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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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This Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Is Too Good Not To Mention

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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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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

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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 […]

Sommelier Certification: Getting To Know American Wine Through Oregon, Washington And New York
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Sommelier Certification: Getting To Know American Wine Through Oregon, Washington And New York

“Did you know that every state in the US makes wine?” Today’s instructor for the sommelier certification course through Sommelier Society of America course in New York City is Tad Drouet, a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) through the Society of Wine Educators and the holder of a diploma and Higher […]

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