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Until 2011, Mark Spivak hosted a weekly show call Uncorked! on WXEL-FM, the NPR affiliate for the Palm Beaches and South Florida. He is also the Wine and Spirits Editor for the Palm Beach Media Group, and his website, Spivak On Wine, features winery profiles, reviews of restaurants in the U.S. and abroad, and reviews of wines and spirits ranging from selections to collectibles. He has written for National Geographic Traveler, The Robb Report, Art & Antiques, Newsmax, Men’s Journal, Private Clubs, and the Continental and Ritz-Carlton magazines. In addition, he holds the Certificate and Advanced Diplomas from the Court of Master Sommeliers. His running commentary on the world of food, wine, and spirits is available at the Global Gourmet blog on www.palmbeachillustrated.com.
Master sommelier, former radio host and author Mark Spivak has written on wine, food and restaurants for a wide variety of venues. Read morePublished 5 months ago by P. Mulloy
This is not a history of drink or alcohol in general. It is essentially a sort of personal account of a number of famous--iconic--brands of alcohol. Read morePublished 6 months ago by lyndonbrecht
When I saw Mark Spivak wrote a book on Spirits, I thought, "what does this wine geek know about that subject"? And then, "why would I find that interesting"? Read morePublished 15 months ago by shari gherman
In ICONIC SPIRITS: AN INTOXICATING HISTORY, Mark Spivak serves up a wonderful "cocktail" of politics and pop culture, liquor and lore - with a twist-- expertly debunking... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Meryl W Cooper
The stories behind the names, very entertaining. I am going to buy several copies as gifts...he is much more than just a wine guy!
Loved the unique take on this book. Anyone who's into cocktails and spirits will enjoy reading this. The author also has a great pod cast series.Published 23 months ago by kathy casey
I originally picked up this book for research, but I found myself drawn in by the narrative. It is obvious Mr. Read morePublished on June 7, 2013 by Daphne N.
Written by award-winning writer Mark Spivak, who specializes in wine, spirits, food, restaurants and culinary travel, these absorbing portraits of moonshine, vodka, Cognac, and... Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Cheryl C. Malandrinos
My wife got this for me as a Christmas present. I've read lots of cocktail books, so I was a little skeptical that it would have anything new. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by 7city