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  • Tasting: 4 Irish Whiskeys From Teeling

    Teeling Distillery reflects both the difficult past and bright future of Irish whiskey. Few spirits are hotter than Irish whiskey. But just 40 years back this category was nearly nonexistent. By... Read More »
  • Meat Bobby Flay

    I was invited to a wine dinner at Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, CT, prior to the Sun Winefest weekend Jan. 27-29. Bobby himself was... Read More »
  • $1 Martinis? In Manhattan?!

    During the Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans this past July, I went to lunch with a few colleagues at Mr. B’s Bistro. We hadn’t planned to... Read More »
  • Rediscovering Pastis

    I was in France recently with a few other spirits journalists and more than once we kicked off an evening with a pastis. While I have a few anise-flavored spirits... Read More »
  • Cheech and Cheers

    I had the opportunity to interview Cheech Marin, the actor/comedian best known as half of Cheech & Chong. He’s the brand ambassador for Tres Papalote, a new mezcal from... Read More »
  • Blog: My Dinner With Rocco

    Chef Rocco DiSpirito made me dinner last week. Well, he made hundreds of people dinner as part of the Celebrity Chef Dine Around on Jan. 30 during the Sun... Read More »