2011 was an incredible year for Mutineer. Our most exciting and rewarding experiences weren’t parties in London, visiting Premier Grand Cru wineries in Bordeaux or sitting down and chatting with some of the most influential personalities in beverage culture today (but those were fun too). By far and large our most exciting and rewarding experiences was our work with A Child’s Right as we spent all year raising funds to purchase and install five water filtration systems in Nepal. With the help of many amazing organizations, companies and people, we reached that goal and raised awareness for something we are incredibly passionate about: the global water crisis.
Next, was our Mutineer Magazine Third Annual Red Carpet Party and The King’s Ginger Holiday Cocktail Competition held in beautiful Napa, California. It was an incredible event and look for detailed coverage of the event in Issue 21 of Mutineer.
Also, Mutineer Editor in Chief Alan Kropf was honored with several prestigious awards. The most recent (and notable) was being named as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for food and wine. Kropf was also named to Wine & Spirits 30 under 30 which highlighted the world’s top 30 beverage professionals under the age of 30 and finally, Folio’s 13 under 30 which highlighted 13 publishing executives under the age of 30.
All of this combined with the numerous events we attended and sponsored, all of the new people we met and new friends made, all of our incredible friends, families, supporters, contributing writers, advertisers and partners, it couldn’t have been done without you.
Lastly, none of this could have been achieved without our incredible team. Erin, Phil, Julie, Chris, Ian, Ashley; you are all incredible, thank you for all of your hard work and long nights.
Mark my words: 2012 is the year of the Mutineer.
Thanks for tagging along for the ride. Cheers.