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About me

Introduction I’m a freelance food and entertaining writer and poet and the author of a number of books, and I recently spent my pre-tirement living in central Italy. This blog is all about the pre-tirement, and you might enjoy browsing the back posts if you like Italy, food, drink, vistas, and dogs. I'm also the author of Good Spirits (winner of an IACP Cookbook award), Dark Spirits, Wine Cocktails, Luscious Liqueurs, Party Snacks!, Party Drinks!, Double Take (coauthored with Jeremy Holt), In Their Cups: An Anthology of Poems about Drinking Places, Drinks, and Drinkers, Champagne Cocktails, and the poetry collection Want (a ZYZZYVA first book). If you want to read more drinking related blogging, visit my website www.ajrathbun.com, where you can read my other blog, Spiked Punch.