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Expertise in food, wine/spirits, lifestyle, health and wellness. If you find a discontinued link in the portfolio, email me to request the complete article at: jen.a.laskey[at]gmail[dot]com

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SNOW Magazine Winter 2016 | Whiskey Wonderland: Warming Up with American-made Apres-Ski Whiskeys

The hilly backcountry of Kentucky may not be known for its white powder, but it’s world-renowned for its brown spirits. An ideal slope-side sipper in its own right, American whiskey is also a key ingredient in many of the best après-ski cocktails, from the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, and Whiskey Sour to the Derby classic: Mint Julep....

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SNOW Magazine High Season Issue 2017 | Ice, Eis, Baby: Icewine and eiswein from the world's coolest regions

Made from the syrupy nectar of frozen grapes, ice wine, known as icewine—one word—in Canada and eiswein in Germany and Austria, shows off the sweetest side of ski season....

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SNOW Magazine

Jen Laskey is the Wine & Spirits Columnist for SNOW, an alpine luxury lifestyle magazine....

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SNOW Magazine High Season Issue 2017 | Ice, Eis, Baby: Tasting Notes

Tasting notes for Canadian, German, Austrian and Finger Lakes icewines

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SNOW Magazine Winter 2016 | Whiskey Wonderland: Tasting Notes

Tasting notes for a flight of American Whiskeys....

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SNOW MAGAZINE | Altitude Adjusters: Snow Country's Craft-Distilled Vodkas

Vodka has long been a staple snow country spirit. Russians, Poles, Scandinavians, and other devoted imbibers of the north have always taken their vodka seriously. But when the craft cocktail movement took off here in America, vodka became the liquor that spirits enthusiasts loved to hate. Now, a decade on, with an increasing number of craft-distilled vodkas, it’s once again re-emerging as a popular spirit.

Here are three award-winning vodkas worth mixing into your après-ski, but they’re so smooth and full of flavor, you may want to simply sip them instead....

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SNOW MAGAZINE | Here Comes The Sun: At Sun Peaks' Wine Festival, It's All Right

If your idea of the perfect pairing includes fresh powder, fine food, and world-class wines from one of the world’s youngest wine regions, the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival at Sun Peaks in British Columbia has got your ticket to ride....

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SNOW MAGAZINE | Okanagan Valley Wine Tasting Notes

Okanagan Valley wines fit for a festival or your own winter feast...

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SNOW MAGAZINE | Snow Country Vodka Tasting Notes

Tasting notes for craft-distilled Woody Creek (100% potato vodka), Snow Leopard (spelt vodka) and Aylesbury Duck Vodka (soft white wheat vodka) with an additional write-up on Cokana, a potato-based, coca leaf-flavored vodka...

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SNOW Magazine Winter 2016 | Good To-Go

Iron Chef winner Jennifer Scism and her husband David Koorits are on a mission to elevate trail food with their Maine-based company Good To-Go.

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SNOW MAGAZINE | Shake It Up, Chef! + Asperges Hanazono

Shake It Up, Chef!
A Board-in, Board-out Cocktail Experience
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Asperges Hanazono:
A Haute Cuisine Pop-Up in the Aspen of the East

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SNOW MAGAZINE | East Meets Southwest at Vail's Hautest Japanese Hot Spot: Matsuhisa Vail

With the expansion of Nobu Matsuhisa’s epicurean empire to a second Colorado ski town, the Rockies are getting another tantalizing taste of the celebrity chef’s signature Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine in a sensational location. Following the success of the Aspen restaurant, Team Nobu opened the most recent Matsuhisa outpost in Vail’s ultra-chic Solaris luxury residence and retail complex....

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Building Dreams | Nantucket Magazine

In January of 2016, Liam Sherry and Sophia Orr won the lottery—the Habitat for Humanity Nantucket housing lottery. Like many year-rounders, these two have felt the crushing weight of the island’s housing crisis bearing down on them. It’s an all-too-familiar story: Young couple works multiple jobs to make ends meet. They sign a lease on a poorly maintained rental unit that they can barely afford (yet consider themselves lucky to have found). But then after a couple of years, the septic fails and they get evicted right before Christmas....

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May 2015 issue

From pop sensation Meghan Trainor, to the inspiring Nantucket yogi Caitlin Marcoux, to the man behind the most legendary bar Cheers, to swashbuckling tales of rumrunners and bootleggers...this May issue has something for everyone. Enjoy!...

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N Magazine September Issue

From beekeeping to wedding planning to hurricane surfing, the September Issue captures early fall on Nantucket...