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BBaF Podcast Episode 28: Talking Champagne with NoMad Los Angeles Wine Director Ryan Bailey

Listen to Episode 28: Talking Champagne with NoMad Los Angeles Wine Director Ryan Bailey” For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast I spoke with wine prodigy Ryan Bailey at his home base in downtown LA’s beautiful new NoMad Los Angeles. As Wine Director, Ryan oversees the classically inspired wine program that is roughly 1000 selections and features […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 27: Mead – History’s Oldest Drink with Fred Minnick

Listen to Episode 27: Mead – History’s Oldest Drink with Fred Minnick” For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast, we talk about the oldest adult beverage known to man, enjoyed by Queen Elizabeth, the Vikings and even the Greek gods: MEAD.  You’ve probably read about it in school or in some romantic tale – it’s one of […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 26: Seedlip – The First Non-Alcoholic Spirit

Episode 26: Seedlip – The First Non-Alcoholic Spirit” For this week’s Bit by a Fox podcast we’re getting a little less boozy. Or rather, not boozy at all! In this latest episode we talk about one of the most successful spirit launches out of the UK in recent years – Seedlip – a product that […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 25: Los Angeles Gay Bar Evolution with Garrett McKechnie

Episode 25: Los Angeles Gay Bar Evolution with Garrett McKechnie” Gay Pride Month is coming to a close, and our three part series on the Bit by a Fox Podcast devoting episodes to LGBTQ stories is also wrapping up. In this third and final episode, we bring the focus to Los Angeles. My guest this […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 24: LGBTQ Club Culture in the 70s & 80s with Emily Colucci

Episode 24: LGBTQ Club Culture in the 70s & 80s w/ Emily Colucci”  Last week we kicked off a Gay Pride Month series for the Bit by a Fox Podcast. We’re devoting the rest of the month to LGBTQ stories – the importance of gay bars and clubs through history, the cultural impact of the […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 23: Gay Bars Through History with Christine Sismondo

Listen to Episode 23: Gay Bars Through History with Christine Sismondo” – me We are now smack dab in the middle of Gay Pride Month, and so like the true procrastinators we are, we’ve decided to devote the rest of the month on the Bit by a Fox Podcast to LGBTQ stories – highlighting the importance of gay […]

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Vinho Verde is Your Next Summer Wine Obsession

Vinho Verde is the largest wine region in Portugal and with 2,000 years of wine-making on the books, one of the oldest The vibrant, zippy white wines they produce have become wildly popular within the wine industry, and have gained a cult like following in recent years. However, so many are still unfamiliar with this perfect […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 21: Negroni Week with Anne Louise Marquis

In honor of Negroni Week sweeping the cocktail land next week (June 4-10), I spoke with Anne Louise Marquis, the National Portfolio Brand Ambassador of Campari America. Negroni Week is a celebration of one of the most perfect cocktail creations – the equal parts drink of gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, but most importantly it is […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 19: The One-Bottle Cocktail with Maggie Hoffman

For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast we feature Maggie Hoffman and her recent book  “The One-Bottle Cocktail” a collection of drinks recipes with a seasonal and culinary bent that focuses on using just one type of spirit per drink. We spoke about what ingredients can replace liqueurs and amaros and modifiers in a […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 18: Cocktail Italiano with Annette Joseph

This week’s podcast episode is a fun one, especially if you’re a real Italophile, like myself. I spoke with food stylist, cook book author, hostess and spirit guide to all things la dolce vita in Italy, Annette Joseph. She recently wrote Cocktail Italiano – a guide to Apertivo hour on the Italian Riviera. We spoke about […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 17: Woodford Reserve with Elizabeth McCall

In honor of the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, for this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast, I spoke with ELIZABETH MCCALL, the newly named ASSISTANT MASTER DISTILLER at the “Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby” – WOODFORD RESERVE. We spoke about her trajectory from psychology student to sensory scientist and Master Taster, to one of the youngest female distillers in […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 16: Applejack with Lisa Laird Dunn

For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast episode I spoke with the First Lady of Applejack, Lisa Laird Dunn. Lisa is a ninth-generation family member of America’s oldest family-owned distillery, Laird’s Applejack. She is Vice President and World Ambassador to Laird & Company, which has been producing “Jersey Lightning” for 300 years. Few spirits […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 15: Kala Maxym and Song & Tonic

For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast episode I spoke with Kala Maxym, A professionally-trained opera singer and the Founder and Chief Event Composer of Five Senses Tastings, an LA-based event experience that pairs live music with a wine. Kala and I have recently joined forces to create a similar events company around cocktails and music called Song & […]

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Restart Your Spring with a Cocktail Inspired by a Spa Visit: Sparkle & Glow with Chareau!

I love the whole idea of Spring being a time of rebirth and renewal. There’s no better time to shake off the winter cobwebs and refresh your whole jam. I always feel especially inspired this time of year. Those ideas that may be lying dormant during the winter months finally have a chance to come […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 13: Wine Travels with Lauren Mowery

For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast, I spoke with journalist, award-winning wine blogger, photographer, Masters of Wine candidate, and newly appointed Travel Editor for Wine Enthusiast, Lauren Mowery. As we sipped from a bottle of bubbly from an up-and-coming wine region (that Lauren brought along to the podcast studio), we discussed her exciting new role […]

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