Amy Zavatto is the daughter of an old school Italian butcher who used to sell bay scallops alongside steaks, and is also the former Deputy Editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She holds her Level III Certification in Wine and Spirits from the WSET, and contributes to Imbibe, Whisky Advocate, SOMMJournal, Liquor.com, and others. She is the author of Forager's Cocktails: Botanical Mixology with Fresh, Natural Ingredients and The Architecture of the Cocktail. She's stomped around vineyards from the Finger Lakes to the Loire Valley and toured distilleries everywhere from Kentucky to Jalisco to the Highlands of Scotland. When not doing all those other things, Amy is the Director of the Long Island Merlot Alliance.

Hop on the Brew Trail

While you probably have your spot staked out and your cooler stocked with your fave sudsy treats for tonight’s firework festivities, you may well…

Get Your Passport for NYC Good Beer Month!

The craft-brew fest firm Get Real Presents has teamed up with the New York State Brewers Association for a month-long world beer immersion program, if you will, with great local brewers like Empire, Shmaltz, and Sixpoint participating, too.