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• Here’s a good idea! Make a Rosé Slushy!

Here’s a good idea! Make a Rosé Slushy!

I LOVE rosé so this sounds like the perfect antidote to the heat and humidity (in L.A.!) of summer. ​ This recipe comes to us from barman Jeff Banks at Atlanta’s French brasserie The Luminary. Try it! You’ll love it!       Ingredients: 1 bottle of rosè 3oz Aperol 2oz Simple Syrup 2oz Lemon Juice 4oz Water Splash of Bugey-Cerdon Rosè (or […]

• Holy cow! Cocktail recipes that taste like 60 of your favorite sweets

Holy cow! Cocktail recipes that taste like 60 of your favorite sweets

Ever wanted to sit down with a cocktail that tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? Or wow your friends by serving a round of Twix-flavored shots? The mixology experts at the American Bartenders School in New York have put together a foolproof chart with cocktail recipes that promise to satisfy your sweet tooth. The chart includes […]

• A Unique Whiskey Tasting in L.A. Arts District – August 14

A Unique Whiskey Tasting in L.A. Arts District – August 14

            Judi Laing “a woman walks into a bar”                             Tim Hirota         Whiskey Expert and Certified Spirits Specialist           In wine/spirits industry for 30+ years                  Director, The Artisanal […]

• Tourists heading to Scottish distilleries

Tourists heading to Scottish distilleries

More than one million tourists visited Scotland’s world-famous whiskey distilleries over the course of 2010, with the national drink establishing itself as a significant source of income for the country. According to the latest figures published by the Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA), the country’s 52 distilleries open to the public welcomed some 1.3 million people […]

• Top 10 Liquor, Beer & Wine Trend Predictions for 2011

Top 10 Liquor, Beer & Wine Trend Predictions for 2011

Beverages counted for approximately 30% of the average restaurant’s revenue and 50% of its profit. And with the upwards turn of the economy, we’ll see spirits, wine and beer play a more prominent part on the culinary stage. Here is how we predict liquor, wine and beer will advance in 2011: 1. Cocktail & Food […]

• Los Angeles: First Annual Harvest Beer Fest

Los Angeles: First Annual Harvest Beer Fest

“The First Annual Harvest Beer Fest, sponsored in part by Spaceland Productions, along with Anderson Valley Brewing Co., El Prado & Malo Restaurant, will be held at the Echoplex & Echo bringing together the best in LA-based food trucks, entertainment and over 50 West Coast and national brews. Local favorite bands such as Vaud & […]

• Part 2: Report from Great American Beer Festival

Part 2: Report from Great American Beer Festival

Entering the Great American Beer Festival for the first session on Thursday, I was a tad over-whelmed by the crowd of at least 10,000, and the opportunity to chose among 2,000 beers. The people who attend these things, and craft beer aficionados in general, tend to be very friendly. Over the course of my three […]

• Will Scotch Whisky Revive Britain's Tanked Economy?

Will Scotch Whisky Revive Britain's Tanked Economy?

Britain’s economy is still struggling to pull out of the doldrums. There’s on-going concern about inflation, and the new government is set to embark on the biggest round of spending cuts in a generation. But one area of the economy that remains resilient — and has throughout the recession — is Scotch whisky.

• Get your deep fried beer here! Yes, you heard right.

Get your deep fried beer here! Yes, you heard right.

UPDATE: ‘Fried beer’ wins Big Tex award The best fried recipes were crowned Monday at the “Big Tex Choice Awards.” This winner of the “most creative” fried food was “Fried Beer.” People said it could not be done; impossible is what we were told! When you put beer into a fryer, it will cause a violent […]

• Craft Beer Gives Hollywood Cool Factor

Craft beer has been popping up all over the place in Hollywood lately, and we all know a little star power can go quite a long way!

• Say It Ain't So: Beer Prices May Soon Be Harder to Swallow

Say It Ain't So: Beer Prices May Soon Be Harder to Swallow

Poor barley harvests and wheat export bans could cause the price of beer to jump 40%.