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Mark Spivak

Quench! – 021113

Would you cough up $2,500 for a bottle of California Sauvignon Blanc? That’s what some people are paying at auction for Screaming Eagle: Bizarre Beverage News indeed. On Viewer Mail (mail sent in by people who enjoy watching their iPods), Mark discusses the thorny issue of bringing wine into restaurants. Should you do it, and what is the etiquette involved? After that, he has a discussion with Jim Rutledge, master distiller for Four Roses bourbon in Kentucky, who reveals the strange journey of his brand—from the country’s most popular bourbon to a mediocre brand of whisky and back again, courtesy of the Japanese.

Jim Rutledge—Link to:
Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History—Link to: