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WSWA: Tasting Panel Magazine Judges Dinner at Highball and Harvest

The day before I judged spirits with Tasting Panel Magazine at Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I got to meet the other judges at a special dinner. Hosted at Highball and Harvest… Continue reading

WSWA: What’s it like to Judge 100+ Spirits

When Tasting Panel Magazine asked me to judge spirits at this year’s Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I of course agreed right away. I had wondered how spirits were awarded double gold,… Continue reading

WSWA: Understanding the Three-Tier System with St. Petersburg Distillery

  Recently I attended the annual Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America conference in Orlando. This was my third year in attendance and I’m always excited to see new products at WSWA. These wines… Continue reading

WSWA 2015 Cocktail Competition Winners

Two competitions were featured in this year’s Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America conference. First Chris Chamberlain, Portfolio Manager and Mixologist for Philadelphia Distilling won the Call for Cocktails competition with his Barrel Hidden… Continue reading

WSWA: Judging the Hoptails Competition

The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America trade show met in Orlando last month and as part of the program held four bartending competitions. I along with 5 others judged Hoptails, a competition… Continue reading

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET): What’s it like to be certified in Spirits?

  Several years ago, the film SOMM came out and it made a huge impression on me. While I never thought about being certified in wine, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to… Continue reading

Historic Filipinotown: Genever LA is Now Open

  Located on a very street art friendly block, Genever LA, recently opened. The gorgeous bar is women owned and led. I love that the owners were able to open with the funds… Continue reading

How to Drink Whiskey: from Events to Clubs in Southern California

  Recently I was talking to my uncle who has been getting into whisk(e)y about tasting events. He was curious about the ones I talked about; Whisky Live, Whisky Jewbilee and Whisky Extravaganza.… Continue reading

Mid-City: Brunch at COD

  COD or Catch of the Day restaurant brings fresh seafood and colorful drinks to West Third. The newish Mid-city restaurant has an upstairs patio, something its neighbors lack. You’ll find lively evening… Continue reading

Orlando: The Minty’s Mini Bar Crawl

  I was back in Orlando earlier this year for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA). It alternates between Orlando and Las Vegas. I find it a cool challenge to check out… Continue reading