Consultations/Events Category

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

What Spirits Will Ascend? Inside the 73rd WSWA 2016

It always takes a few days to digest everything that happens at WSWA—not to mention, sober up—hence why it’s taken me some time to post this wrap up on the convention of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America in Las Vegas  April 18-21st. At least, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Distinct […]

Tuesday 30 September, 2014

No Judging! OK, Yes: Judging the WSWA Iron Mixologist

There are a lot of bartenders who can craft a wonderful drink these days. But who can take a mystery ingredient and make magic from scratch—with the clock ticking? That’s what The Tasting Panel wanted to find out when we sponsored the inaugural Iron Mixologist competition at this year’s WSWA convention and exhibition in Orlando, […]

Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Champagne Education and Tasting Seminars

This Summer, I had the amazing opportunity to share my experience and appreciation of Champagne with trade professionals and culinary students in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, as a contracted educator for the Champagne Bureau. From June to September, I coordinated and organized the events, prepared powerpoint presentations and other materials, curated the Champagne selections, […]

Wednesday 09 January, 2013

Mixology Events: KNPR Holiday Party

Still need to upload photos from this successful event, for which I enlisted contributions from the William Grant portfolio and crafted original and classic cocktails to match food tasting stations throughout the party. What a night it was!

Wednesday 02 May, 2012

A Mighty River: Tasting and Educating on Ribera del Duero

I had a great experience this Spring taking part in the Drink Ribera campaign, getting to know Ribera del Duero Brand Ambassador and US Trade Liason April Cullom, and being able to share my own knowledge through some retail tastings. Ribera is unquestionably one of my favorite regions, both for its philosophies and its output. […]

Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Bid on Me!

As a fundraiser, my daughter’s public school has an annual auction of neighborhood goods and services. This year I am offering a free mixology training and sampling, supplying all the (top-shelf) liquor and mixers, in your home, good for six people (or three couples). CLICK HERE TO GET MORE INFO AND BID … And if […]

Sunday 15 April, 2012

Did you know I am Certified in Tequila?

It’s true. I had the rare opportunity to participate in the first US Certification class from the Consejo Regulador del Tequila of Mexico, at Dos Caminos Las Vegas. Read all about it in my blog for EscapeHatchDallas! ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2010