Category Archive: alcohol education

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Bols Genever

  Faith and Flower has Jazz Wednesdays and there’s usually a spirits brand in the house. Recently Faith and Flower welcomed guest bartender Yukiko Watanabe from Japan who made drinks with Bols Genever.… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Ciroc Brandy

  Ciroc launched their first brandy about a year ago. I attended a tasting at Delilah in West Hollywood recently. You may be of course familiar with Ciroc as they’re a well-known vodka… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Introducing Hendrick’s Orbium Gin

  I recently attended the launch of Hendrick’s Orbium gin at The Wellesbourne. Orbium is the first new expression after the original Hendrick’s gin. It starts with a base of the original with… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Maker’s Mark Private Select Bourbon Whiskey

Maker’s Mark had a special series of cask strength bourbon as part of their Private Select program. It’s similar to the idea of Maker’s 46 but customized with five proprietary staves that create… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Pacifique is Now Open

  Pacifique is now open in West Hollywood. It’s exciting to see Chef Joe Miller back on the scene. The menu is pan-Asian Pacific with heavy nods to Japanese cuisine. We tried all… Continue reading

Tiki Tuesday: Stowaway at Tustin’s Union Market

  Stowaway Tiki took over the former Hatch space at Union Market. Hatch had a successful Tiki Tuesday program and it expanded to full on tiki bar a couple months ago. The food… Continue reading

Hollywood: Checking Out Chateau Hanare

  Recently we checked out Chateau Hanare fore dineLA. Hanare is built out of an bungalow at Chateau Marmont. However, it’s not considered to be part of the Chateau’s property and they have… Continue reading

Mid-City: Return to Republique

  I loved Republique when I first went when it opened six years ago. I’ve been terribly remiss in returning. I have always enjoyed Chef Walter Manzke’s food. I am a regular at… Continue reading

Historic Filipinotown: New Drinks at Genever LA

  After dinner at Porridge & Puffs, we went a couple blocks over to Genever for a nightcap. It’s the perfect one-two punch. It’s been a minute since I was at Genever and… Continue reading

Mid-City: Calling All Galentines, it’s Time to go to the Breakup Bar!

  Severance Wine Bar’s popup bar, Breakup Bar is now open until February 14. Gather your friends, galentines and possibly your exes because it’s time to check out Breakup Bar! There’s a huge… Continue reading