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 […]

Martin Miller’s Gin Cocktail competition, mixologist competed for a cash prize

  Michael Hepworth     Martin Miller’s Gin By Cheri Fox Brentwood,CA(Spiritsman)2/2/16/–Cocktail competition was held on Monday February 1, 2016 . There were 15 of LA’s hottest mixologists in attendance for the competition. These top mixologist competed for a cash prize of $1000 and debuted some fabulous cocktail concoctions. The event was co-hosting with The […]

PLANTATION PINEAPPLE STIGGINS RUM

Michael Hepworth     PLANTATION PINEAPPLE STIGGINS RUM HITS THE STORES IN APRIL HOLLYWOOD(Spirtisman)1/17/16/–This rum was immortalized by Revered Stiggins in the Charles Dickens novel Pickwick Papers, and this rum uses the Victoria pineapple in the blend put out by Maison Ferrand. Each pineapple is peeled by hand and the rinds are infused with Plantation Three […]

ANGEL’S ENVY CASK STRENGTH BOURBON

Michael Hepworth       ANGEL’S ENVY CASK STRENGTH BOURBON RELEASED   GET YOUR BOTTLE WHEN YOU CAN   HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)1/17/16/–Angels Envy Bourbon have recently released their new Cask Strength to the public, and with only 7,500 bottles at $169.99 each it will soon become a collector’s item. Previous releases quickly Sold out and the spirit will be […]

“FOS Mastiha” The Drink Of The Greek Gods, prepared with “Frontida ke Agapi”, Love and Care

  Michael Hepworth   THE CRYING TEARDROPS OF THE MASTIC TREE!    FOS  Mastiha Liqueur Drink Of The Greek Gods… By Michael Cohan Laguna Woods,(Spiritsman)12/11/15/–On a tiny island in the Aegean Sea is the land of Chios, Greece. The beautiful lushness has given to the world a miracle tree resin of ancient times that flourishes […]

A HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINK: A Snowball Crush featuring Deleon Platinum Tequila!

  Michael Hepworth   A HAPPY HOLIDAY DRINK A Snowball Crush featuring Deleon Platinum Tequila!   By Michael Cohan Laguna Woods,CA(Spiritsman)12/3/15/–The other day my friend and I were getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner and during our happy hour we began sipping on our favorite Deleon Platinum tequila while watching football. So we began playing with […]

COCINA CONDESA A COCKTAIL CAFÉ SERVING MEXICAN STREET FOOD & MEZCALERIA

    Michael Hepworth     COCINA CONDESA  A COCKTAIL CAFÉ SERVING MEXICAN STREET FOOD & MEZCALERIA Studio City,CA(Spiritsman)12/1//15/–Here is a little gem I would like to talk about called COCINA CONDESA in Studio City on Ventura Blvd where Sunday brunch is fueled by the rather strong cocktails created by David Rubin, a transplanted New Yorker. Chef […]