Behind the Scenes at Varmax Liquor Pantry | Mixed Case


A few weeks back, when I was reporting on our newest Mixed Case expert, Tracy Maxon at Varmax Liquor Pantry, I got to meet Toto, the resident African Grey parrot. I thought you’d like to meet him, too:



Here’s JJ Berlingo, a wine expert at Varmax, with Tracy:lj050714varmax03


And here’s photographer Mark Vergari working his magic, making our bottles look beautiful for an upcoming feature on rose wine!



Next time you’re at Varmax, stop by Toto’s cage and say hi!lj050714varmax01


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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