April 1, 2016

“I posit that life is better when you possess a sustaining practice that holds your desire, demands your attention, and requires effort; a plot of ground that gratifies the wish to labor and create — and, by so doing, to rule over an imagined world of your own.”  — An Absorbing Errand: How Artists and Craftsmen Make Their Way to Mastery by Janna Malamud Smith

Under the starry "skies" at brand new Pagan Idol

Under the starry “skies” at brand new Pagan Idol

Spring is in full bloom and a weekend in Guerneville (in Sonoma County on the Russian River) has been a refreshing start to April, enveloped by redwoods and the friendly welcome of a small town with great food.

Here is my latest on my featured contributor page at Liquor.com, covering everything from Cognac production to best bars to drink in around the US

This issue:

ImbiberTop 7 Cocktails of the Month: From a magical new Tiki bar to Indian-inspired cocktails — what is worth drinking now.
Imbiber5 New Spirits: Tasting Polugar (“Russian bread wine”), pisco, cachaca, Irish whiskey and rum.
ImbiberMy Top 3 Whiskies at Whiskies of the World 2016: From Scotch to whiskey blended and finished in Berkeley.

As your personal concierge who tells it like a good friend would, I also create personalized itineraries: trips, meals, explorations (under “Services“).


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