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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

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.

For Goodness' Sake: The Rise of the Rice-Based Beverage

Date: September 27, 2016
America develops a taste for premium bottles of Japan’s national drink.
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