EVENTS

• Super Fun Mixology Competition Ahead Go! Watch! Drink!

Super Fun Mixology Competition Ahead Go! Watch! Drink!

Beginning May 6, 2015, bartenders from some of Los Angeles’ most notable bars, restaurants, and lounges will ready their shakers, stirrers, and jiggers for the third annual May Mix-Off, taking place at The Mixing Room at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE every Wednesday throughout May from 7-9 p.m. Free to the public and featuring […]

Bottlerock 2015 — it keeps getting better and better and better

Bottlerock 2015 — it keeps getting better and better and better

One of my favorite moments of last years’s BottleRock festival — Rivers Cuomo of Weezer venturing near the adoring throngs with his “♪ stupid words” but “♪ we love every one” photo for BottleRock by Tom Hoppa Yep, so many music festivals, so many venues. But can any match the splendor and resources of Napa’s BottleRock (May 29-31). If […]

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• Do you love pig? Then COCHON555 is for you. Tomorrow.

Do you love pig? Then COCHON555 is for you. Tomorrow.

Sunday’s main event – Cochon 555 features five chefs cooking five pigs in a friendly competition. This year’s competing chefs include Chef Ricardo Zarate, Kris Morningstar of Terrine, Tony DiSalvo of Cast Restaurant, Walter Manzkeof Republique and Steven Fretz of The Church Key. The five chefs will prepare a maximum of six dishes with hopes […]

• Latin Food Fest Hosts Annual Culinary Classic! Be there!

Latin Food Fest Hosts Annual Culinary Classic! Be there!

Latin Food Fest to Host its Annual Culinary Classic in Los Angeles The largest annual Latin culinary destination event in the U.S. Taking place March 20-21, the 2015 Latin Food Fest Los Angeles includes Flavor of the Americas Dinner, Latin Food Expo, Chefs Night Out and Grande Tasting. Latin Food Fest (www.latinfoodfest.com) returns to California March […]

• All Whisky Lovers! Whisky Live 2014 in LA this Friday!

All Whisky Lovers! Whisky Live 2014 in LA this Friday!

Whisky Live LA, now in its sixth year, will take place once again in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Encompassing the magic of Hollywood and the grandeur/energy of LA and located between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, it is the perfect setting for the premier whisky event on the west coast. Easy access from downtown, […]

• Tasting Argentina! Wine tasting at the Peninsula BH Oct 22

Tasting Argentina! Wine tasting at the Peninsula BH Oct 22

Come and share the excitement, enjoy unlimited tasting, the music, appetizer foods and a robust silent auction. Learn about the wines of Argentina from the visiting producers, owners, and winemakers themselves at “Tasting Argentina”.  Visiting Wineries ACHAVAL FERRER ALAMOS WINERY ANTIGAL BODEGA ARGENTO BODEGA DEL FIN DEL MUNDO – PATAGONIA ARGENTINA BODEGA DOMINGO HERMANOS BODEGA […]

• Hooray! 4th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Coming Up

Hooray! 4th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Coming Up

CULINARY STARS ALIGN AT THE FOURTH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL The royalty of the culinary world prepare for one of the most highly anticipated food and wine events of the year, bringing together Michelin-starred chefs, James Beard Award Winners, Top Chef Masters, and FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs TICKETS: http://www.lafw.com/tickets/ (LOS […]

THE BOTTLE DOES INDEED ROCK AT NAPA WINE/MUSIC FESTIVAL

Kind of an old skool rich hippy vibe to this Napa wine/music festival. [Camper Van camping for BottleRock near Napa’s Mental Health facility] Last year’s inaugural is a bad ghost that the organizers are trying to put behind them. Many vendors and artists went unpaid, but the new crew (Latitude 38) came in and paid […]

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Spring Mountain District a Napa must

by D.R. Stewart Arriving into Napa a day before the wine/music festival BottleRock, thought I’d try out the Spring Mountain District. It’s an appellation that goes back to 1993 and defines an area that sits up above the city of St. Helena with some unique characteristics — ocean winds, fog, intense shade, intense sunlight, nutrient-stressed […]

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• Do not miss this wine & a movie! LearnAboutWine presents “Supemensch”

Do not miss this wine & a movie! LearnAboutWine presents “Supemensch”

If you don’t know who Shep Gordon is, scroll down and watch the trailer and you will want to know more. “Supermensch” Shep Gordon will appear in person on Friday, June 6 for a Q&A after the 7:40pm show (with additional special guest Actor Tom Arnold) and Saturday, June 7 for a Q&A after the […]

• Get Tix for the Museum of the American Cocktail’s Spirited Revolución!

Get Tix for the Museum of the American Cocktail’s Spirited Revolución!

Save the Date! Agave de Mayo: A Spirited Revolution Touring the Cocktail Los Angeles Monday, May 19 6:30 to 8:00 PM Petty Cash Taqueria (7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA) Tickets: $55 in advance, $60 at the door, $50 for MOTAC/SoFAB and USBG Members   Agave de Mayo: A Spirited Revolution is the next installment […]

• Weezer & The Cure Headline Napa Valley BottleRock Festival

Weezer & The Cure Headline Napa Valley BottleRock Festival

Yes, the kidlets have Chinchilla, but there’s a relatively new musical festival called BottleRock in Napa, May 30, 31 and June 1, that vibes for the wine-imbibing crew. If you can pony up three grand for the three day event, you’ll get to see the artists in the title (and those are just my favs, there’s […]

• Napa Val Gals and Guys visit the Hills of Beverly

Napa Val Gals and Guys visit the Hills of Beverly

By D.R. Stewart, intrepid reporter and discerning wine taster Theories on tasting often say you’re palate has to warm up, first wines don’t thrill.  Theories on tasting often say your tongue gives out rather quickly to the tannin and that first wines impress more.  Theories on tasting are there to corn-fuse you. Convening at The […]

• Museum of the American Cocktail Announces 1st Lecture in L.A.

Museum of the American Cocktail Announces 1st Lecture in L.A.

MOTAC Announces Touring the Cocktail: Los Angeles Series to Debut April 7 The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC) is excited to announce that Lesley Jacobs Solmonson will present the first lecture of the Touring the Cocktail: Los Angeles series on Monday, April 7th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Dominick’s Restaurant, 8715 Beverly Boulevard […]

• Taste Some of the World’s Finest Rosés at La Nuit En Rosé Gala Event in NYC

Taste Some of the World’s Finest Rosés at La Nuit En Rosé Gala Event in NYC

EVENT PARTNERS INCLUDE ZACHYS, RIEDEL AND WINE BAR VIN SUR VINGTThe sun-kissed coasts and slopes of balmy wine growing regions around the world will lap up against the shores of Manhattan in June when La Nuit En Rosé makes its grand debut in New York City. The brainchild of wine entrepreneur Pierrick Bouquet, La Nuit […]