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Experience exciting and educational events at The Lodge at Woodloch, featuring inspirational and motivational guest speakers, available to elevate your consciousness and personal awareness. Diverse opportunities are offered to discover a greater understanding of life, love, self, spirituality, health, music, healing, the environment, and our world. 

Brian Freedman
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Brian Freedman

Wine, Spirits, Food, & Travel Writer

Brian Freedman

From Friday, November 25, 2022 to Sunday, November 27, 2022 November 25, 2022 November 27, 2022 The Lodge at Woodloch

Brian Freedman, Wine, Spirits, Food, & Travel Writer
November 25th - 27th
Brian Freedman is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer, restaurant and beverage consultant, drinks educator, and event host and speaker. He writes the Wines of the Week column for, as well as other wine- and spirits-focused articles and commentaries; contributes to Food & Wine digital; and is a contributing writer for John Mariani's Virtual Gourmet, among others. He has contributed to and Whisky Advocate print and digital, created wine lists and beverage programs for some of the Philadelphia region’s top restaurants and for three dinners at New York’s James Beard House, hosts beverage-focused events around the United States for corporate and private clients, and has traveled to nearly 50 countries to explore their culture and cuisine for his work. He was recognized three times by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association’s Keystone Awards for his ongoing food and drink coverage for Philadelphia Weekly, for which he was restaurant critic and beverage columnist for over five years, and was awarded a fellowship to the prestigious Symposium for Professional Wine Writers in Napa, California in 2019.

Friday, November 25th
Whisk(e) and Chocolate

Join Brian Freedman, wine, spirit, travel, and food writer, and author of the book "Crushed: How A Changing Climate Is Altering the Way We Drink," for a delicious, eye-opening hour on how to pair two of our favorite things, featuring a few of the whiskeys that Brian writes about in "Crushed." Books will be available for purchase and signing. 
Saturday, November 26th
Wisk(e)y & Wagyu Dinner ($)

Join Chef de Cuisine Eric Ives and Brian Freedman, wine, spirit, travel, and food writer, and author of the book "Crushed: How A Changing Climate Is Altering the Way We Drink," for a decadent dinner that will change the way you look at pairing steak and spirits. Whiskeys and wines included in "Crushed" will be featured, and books will be available for purchase and signing. The cozy setting offers friendly conversation to learn more about each dish including unique ingredients, cooking techniques, and best kept secrets. There is an up-charge of $95 per person which includes the pairings. Please signup for this activity with our Hostess.