Brandy Rand

Thirsty Writer, Libations Marketer

Cognac Makes a Comeback

A few years ago, my husband and I made a Fish House Punch for a group of friends. The classic 1732 recipe from the Schuylkill Fishing Club in Philadelphia was … Continue reading

November 4, 2015

Cheers to Cognac

Originally published in the Holiday 2013 issue of Boston Common magazine. I adore Cognac. Too often overlooked as a stodgy brown spirit mostly consumed after dinner, Cognac is enjoying a resurgence in … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Indulgent Holiday Nogs

Published December 5, 2011 at . Listen to me with Jordan Rich on WBZ Radio as we talk about 08 Connoisseur Corner WBZ Brandy Rand-Egg Nog and the 09 Connoisseur … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

Inside the Brandy Bunch: Rediscovering a Complex Category

Published in the November 2011 issue of Beverage Media– The brandy category is like a Brady Bunch family reunion, a mash-up of siblings all struggling to exist under one (categorically … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Spirits: Making Brandy a Star

Published in the October 2011 issue of Nightclub & Bar magazine. If you take a look at various spirit categories — sales volume coupled with marketing expenditures and bartender acceptance … Continue reading

October 13, 2011 · Leave a comment
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