San Diego’s 8th Annual Spirits Festival Music, Culinary and Mixology celebration of cocktail culture

  Michael Hepworth SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL  its all about Craft Cocktails – Culinary & Culture AUG. 27-28, 2016 \Port Pavilion Broadway Pier\ SAN DIEGO Bayside at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier  San Diego(Spiritsman)8/24/16/–San Diego Spirits Festival is a destination event that targets industry insiders, consumer cocktail and culinary lovers alike, it’s a nationally acclaimed and it is the premiere […]

CROCKER STARR WINES FROM ST.HELENA PUTTING OUT HIGH QUALITY WINES

Michael Hepworth         CROCKER STARR WINES FROM ST.HELENA BOUTIQUE WINEMAKER PUTTING OUT HIGH QUALITY WINES   West Hollywood(Spiritsman)8/16/16/–I had not heard of these wines before meeting the winemaker Pam Starr, but if passion and dedication mean anything then they will be around for quite some time. At a winemaker luncheon at AOC in West Hollywood. […]

PEONY VODKA – Three Meadows Spirits “A Subtle Blend of 9 Ingredients!”

Michael Hepworth       PEONY VODKA – from Three Meadows Spirits     “A Subtle Blend of 9 Ingredients!”   By Michael Cohan Hollywood(Spiritsman.com) 8/16/16 – Peony Vodka was invented in the Eastern Hudson Valley of New York in Millerton which is adjacent to the borders of New England. The people at Three Meadows […]

WINES FROM SAN LUIS OBISPO CHARDONNAY AND CABERNET SAUVIGNON LAUNCHED

Michael Hepworth       TRUE MYTH WINES FROM SAN LUIS OBISPO     CHARDONNAY AND CABERNET SAUVIGNON LAUNCHED San Luis Obispo,CA(Spiritsman)8/9/16/–True Myth wines hail from San Luis Obispo where the winemaker is Christian Roguenant, and the focus is Chardonnay from Edna Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon from Pasa Robles. The Niven family pioneered grape growing In the Edna […]

EL CONSUELO TEQUILAS A Remarkable “Beautiful & Rare Spanish Flower!”

Michael Hepworth     EL CONSUELO TEQUILAS   A Remarkable “Beautiful & Rare Spanish Flower!”   By Michael Cohan   Hollywood(Spiritsman)7/5/16/–El Consuelo Tequilas translation into Spanish has one interpretation as “A beautiful and rare Spanish flower.” How true! Their palate pleasing sweetness is garnered from tequilana Blue Weber Organic Agave plants that won’t mature for […]

A special toast to Jonathan Mitchell, He touched thousands upon thousands of people

Michael Hepworth   Moment of silence and a special toast to Jonathan!       West Hollywood(Spiritsman)7/4/16/–This week, we lost a dear friend and member of our extended Trade Family, Mr. Jonathan Mitchell.  Jonathan was best know for his time at the PALM West Hollywood and his leadership at Ocean Prime in Beverly Hills.  … […]

WINES FROM SICILIAN PRODUCER CUSUMANO A PIZZA PAIRING IN BEVERLY HILLS

Michael Hepworth       WINES FROM SICILIAN PRODUCER CUSUMANO   A PIZZA PAIRING IN BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS(Spiritsman)7/17/16/–It is always a pleasure to meet visiting winemakers when they visit USA especially in a casual setting like a Beverly Hills restaurant and such was the case with Sicilian winemaker Diego Cusumano. The gregarious and typical Italian has a […]

WINEMAKER FROM THE BOURGOGNE REGION HIDDEN GEMS DISCOVERED

  Michael Hepworth       A MEETING WITH A WINEMAKER FROM THE BOURGOGNE REGION HIDDEN GEMS DISCOVERED FROM THE MERCUREY APPELLATION   Beverly Hills(Spiritsman) 6/30/16/–I recently had the opportunity to meet up with another high profile French winemaker in Beverly Hills at the excellent Ocean Prime Restaurant, that man being Amaury Devillard representing the wines of […]

THE ALLURE….. OF ALIZE…..!

