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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

90C Wines Provide a Lower-Calorie Option

Date: January 17, 2017
South Florida’s top sommelier has joined forces with its top winemaker to give wine lovers a gift: fewer calories.

Lighten Up: The Rise in Popularity of Lower-Alcohol Wines

Date: January 12, 2017
The trend towards more subtle wines signals a change in American tastes.

Brown Sugar: Whiskey's Rise in Flavors

Date: December 16, 2016
Distillers lure new consumers with spicy and sweet-flavored whiskies.

Wine Flights Around Town

Date: December 7, 2016
If you're looking to sample some small tastes of wine, here are some of the best local examples.

Find a Champagne to Match to Your Taste

Date: December 1, 2016
Few wine preferences are as personal as Champagne. Let us help you discover your preferred make of bubbly.

Cocktail Corner: Blood and Sandals

Date: December 1, 2016
Brandon's Palm Beach shares its recipe for a cocktail brimming with cherry and orange juice and sparkling wine.

Cocktail Corner: The Boulevardier

Date: November 22, 2016
Hip French eatery Le Rendez-Vous is serving up a variation on the traditional Boulevardier cocktail.

Australia's Wine Business On the Rise

Date: November 10, 2016
The roller coaster Australian wine business heads skyward with refined bottles.

5 Places to Celebrate Cocktail Hour Around Town

Date: November 10, 2016
Here are five spots we’re raising a glass to this month.

Cocktail Corner: The Bee Sting

Date: October 18, 2016
David Bouchard, beverage director for Nitrogen Bar, Grill, and Sushi, shares his take on a flapper favorite cocktail.
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