The ocean of suffering is immense, but if you turn around, you can see the land. The seed of suffering may be strong, but dont wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy. When one tree in the garden is sick, you have to care for it. But dont overlook all the healthy trees. Even while you have pain in your heart, you can enjoy the many wonders of lifethe beautiful sunset, the smile of a child, the many flowers and trees. The Heart of the Buddhas Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
Just home from MGP Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (which distills many of the big brands out there), and restaurant and bar research in Cincinatti, OH, and Covington, KY, I cherished a short-but-sweet week in three states with friends and colleagues.
Here at home, visiting family and friends usher in my favorite season fall while Whiskyfest hits October 4 with hundreds of global whiskies and visiting distillers (past Whiskyfest coverage here). October’s warm goodness kicks in with Wine Country harvest and the musical glories of the world’s best free music festival down the street from me in Golden Gate Park, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
Imbiber The Only Bar of Its Kind: A new, unique Dublin bar shows off Irelands spirit, poitin.
Wandering Traveler The Best of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail: My Liquor.com distillery guide.
Wandering Traveler The Worlds Most Expensive Coffee: Exploring Panama’s Geisha coffee plantations.
As your personal concierge who tells it like a good friend would, I create personalized itineraries; provide food and drink consulting for restaurants and bars; and classes at companies for the layperson wanting to dig deeper in food and drink (more info here).
ThePerfect Spot, Founder The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants Academy Chair
Table8 National Editor/VP ZAGAT SF Editor SF Bay Guardian Critic IWSC Spirits Judge
Liquor.com Time Out Dining & Drink Distiller Magazine Googles Touringbird Food Republic Where Magazine Gin Magazine Wine Access Books Pur in Spirit & Distilled Stories
Alaska Airlines Magazine,Whisky Magazine UK, Thrillist, The Times London, Liquor.com Drinkwire, Paste Magazine Travel, Eater, Tasting Panel, PureWow, Drink Me Magazine, Spoonwiz, Citysearch, NBCs The Feast, Blackboard Eats, Tasting Table, Grubstreet