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EGWineTasting2
Saturday 11 August, 2012

Uncommon French Bottles: Exposeo’s Delicious Wine Tour




Read my tasting of some new-to-market French bottlings, originally published 2010 in Escape Hatch Dallas





EGEddiePerales
Sunday 05 August, 2012

Spirits of the Strip: Las Vegas Weekly Archives




  I also write about wine and spirits when the appropriate occasion arise for the Las Vegas Weekly in print and on their award-winning website. Here are some of my recent pieces: Rolling Out The Barrel for Freakin’ Frog’s Exclusive Cask Tappings Sno-Bar Says Freeze To Poolside Drinking Drinking like Jay-Z with the Ace Of […]





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Saturday 04 August, 2012

Walking the Line with Johnnie Walker




  Last month, I attended a special dinner hosted by Master of Whisky Tom Turner and Riviera Las Vegas president Andy Choy, pairing Johnnie Walker’s line of Scotch Whiskies with a special menu by Executive Chef Jason Bradley. And then I wrestled with whether to post it as a spirits event or meal. Ultimately, I […]





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Thursday 02 August, 2012

Summer Sipping at Drago Centro




For anyone keeping score (and I know you’re out there), Jaymee Mandeville is undoubtedly one of Los Angeles’ most interesting and creative mixologists of the moment. Note that I didn’t say ‘female’ because while that was once a novelty, gender has quickly become a moot issue when it comes to mixology talent (Naomi Schimek, Mia […]





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Friday 27 July, 2012

Sipping in the Sun at Palazzo’s Private Pool




Las Vegas has plenty of private pools to choose from along the Strip. But while most try to squeeze an entire Spring Break into an afternoon, Azure at the Palazzo resort puts a little more panache into the party, in their style, their service, and certainly their spirits. Basic bottle service is the typical standard […]





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Monday 23 July, 2012

Chillin’ on the Vegas Strip




Frozen alcoholic treats have become all the rage up and down the Las Vegas Strip this Summer, but the Cosmopolitan has taken the concept just a notch higher. While many of the Strip’s hottest party pools are serving SnöBar alcohol-infused ice pops and icecreams, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas took the further step of actually […]





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Tuesday 03 July, 2012

Transformed By Tiki Temptation at Tonga Hut




On this US Independence Day holiday, I can’t think of any better way to pay tribute to the “Spirit of ’76” than to talk about one of the most original, purely American institutions: The Tiki Bar. Yes, despite the fact that, on the surface, Tiki bars may seem like an imported adaptation of another culture, […]