Tag Archive: orlando

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Convention Returns to Orlando April 18-21

  Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Convention and Exposition returns to Orlando this year April 18 through 21. This year’s convention features hundreds of new products, hospitality suites, seminars, cocktail competitions, spirits and wine competitions… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2015 Meals

    I’ve written around 260 posts on the site this year. Picking my favorite meals of the year is a little daunting. I don’t have a particular order but I have organized… Continue reading

Orlando: Dinner at Highball and Harvest at the Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes

  One of the best meals I had at the Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes was at Highball and Harvest for the Tasting Panel Magazine judges who were judging wine and spirits at Wine… 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

Orlando: Dinner at Cask and Larder

  While I was in Orlando for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I checked out Cask & Larder in nearby Winter Park. It was recommended to us by many people for both… Continue reading

Orlando: Sushi with Martin Miller’s Gin at The Dragonfly

  While in Orlando for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I checked out a local sushi spot, The Dragonfly. We started off with drinks including the Sumo Smash (Martin Miller’s gin, ginger,… Continue reading

Orlando: Italian Food at Primo at the JW Marriott, Grande Lakes

When you are at a convention located at the Grand Lakes with the JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton for 5 nights, you get to know every restaurant on the property. On our first… Continue reading

Orlando: Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen at JW Marriott, Grande Lakes

On our first night in Orlando for WSWA, we went for a drink and snacks at Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen in the lobby of the JW Marriott, Grand Lakes. Farm to table was… Continue reading

Orlando: Drinks at The Courtesy Bar

  When I was in Orlando a couple of years ago, there were a few options for craft cocktails. Now there are a few more bars and The Courtesy was recommended to me. We… 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