Beer • Spirits • Wine
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 »
Beer • Food • Spirits
A view from the balcony in Seattle’s Chapel.
The Mutineers rolled into Seattle last night for something of an adventure. We split up to start things off, with 2 of us heading to Elliott Bay Brewing to check out the awesome Elliott Bay Beer we’ve been hearing so much about, and the other two heading to the new Seattle food-Mecca, Purple Café. It should be noted that after something like 15 glasses of wine at Purple Café, my note-taking morale plummeted and I can only report on the vague recollections of the events that followed. See the full post »
The fine people at Wine and Spirits Jobs sent me an e-mail introducing me to their job listing service this morning, and it is a pretty awesome site. The abundance of job offerings is modest but solid, ranging from Sales Representative to Master of Whiskey to Hispanic Market Manager. These postings have gotten me a bit concerned. I knew Mutineer Magazine needed another Sales Rep, but now I’m going to talk to the guys about investing in a Master of Whiskey and Hispanic Market Manager as well. Yes, I am confident having these key roles filled on our staff will get us to the next level, so much so that Steve Heimoff will have to finally start returning my phone calls. See the full post »
The classic Rob Roy is a cocktail of scotch, sweet vermouth, and a dash of bitters with a maraschino cherry as garnish. The origins of this cocktail are shrouded in mystery, mainly because no one really knows where or who invented the thing. Some say that the drink is named after the Scottish folk hero Robert Roy Macgregor, others tell that when Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey was introduced to New York an opera by the name Rob Roy had just opened and prompted the drink to be named such. Regardless, the drink is now part of American culture and has a few variations depending on the taste of the drinker. See the full post »
Alcohol really does make everything better. While you may want to drink it if you just lost your lover or your job, here are a few booze applications to make plates taste better this holiday season.
Rum Cookies: Idiot proof! Get a roll of pre-made cookie dough and mix 5oz. of rum into the dough. Then make your cookies. Rum cookies will make you look sophisticated for the women. See the full post »
Following up on our Cobra Whiskey blog here is a new iteration of arachnid liquor, Scorpion Vodka. This may be the coolest beverage ever to be created by man. I don’t know whether it’s the scorpion in the bottle or the fact that it looks like a medical container, but nurse I need an IV. Not only is this detoxified bugger said to be totally safe to eat, after three months of infusion the scorpion actually adds a nutty quality to the vodka. I suggest six friends and six bottles of Scorpion Vodka on the rocks with a splash of spicy Bloody Mary mix and a squeeze of lime. Next it’s Balut and Beer…
I would like to set the record straight once and for all; Jäger kicks ass.
There are two kinds of Jäger haters on earth:
1) The ones who can’t handle the licorice-meets-Robitussin taste.
2) The ones who say it’s a waste of money because it’s 5% less alcohol than most whiskey, vodka or rum. These people usually are closet profile #1 people.
When properly chilled (a degree from frozen) Jäger goes down so smooth you can barely taste it. By the time you realize it resembles something medicinal, you’re on your way to the pink elephant show. See the full post »
The Rainbow Bar and Grill sits on the far west end of Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip where it has been home to classic rock stars in the 70’s, hair metal bands during the 80’s and everybody stuck on memory lane ever since the grungy 90’s. While the pub actually serves great food, it goes with saying that its reputation is rooted in mass-consumed cocktails and the foolish acts that follow. See the full post »