Brandy Rand

Thirsty Writer, Libations Marketer

WBZ’s “Connoisseur’s Corner”

Brandy talks to Jordan Rich about food, drink and events on  “Connoisseur’s Corner” on  CBS Radio Boston’s WBZ 1030am.

February 2016:
Stout Beers
Ceia, Brine, Oak & Rowan
Choosing Sparkling Wine Part 1 & Part 2
BCAE Global Street Eats Event
Live Music on the North Shore
Eat Your Heart Out at Sinclair
Back Bay Harry’s Super Fan Brunch
Rosebud Blizzard Brunch-for-Dinner

December 2015:
Boston Harbor Distillery “Spirit of Boston” Three-Pack
Privateer Rum Hot Buttered Rum
Cider Trend in Massachusetts
Cognac Makes a Comeback
Bully Boy Distillers Old Fashioned
Mulled Wine and Wassail Cocktails

June 2015:
Hidden Ingredients in Spirits from Northshore Magazine
Summer Events at Belly & The Blue Room
The ArtBar Patio at Royal Sonesta
Tasting Counter
Brooklyn Brewery Mash
Row 34 in Portsmouth
Summer of Sangria from Northshore Magazine
Chill on Park
T’s Clam Shack
Summer Cocktails Part 1 Part 2
Legal Sea Foods Summer Cocktails
Father’s Day at Salvatore’s

January 2015:
Notch Session Beer from Northshore Magazine
Cider & Applejack from Boston Common Magazine
BCAE March Events
Papagayo Sunday Brunch
Burrito Bowl Event
Shake Shack Burger
Eater Top Restaurants Part 1 and Part 2
Bondir Spring Menu
Paparazzi Restaurant Specials

October 2014:
Smolak Farms Activities
Rosebud Opening in Davis Square
Earl’s Kitchen Opening
Bar Boulud at Mandarin Oriental
62 Restaurant Cocktail from Northshore Magazine
Thirst Boston 2nd Annual
Flavors of Fall Event
Harbor Sweets Chocolate in Salem

June 2014:
Lemon Cocktails Part 1 and Part 2
Sweet Cheeks 4th of July Menu
Colonnade Rooftop Pool
Cava Wine & Tapas Bar in Portsmouth
Belly Wine Bar Summer Series
BCAE Summer Chef Classes
Richer Pour Wine Tap Box

February 2014:
Ward 8 in Boston
Alden & Harlow in Cambridge
Wink & Nod in Boston
MC Spiedo in Boston
Brunch Cocktails in Boston: Part 1 and Part 2
Pastoral in Boston
Richer Pour Wine Company – Wine on Tap
McCrea’s Caramels
Aquitaine in Dedham
Cowgirl Creamery Cookbook

October 2013:
Urban Grape Geek Series
Apple & Pumpkin Recipes – Northshore Magazine
Smolak Farms – Northshore Magazine
German Wine 101 – Northshore Magazine
Sip & Shop – Boston Common Magazine
Molecular Mixology – Boston Common Magazine

July & August 2013:
Blender Drinks in Boston
Frozen Drinks Part 1Part 2 – Northshore Magazine
Top Taps: Beer in Boston Part 1Part 2 – Boston Common Magazine
Garden to Glass Part 1Part 2 – Boston Common Magazine
New Cocktails from Catalyst in Cambridge
Hotel Commonwealth Late Night Package
March 26, 2013 – Orange Wines

