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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

Pop a Good Year: New Year's Eve Champagne

Date: December 15, 2014
Ring in 2015 with a special treat: a bottle of vintage champers.

Comfort Food: Five Palm Beach Dives We Love

Date: December 8, 2014
These five eateries combine atmosphere and value with classic home-cooked goodness.

8 Wines to Pair with Turkey

Date: October 30, 2014
Not sure what to pour with Thanksgiving dinner? Consult our chart to find the perfect wine.

French Classic: Lillet Through the Ages

Date: October 10, 2014
Favored by Agent 007 in his favorite cocktail, Lillet makes a versatile sip for all seasons.
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