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Vinexpo: From Inside the Belly of the Beast Part 1


A lonely glass of sparkling rosé by Sieur D’Arques

Like the centre of Bordeaux France, cafes line the “streets” of Vinexpo, the world’s largest wine and spirits exposition held in … well Bordeaux. It’s the modern day, bourgeoisie Moulin Rouge where Satin is played, this year, by rosé and sparkling wine selections. All other wine — and spirits to a much lesser extent– make up the chorus line.

This year some 40,000 to 50,000 visitors and exhibitors will flood the halls, which is not surprising given that wine and spirits sales totaled $330 billion worldwide in 2008. Come 2012 that figure will likely hit $390 billion with America taking the lead in sales that same year. See the full post »

1 comment 06.23.2009 |

(Another) Gun That Shoots Alcohol

Shots Gun

We are big fans of guns that shoot alcohol, going as far as to concept our own alcohol shotgun, so this “shots gun” is definitely up our alley. The setup is simple, you attach the gun to the top of your favorite liquor bottle and get ready to relive your favorite scenes from Dirty Harry, 3:10 to Yuma, and Pulp Fiction…with tequila!

3 comments 06.18.2009 |

The Happening: LA WineFest Re-Cap

Cristina Jankovic
Cristina Jankovic sporting the Mutineer t’s at the LA WineFest

Mutineer Magazine sponsored this past weekend’s LA WineFest, a two-day event held at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA benefiting the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA, and the Children’s Tumor Foundation. See the full post »

Comments Off on The Happening: LA WineFest Re-Cap 06.11.2009 |

The Happening: LA WineFest


Mutineer Magazine is sponsoring this year’s LA WineFest and will be attending both days. The LA WineFest will be taking place this coming June 6th and 7th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA. These two days feature beverage tastings including wine, beer and spirits as well as speakers such as Georg Riedel of Riedel Glassware, Whiskey Professor David Mays from Knob Creek Distilleries, Ichiro Saito of Hakutsuru Sake and Barrie Lynn The Cheese Impresario. See the full post »

3 comments 06.03.2009 |

National Launch Party: The Spirits


The Mutineer Magazine Launch Party hosted by Paso Creek saw a host of distilled spirits. Everything from Maker’s Mark, Vicious Vodka, Obsello Absinthe, Chivas Regal and Tequila Comisario, graced the tables as guests made their way around the venue.

Vicious Vodka
Premium caffeine infused Vicious Vodka kept everyone on his or her toes while providing the perfect spirit to mix with Red Bull and really take it up a notch. See the full post »

6 comments 06.02.2009 |

Absinthe Spotlight: Pere Francois

Pere Francois

Absinthe: Pere Francois
Distillery: Francois Bezencon

Mutineer Magazine is all about absinthe right now, with the cover of the June/July issue being an absinthe extravaganza. We received this absinthe to try and the staff loved it, so a product spotlight it shall receive. This absinthe comes from Fleurier, Switzerland, home of the green fairy, and is produced in a family owned distillery that has been in operation for over 40 years. Since the ban on absinthe was lifted, the family has started producing individually numbered bottles using all the original ingredients including grand wormwood (artemisia absinthium) and European herbs. Pere Francois Absinthe garnered a gold medal at the National Competition of Waters-of-Swiss Noble Event in 2005/2006.

3 comments 05.29.2009 |

Three Olives: 14 Cocktails Using 14 Flavors


Our Energyologist Jeff is very into the 14 different flavors of Three Olives Vodka, and has been after me to blog about them for some time. Three Olives got started in 1998 and now offer drinkers a wide array of flavors using their English distilled vodka. Here is a run down of the flavors currently available as well as some official Three Olives recipes to go with them.

These recipes are all pretty simple, and Jeff suggests you get creative in how you mix the flavored vodka into cocktails. We’ll start things off with his signature cocktail:

Energyologist Jeff’s “Door and Bush” Cocktail

1 1/2 oz. Three-O Triple Shot Espresso Vodka
1/2 oz. Three-O Vanilla Vodka
4 oz. Java Monster Mean Bean Energy Drink

No Garnish.

And for the 14 Cocktails Using 14 Flavors: See the full post »

8 comments 05.28.2009 |

National Launch Party: Obsello Absinthe


Tomorrow it happens. Mutineer Magazine will make a statement with its official National Launch Party at Falcon Hollywood. If you haven’t been able to tell, we are very into the return of absinthe, and will be featuring Obsello Absinthe at the Launch Party. See the full post »

1 comment 05.17.2009 |

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