El Bandido Yankee Tequila, 100% Certified Additive-Free, oxygenated for extra-smooth flavor, launching in June

Amidst a booming tequila market and an impressive selection of bottles on shelves, a new tequila launches in time for patios and parties post-COVID. And as part of the brand, a mysterious, fun-loving bandido is delivering the damned finest tequila to aficionados everywhere. El Bandido Yankee Tequila Company launches with its first two expressions, a […]

NEFT PREMIUM VODKA BASED ON AUSTRIAN RYE

When a large attractive package showed up in Beverly Hills we were Immediately intrigued. The high rating of 98 given by Tasting Panel magazine also got us excited, as did the list of prestigious awards given to the brand at the highly rated San Francisco Spirits Competition. Neft is a rye-based vodka with the all-important […]

24th Annual Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend Returns this May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beloved passport-style event to replace annual lakeside festival at limited capacity in 2021   LODI, Calif., April 19, 2021 –– Lodi’s highly anticipated 24th annual Wine & Chocolate weekend safely returns Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, 2021! This event is a fantastic way to spring forward into the new normal […]

OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE AVAILABLE IN 49 STATES

OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE LANDS MAJOR DISTRIBUTION DEAL NOW AVAILABLE IN 49 STATES           Michael Hepworth     HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)9/29/14/–Moonshine has now been legal for about 4 ½ years and of the handful of companies selling right now, OLE SMOKY out of Gatlingburg, Tennessee seems to have the upper hand. About 750,000 cases […]

SCHRAMSBERG SPARKLING WINES AND THE POLITICAL CONNECTION

SCHRAMSBERG SPARKLING WINES AND THE POLITICAL CONNECTION   Michael Hepworth  Hail To the Chief  HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)7/16/14/–Schramsberg Wines are based in Calistoga, California, and the relatively high end.Winery has been family owned since 1965 at the original estate started by German Immigrant Jacob Schram in 1862. Interestingly at that time their were 21 wineries. In Napa Valley utilizing less […]

A TALE OF TWO RUMS-PILAR AND PRIVATEER

    A TALE OF TWO RUMS-PILAR AND PRIVATEER BOTH RUMS STEEPED IN HISTORY Michael Hepworth HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)7/7/14/–There are two new rums on the market called Pilar and Privateer, and both have an interesting tale to tell. First of all Pilar is actually called Papa’s Pilar, and is named after Ernest Hemmingway’s constant companion and muse, […]

Sage Restaurant in Las Vegas Serious Cocktail Culture

Michael Hepworth     SERIOUS COCKTAIL CULTURE AT THE SAGE IN LAS VEGAS   Las Vegas,NV(Spiritsman)5/27/14/–Sage Restaurant at the swanky Aria Hotel in Las Vegas is the signature restaurant from Chef Shawn McClain, and his elegant food pairs well with the classy cocktails available. The space itself is spectacular with lighting and décor to match […]

CITADELLE RESERVE SOLERA GIN 2013

Michael Hepworth   CITADELLE RESERVE SOLERA GIN 2013             FIRST TO USE UNIQUE PROCESS   HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)5/23/14/–I was pleased to get the chance to try out the new release of this Citadelle Gin Especially since it is the first solera aged gin in the world. The French company Cognac Ferrand based […]

MASSOLINO WINES and THEIR PASSION FOR BAROLO

Michael Hepworth MASSOLINO WINES and THEIR PASSION FOR BAROLO   HOLLYWOOD<(Spirtisman)5/8/14/–The history of this winery dates back to 1896 when Giovanni Massolino founded the estate, and his son Giuseppe founded the first wine cellar which is in the region of Serralunga d’Alba. They have recently been launched in the USA, and the classic Barolo wine […]

WRATH WINES and THEIR CONNECTION TO ANCIENT ITALY

  Michael Hepworth   WRATH WINES and THEIR CONNECTION TO ANCIENT ITALY   HOLLYWOOD(Spiritsman)4/22/14/–The Wrath Winery is located in North Monterey County in the area of the Santa Lucia Highlands, or to be more specific in Soledad. Wrath is a relative new company only created in 2007 by winemaker Michael Thomas who took over the […]