Tag Archives: Metro Areas

• Top 10 New York City wine bars

Top 10 New York City wine bars

According to menupages.com there are lots and lots of bars calling themselves wine bars in New York City, but which ones are the real deal? To qualify as a bona fide wine bar, the primary focus has to be on the grape. If the most visible bottles in the establishment are spirits based, it’s not a wine […]

• Behind the Scenes of the 2012 SF World Spirits Competition

Behind the Scenes of the 2012 SF World Spirits Competition

At an industry event last year, I had a spirit rep get in my face and declare, “Those spirit competitions are bullshit!” The ironic thing is that this statement came after I told him that it was at the competition where I first tried his product and fell in love with it. From the outside, […]

• Cheers! San Francisco Cocktail Week: Sept 19 – 25

Cheers! San Francisco Cocktail Week: Sept 19 – 25

We’ve partnered with the world’s best spirits companies as well as an array of community partners and venues to celebrate the Bay Area and West Coast’s liquid culture, cocktail heritage and bar talent. For seven straight days we’ll host series of extraordinary special events. Explore the list below for enticing details and tickets. More details […]

• Winners 2011 Tales of the Cocktail® 5th Annual Spirited Awards™

Winners 2011 Tales of the Cocktail® 5th Annual Spirited Awards™

Congratulations to all of the winners! American Bartender of the Year – Kenta Goto, New York City, New York & Sam Ross, New York City, New York Best American Brand Ambassador – Jacques Bezuidenhout, Partida Tequila Best American Cocktail Bar – Drink, Boston, Massachusetts Best Bar Mentor – Audrey Saunders, New York City, New York […]

• NY: The Bar & Wine Show for Trade Pros

NY: The Bar & Wine Show for Trade Pros

THE BAR & WINE SHOW is the Premier Trade Event on the East Coast…Bar None!! The Industry Marketplace for new & classic products & services. The Bar & Wine Show is located in the heart of New York City. Where there are more establishments that serve and sell spirits beer and wine, within 2 hours […]

• Results for San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Results for San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Results for the San Francisco World Spirits Competition In 2011, distillers and importers submitted 1106 spirits from 61 countries. To view this year’s results, please download one of the following files: Results sorted by Class Results sorted by Brand Results sorted by Medal To download a bottle sticker award form, please click here.

• NYC: Now Mandatory 18-20% Tips at Already Overpriced Bars

NYC: Now Mandatory 18-20% Tips at Already Overpriced Bars

Here in New York City, there are certain bars — most of them in hotels and most of them frequented by people who read in Us Weekly that celebrities party there — that are not only charging absolutely ridiculous amounts of cash for basic cocktails, but are automatically adding hefty tips onto the tab. The […]

• Oy. Ramona Singer: 'Real Housewives of NYC' star to launch white wine line

Oy. Ramona Singer: 'Real Housewives of NYC' star to launch white wine line

The star of The Real Housewives of New York City, Ramona Singer is expanding her brand — according to a new report the reality star is launching a line of white wine. Fans of the show know that the reality star loves white wine. As E! Online reports, the Ramona Pinot Grigio will become available […]

• S.F. Mayor Newsom vetoes fee on alcohol

Mayor Gavin Newsom wasted little time Tuesday vetoing San Francisco’s plan to charge alcohol wholesalers a fee to help cover the city’s costs to care for chronic drunks, but the proposal may not be dead.  Despite Newsom’s vow to “veto that as soon as they get it on my desk,” which he did just hours […]

• Shhh, drink quietly in New York: Noise Ruling Shakes Up Nightclubs

Shhh, drink quietly in New York: Noise Ruling Shakes Up Nightclubs

A court decision in favor of a West Side co-op building is sending shivers through New York’s nightclub and restaurant industry. In ruling that a roof-deck bar at the Empire Hotel exceeded a city ordinance for noise level and interfered with the residents’ “right to use and enjoy their respective apartments,” the New York appellate […]