Say “Cheers” to the Holidays with these TOP 5 WINES AND SPIRITS from Around the World

  Michael Hepworth     A GIFT GIVER’S GUIDE TO THIS YEAR’S TOP 5 WINES AND SPIRITS   Say “Cheers” to the Holidays with These Best Bets from Around the World   Bayonne, NJ, OCT. (Spiritsman) 10/19/17/–19, 2017 – ‘Tis the season to make a little merry, and your calendar is filled with lots of […]

STRANAHAN’S® Releases Sherry Finished Cask Whiskey

Michael Hepworth       STRANAHAN’S® WHISKEY RELEASES SHERRY CASK Leading American Single Malt Adds Oloroso Sherry Finished Whiskey to the Family   DENVER, CO (Spiritsman) 10/18/17/– – This fall, Stranahan’s Rocky Mountain Single Malt Whiskey is announcing a new elevated expression to its line of American single malt whiskeys: Stranahan’s Sherry Cask. This special […]

Amber Rose’s Chocolate Rose Lounge’s signature chocolate cocktails and decadent dessert items as they turn dreams into reality.

Michael Hepworth Chocolate Lounge is a chocolate lover’s fantasy   Amber Rose Presents “Chocolate Rose” at the Chocolate Lounge Las Vegas   LAS VEGAS (Spiritsman) 9/27/17/– (Sept. 27, 2017)- Model and entrepreneur Amber Rose, in partnership with the Chocolate Lounge Las Vegas at the Fashion Show, presents Chocolate Rose, a weekly event debuting soon that […]

HENDRICK’S GIN UNVEILS GIANT CUCUMBER MACHINE

Michael Hepworth   HENDRICK’S GIN UNVEILS GIANT CUCUMBER MACHINE   HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman) 9/12/17/–The people behind Hendrick’s Gin believe a lot in the cucumber and consider it vital for any decent cocktail. They unveiled their massive new machine at a VIP party at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. The Hendrick’s Gin Grand Garnisher can achieve speeds up to […]

D’USSE COGNAC MAKING ITS MARK

  – Michael Hepworth     D’USSE COGNAC MAKING ITS MARK HOLLYWOOD (Spiristman) 7/31/17/–In Los Angeles recently they had a National Cognac Cocktail week sparked by the launch of a new Hennessey expression that had excited a lot of local bartenders. Hennessey of course dominates the cognac market, but there are many other worthy brands and one of […]

WOLF AND CRANE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES TAKING JAPANESE WHISKEY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

  – Michael Hepworth       WOLF AND CRANE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES   TAKING JAPANESE WHISKEY TO THE NEXT LEVEL Little Tokyo Los Angeles (Spiritsman) 7/12/17/–I was invited to a private Japanese Whiskey tasting recently at Wolf & Crane Bar in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles and the experience helped further my knowledge of this surprising and […]

MORAGA WINE ESTATE IN BEL AIR PRIVATE WINERY IN LOS ANGELES WITH LIMITED PRODUCTION

  – Michael Hepworth     MORAGA WINE ESTATE IN BEL AIR   PRIVATE WINERY IN LOS ANGELES WITH LIMITED PRODUCTION Bel Air (Spiritsman) 7/4/17/—The number of wineries in the greater Los Angeles area can be counted on one hand like Malibu, Rancho Cucamonga and the San AntonioWinery downtown. One of the ones not so well […]

‘Zuma Zacapa Live Solera,’ Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas one of only 11 restaurants in the world to serve it

– Michael Hepworth ZUMA JAPANESE FUSION CUISINE AT THE COSMOPOLITAN LATEST VENTURE FROM INTERNATIONAL GROUP Las Vegas (Spiritsman)5/24/17/–After checking out Zuma in London just over a year go I was extremely excited to learn about the recent opening at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and to see how it compared. Well the report cards are in about the […]

TULLAMORE D.E.W WHISKEY FROM IRELAND VERSATILITY WORKS IN ALL COCKTAILS

– Michael Hepworth   TULLAMORE D.E.W WHISKEY FROM IRELAND VERSATILITY WORKS IN ALL COCKTAILS     HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman)5/22/17/–Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey continues to go from strength to strength in the United States mainly thanks to their pro-active marketing policy aimed at consumers as well as the spirits media. The distillery is actually located in the town of Tullamore with […]

VIVANCO WINERY & FOUNDATION TEXTURES OF ELEGANCE: “Respect the Grape!”

