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• 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 […]

• Oh no! Here’s how Brexit could impact scotch imports!

Oh no! Here’s how Brexit could impact scotch imports!

Most liquor exports and imports between the UK and US have been tax-free for 22 years. Brexit might send that into a tailspin. “Leaving the EU would be a leap in the dark for our great British food and drink industry and could lead to years of negotiations on new trade deals – with no […]

• Sherry Yard Masters Delectable Food & Drink At The Tuck Room

Sherry Yard Masters Delectable Food & Drink At The Tuck Room

“La Casse-Croûte” – Nina Hiken/Guest Reporter On a recent Sunday afternoon, we stopped to say hello to Master Mixologist Adam Seger and Master Chef Sherry Yard at their brand new Westwood Village digs, The TUCK Room, where you can tuck into a vast menu of deliciousness. The space spans the gamut: cocktail bar-elegant dinner party-stay […]

• UPDATE: Jim Rutledge suspends Indiegogo distillery campaign

UPDATE: Jim Rutledge suspends Indiegogo distillery campaign

UPDATE: IndieGoGo campaign suspended. Here’s why. Letter from Jim Rutledge: Friday May 6, 2016 Dear Friends, Based on the lackluster performance of the Indiegogo crowd funding platform, the management team of the J. W. Rutledge Distillery LLC has decided to close the campaign. The people having contributed to the campaign will be refunded 100% of […]

• Summer Cocktails Arrive Poolside At Viviane!

Summer Cocktails Arrive Poolside At Viviane!

Great news, Cocktalians! Ryan Wainwright, bartender extraordinaire, worked his magic and concocted delectable and refreshing summer cocktails, at Viviane, that are perfect for sipping while dangling your tootsies in the fabulous pool. You have ten new cocktails to choose from. Nope, I did not have them all as tempting as it was. But I started […]

• Former Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge Starting Distillery

Former Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge Starting Distillery

Jim Rutledge and partners spirits industry veterans, Stephen Camisa and Jon Mowry, are planning a sustainable distillery close to Louisville – of course. The distillery, J.W. Rutledge Distillery, is projected to cost $2 million and Rutledge and partners hope to raise the money on IndieGoGo. Considering it’s Jim Rutledge, they might just double their goal! […]

• So, if you want to live to 110, here’s how. Well, according to one woman

So, if you want to live to 110, here’s how. Well, according to one woman

Agnes Fenton, of New Jersey, who by now is 110+, swore by drinking three Miller High Lifes and a shot of whiskey a day. She did it for many years until some spoil sport caregivers put the kibosh on her imbibing. Making it to 110, according to the New England Centenarian Study that is studying […]

• It’s a “Wrap!” Day 2 at Austin Arts & Cinema Centre

It’s a “Wrap!” Day 2 at Austin Arts & Cinema Centre

Hollywood event company A-List Communications wrapped its annual premiere program of film events at its popular Arts & Cinema Centre with sponsors Maestro Dobel Tequila and Blue Moon Brewing at Basecamp and Summit venues located at 120 West 5th Street in Austin, TX. As showery conditions gave way to brilliant warm sunshine, on Sunday, March 13, A-List hosted the pre-premiere cocktail party for the official SXSW entry TRUST with directors Alex and […]

• When Is A Negroni Not A Negroni

When Is A Negroni Not A Negroni

One might say Gary Regan’s book, The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore, is the Negroni Bible. If that’s so then questioning the God of the Negroni could be considered heresy but this has been on my mind for so long that I have to write about it or implode. Let’s […]

• Here we go. Drake to launch his own whiskey brand.

Here we go. Drake to launch his own whiskey brand.

Following rapper’s Puff Daddy’s Cîroc, Ludacris  for Conjure Cognac, Jay Z for D’USSE Cognac and Snoop Dogg backed Cuca Fresca- artisanal Brazilian cachaça, Drake wanted his piece of the money pie. And why not? He’ll be launching “Virginia Black Whiskey” – coming soon. That’s about all we know about it right now. Celebrities are  launching wine, […]

• Hey, science says being a regular at a bar is good for you!

Hey, science says being a regular at a bar is good for you!

Yup, a new study from Oxford University – where would we be without ‘studies’ to validate our deepest desires? – found that if you hang out at your local Cheers, you’ll be happier and have a kickass social life. It’ll also put the brakes on your binge drinking. Cause, you know, friends don’t let friends binge […]

• Let’s do lunch! At Bourbon Steak in the Americana!

Let’s do lunch! At Bourbon Steak in the Americana!

I don’t know about you but going to a mall for a fabulous meal never occurred to me. Til now. Bourbon Steak just started their lunch service and it’s a dilly. As a lucky attendee at Bourbon Steak’s roll-out of their lunch menu, I started off with a delicious, refreshing Lucky Lindy cocktail – named […]

• Ryan Wainwright – A Bartender’s Bartender

Ryan Wainwright – A Bartender’s Bartender

Ryan Wainwright wasn’t born wanting to be a bartender. Well, who does, you may ask. But, for Ryan, bartending was probably an even more distant career possibility given that he was raised in a strict Christian household where alcohol wasn’t an option, attended Fundamentalist schools and a church where alcohol was demonized. He didn’t go […]

• Guy posed as a glass of wine on Tinder. Guess what happened?

Guy posed as a glass of wine on Tinder. Guess what happened?

Food writer Sean Fahmy wondered “How would girls respond if they were being hit on by, oh I don’t know…a glass of wine, perhaps?” so, of course, he signed up on Tinder as Wine 24: “If I’m being honest, I just want to be inside you.” “I can be fruity at times but I can […]

• Here’s why tonic water is as bad as soda

Here’s why tonic water is as bad as soda

Check the labels on tonic water and Coke. Almost the same amount of sugar – 11 grams – so you’re not dodging the calories if that’s what you think. And diet tonic isn’t healthy either. As you know soft drinks – that includes tonic – increase the risk of stroke. But here’s the kicker…those calorie-free […]