Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History Now Available for Pre-Order on Amazon!

Iconic Spirits, by Mark Spivak, the most eagerly awaited spirits book of the year, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com

Online PR News – 12-July-2012 – Boca Raton, FL – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Mark Spivak, (561) 703-3660, mark@iconicspirits.net

Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History, by Mark Spivak, the most eagerly awaited spirits book of the year, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

Iconic Spirits (hardcover, $16.95) will be published on November 6 by Lyons Press (Globe Pequot) in an attractive gift format with color illustrations. Spivak chronicles the tales of twelve spirits that changed the world and forged the cocktail culture. Some are categories and others are specific brands, but they all have riveting and untold yarns. “These are the best kinds of stories,” he says. “They are the type a writer could never make up.”

Writing in an engaging and appealing style, Spivak reveals the interplay between alcohol, history and culture. What was the connection between moonshine and NASCAR? How did a pile of juniper berries almost bring down the British empire? Why was absinthe considered to be the most dangerous substance on earth? Did the Colt revolver really settle the West, or did whiskey actually subdue the frontier?

By pre-ordering on Amazon, customers may take advantage of their unique Price Guarantee. If the book’s price decreases between the time of the order and publication day, the customer receives the lowest price featured on the website. On publication, the book is automatically shipped.

Mark Spivak specializes in wine, spirits, food, restaurants and culinary travel. Since 2001, he has been the Wine & Spirits Editor for the Palm Beach Media Group, and is the former wine critic for The Palm Beach Post. From 1999-2011 he hosted Uncorked! Radio, a highly successful wine talk show on the Palm Beach affiliate of NPR. He began writing Iconic Spirits after becoming fascinated with the untold stories behind the world’s greatest liquors. As a writer, he’s always searching for the unknown details that make his subjects unique.

The value of Iconic Spirits as a Christmas gift is not restricted to spirits drinkers. The book appeals to general hobbyists, readers with an appreciation of history, and anyone who likes a good story---or twelve of them.

Contact: Mark Spivak, (561) 703-3660 (mail to: mark@iconicspirits.net)