Spirited Awards Winners Video – Tales of the Cocktail 2016

One of my favorite projects of the year is hosting / co-producing the annual Spirited Awards Winners Video at Tales of the Cocktail. This is the eight year in aContinue Reading

Digging In (video show) Episode 1: Farms & Restaurants

  When we first discussed this video show collaboration between Edible Magazine and The Liquid Muse, we knew our focus would address how locally produced goods can be the cornerstoneContinue Reading

Drink History & Support Mary’s Bar in Cerrillos, NM!

Drink History & Support Mary’s Bar in Cerrillos, NM!

Once in a while we have a chance to make a difference in our community. The hospitality industry is a tight one, globally and, friends, mentors and colleagues in theContinue Reading

Tips For Pairing Cheese and Booze

Tips For Pairing Cheese and Booze

Being a memorable host means surprising your guests. A few bottles of wine and mixed cheese plate is de rigueur at most whoop-de-do’s but have you thought about coloring outsideContinue Reading

Garden Lites: Is Healthy AND Convenient Possible?

Garden Lites: Is Healthy AND Convenient Possible?

Back in the day, if I were going on a “health kick,” I’d load up on Lean Cuisines and some “fat free” products bursting from supermarket shelves. That’s how weContinue Reading

From the Mouth Of… Chef Edgar Alan Morales

From the Mouth Of… Chef Edgar Alan Morales

If you think you have to go to Las Vegas, Nevada for gaming fun, great dining, poolside cocktails & food, and a weekend destination in a luxurious setting, think again!Continue Reading

Hob Nob-bing with the Dead

Hob Nob-bing with the Dead

Drinking should be fun. And, tasty. And, when it’s budget-friendly, to boot, all the more reason to try something new. Hob Nob wines presents their third annual limited edition bottle ofContinue Reading

The Mysterious Martini

The Mysterious Martini

  (As published in my cocktail column Kiss My Glass) You may be surprised to know that the classic Martini dates back to the mid-1800s, and was originally made withContinue Reading

From the Mouth Of… Private Chef Trey Corkern

From the Mouth Of… Private Chef Trey Corkern

Clutching a pillow and bottle of wine, and mildly concerned about my car’s safety in a questionable Los Angeles neighborhood, I wound my way up the back stairs to some musician’sContinue Reading

Shake, Stir… Stretch?

Shake, Stir… Stretch?

“I hear there were bartenders doing yoga at 9 am this week,” joked Simon Ford, Chairman of the booze-soaked Spirited Awards, in his comedic welcome speech at the show, this year.Continue Reading