Michael Hepworth       THE ALLURE….. OF ALIZE…..!   By Michael Cohan HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman) 6/9/2016 – This premium flavored peach vodka imported from France will create a sugary sweetness of sensuality and lift your taste buds to new heights with its ethereal smoothness. You will feel as though you are just melting in the […]

MUMBAI WINES GROVER ZAMPA OFFERS REASONABLY PRICED WINES

    Michael Hepworth     MUMBAI WINES TRYING TO BREAK INTO UNITED STATES MARKET   GROVER ZAMPA OFFERS REASONABLY PRICED WINES   By Michael Hepworth   Brentwood,CA(Spiritsman)6/4/16/–We recently got the opportunity to meet with the head people from GROVER ZAMPA Vineyards From Mumbai, India, and discovered that they are serious about getting a share of […]

Humito launches in LA World’s First Smoked Silver Tequila by Maestro Dobel Tequila

Michael Hepworth       LA premiere tasting Humito – The World’s First Smoked Silver Tequila by Maestro Dobel Tequila   By Cheri Fox   Los Angeles (Spiritsman)5/13/16/–In a private tasting at the exclusive “No Name Bar ” in the fairfax area Maestro Dobel Tequila founder Juan Domingo Beckmann along with Humito ambassador and fashion hat designer Nick Fouquet hosted an […]

GLENMORANGIE ANNOUNCES JUSTIN ROSE AS NEW GLOBAL GOLF AMBASSADOR

Michael Hepworth             GLENMORANGIE ANNOUNCES JUSTIN ROSE AS NEW GLOBAL GOLF AMBASSADOR     HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)4/25/16/– Glenmorangie is proud to announce Justin Rose as the brand’s new Golf Ambassador. Ranked #7 in the official world golf at the end of 2015, Rose embodies Glenmorangie’s spirit of going the great lengths to […]

PLANTATION RUM The Most Awarded Rum At 2016 RumXP Competition!

Michael Hepworth       PLANTATION RUM SWEEPS THE AWARDS: The Most Awarded Rum At 2016 RumXP Competition! Portfolio Wins Eight Gold Medals And One Best In Class Award   HOLLYWOOD(Spritisman)4/25/16/–Chateau de Bonbonnet, Ars, France (April 2016) – Plantation Rum walked away the big winners again from the 2016 RumXP International Tasting Competition, this year […]

Dry Creek Valley wineries special wine tasting for a good cause T.J. Martell Foundation

  Michael Hepworth       Dry Creek Valley wineries at Smashbox Studio Pour a special wine tasting for a good cause T.J. Martell Foundation   By Cheri Fox Culver City,CA(Spiritsman)3/22/16/–On February 20, 2016 more than 25 of the Dry Creek Valley region’s wineries participated at Culver City’s Smashbox Studios to pour more than 100 […]

CHILEAN WINES ON THE RISE FEATURING BIO-DYNAMIC FARMING

    Michael Hepworth     CHILEAN WINES ON THE RISE   WINEMAKER RODRIGO SOTO EMBRACES BIO-DYNAMIC FARMING   West HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman02/18/16/—The perception of Chilean wines is that they are of the cheap and cheerful variety, so Chilean winemakers have been struggling with that image for at least 25 years. However that might be a situation gradually changing, […]

Iichiko Shochu Blu, QUALITY COMES FIRST!

    Michael Hepworth   QUALITY COMES FIRST WITH IICHIKO!    Iichiko Shochu Blu   By Michael Cohan HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman) 2/13/16–Another gem of Japanese Shochu has been released for US consumption and it is called Iichiko Shochu Blu, a delicious combination of water siphoned from the deep springs and streams located about 300 yards underground in […]