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The Minty’s Best 2016 Meals

  In 2016, I wrote over 150 posts. With so many meals, it’s hard to pick my top 5 or even 10. So this list is just a list of many, many favorite… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Small Japanese Plates at Aburiya Raku

  I’ve always meant to check out Aburiya Raku in Las Vegas. Sadly for a number of reasons, I have missed out on this hot izakaya. So when I heard they recently opened a… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Dinner and Drinks at EP & LP

  E.P. & L.P. opened earlier this year in West Hollywood. The restaurant E.P. celebrates Southeast Asian food while the rooftop L.P. inspires with cocktails. I knew we were going to a wine… Continue reading

Going for Steak at San Manuel Casino’s The Pines Steakhouse

  Where to go when you want that casino steakhouse experience without having to go all the way to Las Vegas? Why, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in San Bernandino County, of… Continue reading

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

72nd Annual Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention Returns to Orlando April 12-15

  Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America’s convention returns to Orlando next month, April 12-15. The 72nd Annual Convention includes an exhibition from both new and familiar brands, hospitality suites, educational sessions, mixology competitions and… Continue reading

LAFW: Dining with Michelin Stars Dinner Recap

  The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is one of the best food festivals in Los Angeles. This year I attended the special Dining with the Michelin Stars dinner at Vibiana, the… Continue reading