Quench! – Mark Spivak
About This Show
Join Mark Spivak on Quench! each week for an irreverent and entertaining glimpse into the worlds of wine and the cocktail culture. You’ll hear Bizarre Beverage News (a roundup of the week’s quirky and inexplicable alcohol stories), interviews with cutting-edge winemakers, distillers, bartenders and sommeliers, and new ideas on how to pair wine and spirits with food. Enter a pretense-free zone where you can explore concepts for researching, buying and drinking your favorite libations. Quench! Will refresh and restore your passions for drinking.
Most Recent Episode
Quench! – Encore Presentation – Moonshine Nation
Aug 31 14
Mark Spivak’s second book, Moonshine Nation: The Art of Creating (http://www.amazon.com/Moonshine-Nation-Creating-Cornbread-Bottle/dp/0762797029/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402859616&sr=1-1&keywords=moonshine+nation)
Cornbread in a Bottle (http://www.amazon.com/Moonshine-Nation-Creating-Cornbread-Bottle/dp/0762797029/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402859616&sr=1-1&keywords=moonshine+nation), was released by Lyons Press on July 15.
Moonshine is corn whiskey, traditionally made in improvised stills
throughout the Appalachian South. While quality varied from one producer
to another, the whiskey had one thing in common: It was illegal because
the distiller refused to pay taxes to the US government. In the first
half of Moonshine Nation, Mark traces the history of moonshine from the
Whiskey Rebellion of 1791-94 through the present day. The second part is
devoted to profiles of modern, legal moonshiners, many of whom have
amazing stories to tell.
In Bizarre Beverage News, Mark meditates on the battle between Jack
Daniel’s and George Dickel over the definition of Tennessee whiskey,
ruminates over the significance of a new laser device that will allow
police to intercept drunk drivers, and examines research suggesting that
the mere mention of words describing alcohol is enough to produce an
intoxicating effect on the people hearing them.
Binny’s Beverage Depot (http://www.binnys.com)
Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History (http://www.iconicspirits.net)-