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Saturday 05 April, 2014

UNLVino Hits 40: What To Expect

Las Vegas has no shortage of wine and food fundraiser events, but next week sees the return of the oldest continuous one, UNLVino, now celebrating its incredible 40th year (Imagine how much it’s improved since 1974. They probably even have more than one Chardonnay!) With four nights of varied events, UNLVino is clearly “bigger and […]

Friday 29 November, 2013

Mixologists and Bartenders in The Tasting Panel

As Editor-At-Large for Anthony Dias Blue’s The Tasting Panel magazine, I had the pleasure of meeting some of the world’s best winemakers as well as master distillers, mixologists and other experts of the spirits industry. Here are some of the many features I published (click on each to see the full story): OR CLICK HERE […]

Monday 23 April, 2012

Aureole Wine Weekend 1: A Bacchanal To Remember

I want to tell you about an incredible weekend I had…last June. I know, I know, this “blog thing” is supposed to be a little more current than that. But after I missed the chance to report about the Aureole Wine Weekend at the time, I got distracted by other things. Until now. Because Kevin […]

Sunday 15 April, 2012

Perfecting My Irish

Brand Ambassadors are the field lieutenants of the spirits world: all the marketing displays and advertisements in the world can’t replace what they do in terms of communicating a product’s potential and best uses to the people who sell it, and drink it. I know a lot of great brand ambassadors, but following Jameson’s Kate […]

Sunday 15 April, 2012

Wastin’ Away? Hardly: Margaritaville’s World’s Largest Marg Party

I have to admit, I was a skeptic. I didn’t think the Margaritaville chain was much more than a gimmick attached to an old song by an old MOR artist. Boy, was I wrong. Margaritaville, clearly, is part of a lifestyle. Last weekend I attended the first of two parties celebrating the opening of the […]

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

Sunday 15 April, 2012

Sommeliers Are Hot!

In late 2007 I spent three months researching and reporting on the previously unpublicized young sommelier community in Las Vegas. The story ended up influencing many imitators. Download the entire article And here is an updated look at Vegas’ best wine destinations ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2009