Sean Ludford

Sean Ludford
Contributing Writer

Sean Ludford is a judge at the San Francisco International Wine Competition and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. He is the creator of and a quarterly magazine, The Aperitif, which is delivered electronically.

Stories by Sean Ludford

Singular Sensations

The spirits world is buzzing with chatter surrounding a handful of imaginative liqueurs that offer unique and exotic flavors.

Creating an In for Gin

With no shortage of delectable cocktail recipes available in print and from online sources, breaking the ice with gin-wary customers is easier than ever.

Jumping Juniper

Gin is the ideal spirit for our time. Itas well suited for the cocktail renaissance that we now enjoy, and the categoryas newcomers are primarily in the premium arena.

Vodkas From the Edge

Ever the dominant force, vodka gets truly interesting with organic lines, new flavors and locally made products.