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. See the full post »
A couple weeks ago you may remember seeing a mention on the Mutineer blog for the Mutineer sponsored Russian River Valley Wingrowers “Single Night” event happening in Sonoma County on June 5. Well, now there is an opportunity for San Francisco Bay Area folks to attend the event via a luxury bus road trip aptly titled: TAKE IT TO THE RIVER – A Russian River Valley Wine Country VIP Road Trip.
This VIP package is $260 per person. $260 might sound like a lot of money right now. BUT, as a sponsor of the event, Mutineer Magazine is offering tickets to our subscribers and blog readers at 50% discount until 9:00PM on Thursday, May 27th – or until tickets sell-out. See the full post »
Whether it be environmental or economical, more and more high-class wines these days are coming in screw top bottles. Unfortunately, there is nothing magical or exciting about unscrewing the cap off of a bottle. Screw caps have pretty much eliminated the opportunity for a mystical and romantic uncorking presentation, which is no good if you’re a sommelier at a fancy shmancy restaurant or if you are trying to impress a date with your Rico Suave vino skills.
Think about all of the anticipation and awe that happens when watching a proper uncorking. When perfectly orchestrated, it is like a dance. (However, fumbling and breaking the cork in the bottle can be disastrous to one’s wine reputation).
So how does one preserve one’s repertoire and class while opening a less-than-exhilarating screw capped bottle of vino? See the full post »
Odell Brewing is at it again with the release of the fourth beer in their Woodcut series, this time pushing the limits with a double marzen-style lager. With the first three beers of the Woodcut series being ales, it was time for them to do something different. “Our first three Woodcut offerings were fermented with ale yeasts. We wanted to stretch our innovation by creating a small batch strong lager” said Brendan McGivney, the head of production at Odell. According to the press release, Woodcut No. 4 is “best described as a double Märzenbier, boasts a clean malty body with a clean, refined finish. Hints of toasted cedar, vanilla, and almond are created by lagering the beer in new American Oak barrels.” See the full post »
Mutineer Magazine’s 2nd Annual Red Carpet Tasting Presented by Amarula Cream brings together people, culture, and fine beverage at the renowned Falcon Hollywood for a memorable night of beverage tasting. The event follows up on the success of Mutineer’s first major affair celebrating its national launch last May 2009. A selective sampling of 40+ fine beverage companies from around the world will be sharing the fruits of their labor for attendees to explore. The red carpet event will also raise money and awareness for A Child’s Right, a charitable organization that implements water relief programs for impoverished children in undeveloped countries around the world. See the full post »
While watching the LA Lakers shellack the plucky Phoenix Suns in the NBA Western Conference finals the other night, I heard an interesting tidbit escape the lips of Marv Albert, one of America’s greatest commentators.
Albert said that Lakers coach Phil Jackson had recently barred his star forward Lamar Odom from drinking coffee before the game. This is madness! This is JACKSOOOOON! The monotone commander in chief thought Odom was expending all his energy before the game and that he came out flat at tip off as a result of his java jolt. See the full post »
Beer • Food
As avid readers of the Mutineer blog, you all should know of the greatness currently going on that is Seattle Beer Week (American Craft Beer week started today as well). I was lucky enough to be in Seattle to catch the very beginning of #SBW2010 and I had the pleasure of attending a few events, one of them being the Firestone Walker Brewer’s Dinner at Collins Pub. It was originally planned to be hosted by Firestone Walker’s Brewmaster extraordinaire Matt Brynildson but for one reason or another it ended up being hosted by Firestone Walker Proprietor David Walker, which was a real treat as well. David was very friendly and outgoing as he talked about each beer and the story behind it and in between courses he made his way around the intimate dinner of 50 or so people and talked with everyone. Pretty cool. He wasn’t shy either with bringing out some insane beers that I can’t believe I had a chance to try. The food deserves mention as well as it was delicious and incredibly fresh coming from right down the street from Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market. Amazingly fresh local produce, the freshest seafood and beef, and all paired with out of this world beer. If you have the chance to attend one of their beer dinners in the future, I suggest you do your best to make it. In the meantime, here is the menu with some pictures of the one I experienced. See the full post »
There are a lot of wine and beverage competitions out there, but there is only one Paul Pacult, so when I heard through my street sources that he was kicking off something called “Ultimate Wine Challenge“, it caught my attention. If you look at my dating history, it’s clear that “Ultimate”, “Challenge” and “Wine” are all concepts I’m drawn to, so from the get-go, this vision really speaks to me.
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