Booze News

taste on Melrose is killin’ it with beautiful cocktails!

taste on Melrose is killin’ it with beautiful cocktails!

              Taste on Melrose‘s new Spring/Summer cocktails are so beautiful they would not be out of place as an accessory for this gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress! Sometimes beauty is only skin deep but these cocktails are not just a pretty face. They are delicious, refreshing warm-day sippers created by […]

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Beer News

Getting the dank on at Naja’s Place 8th Annual IPA Festival

Getting the dank on at Naja’s Place 8th Annual IPA Festival

Oh, how I love this place! If you love beer – is that a real question?! – then you must make it to Naja’s Place in Redondo Beach for the IPA fest starting May 18th-25th! AND Keeping in the theme of dank, San Diego’s Modern Times Brewery recently awarded Naja’s its prestigious Grand Champion of […]

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Wine News

Sublime, Magical Sauternes. Sadly Underappreciated. Fix that!

Sublime, Magical Sauternes. Sadly Underappreciated. Fix that!

The Grands Crus de Bordeaux wine tasting of the 2013 vintage rolled into the Fairmont Miramar hotel and, even though the 2013 vintage got a bad rap, the place was packed. There were over 70 Châteaux pouring and that, dear reader, is daunting for this wino who swallows and doesn’t spit, which I find disgusting […]

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Spirits News

Huzzahs to Canada for the Best Whiskey in the World 2016!

Huzzahs to Canada for the Best Whiskey in the World 2016!

Ok, so Jim Murray, of Whisky Bible fame, released his 13th annual guide in November and, believe me, we were all surprised by his pick for this year’s top dog: 90-proof Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye! While I’m a proud Canadian, Crown Royal isn’t the first rye that comes to mind when you’re looking for […]

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Industry News

Remy Cointreau banks on premium spirits to boost profit

Remy Cointreau banks on premium spirits to boost profit

Maker of Remy Martin cognac and Cointreau liqueur also hands investors 20% dividend increase. Remy Cointreau has posted higher-than-expected annual profit, despite a difficult year in China, saying it will accelerate a drive to sell higher-priced spirits to boost profit margins, sending its shares up to 8 per cent higher. The maker of Remy Martin […]

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Winter Cocktails: Recipes For Those Chilly Winter Days

Winter Cocktails: Recipes For Those Chilly Winter Days

When the days grow shorter and the air gets crisp, it’s time to gather with friends for hot drinks and winter cocktails that’ll put a rosy glow on your chilly cheeks. In Winter Cocktails, María del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano share more than 50 recipes for cold-weather cocktails and mixed beverages, including mulled ciders, hot toddies, wine drinks, […]

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Events

Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival coming up at Union Station!

Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival coming up at Union Station!

Celebrating Spain’s most famous wine region and culinary culture, the inaugural Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival will feature over 40 top winemakers and 25 notable U.S. chefs. Come experience everything Rioja has to offer, including creative tapas, a gallery of jamones, morcilla from top chefs, a cheese cave, reserve wine tastings, seminars, and more. Rioja […]

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