Mar 23, 2020

Editor’s Letter

Mike Raven - in the Mix Editor

in the mix - mike ravenOnce again, the season of renewal emerges. In the nation’s northern states, people are getting ready to open up their verandas and rooftop bars, while the southern states are still enjoying the rest of tourist season. It’s a great time of year! 

Our cover story is a fascinating interview with Justin Solomon, Lead Program Manager-Beverage Strategy, Delta Air Lines, Inc. Justin gives us a look into his strategies and challenges in creating onboard flight as well as Sky Club services. 

In the next three issues of in the Mix, we will be featuring articles from Brandon Wise, Vice President of Beverage Operations at Sage Restaurant Group. Brandon will be touching on industry influencers, creating exciting and functional bar concepts, new mixology approaches, industry innovations, mentorship, bar design do’s and don’ts and more. Brandon has been instrumental in creating innovative ideas in the trendy Northeast where he got his start, and he is now creating the captivating outlets within the Sage Restaurant Group. Look for these articles starting in the summer issue. 

Mike Raven 

Managing Editor, in the Mix Media 


On the cover 

Cover photo and top left taken at the Delta Flight Museum by Atlanta photographer Ninh T. Chau of Imagez Photographic Services.