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About Colleen Thompson

Colleen Thompson is an award winning writer & photographer with over 1,000 bylines. ​She favors writing about food and drink, which often involves wild edibles and foraging. She loves the art of a crafted cocktail and the storytelling that accompanies it. A qualified wine sommelier, she loves wine without pomp and ceremony. If there's a wild beach she's in her happy place and she's always in search of new ones.
Latest Posts | By Colleen Thompson
Calvados: The Spirit You Need To Try This Fall
5 months ago

Calvados: The Spirit You Need To Try This Fall

Calvados is the cider brandy you need to try this fall…
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Expert Advice from the von Olfers: Globally Recognized Cognac Aficionados
5 months ago

Expert Advice from the von Olfers: Globally Recognized Cognac Aficionados

Expert Advice from the von Olfers, Globally Recognized Cognac Aficionados…
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Hendrick’s Gin Now Streaming
6 months ago

Hendrick’s Gin Now Streaming

Hendrick’s Gin Launches Subscription Streaming Service with Vance Henderson…
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Bartenders Reveal 5 Rituals that Make them Happy
12 months ago

Bartenders Reveal 5 Rituals that Make them Happy

Bartenders recall their favorite bar rituals and traditions, with hopes of getting back behind the bar…
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Chillin’ With Elisabeth Röhm
12 months ago

Chillin’ With Elisabeth Röhm

Elisabeth Röhm, of Bombshell talks to Chilled about her upcoming projects and shares some of her favorite cocktail recipes..
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The Secret to Making Killer Shrubs
1 year ago

The Secret to Making Killer Shrubs

A shrub is a combination of fruit, sugar, and vinegar. We share some bartenders’ secrets to creating killer shrubs…
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On Location: The Dalmar’s Rooftop Bar, Sparrow in Fort Lauderdale
1 year ago

On Location: The Dalmar’s Rooftop Bar, Sparrow in Fort Lauderdale

Jake Wurzak, president of Wurzak Hotel Group and visionary behind The Dalmar, the lifestyle hotel, along with its rooftop bar, Sparrow, brings guests a unique experience of Fort Lauderdale’s rapidly growing cocktail culture…
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Why Joe Heron of Copper & Kings Believes Liqueurs Are Magic to Mix With
1 year ago

Why Joe Heron of Copper & Kings Believes Liqueurs Are Magic to Mix With

The Magic of Liqueurs. Joe Heron of Copper & Kings believes liqueurs are magic to mix with…
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The Rez Grill Serves Some of the Best Cocktails in Tampa
2 years ago

The Rez Grill Serves Some of the Best Cocktails in Tampa

If you’re staying at the Hard Rock Tampa, you have to check out on-site Rez Grill for excellent cocktails…
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Jay Hildybrant is the Most Interesting Cider Maker in Canada
2 years ago

Jay Hildybrant is the Most Interesting Cider Maker in Canada

We sat down with Jay Hildybrant of Chain Yard to find out how he makes their delicious hard cider…
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Must Read: The Aviary Cocktail Book
2 years ago

Must Read: The Aviary Cocktail Book

Fans of star chef Grant Achatz need to pick up The Aviary Cocktail Book, which is one of the most beautiful drink manuals we’ve ever seen…
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Oysters and Celery Gin – A Fall Seasonal Match
3 years ago

Oysters and Celery Gin – A Fall Seasonal Match

Tis the season for wild oysters—when these coveted, briny delicacies are at their meatiest and tastiest. By matching oysters with complimentary taste profiles, it’s possible to create entirely new taste experiences…
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