Jonathan M. Forester of the Penobscot Bay Distillery & Brewery has been asked to write an online journal/book for AOL.com / Slashfood.com called ‘Diary of a Distiller’ . New chapters will be appearing every Friday mid-morning with photos, where he will journal about how he got into the food and spirits world, and what it's like to work for a winery and start up an artisanal distillery & small, craft brewery. So far the first two chapters are available. There are four ways to access the journal:
http://www.slashfood.com/ and click on the Feature: Diary of a Distiller
Partner in Winterport Winery in Winterport, Maine , Jonathan Forester is a freelance food and travel writer for various publications and internet sites. He trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, and has studied at culinary schools and restaurants in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America. Jonathan has worked in a variety of food and food related positions such as: wine consultant and in wine sales; brewer; private chef and caterer; hard cider maker; winemaker; distiller; baker of rustic bread in a wood fired brick oven; maker of artisanal cheese from grass fed, raw milk, and much more. He is developing and will soon be manufacturing several lines of his own food and beverage products; including sauces, syrups, preserves, soft drinks, wine, beer, hard cider, distilled spirits, and liqueurs.
Jonathan Forester, MS, etc.
Food & Beverage Consultant / Writer
Penobscot Bay Distillery & Brewery
PO Box 115
Winterport , ME 04496
http://www.PenobscotBayDistillery.com (coming late summer 2008)
http://www.Slashfood.com - Slashfood, an America On Line Company
http://www.DiaryofaDistiller.com - Jonathans online book about starting a distillery, hosted on Slashfood.com / AOL.com with a new chapter every Friday
http://TalesBlog.com - Blogging Tales of the Cocktail which is the worlds premiere culinary/cocktail event held in New Orleans July 16-20, 2008.
Airing shortly - Jonathan Forester on Roadside Stories, PBS New England http://roadsidestories.net
Pairings with Jonathan Forester — a food & travel tv series on artisanal distilleries, wineries, and breweries; with guest chefs, mixologists, and celebrities who join us to wine and dine. Premiering Winter/Spring 2009 on cable.