‘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 […]

Tia Maria’s coffee-inspired cocktails with natural Madagascar vanilla, the finest fresh Arabica coffee

  – Michael Hepworth     HOLLYWOOD (Spirtisman)2/23/17/–This season cozy up with one of Tia Maria’s coffee-inspired cocktails. Tia Maria Dark Liqueur (SRP: $23.99 for a 750mL or $29.99 1L) is a coffee liqueur made with natural Madagascar vanilla, the finest fresh Arabica coffee roasted to perfection and complemented with a touch of Jamaican rum. […]

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 […]