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Sommelier Certification: Exploring Spirits From Navy Gin To Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Fifteen tastings. Not wine, but spirits. Gins, vodkas, whiskies, rums, scotches, brandy, cognacs and liqueurs. While I thought blind tastings were a challenge, this would be my biggest feat yet. The life of a sommelier isn’t just about vino, but the hard stuff, too. They (and hopefully soon, myself) are […]

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Personal Transformation Through Travel

Travel allows us to get in touch with different sides of ourselves that, for better or for worse, may not show themselves as we go about our usual daily routines. As we become immersed in new cultural experiences and have a personal transformation our senses are heightened, intuition becomes clearer […]

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This Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Is Too Good Not To Mention

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when exploring the Las Olas restaurants scene, make sure to stop by an artisanal venue worth the trip in itself: Sweet Nectar Charcoal and Spirits. After walking along the beachfront and seeing so many chain restaurants, it was a joy to discover Las Olas, filled with […]

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Go Outdoor Travel: Experiencing Patagonia’s Most Beautiful Landscapes

Outdoor Travel: Experiencing Patagonia’s Most Beautiful Landscapes

You’re probably wondering why I would bother writing a guide on outdoor experiences and landscapes for a destination that is almost nothing but outdoor experiences. That sheer, often overwhelming amount of choices is exactly why I feel the need to narrow the top natural things to do down into a […]

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Sommelier Certification: Exploring Spirits From Navy Gin To Straight Bourbon Whiskey

If you enjoy this post, please subscribe to Epicure & Culture by email, leave a comment below, and share on share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Thanks for visiting!Fifteen tastings. Not wine, but spirits. Gins, vodkas, whiskies, rums, scotches, brandy, cognacs and liqueurs. While I thought blind tastings were […]

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Sweet Nectar's bread pudding. Photo courtesy of Jessica Festa.
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This Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Is Too Good Not To Mention

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when exploring the Las Olas restaurants scene, make sure to stop by an artisanal venue worth the trip in itself: Sweet Nectar Charcoal and Spirits. After walking along the beachfront and seeing so many chain restaurants, it was a joy to discover Las Olas, filled with […]

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Food, Culture And Fun: Travel With A Blogger In Italy

Although there are hundreds of travel blogs and you are probably a reader of some of them it is not that often when you actually can join the bloggers themselves. They are telling beautiful stories about places they visited and the pictures of local food make you hungry. If you […]

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Why Our Stories Matter: A Look At Novelist Scott Bergstrom’s WWII-Era European Passport Collection
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Why Our Stories Matter: A Look At Novelist Scott Bergstrom’s WWII-Era European Passport Collection

It started with the passport of a young Polish woman named Zofja. Scott Bergstrom, author of the novel The Cruelty, discovered it in an antique store in Austria and bought it for a few euros. “I remember thinking it was odd and a little tragic to have something so personal […]

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Middle Eastern Travel: 10 Surprising Discoveries On A Journey Through Jordan

To date, Jordan has been one of the most surprising destinations I’ve visited. I’ll admit before going my opinion of the country was clouded somewhat by typical Middle Eastern stereotypes; however, these were quickly shattered as I met the locals and immersed myself in a welcoming local culture. To give […]