Speed Rack 2013 Coming to California: San Francisco & San Diego

Speed Rack is coming back to Cali this weekend. First they make a stop in San Francisco on February 24 and then the all-female competition heads to San Diego March 3. Sadly they won’t be making a stop in LA this year so head on down to SD (or up to SF!). SF Contenders: Alica […]

Recap: Carpano Antica Awards Winners

On December 10, 2012, Fratelli-Branca presented the Carpano Antica Awards. Bartenders in Southern California were invited to submit videos for various categories. The Imbiber Dan Dunn MC’d the show and notable bartenders and bloggers presented the awards. Here are the categories and winners: Best Use Of Carpano Antica in a Cocktail- Come Up With A […]

Art Beyond the Glass Recap

Art Beyond the Glass may have been almost 2 months ago but it was one of the most exciting cocktail events LA’s seen in a while. Conceived by bartender Zahra Bates of Providence and Daniel Djang of the cocktail blog, Thirsty in LA, The event was a showcase of local bartenders’ other talents which included […]

Cachaca Tasting with Novo Fogo

Recently I was invited to a cachaca tasting sponsored by Novo Fogo at the Parish. Cachaca is classified as rum by the American government but that is hopefully changing soon. Cachaca is a Brazilian spirit made from sugarcane juice. Whereas rum is generally made from molasses, a sugarcane by-product. Novo Fogo has two expressions that […]