WINEMAKER ERICA CRAWFORD INTRODUCES LOVEBLOCK WINES FROM NEW ZEALAND

  – Michael Hepworth   A MEETING WITH WINEMAKER ERICA CRAWFORD LOVEBLOCK WINES FROM NEW ZEALAND Loveblock wines from New Zealand are a relatively new brand on the market but the people behind it are established veterans of the New Zealand wine scene. Kim and Erica Crawford created Kim Crawford wines and when they sold out for a […]

Valentine’s Day George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s Casamigos Tequila has great cocktails to celebrate the special day

    – Michael Hepworth         HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman)2/7/17/–Valentine’s day is just around the corner and George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s Casamigos Tequila has great cocktails to celebrate the special day.         CASAMIGOS HEARTS ON FIRE 2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila 1 oz. Blood orange juice 1 oz. Fresh lime juice […]

BOOM CONTINUES WITH KENTUCKY BOONDOCKS WHISKY

  – Michael Hepworth           WHISKY BOOM CONTINUES WITH BOONDOCKS   NEW OUTFIT LOOKING TO MAKE QUICK IMPACT     HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)1/3/17/–The Whisky boom continues unabated with the release of two expressions from a new company called BOONDOCKS. The Kentucky based company was founded by industry veteran Dave Scheurich and comes available in 95 Proof […]

FOOD PAIRINGS FROM THE GLORIA FERRER SPARKLING NEW YEAR’S WINES

  – Michael Hepworth   GLORIA FERRER SPARKLING WINE                       FOOD PAIRINGS FROM THE AWARD WINNING BRAND HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman) 12/23/16/–Gloria Ferrer is a sparkling wine you can always trust, and with prices between $22-$37 the value is also exceptional so here is a reminder of the available […]

ASTORIA AT CENTRAL PARK WEST “ART AT THE PARK” IRVINE CALIFORNIA

– Michael Hepworth ASTORIA AT CENTRAL PARK WEST IRVINE CALIFORNIA ART AT THE PARK Illuminating the Masters Benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank, Orange County By Kay Schroeder Irvine(Spiritsman)12/16/16/–Residents, media and guests were invited to attend the penthouse-hosted exclusive, inaugural event “Art at the Park” at the stunning Astoria at Central Park West coastal living apartment […]

BELLE DE BRILLET PEARS & COGNAC

– Michael Hepworth   BELLE DE BRILLET PEARS & COGNAC     The Sparkle of Excellence   By Kay Schroeder   HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)12/13/16/–Maison Brillet is the owner of the 165 acres of vineyards located between the heart of the Grande Champagne region of Cognac and the River Charante in the Petite Champagne area. Maison Brillet produces […]

THE LINCOLN BAR IN VENICE OFFERING CLASSIC COCKTAILS

– Michael Hepworth         THE LINCOLN BAR IN VENICE OFFERING CLASSIC COCKTAILS   Venice,CA(,)12/13/16/–The recently opened Lincoln Bar in Venice is a large area that is perfect for socializing, but I do hear it gets really packed on the weekends which is really no surprise. We just had the chance to try some of Their […]

Electric Sky Wine was created for music loving, festival attending consumers

– Michael Hepworth         By Cheri Fox   Electric Sky Wine HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)12/7/16/–Electric Sky Wine was created for music loving, festival attending consumers. The perfect drink for on the go at a concert, play, or show.  Electric Sky Wine is coveted by Interscope artists and has quickly become a favorite among celebrities, socialites, trend setters […]

Soltado Picante-flavored Anejo “HAVE A HIT OF HEAT!” A New Tequila Sensation

– Michael Hepworth       “HAVE A HIT OF HEAT!” A New Tequila Sensation: Soltado Picante-flavored Anejo     By Michael Cohan, Libations Analyst   HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman) 12/6/2016–A Nightclub.com representative reported in August 2015 that the face of the future tequila market is always changing to create the ultimate drinking tequila. Tequila producers are always trying […]

