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BBaF Podcast Episode 39: Cognac Pt. 1

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Listen to Episode 39: Cognac Pt. 1″ For the last couple of weeks, I’ve teased about this series of episodes about Cognac. Last week, we spoke about a new American Brandy and how the entire category is actually having a resurgence in popularity and a real moment in cocktail culture. We touched on the history […]

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Argentine Yerba Mate Harvest Spritz

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It’s finally here, you guys. It’s FALL! I think we can all agree, no matter where you live in the world, FALL IS THE BEST. Even Los Angeles is feeling the cooler nights, spice and woodsmoke in the air, and the cozy factor is turnt UP. It may not be full on sweater weather here, […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 38: Bertoux Brandy with Jeff Bell

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Listen to Episode 38: Bertoux Brandy with Jeff Bell Brandy is having a moment. Well, it’s had many moments over the years but it’s definitely having a moment again. Brandy, a spirit created by distilling wine, dates back to the beginning of distillation. It also plays a pivotal role in American history. It was once […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 37: Nightcap with Kara Newman

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Listen to Episode 37: Nightcap with Kara Newman” This week’s podcast guest has been a long time coming – New York-based spirits and cocktail writer, Kara Newman. Kara is the Spirits Editor for Wine Enthusiast and is the author of multiple cocktail books including the forthcoming little gem: Nightcap: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 36: Peruvian Pisco with Romina Scheufele

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Listen to Episode 36: Peruvian Pisco with Romina Scheufle” Pisco. What exactly is this South American spirit that has been all abuzz in the cocktail world in recent years? Its history goes back to the 16th century, but it’s still largely undiscovered by the average American consumer. Other than the Pisco Sour, many wouldn’t know how […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 35: Maker’s Mark with Rob Samuels

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Listen to Episode 35: Maker’s Mark with Rob Samuels” I’ve written quite a bit over the years about Kentucky bourbon brand Maker’s Mark, and created many a cocktail recipe with their whisky on this very blog. I’ve even had the opportunity to visit the distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, walk the storied Maker’s Mark campus, and meet the […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 34: Amaro Liqueur with Brad Thomas Parsons

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Listen to Episode 34: Amaro Liqueur with Brad Thomas Parsons Amaro, the Italian bitter liqueur, has been used as a digestive in Italy and produced for hundreds of years, and has had a resurgence due to the craft cocktail revival. And yet, outside of Italy and this niche-y industry, the Amaro category is still fairly unknown, […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 33: Sother Teague “I’m Just Here For the Drinks”

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Listen to Episode 33: Sother Teague “I’m Just Here For the Drinks” After a two week break on the Bit by a Fox Podcast, we are coming back in with a bang! Our guest this week is Sother Teague – a greatly admired veteran barman, teacher, and cocktail expert. He is the Beverage Director at the […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 32: We’re Taking a Summer Holiday!

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Listen to Episode 32: We’re Taking a Summer Holiday!” Now that we’re in the dog days of summer and more than half way into our first season of the Bit by a Fox Podcast, we’ve decided to take a wee two week break for summer holiday! This is the perfect time to sip on a […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 31: Tam O’Shanter and the Great Wall of Scotch

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Listen to Episode 31: Tam O’Shanter and the Great Wall of Scotch” This week we’re exploring one of the most fascinating restaurants in the country, the legendary and whimsical Scottish-themed restaurant the Tam O’Shanter. Tam O’Shanter is the oldest continuously operated family run restaurant in Los Angeles, now in their 4th generation, and it’s considered to be one […]

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