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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

Mighty Mayhem: The Flavor-Forward Wines of St. Mayhem

Date: January 25, 2016
Art + Farm winery's St. Mayhem infuses out of the ordinary flavors for unique small batch wines.

Cheese Whiz: Grilled Cheese Gallery

Date: January 25, 2016
As the name suggests, Northwood's Grilled Cheese Gallery is serving the ultimate in comfort food: grilled cheese.

Hot Seat: Palm Beach Snuggeries

Date: January 25, 2016
The Valentine's Day, seek out these intimate lounges with seating for two.

Bloody Good Time: South Florida's Best Bloody Marys

Date: December 28, 2015
Need a pick-me-up? Here are some of the most elaborate—and downright creative—Bloody Marys around South Florida.

Cocktail Corner: Spicy Gingerbread

Date: December 14, 2015
The only thing better than eating gingerbread during the holidays is consuming it in liquid form.

Chef Show: Q&A with Robert Irvine

Date: December 1, 2015
We caught up with one of PBFWF's visiting stars, chef Robert Irvine, for his take on today’s culinary landscape.

Cocktail Corner: Crowd-Pleasing Cocktails

Date: December 1, 2015
If you are hosting a holiday soiree, mix up these drinks to help you get out from behind the bar and into the revelry

Drink Like a Local: 5 Palm Beach County Breweries

Date: November 15, 2015
Enjoy some home-brewed beers with these five Palm Beach County breweries.

Holiday Sweets: Sweet Thanksgiving Wine

Date: November 2, 2015
The Thanksgiving table just isn’t complete without delicious, sweet wine.

A Brewing Battle: The State of Craft Beer

Date: November 1, 2015
The craft beer movement's rapid growth loses some steam.
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