– 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 […]


– Michael Hepworth         THE LINCOLN BAR IN VENICE OFFERING CLASSIC COCKTAILS   Venice,CA(,)12/13/16/–The recently opened Lincoln Bar in Venice is a large area that is perfect for socializing, but I do hear it gets really packed on the weekends which is really no surprise. We just had the chance to try some of Their […]


– Michael Hepworth     RAYMOND 1886 IN PASADENA CHARMING OUTDOOR SPOT LAUNCHES NEW COCKTAIL MENU Pasadena(Spiritsman)11/21/16/–Raymond 1886 in Pasadena is not in the hip and crowded downtown area of city, but the location is a delight with a large outdoor dining area perfect for winter nights. The menu can loosely be described as American rustic, and I […]


  Michael Hepworth     SPARKLING WINES WITHIN THE BUDGET FROM FRANCE AND PORTUGAL HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman)9/28/15/–Here are a few sparkling wines that came across our desk that represent great value, although you may have to do a bit of digging to find them as distribution in most cases Is only in a handful of states. Still worth […]

Moet & Chandon Champagne Presents The Golden Premium Jeroboam

Moet& Chandon Presents The Golden Premium Jeroboam: A Handcrafted And Hand- Customised Masterpiece Honouring A Grand Heritage Moët & Chandon, the champagne of Success and Glamour since 1743. For more than two centuries, the Maison celebrates accomplishments and charismatic appeals with grandeur and generosity.   Michael Hepworth Paris(Spiritsman)11/21/11 — Closing 2011 with the ultimate gesture […]

Tis the season to be jolly’ Fa la la la la, Inspired Holiday Cocktails

GIVE THANKS THIS SEASON FOR HOLIDAY inspired cocktail recipes   Michael Hepworth Hollywood,CA(Spiritsman)11/21/11/—When it comes to giving thanks, there are many ways people can show their appreciation. Showing gratitude and thanks for your family starts by offering festive cocktails that encompass the spirit of Thanksgiving. Fresh fall flavors, pumpkin and apple spices, as well as […]

Champagne Chilled,Caviar Creations, Cooked Alligator & Chamber Music The Goodlife

By Michael Hepworth BEVERLY HILLS, CA(Spiritsman)11/20/11/—A fun launch and party took place this week at a Bel Air private home to make caviar more available to the general public. The Beverly Hills Caviar Company created the event with chef Marcel Vigneron to create a series of caviar based dishes, which frankly had the well heeled […]

The Libational Library: Gift Ideas for Spirituous Holidays

The Libational Library: Michael Hepworth   Washington, DC(Spiritsman)11/18/11 – Many new drinks books have recently hit the market just in time for holiday gift-giving.  From distilling heritage to cocktail recipes, this year’s bookstore offers tasteful reading for every spirits enthusiast.  The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States recommends the following recently released publications for […]

Thailand Flights of Fancy “Sky Bars” creativity, quality and fresh ingredients

Thailand Flights of Fancy “Sky Bars”      By Elyse Glickman Bangkok(Spiritsman)11/10/11/—When it comes to Bangkok’s “Sky Bars” that top hotels and apartment complexes, the sky is the limit when it comes to creativity, quality and fresh ingredients. While many of the actual recipes are closely kept secrets, we stirred up our own versions at […]

Bangkok has it all, luxury shopping, spicy food, classy cocktails, dazzling culture and now has you

Thailand Has You Now Bangkok surprises with luxury shopping, bargain hunting, spicy food, a classy cocktail scene and dazzling culture; Thailand’s small towns abound with rustic charm.   By Elyse Glickman Bangkok(Spiritsman)11/10/11—Much of Thailand’s mystique lies in its food and the lush tropical landscape that begets its famed Thai Hom Mali rice (the rice formerly […]

South Africa’s Flavorful and Fragrant Cocktails with A Taste of Africa

Aromatic Africa   By Elyse Glickman South Africa(Spiritsman)11/10/11/—Flavorful and Fragrant Cocktails from South Africa Amarula Mint Star Kapama Lodge 2 oz Amarula Cream 1 oz White Rum (LLM recommends Tommy Bahama) 3 sprigs of fresh mint pinch fresh lemon zest crushed ice Lemon peel twist (optional) Muddle mint leaves gently with the back of a […]

South Africa: Goal Oriented, with distinctive wine, spirits, cuisine and multi-cultural outlook.

South Africa: Goal Oriented A year after the Soccer World Cup, the “New” South Africa still scores, thanks to its distinctive wine, spirits, cuisine and multi-cultural outlook.   By Elyse Glickman South Africa(Spiritsman)11/10/11/—Last summer, people were glued to their televisions during the Soccer World Cup in a way that transcended the action on the field. […]

LOUIS XIII® Partners with Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, Filmmakers For Film Preservation

LOUIS XIII® PARTNERS WITH THE FILM FOUNDATION The King of Cognacs Preserves “True Genius” in Cinema   Los Angeles, CA(Spiritsman) 11/8/11/—“For The Advancement of Film Preservation” ,LOUIS XIII® Grande Champagne Cognac, the world’s most esteemed spirit from the House of Rémy Martin®, announces a new partnership with The Film Foundation, the leading non-profit film preservation […]

KARMA TEQUILA: Spices Up the Market with Secret Family recipe

KARMA TEQUILA SPICES UP THE MARKET   By Michael Hepworth Los Angeles,CA(Spiritsman)10/30/11/—Karma Tequila hit the stores last year and at $36 for the Silver should do very well in the middle to high end tequila market. Distilled in the highlands of Jalisco in a family owned distillery that has been in operation for 70 years, […]