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• Lioco Wine Meets Ammo

Lioco Wine Meets Ammo

Once you’ve been in Los Angeles, you are bound to acquire a certain insider knowledge. You know that the stars mostly do NOT shop on Rodeo, but on Robertson or Montana. You know that they don’t really eat every night at Spago or even some new awesome place like Faith & Flower downtown. They have […]

• Fast and Furious Tour Through Faith and Flower Downtown LA

Fast and Furious Tour Through Faith and Flower Downtown LA

Faith and Flower’s ribeye recently made the ThrillList’s top ten new steaks of LA, and they were mentioned in a New York Time’s article about a precocious 15-year-old LA chef, despite being open just 3 weeks. This BoozeNewser was lucky enough to get a tasting dinner there, and found that ribeye everything it was hyped […]

Tequila’s a Top Tipple with Celebs at SXSW. Check it out!

Tequila’s a Top Tipple with Celebs at SXSW. Check it out!

So the tabloids say, “Celebrities; they’re just like us!” as they bag groceries, push strollers, talk to the pool man, etc. We just watched an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap where Jermaine Jackson showed Alex Baldwin’s wife how to call for a servant to pick up a dog poop in his back garden because he […]

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• “a woman walks into a bar…” but this time it’s a supermarket!

“a woman walks into a bar…” but this time it’s a supermarket!

You know the old adage about how “a celebrity would go to the opening of an envelope”? Well, it wasn’t quite an envelope but I was invited to the pre-opening of the Sherman Oaks Ralphs supermarket. And there was a pretty good incentive as Ralphs selected several Bloggers, including me, to create posts about the […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” for SoFAB’s Inaugural event…a gin tasting at Dominick’s

“a woman walks into a bar…” for SoFAB’s Inaugural event…a gin tasting at Dominick’s

What’s SoFAB you ask? SoFAB Institute is the home of The Museum of the American Cocktail which is in New Orleans and Los Angeles. Here’s a bit of what they do: * Celebrating the Food and Drink of All Cultures through Exhibits, Programming, and a Range of Media * Producer of the CULINARIA Query & […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” Lesbian Libations with Mary and Erika

“a woman walks into a bar…” Lesbian Libations with Mary and Erika

Whoa Nelly! Hang on tight because the stories this little drinking session generated are one for the books. You know, you go out for a drink with cool, new friends figuring you’re still getting to know one another and…BOOM. You’re suddenly, like, six degrees from one another. I met Mary and Erika at a mutual […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” with über journalist & author, Lisa Napoli

“a woman walks into a bar…” with über journalist & author, Lisa Napoli

You’ve heard her dulcet, seductive voice on public radio. Whether talking tech, the economy or lifestyle interviews, you are happily lulled into listening to every word Lisa Napoli has to say. Lisa has also been an Internet correspondent and columnist for MSNBC plus an early chronicler of the dawn of the World Wide Web for […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at Next Door Lounge in Hollywood

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Next Door Lounge in Hollywood

There’s some serious cocktailing going at at The Next Door Lounge. Zac Henry got his bartender stripes working his way up the Marriott hotel chain, an autodidact bartender who learned from the best, starting with JB Bandy who was responsible for training and choreographing the bartending sequences in the 1988 movie “Cocktail” starring Tom Cruise. […]

• Whisky & Poetry Salon Proves You Can Drink In Culture

Whisky & Poetry Salon Proves You Can Drink In Culture

I love whisky. Poetry, however, doesn’t move me the way, say, Marvin Gaye does but, put them together, and you’ve got a delicious evening of booze and culture. Big huzzahs to Kim Ohanneson and Karolyn Kiisel, of Literary Libations, who came up with this idea of “A candlelit evening of decadent debauchery, Scotland’s finest whiskies, […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” a gin bar, to be exact, at The Flintridge Proper

“a woman walks into a bar…” a gin bar, to be exact, at The Flintridge Proper

What’s a girl to do all alone on her birthday? Go to a gin bar would be the correct answer. But wait, don’t cry for me…this is what I wanted to do.  If I smoked, it would be gin and cigs, a louche night out swigging shots with which to face the age demons. As […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” with Mary Milliken, kickass Reuters journalist

“a woman walks into a bar…” with Mary Milliken, kickass Reuters journalist

Here’s a prescription to liberate yourself from boring people. Find yourself a journalist who has been all over the fucking globe covering emerging markets in South America and Southern Europe and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a stellar evening that also, sadly, highlights how circumscribed your own little life has been. Not really really, […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” with Tess Vigeland

“a woman walks into a bar…” with Tess Vigeland

UPDATE: Tess took another leap and now travels without a net! She lives in Bangkok, Thailand and writes often about her experiences plus the added value of her terrific photographs. You can follow her on Facebook Who do you call when you want to hang out with someone über interesting, someone who’s taking life by […]

• Try these great whisky and rum-infused BBQ recipes. YUM!

Try these great whisky and rum-infused BBQ recipes. YUM!

  Sweet Swine O’ Mine No. 12 Sauce ·         2 cups Prepared or Store-bought BBQ sauce ·         2 TBS. Yellow mustard ·         1/4 cup Maple syrup ·         1/4 cup George Dickel No.12 Whisky ·         1/4 tsp. Ancho Chile Powder (or other mild-medium chile powder) Directions: Combine ingredients in a pot at medium heat. Simmer uncovered […]

• Vibrant Rioja! What’s Not To Love?

Vibrant Rioja! What’s Not To Love?

Ah, what’s not to love about well-priced wines that are ready to drink and, oh, by the way, really good? At a tasting recently, I had a chance to sample a whole lot of Riojas and came away with a new-found respect. They are approachable, have plenty of complexity to make them interesting and certainly […]

Southern Wine & Spirits Introduces New Artisanal Group portfolio

Southern Wine & Spirits Introduces New Artisanal Group portfolio

How do you get through an afternoon of tasting spirit after spirit at a distributor’s portfolio tasting? Very spiritedly. Southern Wine and Spirits held a tasting of their new Artisanal Group portfolio + a bunch of their other brands at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Where else to introduce hand-crafted booze? It was a […]

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