Born and raised in Tennessee (and mostly in Nashville), Vivek grew up in a family where there wasn’t a lot of drinking. Once he entered the world, he knew this tradition wasn’t cutting it. Ever since his first sip of natty light, so many wonderful years ago during his collegiate years, he has begun to forge a new tradition – to become acquainted with as many alcoholic beverages as his heart desires. What began as a love affair with natty light soon moved into a desire to try craft beers – porters, ryes, saisons, and sours. An ice luge encounter with Taaka soon bore an interest in sampling the world’s finest bourbons, gins, and rums. And a certain horse race party filled with boxes of Franzia peaked his angst to taste varieties of Malbec, Pinotage, and Temperanillo.
Vivek’s theory is that through lower inhibitions and a heightened sense of social promiscuity, one is able to enjoy the finer parts of life. Whether it’s sipping a cold drink outside on a hot summer day, or using the extra wine you have to make an amazing dinner, there is no better tradition than the one of drinking.
Want to join Vivek? You’ll find him at a local watering hole almost every day of the week. He’s the big, tall Indian guy.