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Alex Thomas

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There is a not so obvious reason why I love the world of food and beverage, many would assume it’s the fancy restaurants, the seemingly luxurious lifestyle, being in all the newest or trendiest spaces, but for me it is so much deeper than that. I often try to keep my beverage write-ups upbeat and…simple, but what I love most about this world is the incredible complexities and nuance. I am not just talking about tasting notes that quite frankly mean nothing if the drinker has no frame of reference, what I am referring to is the layers of culture, history and lore every spirit possess. The everyday person rarely gives thought to the where, why and how a spirit came to be, but just like the esoteric, alcohol spirits have a deep and sorted history full of traditions, practices and in some cases sanctity, and that is what I…