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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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BBaF Podcast Episode 12: Mezcal with Cecilia Rios Murrieta

For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast, we dive into Mezcal, the wild and smoky and often misunderstood cousin of tequila. I spoke with Cecilia Rios Murrieta, founder of Oaxacan brand, La Niña del Mezcal. Cecilia established one of the first blogs about Mezcal and the culture that surrounds it. She is a certified Mezcalier, and a proponent of preserving […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 11: Chicago Style Cocktail Conference

The Chicago Style Cocktail Conference is not your typical booze-fest. The three women founders behind this new cocktail conference coming to Chicago in May – coinciding with the James Beard Awards – are making it a point to address some much needed issues in the cocktail community – such as diversity, sexism and inclusion. They will even touch on substance […]

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Put a ‘Spring’ in Your Step with Yerba Mate Cooler!

I don’t know what it’s like where you are but around these parts I’m FEELING the spring pretty profoundly this year. The birds are chirping up a storm, blossoms are exploding onto the mean streets of La La Land, and there are hints that the unusually cool winter we’ve had in SoCal is making it’s […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 10: Irish Whiskey with Tim Herlihy

Since tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to make sure we had a decent intro to Irish whiskey on the Bit by a Fox Podcast for the occasion. And I couldn’t think of anyone better than Irishman, Irish whiskey expert and Tullamore D.E.W. brand ambassador,Tim Herlihy to charm us through this Irish whiskey lesson. […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 9: Spirited Women with Ashley Rose Conway

March is National Women’s Month and on the podcast we’re celebrating ladies in the booze industry for much of this month! First up is an interview with Ashley Rose Conway of popular cocktail blog Craft + Cocktails. In honor of International Women’s Day yesterday, Ashley launched a new column on her site called Spirited Women, a […]

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Yerba Mate Horchata & Create & Cultivate Conference

This past Saturday, I had the incredible opportunity to spend the day with nearly 1000 badass lady entrepreneurs in downtown Los Angeles serving up some Yerba Mate Tea Cocktails with Argentinian Yerba Mate. Create & Cultivate, in its 6th year, is an uber hip conference, networking event, and lady fair for women looking to build […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 7: Shots! Shots! Shots! (and dirty shooters)

On this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast, we’re talking about Shots! Shots! Shots! And the occasional shooter. They’re never a good idea….Or are they? Many of us have lots of feelings about shots and shooters and visceral, albeit, patchy memories associated with those little devils. How did the shot even come to be? And […]

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BBAF Podcast Episode 6: Drinking in Antarctica with Jason Horn

This week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast episode is a really fun one. I sat down with my friend, food and drinks writer, Jason Horn and talked with him about his most recent story as drinks contributor for Playboy magazine. It’s a fascinating one; It involves booze! Penguins! Negative 80 degree temps! The article (published next month on […]

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