some theories about what your favorite noodles reveal.

Italian Stallion | Notes on Brunello di Montalcino

Date: January 27, 2014
Get acquainted with Italy’s power-house red, Brunello di Montalcino.

Now Trending: Cronuts

Date: January 17, 2014
Hard-to-get Cronuts have spurred a wave of copycat pastries across the country.

Bubbles of Distinction | Champagne for the New Year

Date: January 14, 2014
Celebrate extraordinary moments with an equally extraordinary bottle of Champagne

Sit at the Table | Swank Table Luncehon

Date: January 10, 2014
For the ultimate farm-to-table experience, Swank Specialty Produce rolls out its 2014 Swank Table lineup.

Pushing Boundaries in Wine Pairings

Date: January 7, 2014
For a unique taste on wine and food pairings, our food and wine editor offers some of his go to matches.
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