Bringing industry professionals, press, fine beverage connoisseurs, celebrities of both Hollywood and of champion bloodlines of the world of wine, and all around just good people together, the annual Mutineer Magazine Red Carpet Tasting has once again come and gone leaving some people still not knowing what hit them. Sponsored by Amarula Cream, Mutineer Magazine celebrated their 2nd Annual Red Carpet Tasting and their 2nd year of national distribution May 23rd at the Falcon Hollywood in West Hollywood, CA.
It was an amazing sight – table after table of craft beer, amazing wine, intoxicating spirits, artisanal non-alcoholic offerings and, of course, nearly 300 thirsty Mutineers, with a tasting glass in hand, ready to sample the night away from over 50 amazing fine beverage companies. Barrie Lynn – The Cheese Impresario was also in attendance, providing an absurd amount of amazing Wisconsin cheese that could be expertly paired with all of the amazing beverages at the event.
Fine beverages were not the only stars of the evening. The rather eccentric and quirky event hosts, Mutineer Editor in Chief Alan Kropf and well-known comedian Ben Morrison, entertained the guests with their offbeat humor – while Ian Andreae, Mutineer’s illustrious photographer, dazzled the crowd with his modern exhibit showcasing “The Art of The Mutineer.”
In addition to the all-star Mutineer Team, other VIP personalities made an appearance on the Red Carpet. Dos Equis front-man, Jonathan Goldsmith (aka “The Most Interesting Man in the World”) was among the celebrities in attendance. And Jonathan did prove, in fact, that he is THE Most Interesting Man. As a matter of fact, according to some party-goers, rumor has it that he’s a lover, not a fighter, but he’s also a fighter, so don’t get any ideas.
In regards to industry VIPs, Carlo and Dante Mondavi, grandsons of the famous late Robert Mondavi, showed up on the Red Carpet with their 2007 Continuum Estate wine – a wine that created a ton of buzz throughout the crowd. Our good friends and huge Mutineer supporters, El Jefe (aka Jeff Stai) and Scott Klann from Calaveras County, were also spotted, pouring wines from Twisted Oak and Newsome-Harlow. For more information on Calaveras, check out issue 11 of Mutineer Magazine.
Excitement didn’t stop there. The New Brew Thursday crew along with Mutineer contributor and social media maven, Ashley Routson, covered the event live, streaming it online with a Ustream broadcast – something that has not been done at an event of this magnitude. Arkeg was also on hand, allowing people to play their favorite games on an arcade machine that hides a keg inside and doubles as a kegerator.
It was a great night for more than just drinking alcohol, but to raise awareness for global water relief and our non-profit partner A Child’s Right. If you have not heard about either of these initiatives, we encourage you to please take a minute and check them out.
There are too many people and vendors to list, but a huge thank you to everyone who made it out, our sponsors, our amazing subscribers, the volunteers, and everyone who helped make this possible. We couldn’t have done it without you. More complete coverage of Mutineer Magazine’s 2nd Annual Red Carpet Tasting can be found in issue 12 of Mutineer Magazine, on shelves nationwide July 1st.
See you next year?