Category Archive: events

Introducing Paul John Indian Whisky

  When I heard about the Paul John Whisky tasting at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica, I made sure I cleared my plans to attend. I was very interested in tasting the… Continue reading

Checking Out Nikka Coffey Gin and Vodka

  Today I’m going to feature both gin and vodka for Spirit Week at The Minty. Last September, I attended a tasting for Nikka Coffey Gin and Vodka at Baldoria. I was curious… Continue reading

Tasting Spanish Brandy and Pisco; Torres 15 and El Gobernador

  Spirits Week continues at The Minty with Torres 15 Spanish Brandy and El Gobernador Pisco. I recently tasted these twoat a launch party at Spare Room. Austin bartender Justin Lavenue was in… Continue reading

Hangar 1 Launches Their Rose Vodka

  I’m kicking off Spirits Week at The Minty with Hangar 1’s new Rose Vodka which I recently tasted at Skybar at the Mondrian hotel. Every day this week, I’m featuring new spirits… Continue reading

The WhiskyX is Coming to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar on April 20

  A new whisky festival is coming to Los Angeles on April 20! With over 60 whiskies to taste, food and live music, the WhiskyX will be a fun one to check out… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Lunch at Georgie with Chapel Down Wines

  I was invited to check out Chapel Down sparkling wines recently at a lunch at Georgie, the restaurant at The Montage in Beverly Hills.   We had a couple of appetizers before… Continue reading

Bar Institute Econo On Tour, LA Recap

I checked out Bar Institute‘s Econo popup as it rolled through Los Angeles recently. LA was its fifth stop. This Econo popup also provided a preview to the returning Portland Cocktail Week, one… Continue reading

East Hollywood: Bruichladdich Dinner at The Edmon Recap

I recently visited The Edmon for a Bruichladdich Scotch Whisky dinner. I had the pleasure of meeting the former Bruichladdich master distiller Jim McEwan a few years ago and the juice I had… Continue reading

DTLA: Greenbar Distillery, LA’s First Distillery After Prohibition

  I’ve been to Greenbar Distillery a number of times through the years. It’s always fun to visit LA’s first distillery after Prohibition. They first set up shop in Monrovia and then moved… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Cochon 555 Returns to the Viceroy on March 11

  Cochon 555 returns to Los Angeles on March 11. The heritage pork fest lands at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica. This year the five chefs competing for the title of the… Continue reading