Classic cocktails beers, lagers, ales, and other concoctions

  SPIRITSMAN BOOK REVIEW BEER COCKTAILS   Michael Hepworth   By Howard & Ashley Stelzer Los Angeles, CA(Spiritsman)5/28/12/–This Harvard Press release caught our attention as the idea of mixing beer w/selectespirits for a different style of cocktail is ideal wit the summer months coming up.The authors are beer enthusiasts who have their own site called […]

Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery Announces Its New Releases

Michael Hepworth CARMEL VALLEY, CA(Spiritsman)5/26/12/— Holman Ranch Vineyards, located in the heart of Carmel Valley at the northern end of the Carmel Valley Appellation announces its new releases will be launched on Sunday, May 27th. New releases include: ·          2011 Rose of Pinot Noir ·          2010 Pinot Noir: Hunter’s Cuvée ·          2011Sauvignon Blanc ·          2011 […]

FAIRMONT MILLENNIUM PARK HOTEL IN CHICAGO UNVEILS WINESICLES

Michael Hepworth     By Bonnie Carroll Chicago, Il(Spiritsman)5/17/12/—Summertime childhood memories usually include things like running through a sprinkler with friends or chasing down the ice cream truck as it drove through the neighborhood with its catchy tunes. You may feel too old to run after the ice cream man, but don’t let your desire […]

Santa Barbara’s Oreana Winery – A Family Affair

  Oreana Winery – A Family Affair   Michael Hepworth   By Bonnie Carroll Santa Barbara, CA(Spiristman)5/15/12/—According to Christian Gavin, owner of Oreana, the Oreana (o’rea’na) name comes from the grand ranching days of California ’s Central Coast . It is a term used by cattle ranchers for an unbranded calf that strays onto your […]

SANTA BARBARA BREWERS WIN TOP HONORS IN WORLD COMPETITION

Firestone Walker & Island Brewing Receive Major Kudos   Michael Hepworth   By Bonnie Carroll Santa Barbara, CA(Spiritsman)5/12/12/—Two Santa Barbara breweries are among the best in the world. Firestone Walker in Paso Robles and Buellton, along with Island Brewing in Carpinteria, won top honors at the 2012 World Beer Cup competition in San Diego . […]

W Los Angeles – Westwood creates delicious and unique cocktails, sip on these Springtime Cali creations!

    Michael Hepworth Westwood, CA(Spiritsman)5/11/12/—Spring has arrived and W Los Angeles – Westwood has created some delicious cocktails to help enjoy the warm weather. Locals and tourists alike can sip on these delicious and unique cocktails while delighting in the beauty of Southern California. See below for images, descriptions and recipes for some of the […]

THE LANESBOROUGH LONDON’S GOLD MEDAL MARTINI

PERFECT FOR THE 2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS AND BEYOND   Michael Hepworth Hollywood, CA(Spiritsman)5/11.12.—In celebration of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, The Lanesborough, London’s preeminent luxury hotel ideally located in Knightsbridge, steps away from Buckingham Palace and Harrods, will be offering a Gold Medal “ring” to award each thirsty, game-supporting guests a refreshing reprieve.  Introducing the […]

SPIRITSMAN MEETS PETER MONDAVI JR

            By Michael Hepworth   Naples, CA(Spiritsman)5/5/12/–Spiritsman had the opportunity to meet up with wine maker Peter Mondavi Jr at aprivate wine dinner held at Kelly’s Steak House in Long Beach, California. Kelly’s is a neighborhood steak house restaurant that is nicely old fashioned with booths and waiters who have […]