THE ASTONISHING RISE OF JAPANESE WHISKY A new book by Dominic Roskrow

– Michael Hepworth         THE ASTONISHING RISE OF JAPANESE WHISKY   NEW BOOK TELLS THE STORY HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)11/29/16—.If you are a whisky afficianado then the new book by English writer Dominic Roskrow called “Whisky Japan” should be on your Xmas stocking list. This is an impressive 288 page book that tells the story Of how a […]

RAYMOND 1886 IN PASADENA LAUNCHES NEW COCKTAIL MENU

– Michael Hepworth     RAYMOND 1886 IN PASADENA CHARMING OUTDOOR SPOT LAUNCHES NEW COCKTAIL MENU Pasadena(Spiritsman)11/21/16/–Raymond 1886 in Pasadena is not in the hip and crowded downtown area of city, but the location is a delight with a large outdoor dining area perfect for winter nights. The menu can loosely be described as American rustic, and I […]

OC BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL “IT’S TIME TO GET THIRSTY!”

  Michael Hepworth     OC BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL  “IT’S TIME TO GET THIRSTY!”   By Michael Cohan Anaheim (Spiritsman.com) 10/19/16 – The Rock ‘n Brew festivals of RockStarBeer Productions landed at the Grove of Anaheim on Saturday October 8th. The OC Beer & Music Festival that took place is the combination of what […]

VALDIVIESO WINES FROM CHILE

Michael Hepworth     VALDIVIESO WINES FROM CHILE A MEETING WITH WINEMAKER BRETT JACKSON Beverly Hills(Spiritsman)10/19/16/–Winemaker Brett Jackson from Valdivieso Wines was in Beverly Hills for a trade show, but the night before I hooked up with him and his sales director at Ocean Prime to learn more about these wines. My previous experience with wines from Chile […]

2016 Longines Masters Series Grand Slam Indoor Show Jumping, Long Beach

Michael Hepworth       By Kay Schroeder   Long Beach(Spiritsman)10/2/16/–EEM Founder and CEO, Christophe Ameeuw is creating quite a buzz in the world of equestrian events by making Long Beach, CA the destination of the first leg of the 2016 Longines Masters Grand Slam Indoor Show Jumping. According to those in the know, Long […]

Champagne Day October 21, 2016 “Pop a Bottle” raise a glass

Michael Hepworth     HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)9/26/16/–Champagne Day is on October 21, 2016. This all day global event celebrates all things Champagne, the sparkling wine that comes only from Champagne, France. People will be blogging, tweeting, posting and sharing their photos, videos and experiences online between now and the all day celebration. Some of your readers may […]

Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch Whisky only beer & whisky cocktail served at OC BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL,

  Michael Hepworth           Anaheim(Spirtisman)9/30/16/-Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch Whisky will be the only beer & whisky cocktail served at OC BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL, taking place in Anaheim on SAT, OCTOBER 8, 7-10pm at 2200 E Katella Avenue.    Auchentoshan Brand Ambassador Robin Nance teamed up with Master Cicerone Pat Fahey […]

CAMUS COGNAC SEEKING TO EXPAND AMERICAN PRESENCE

  Michael Hepworth   CAMUS COGNAC SEEKING TO EXPAND AMERICAN PRESENCE     SPIRITSMAN MEETS MASTER BLENDER PATRICK LEGER HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)9/20/16/–The Cognac market worldwide is dominated by Hennessy and Martell and sometimes it is harder for the smaller brands to breakthrough in the United States at the same level they are at in Europe or even Asia. One of […]

San Diego Spirits Festival 2016: Eight Years Strong Award winning Vodka, Old School Bourbon Whisky , Gangster Rum

Michael Hepworth     By Peter Peterson   San Diego Spirits Festival – Eight Years Strong   San Diego(Spiritsman)9/4/16/–Sometimes part of the adventure is the ride to the event. Driving down to San Diego is always a joy. Sunny skies and coastal views. This was the eighth annual San Diego Spirits Festival. Many people arrived […]

SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL 2016: “A Party on the Bay! How hip is your drink?!”

  Michael Hepworth   SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL 2016: “A Party on the Bay!” “How hip is your drink?!”     SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL –   The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier   “A Party on the Bay!”   By Michael Cohan San Diego (Spiritsman.com)8/30/16 – The people at Stolen Rum seemed to sum […]