The first post of the new year is always tough. Do you look back at the previous twelve months? Do you don your robe and wizard hat and make a bunch of predictions for 2019? Do you scour the web to look for something to complain about?
Those are all worthy options, particularly since the latest news in the California foie gras saga provides sufficient reasons for foodies to grouse. However, I’m kicking off the year with yet another round of self-promotion. I’ve pleased to say I’ve started contributing to Artisan Spirit Magazine, a killer publication devoted to taking deep dives into the craft booze industry. My first article for them is a profile of Orange County’s own Blinking Owl Distillery, which is a story that I’ve been dying to put together for the last couple of years. I’m excited that it landed in a great magazine, and I’m just as excited to share it with you now.
If you’ve seen these types of posts from this site before, you probably what’s next. Click here to access Artisan Spirit’s Winter 2018 issue (it’s featured in a box on the page), scroll to page 104, and start reading. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I dug putting it together.
I’m still writing for the other publications I’ve linked to on this site, and I’ll be sharing content from them later this month. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go and find a slice of foie before the ban-hammer drops yet again.