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Writing that captivates and educates can be earmarks of a good read, but the most successful styles and themes should provoke thought or action. Whether I’m reviewing a book, a wine or a new travel find, my goal is to bring a sensory experience to life on the page – creating a three-dimensional encounter in a two-dimensional space. When it comes to reporting on business news or providing insights into strategic planning and brand management, I hope my writing sheds light on issues that are important to your success, like B2B tactics, social media marketing and new ways to reach your customers in the 21st century.

Writing that captivates and educates can be earmarks of a good read, but the most successful styles and themes should provoke thought or action. Whether I’m reviewing a book, a wine or a new travel find, my goal is to bring a sensory experience to life on the page – creating a three-dimensional encounter in a two-dimensional space. When it comes to reporting on business news or providing insights into strategic planning and brand management, I hope my writing sheds light on issues that are important to your success, like B2B tactics, social media marketing and new ways to reach your customers in the 21st century.

8 Cocktails Lift Whiskey Off The Rocks

8 Cocktails Lift Whiskey Off The Rocks

Zester Daily August 26, 2015 With microdistilleries putting out pure flavor perfection in handcrafted vodkas and whiskeys, barkeeps and mixologists don’t need to…

Summer Sweet Corn: 14 New Ways To Love It

Summer Sweet Corn: 14 New Ways To Love It

Zester Daily July 31, 2015 Right now, farmers market corn is as sweet as it gets. Soaked in the husk for a few…

19 Top European Restaurants Worth A Trip

19 Top European Restaurants Worth A Trip

Zester Daily June 3, 2015 Traveling to Europe this summer? If your plans include Italy, Germany, France, England, Spain, Sweden, Belgium or Denmark,…

17 Bartender Tips To Make The Perfect Gin And Tonic

17 Bartender Tips To Make The Perfect Gin And Tonic

Zester Daily April 21, 2015 If you want to order a gin and tonic in Spain, first drop the “and” from the drink’s name…

5 Tips to Make The Most of Prized Spanish Saffron

5 Tips to Make The Most of Prized Spanish Saffron

Zester Daily April 2, 2015 Of all the influences on Spain’s distinctive culinary style, it was the Arab impact of bringing the spice azafrán or saffron…

In Spain, Potato Chips Are Just What The Doctor Ordered

In Spain, Potato Chips Are Just What The Doctor Ordered

Zester Daily January 8, 2015 Spain is a country loved by culinary cognoscente for its extraordinarily diverse range of classics and creativity. But…

It’s Still Christmas, And Turrones Time, In Spain

It’s Still Christmas, And Turrones Time, In Spain

Zester Daily January 2, 2015 Cava, the Spanish interpretation of sparkling wine, is imbibed with abandon. A ring-shaped cake loaded with candied fruit (and a…

A Spanish New Year’s Toast: Cava And A Dozen Grapes

A Spanish New Year’s Toast: Cava And A Dozen Grapes

Zester Daily December 28, 2014 Nochevieja, or “old night,” as New Year’s Eve is known in Spain, is a celebration that comes with a…

Spain’s Monastrell Wine Seduces Under A French Alias

Spain’s Monastrell Wine Seduces Under A French Alias

Zester Daily December 2, 2014 One of Spain’s favorite wines suffers from a case of mistaken identity — and is better known abroad…

‘Baking Chez Moi’ Adds A Smile To French Techniques

‘Baking Chez Moi’ Adds A Smile To French Techniques

Zester Daily September 22, 2014 With her latest book, “Baking Chez Moi,” acclaimed author Dorie Greenspan has fait mouche(hit the bull’s-eye) again. In this…