February 17, 2013 – Sports Bars in Boston Part 1 & Part 2

February 19, 2013 – Making Infusions, Barrel House

February 20, 2013 – The Sinclair

February 22. 2013  – The Sinclair

February 21, 2013 – Rock & Rye

February 12, 2013 – Valentine’s Day Cocktails

December 18, 2012 – Boston Wine Festival at Boston Harbor Hotel

December 17, 2012 – Stowe Mountain Resort

December 16, 2012 – Harbor Sweets in Salem

December 15, 2012 – Bloody Mary Bar @75 on Liberty Wharf

December 14, 2012 – Hot Chocolate with Chef Paul Walhberg

December 13, 2012 – Deck the Bar: Gifts for Imbibers

December 12, 2012 – Perrier Sparkling Cocktails

December 11, 2012 – Moxy Restaurant in Portsmouth

December 10, 2012 – Ritz Cartlon Gingerbread Shoppe

December 9, 2012 – Tea Service at L’Espalier

December 8, 2012 – Holiday Giving at Ducali & Lucia Restaurants

November 29, 2012 – Fall & Winter Cocktails Around Boston

November 28, 2012 – Tea Cocktails from Cocktail Summit

November 27, 2012 – Fabrizio Limoncello

November 26, 2012 – Salvatore’s Boozy Pizza

November 23, 2012 – Tuscan Market Opening

November 22, 2012 – The Best Boston Hotel Bars – Part 2

November 21, 2012 – The Best Boston Hotel Bars – Part 1

November 20, 2012 – New Restaurant Openings – Part 2

November 19, 2012 – New Restaurant Openings – Part 1

November 16, 2012 – Blended Scotch

November 15, 2012 – Where to Get Wine Advice for the Holidays

November 14, 2012 – Roast Beef on the Northshore – Part 2

November 13, 2012 – Roast Beef on the Northshore – Part 1

November 12, 2012 – Wine Pairing for the Holidays – Wine Connextion

September 18, 2012 – The Catered Affair’s Holly Safford’s Cocktail

September 17, 2012 – Boston’s Best Aperitif Cocktails – Part 2

September 14, 2012 – Boston’s Best Aperitif Cocktails – Part 1

September 13, 2012 – Go West! Drinking in Worcester

September 12, 2012 – New Plantation 3 Stars White Rum

September 11, 2012 – Boston Cocktail Summit – Special Events

September 10, 2012 – Boston Cocktail Summit – Brandy’s Seminars

September 7, 2012 – Boston Cocktail Summit Overview

September 6, 2012 – Tip Tap Room Unveils New Cocktails

September 5, 2012 – Pitcher Perfect Cocktails – N Magazine

September 4, 2012 – The Spa Cocktail at Shea’s Riverside in Essex

September 3, 2012 – The Tomato Cocktail at L’Espalier

July 19, 2012 – The Intoxicating Stoli Doli

July 18, 2012 – Alley Bar at Boston Harbor Hotel

July 17, 2012 – Back Deck in Boston

July 16, 2012 – West Bridge in Cambridge

July 13, 2012 – Cocktails with a View – Part 2

July 12, 2012 – Cocktails with a View – Part 1

July 11, 2012 – Marblehead’s Landing Restaurant

July 10, 2012 – Amped up Blender Drinks

July 9, 2012 – Best Ice Cream on the Northshore – Part 2

July 6, 2012 – Best Ice Cream on the Northshore – Part 1

July 5, 2012 – Boston’s New Emerald Lounge

May 25, 2012 – James Beard Cocktail & Wine Winners

May 24, 2012 – Vanderbilt Grace Hotel & Menu

May 23, 2012 – Craft Beer Education

May 22, 2012 – Moksa Zodiac Cocktails

May 21, 2012 – Learning to Love Vermouth

May 18, 2012 – The Negroni Cocktail

May 17, 2012 – Art of the Aperitif

May 3, 2012 – Armand de Brignac Champagne

May 2, 2012 – Spicy Cocktails – Part 2

May 1, 2012 – Spicy Cocktails – Part 1

April 30, 2012 – Mexican Food on the North Shore – Part 2

April 27, 2012 – Mexican Food on the North Shore – Part 1

April 26, 2012 – Bourbon & Women

April 25, 2012 – The Painkiller Cocktail

April 24, 2012 – The Ruby Red Martini at the Rudder in Gloucester

April 23, 2012 – Park Restaurant in Cambridge

March 5, 2012 – Irish Whiskey

March 2, 2012 – Bars with Buzz – Part 2

March 1, 2012 – Bars with Buzz – Part 1

February 29, 2012 – Session Beer and Notch Brewing

February 28, 2012 – A Brine Idea – Blue Ox Cocktail

February 27, 2012 – Shopping Neighborhood Liquor & Wine Stores

January 17, 2012 – Best Bar Tools – Part Two

January 16, 2012 – Best Bar Tools – Part One

January 14, 2012 – 2012 Cocktail Trends – Part Two

January 13, 2012 – 2012 Cocktail Trends – Part One

January 12, 2012 – Brick & Mortar in Cambridge and Hawthorne in Boston

January 11, 2012 – Back Bar in Somerville

January 10, 2012 – Saloon in Somerville

January 9, 2012 – Chicken Pot Pies

December 10, 2011 – Hot Buttered Rum

December 9, 2011 – 12 Cocktails of Christmas

December 8, 2011 – The Tom and Jerry Cocktail

December 7, 2011 – Spiked Egg Nog

December 6, 2011 – Hot Toddies

December 4, 2011 – Japanese Whisky

December 5, 2011 – Mulled Wine

December 3, 2011 – Corks Wine Bar at Bedford Village Inn

December 2, 2011 – Fireside Places with Cocktails: Part 2

December 1, 2011 – Fireside Places with Cocktails: Part 1

November 3, 2011 – Ginger Cocktails

November 2, 2011 – Top 10 Whiskey Cocktails: Part 2 (Citizen Public House, Eastern Standard, M Bar, Mr. Pickwick’s, Craigie on Main)

November 1, 2011 – Top 10 Whiskey Cocktails (No.9 Park, Sweet Cheeks, Alchemy, Drink, Hugo’s)

October 31, 2011 – Greenland Cafe Salem Sips

October 27, 2011 – Halloween Cocktails Part 1 & Part 2

October 26, 2011 – Fall Craft Beers

September 20, 2011 – Laird’s AppleJack

September 19, 2011 – Calvados

September 16, 2011 – Jack Rose Cocktail

September 15, 2011 – Mai Tai

September 14, 2011 – Jam Cocktails

August 2,2011 – Skinny Margaritas – Make Your Own

August 1, 2011 – Skinny Cocktail in Boston

July 30, 2011 – Gin & Tonics

July 29, 2011 – Historyof Gin

July 26, 2011 – The Story of Tom Collins

April 28, 2011 – Types of Tequila

April 27, 2011 – Tequila 101

April 26, 2011 – Herbal Cocktails in Boston

April 25, 2011 – Muddling Herbs: Mint and Basil

March 18, 2011 – Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

March 17, 2011 – Cocchi Americano

March 16, 2011 – Irish Bars in Boston

March 15, 2011 – The Manhattan

March 14, 2011 – Maple Cocktails

January 21, 2011 – Coffee and Tea Cocktails

January 20, 2011 – Types of Bitters

January 19, 2011 – All About Bitters

January 18, 2011 – The Champagne Cocktail

January 14, 2011 – Ideas for Sparkling Wine Cocktails

January 13, 2011 – Techniques for Making Ice

January 12, 2011 – Importance of Ice in Cocktails

January 11, 2011 – Size of Your Glass Matters

December 31, 2010 – The Punch Revival

December 29, 2010 – Hot Cocktails

December 28, 2010 – Carnivorous Cocktails

December 27, 2010 – Craft Distilleries

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