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 […]Pin It
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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 […]Pin It
Portland, Oregon, is possibly the most sustainable city in America. Farm-to-table isn’t a trend, it’s a given. Carbon neutral and energy-efficient building models aren’t trends, they’re the norm. Artisans work together instead of cut-throat competing in order to create interesting products and a thriving community. This spirit of activism and […]Pin It
The Scary Truth About Commercial Honey (And How One Portland Producer Is Looking To Sweeten The Industry)
For those who are used to buying honey-filled bears from the supermarket, stop right now. According to Damian Magista, the founder and head beekeeper of Bee Local, a Portland Oregon-based raw honey company, commercial companies are typically not contributing to healthy hives or creating the good-for-you product you think you’re […]Pin It
One of New York City’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, Brooklyn’s Bushwick is known for it’s experimental arts scene. Additionally, it’s taking a cue from nearby Williamsburg’s slew of industrial restaurants serving farm-to-table meals and high-quality meals, but doing it with a Bushwick-twist. On your next trip to the city, slot some […]