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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Playground: One-Eyed Gypsy ‘carnie bachanale’ Come Eat, Drink, Play, Groove in Downtown L.A.

Come Eat, Drink, Play, and Groove at LA’s New Playground: One-Eyed Gypsy ‘carnie bachanale’ By Christina Cha Los Angeles, CA(Spiritsman)10/31/11/—Introducing LA’s latest nightlife attraction, The One-Eyed Gypsy, the epitome of an adult playground.   Formerly known as Bordello and prior before as the Little Pedro’s, is historically marked as one of the oldest watering holes in […]

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, […]