A Trifecta of Cognac: The Facts, The Tour & The Cocktails
Dec21

A Trifecta of Cognac: The Facts, The Tour & The Cocktails

My global booze travels continued in November, with a trip to the Cognac region of France. There, I was immersed in the world of, well, Cognac, and brought back the hard-learned lessons I picked up to share with the rest of you. The result thus far has been a trifecta of Cognac stories, giving you the Cognac facts you need to now, showcasing the Cognac tour that you could take, and bringing you the disappearance and revival of the...

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More Pisco! The Complete Guide, The Staple Cocktails & How Peruvians Drink It
Oct22

More Pisco! The Complete Guide, The Staple Cocktails & How Peruvians Drink It

Did you think I was done writing about pisco? I mean… how many times can you talk about it, and how much more is there to say? Quite a lot, apparently. I’m your one-stop-shop for all things pisco related, and right here, you’ll find quick access to three stories that will teach you everything you could ever want to know about Peruvian’s national spirit. Eater: The Complete Guide to Pisco Pisco is a type of...

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A Photo Journey Through Peru, the Foods of Mistura 2015 & A Peruvian Cooking Class in Cusco
Oct12

A Photo Journey Through Peru, the Foods of Mistura 2015 & A Peruvian Cooking Class in Cusco

On a recent trip to Peru, where I learned everything there is to know about pisco, I was also able to take part in some wonderful opportunities. From witnessing the spiritual and serene beauty of Machu Picchu and befriending its many llama inhabitants, to sand boarding and dune buggying through the Huacachina Sand Dunes, and boating through Islas Ballestas, observing its sea lions, its rock formations and birds, the port of Pisco, and...

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Branching out Beyond Whiskey: Brandy, Barrel-Aged Gin & Pisco
Sep03

Branching out Beyond Whiskey: Brandy, Barrel-Aged Gin & Pisco

While whiskey is always my go-to, it’s fun to branch out, too. Here’s a round-up of some of my recent published stories on a range of other spirits. Eater: Barrel-Aged Gin Barrel-aged gins, particularly when made by whiskey distillers using their whiskey mash bills, are a unique whiskey-gin hybrid. Learn about the special breed and what the story is this guide. Washington Post Express: Pisco Pisco is gaining traction...

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Ankara: A Trip to Turkey via Dupont Cirlce
Jul31

Ankara: A Trip to Turkey via Dupont Cirlce

Turkish Cuisine, Culture & Hospitality Served up at Ankara: Ankara opened this spring in the former Levante’s space on 19th Street in Dupont Circle. Owned and operated by the Aslanturk family, Ankara has set about introducing the District to Turkish cuisine and its many influences, along with Turkish culture and hospitality. Start your meal at Ankara with some good ol’ bread and spreads. In this case, house-made pide...

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