Wine Enthusiast Spirits Editor: ‘My go-to is Basil Hayden bourbon’

Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast spirits editor, writes about food, wine and spirits. She writes for many of the same people I do; and after I snagged a copy of her latest book, The Secret Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets, I knew I … Continue readingWine Enthusiast Spirits Editor: ‘My go-to is Basil Hayden bourbon’

Canadian Whisky Author Gives the World Its 1st Canadian Whisky Book

In what may go down as one of the better press trips of my career, I met Davin de Kergommeaux on the same Canadian Mist trip I met Chuck Cowdery. Davin’s the world’s foremost authority on Canadian whisky and has written the most-comprehensive book ever … Continue readingCanadian Whisky Author Gives the World Its 1st Canadian Whisky Book

Queen of Spice Warns Newbies to Not Drink Whisky Like Soda

Once upon a time, the Indian spice trade helped establish world empires and opened the seas for commerce. These days, Indian spices are just friggin’ awesome and should be considered over the blander spices. Monica Bhide , The Queen of Spice, is the world’s authority on when … Continue readingQueen of Spice Warns Newbies to Not Drink Whisky Like Soda