Tag Archives: San Francisco Bay Area

• “Secret Somm” Gives Bottles of Wine to Unsuspecting Diners

“Secret Somm” Gives Bottles of Wine to Unsuspecting Diners

Watch out, Bay Area diners – you could be next. Or at least you can hope you’re next. A woman who has chosen to remain anonymous has been sneak attack gifting bottles of wine to unsuspecting diners in her home area of Tri Valley, California, which consists of Danville, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Amador, […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” Drinking Across America in Lake Havasu

“a woman walks into a bar…” Drinking Across America in Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu. Why did I stop here again????? Rather depressing as you roll down highway 95 running straight through town with every fast food chain that ever was, or is, greeting you on either side of the road, not to mention the dollar stores, car dealerships and colorless housing developments. The big attraction is the […]

• 6th Annual San Francisco Cocktail Week Starts Today!

6th Annual San Francisco Cocktail Week Starts Today!

Need we say more?! Be there! Get Tickets to single events or all of them! Buy your tickets today before events get sold out! Main Events Main event ticket prices DO INCLUDE your cocktails at the events. They DO NOT INCLUDE your ride home, so don’t drink and drive. And they DO NOT INCLUDE the […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at Buzz Wine Beer Shop for a Beer Tasting

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Buzz Wine Beer Shop for a Beer Tasting

There’s a cool wine/beer shop on the corner of 5th and Spring Street in downtown LA called Buzz Wine Beer Shop in what is called the Historic Core – which may come as a surprise to some persnickety Angelenos (Westsiders) that there a) is a downtown and b) that there’s actually some history there. Be that […]

• 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, […]

• World Series of Beer Pong Live for the 1st Time on Facebook

World Series of Beer Pong Live for the 1st Time on Facebook

Milyoni, the leader in F-commerce, and TV Free Media, a pioneer in live streaming, are pleased to announce they are bringing the first live broadcast of the World Series of Beer Pong VII to Facebook’s 800 million users worldwide. Fans can get a front-row seat to watch the champions gather for the ultimate Beer Pong […]

• California bars rejoice as infused alcohol ban lifted

California bars rejoice as infused alcohol ban lifted

In this city famous for food and drink experimentation, so-called “craft” bartenders have fought for three years to overturn a Prohibition-era state law that banned bars from infusing flavors into alcohol. Bartenders, worry no longer. On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law repealing the ban on imbuing alcohol in bars and restaurants with fresh […]

• 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 […]

• 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.

• WildRescue struggles to capture birds with beer cans stuck on necks

WildRescue struggles to capture birds with beer cans stuck on necks

After a grueling and futile two days trying to capture a juvenile gull with a beer can around its neck, a Bay Area animal rescue group is seeking help to buy equipment that could have gotten the job done quickly and enabled the group to direct their efforts to other afflicted birds. The gull that […]

• A sick thing to do with a beer can – put it around a bird's neck. Someone did.

A sick thing to do with a beer can – put it around a bird's neck. Someone did.

Someone has slipped sliced-open beer cans around the necks of at least three gulls in the Bay Area, and now an animal rescue group is trying to find the birds and the person or people responsible. “It’s sick. What’s the next level of this kind of abuse?” said Rebecca Dmytryk of Monterey County-based WildRescue. Dmytryk […]

• 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 […]

• Get in touch with your Inner Distiller. American Distilling Institute's Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop

Get in touch with your Inner Distiller. American Distilling Institute's Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop

ADI’s Hands-on Whiskey Distilling Workshop, December 5th to 10th, 2010 at Stillwater Spirits (611 2nd St.) Petaluma, CA. $3,500 covers instruction, Bay Area distillery tours, presentations and tastings by ADI staff & guests, room and board. Class limited to 12 students. Register here.