Winners of the 2011 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announced

March 17, 2011

The winners have been announced for the second annual Ultimate Spirits Challenge, a four-day competition that took place at New York’s Astor Center on March 1-4, 2011. Nearly 600 entries from around the world were submitted for the multi-stage blind tasting, with 27 Chairman’s Trophy honors awarded to the highest scoring spirits in their category.

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Get It While You Can: Rittenhouse Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey is Back

December 11, 2010

Just in time for the holidays, Rittenhouse Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey is back on local store shelves. But don’t procrastinate on buying the Rittenhouse 100; supplies are always limited, so it won’t be around for long.

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Thirsty in LA on The Imbiber Show

December 6, 2010

When it comes to prodigious thirsts and sturdy livers, few can compare to Dan “The Imbiber” Dunn, Playboy’s “adult beverage” columnist and author of the upcoming Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation, and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour. On  The Imbiber Show, Dan and Mike “Stretch” Roberts talk about all things booze with…

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Bacardi Reserva Limitada Available in the U.S. for the First Time

November 14, 2010

Bacardi has announced the U.S. release of its exclusive Bacardi Reserva Limitada rum, on sale this fall at select bars, restaurants, and fine spirits retailers across the country. Previously, this rare, award-winning reserve was only available in limited release in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Aruba. The Reserva Limitada (aka the “Founder’s…

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Live the Dream: Become Belvedere’s 2011 Global Brand Ambassador

September 25, 2010

In an article published last month, the New York Times looked at the career path that many top bartenders are taking, from working behind the bar to the high-flying life of a spirits brand ambassador. Now, Belvedere Vodka is offering you the chance to skip all that paying-dues stuff with its new contest, aptly titled…

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GQ’s 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America

September 22, 2010

File this under Jobs We Really, Really Want: “We traveled 34,462 miles and sipped 400 gin fizzes, Manhattans, and Gibsons with one goal—to compile the first ranking of the nation’s best cocktail bars.” So writes Kevin Sintumuang in the October issue of GQ, describing what it took to create the magazine’s list of the 25…

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Celebrate National Tequila Day with Camarena Carne Asada Tacos and the Paloma

July 23, 2010

Since its launch in June, the Camarena Taco Truck has crisscrossed Los Angeles, handing out free tequila-infused tacos, tostadas and burritos to eager Angelenos, while spreading the word about Familia Camarena Tequila. In honor of National Tequila Day on Saturday, July 24, Camarena Tequila and Chef Sevan Azarian are sharing his recipe for the public’s…

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July 4th: A Spirited Celebration of the Red, White and Blue

July 3, 2010

The Fourth of July has arrived, and that means fireworks, barbecues, picnics, and plenty of drinks to toast our nation’s 234th birthday. Everyone has their own favorites and traditions when they’re celebrating Independence Day, but following are a few cocktail suggestions that are sure to liven up any gathering. And where better to begin than…

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2010 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition Winners Announced

June 15, 2010

After tasting through thousands of wines and spirits from around the globe, judges have announced the winners of the 2010 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. Shortly after the repeal of Prohibition, the LA County Fair began awarding medals to the best of California wines. The competition began attracting wines from North and South…

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Canadian Club Resurrects Hide A Case Global Treasure Hunt

May 21, 2010

NOTE: The following contest is only open to residents of the United States and Canada. California law prohibits contests and sweepstakes of this nature, so unfortunately California residents are not eligible. (kicks dirt) Last Monday, while I was in New York trying to locate my missing Saturday night, Canadian Club announced the return of Hide…

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