Tag Archives: Southern California

• Los Angeles Times Announces Event Schedule for The Taste

Los Angeles Times Announces Event Schedule for The Taste

      Los Angeles Times Announces Event Schedule for The Taste Tickets on sale now for The Times’ annual food and wine festival over Labor Day weekend The Los Angeles Times announced the schedule for The Taste, its annual celebration of Southern California’s vibrant, influential culinary scene, returning to Paramount Pictures Studios’ iconic backlot […]

• 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 […]

• ALERT: Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably Made In A Factory Distillery in Indiana

ALERT: Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably Made In A Factory Distillery in Indiana

The artisan whiskey industry has a big secret—many of the ‘small-batch’ distillers are actually buying their product from a large factory in Indiana. Read the promotional materials for the Rancho de Los Luceros Destilaría and you form an image of a supremely artisanal effort. The distillery creates “small batch heirloom spirits handcrafted in New Mexico.” […]

• LA Times ‘The Taste’ food festival is back! Tix now on sale!

LA Times ‘The Taste’ food festival is back! Tix now on sale!

Los Angeles Times The Taste Presented by Citi Serves Up Schedule for Labor Day Weekend Food Festival Tickets on Sale Now with an Exclusive Discount for Times MembersThe Los Angeles Times today announced the schedule for The Taste, its annual celebration of Southern California’s vibrant, influential culinary scene, returning to Paramount Pictures Studios’ iconic backlot […]

• Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer

Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer

Troels Prahl, a brewer and microbiologist at the Southern California yeast distributor White Labs, sits at his company’s tasting room bar with four half-pints of beer. He describes each between thoughtful sips. The first has a malty backbone and a crisp body of raspberry, rosemary and banana, he says; the second, a waft of white […]

• Modern Times Beer Doubling Capacity – Hiring New Brewer!

Modern Times Beer Doubling Capacity – Hiring New Brewer!

(San Diego,CA) – Modern Times Beer, recently named one of the Top 10 Best New Breweries in the World by RateBeer, is hiring a brewer at our 30bbl production brewery in sunny San Diego, California. We are doubling our capacity to ~9,000bbls/year, and we need an awesome brewer to help make it happen. Requirements: • […]

• Celebrate Golden State of Cocktails coming to L.A. this January!

Celebrate Golden State of Cocktails coming to L.A. this January!

Golden State of Cocktails is the creation of a group of West Coast cocktail industry professionals and enthusiasts whose intent is to educate and celebrate California’s cocktail culture. California’s long awaited large-scale cocktail event is finally here: Announcing Golden State of Cocktails! Staged in Los Angeles, the West Coast’s largest city and California’s anchor, Golden […]

• Kosher Wine Evolves From Cheap To Collectible

Kosher Wine Evolves From Cheap To Collectible

Prices have gone up along with quality. If you remember when kosher wine meant mostly cheap and sweet, you probably also know that the second part is no longer true. Today, there are plenty of quality kosher wines being made around the world. But did you also know that kosher wine has come so far […]

• “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 […]

• Starbucks names first SoCal booze cafe

Starbucks names first SoCal booze cafe

It looks like Southern California will be the local ground zero for the Starbucks Booze Experiment. Starbucks confirmed plans to start selling wine and beer in a San Diego area cafe in Coronado. The company said Wednesday that the cafe is one of at least six Starbucks in Southern California that will launch a pilot […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at Mohawk Bend – a great idea on paper but…

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Mohawk Bend – a great idea on paper but…

So Mohawk Bend is the place du jour, the Echo Park habitat for the hip ‘n happening, the Cali-centric watering hole of hegemonic Tony Yanow who clearly wants to be Master of his Universe, the SoCal beer scene. Tony renovated a sadly decrepit theatre on Sunset, sprinkled the Yanow stardust on it and turned it […]

• Napa winery deal signals return of lifestyle buyer

Napa winery deal signals return of lifestyle buyer

A Southern California couple bought a small Napa Valley winery on Monday, besting other would-be buyers by agreeing to close within 10 days and paying all cash for the $4.7 million property on Silverado Trail near Calistoga. Monday’s deal is the latest indication that lifestyle buyers, people who are more focused on creating a hobby […]

• Attention hipsters. Pabst headquarters moving to Los Angeles

Attention hipsters. Pabst headquarters moving to Los Angeles

Beer maker Pabst, based outside Chicago, declines to say why it’s relocating to Southern California or how many local jobs it might create. Irony-loving hipsters in Los Angeles, grab a Pabst and give a toast to the maker of one of your favorite beers. In moving its headquarters to L.A. this summer from a Chicago […]

• SoCal’s Evans Premium Lager introduces its 1st premium-imported beer

SoCal’s Evans Premium Lager introduces its 1st premium-imported beer

Evans Premium Lager, a brewing company based in California, has introduced its first premium-imported beer, Evans Original. The company will distribute its bottled beers to certain restaurants, bars, liquor stores and other retail establishments in the Southern California area. Evans claims that this beer is crafted with the finest selections of barley,American and German hops […]

• Today only 50% off Stars of Oregon/Washington wine tasting in OC

Today only 50% off Stars of Oregon/Washington wine tasting in OC

Check out our latest ticket deal for LearnAboutWine – Stars of Oregon/Washington OC. Purchase tickets for only $37.50 Value: $75.00    |    Discount: 50%    |    You Save: $37.50 Hurry. This deal is only valid for today, February 01, 2011. Go here for more details and to purchase the deal. LearnAboutWine – Stars of Oregon/Washington OC February […]