This week's spotlight is on the World Wine Guys, Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, and their follow-up to Red Wine with White Wine: The Comprehensive Guide to the 50 Essential Varieties & Styles (on sale now). DeSimone and Jenssen bring their expertise to the world of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio with profiles of all the must-known varieties and their styles. Each chapter surveys one grape or blend and a snapshot of what to expect in the glass, suggested food pairings, and more than 1,500 recommended wines.
Happy Hour with bartender and author Chris Vola
This week’s spotlight is on bartender and author Chris Vola. His latest book, CHEERS TO TODAY: 365 Cocktails Because Every Day is a Holiday, is now available and features a number of cocktail recipes ready to make everyday a special occasion. From variations to newly invented libations, CHEERS TO TODAY gives readers a reason to imbibe, but it also teaches about classic cocktails and their offspring, encouraging readers to get just as creative as this never-ending list of occasions.
Happy Hour with Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails author Bryan Paiement
This week’s spotlight is on author and bartender Bryan Paiement, whose latest offering The Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails is now available. The Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails sets out to share the stories of the whiskey-making world and recipes suitable for whiskey enthusiasts of all expertise levels.
Q&A with chef and author Albert W.A. Schmid
Our latest Q&A features chef, educator and author Albert W.A. Schmid. Albert joins to talk about his book Burgoo, Barbecue & Bourbon: A Kentucky Culinary Trinity. We also talk about what burgoo actually is, researching the book, his culinary experience, his connections to Kentucky and more.
Fred Minnick on bourbon, bourbon history and Repeal Day
Best selling author and bourbon taster and curator Fred Minnick talks about how he become the bourbon man he is today, his love of history and writing, his favorite interviews over the years, creating and putting on events, his favorite bourbons, the Repeal Day Expo 2021 and more. Plus, Chad Watson joins us for Tasting… Continue reading Fred Minnick on bourbon, bourbon history and Repeal Day
Alcohol & History with author Karl Raitz
This week’s spotlight is on Karl Raitz, who is a professor emeritus of geography at the University of Kentucky and author of Making Bourbon and Bourbon’s Backroads. He is coeditor of The Great Valley Road of Virginia and coauthor of Rock Fences of the Bluegrass.
Alcohol & Books with The Drunken Mennonite’s S. L. Klassen
This week’s spotlight is on S. L. Klassen, who writes, attends Mennonite functions, and drinks cocktails in Toronto, Ontario. She has a PhD in history and a lifetime of experience with Mennonites. In 2013, she began a Mennonite humour and cocktail blog called The Drunken Mennonite. It has all been downhill ever since.
Alcohol & History with author Sue Strachan
This week’s spotlight is on Sue Strachan, a veteran journalist who has written about New Orleans culture, history, and current events for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, New Orleans Advocate, and New Orleans Magazine, and author of the New Orleans Cocktail series book "The Café Brûlot."
Alcohol & Cocktails with mixologist Heather Wibbels
This week’s spotlight is on Heather Wibbels, an award-winning mixologist and Chair of the Bourbon Women Board of Directors. She's a digital content creator and photographer creating whiskey drinkers one cocktail at a time.
Alcohol & History with author Wes Berry
This week’s spotlight is on author and professor Wes Berry. Berry wrote the Kentucky Barbecue Book and recently wrote a new foreword for the late David W. Maurer’s Kentucky Moonshine.