  – Michael Hepworth   TEXTURES OF ELEGANCE: “Respect the Grape!” VIVANCO WINERY & FOUNDATION, Briones, Spain   By Michael Cohan, Libations Analyst   HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman) 5/8/17–La Rioja, Spain.  Just the mere mention of this internationality known region and bustling city sitting smack dab in northern Spain conjures up images of wondrous escapades of vast wineries […]

LIBERTINE SOCIAL RESTAURANT AT THE MANDALAY BAY LATEST VENTURE FROM CHEF SHAUN McCLAIN

    – Michael Hepworth       LIBERTINE SOCIAL RESTAURANT AT THE MANDALAY BAY LATEST VENTURE FROM CHEF SHAUN McCLAIN   Las Vegas (Spiritsman) 5/8/17/–Libertine at the swanky Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is the latest venture of chef Shaun McClain, and since opening the doors in August 2016 they have made steady progress. At […]

JARDESCA sweet and dry white wines Enjoying The Perfect Opening Drink

    – Michael Hepworth       Enjoying The Perfect Opening Drink     Sonoma(Spiritsman)4/17/117/–Handcrafted in Sonoma, JARDESCA is the ideal marriage of California’s vineyards and gardens. A delicious blend of 3 California sweet and dry white wines balanced with a double distilled, fine, grape eau de vie, that’s enlivened with 10 botanicals, JARDESCA […]

Vivanco Viura-Tempranillo Blanco-Maturana Blanca A unique wine in the world

    – Michael Hepworth           VIVANCO VIURA-MATURANA BLANCA- TEMPRANILLO BlANCO A unique wine in the world VINTAGE 2016 Spain (Spiritsman)4/27/17/-Vivanco Viura-Tempranillo Blanco-Maturana Blanca. The first wine in Rioja, and in the whole world, to be made with this unique blend. Using traditional Viura as a basis and main variety (50%), […]

Hi-Lo’s Cocktail and Craft Box Club

– Michael Hepworth     Cocktail and Craft Box Club   Building Brands, Creating Connections, Designing Demand   By Kay Schroeder HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman) 4/11/17/–Cocktail and Craft Box Club is a monthly or bi-monthly membership offering/delivery of cocktail kits that enable the member to create a specialty cocktail of their choosing/ordering. Set to launch for spring and summer […]

BUSHMILLS ” RED BUSH ” NEW BLEND for IRISH WHISKEY TASTES LIKE BOURBON

– Michael Hepworth       BUSHMILLS ” RED BUSH ”   NEW BLEND for IRISH WHISKEY TASTES LIKE BOURBON   By Cheri Fox   West Hollywood, CA (Spiritsman) 3/25/17/– On Monday March 13 Bushmills whiskey specialist Jack Ferris flew in from Belfast Ireland and hosted a private preview tasting of the new Bushmills Red […]

TIA MARIA DARK LIQUEUR The All-Temperature Spirit Serve it at Ambient, Chilled, or Heated

  – Michael Hepworth     TIA MARIA DARK LIQUEUR   Tia Maria is so delicious that it is great right out of the bottle.   The All-Temperature Spirit Serve it at Ambient, Chilled, or Heated   By Kay Schroeder   HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)3/11/17/–Here’s how the manufacturer describes Tia Maria Dark Liqueur: “Clear, medium coffee color; vanilla; dark […]

THE UPPER WEST Restaurant In West LA/Santa Monica SERIOUS Creative Cocktail menu

  – Michael Hepworth   UPPER WEST IN SANTA MONICA BRINGS IN THE CROWDS SERIOUS BAR MENU ALSO IMPRESSES     Los Angeles/Santa Monica, (Spiritsman) 3/3/17/–I have to confess that I had not heard about UPPER WEST restaurant In West LA/Santa Monica before my recent visit, but can gladly report That the seven year old restaurant is doing […]

George Clooney’s CASAMIGOS TEQUILA 100% Agave Azul

– Michael Hepworth   CASAMIGOS TEQUILA Anejo 100% Agave Azul Tequila that Can Stand Alone   By Kay Schroeder   HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman) 2/25/17–Rande Gerber, Mike Meldman and superstar actor, George Clooney set out to produce the ultimate premium tequila using only the finest 100% Blue Weber agaves. Their goal was to make the best tasting, smoothest tequila […]