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

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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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How to Make a Kiwi Watermelon Bramble Cockail

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Thinking about the weekend, I really wanted to put together something refreshing and light because I absolutely love day drinking but want to make sure I last the entire evening also. This Kiwi Watermelon Bramble is perfect with fresh, “healthy” ingred…

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BBaF Podcast Episode 21: Negroni Week with Anne Louise Marquis

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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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Cinzano Rosso Spritz

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Vermouth is having a moment. That’s what I’ve been saying for the last four years, but I’m reallllly feeling it right now. I mean, in Italy its moment started in 1757 in Turin with Casa Cinzano, and it never really let up! It’s just taken a bit longer for us to catch up in the States… […]

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BBaF Podcast Episode 20: WSWA Convention

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It’s our 20th episode of the Bit by a Fox Podcast! And we’ve decided to shake it up a little…. A couple of weeks ago I visited the 75th annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. It’s the largest gathering of distributors, wholesalers and products in the wine […]

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“The Busy Bee” – A Yerba Mate Bees Knees Cocktail

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Much of the country is in the throes of that most delicious time of year – late springtime. The days are longer, the light is shifting to a warm, golden amber, and the cusp of summer is visceral. It’s also bee season! This is when the honey bees are werking up a storm out there. […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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