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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

Palm Beach's Best Gelato Spots

Date: July 18, 2014
Satisfy your sweet tooth at one of these top Palm Beach County gelato spots.

The Affluence of Artisanal Beer

Date: May 9, 2014
Craft beer has become a booming business. Here we take a look at how the public is drinking it all in.

Craft Beer Style Guide

Date: May 9, 2014
Need a crash course in craft beer? Here, we offer-up a quick guide to help decipher the styles of those frothy brews.

Pairing Beer & Bites

Date: May 9, 2014
Master Cicerone Nicole Erny gives us some basic rules on pairing craft beer with food.

Boom to Bust in Oz

Date: May 5, 2014
Changing circumstances have the Aussie wine business in a slump—but help is on the way.

Palm Beach County's Top 10 Tables

Date: April 14, 2014
Here we select Palm Beach County's 10 tables at the top of the local food chain.

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.
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