Fun, Food, Pets and Travel


Mark Spivak

Quench! – St. Patrick’s Day

In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a solemn occasion, both a cultural and religious holiday; here in the U.S., it tends to be a celebration of unbridled drunkenness. What does it look like to bartenders? Mark speaks with Charles Steadman, managing partner of Jack’s Grumpy Grouper in Lantana, Florida, to get an insider’s view of the day’s festivities. On Bizarre Beverage News, Mark looks at the possible application of military technology to the aging of wine, examines the surge in California wine exports, and reveals the startling truth that grapevines—like humans, and particularly teenagers—are prone to developing acne.


Jack’s Grumpy Grouper—Link to:

Binny’s Beverage Depot—Link to:

Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History—Link to: