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2011 TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting – Sunday June 5


2011 TAPAS Grand Tasting

Sunday June 5th marks the beginning of the 2011 TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting, which Mutineer Magazine is very proud to be involved in as the Platinum Media Sponsor. TAPAS, or Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society, is a nonprofit trade association of over one hundred wineries, growers, and amigos, whose mission is to promote Tempranillo and other varietal wine grapes native to the Iberian Peninsula, and wines produced from them in North America.

At the 2011 Grand Wine Tasting, guests will have the opportunity to taste wines from grape varieties indigenous to Spain and Portugal that are now cultivated in America with 43 wineries and growers on-site pouring their wine. This is the most extensive annual tasting of domestically produced Spanish and Portuguese varietals such as Tempranillo, Albariño, Garnacha, Graciano, Mourvedre, Touriga, Verdelho and more in North America.

Of course, all of this is for a great cause, with their 2011 Charitable Partner being the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation, which will receive the proceeds from their auction of special wines, crystal decanters and other great items.

Music and food will be available as well. For a complete list of wineries pouring, click here.

  • WHO: You!
  • WHAT: TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting
  • WHERE: Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.
  • WHEN: June 5 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • WHY: To get your Spanish and Portuguese varietal wine on and support Make-A-Wish Foundation!
  • COST: $40 advanced tickets online / $60 at the door

Use discount code “Mutiny” at checkout online for an additional $10 off.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Find TAPAS Facebook and follow them on Twitter at @TAPASociety.

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Like Beer? Have a Kindle? Free Book Download, Today Only!


Beer Is Proof God Loves Us: Reaching for the Soul of Beer and Brewing

If you have a Kindle, today you’re in luck as Amazon is giving away the Kindle edition of Beer Is Proof God Loves Us: Reaching for the Soul of Beer and Brewing by Charles W. Bamforth for … free!

About the book:
Legendary beer expert Charlie Bamforth presents the most compelling social history of beer ever written: where it’s come from, and where it’s headed. From centuries-old cultural values to radical new approaches, craft brewing to globalization, it’s an amazing story. Bamforth tells it all–with humor, behind-the-scenes insight, and sheer joy!

From the Back Cover
“A delightful book that not only reaches the soul of brewing but also tells us much about the soul and humanity of the author. Bamforth skillfully weaves a holistic and philosophical story about our complex society and the positive role that beer has, does, and will play in it. It is a joy to read and will leave the reader refreshed in mind and soul.”
Simon Jackson, Executive Director, Institute of Brewing and Distilling, London, England

“A heartfelt account of beer that reads as though I’m sitting at a pub table across from the ‘Beer Professor’ himself as he reveals personal tales and experiences over many pints of beer. A concise snapshot of the world of beer–past, present, and future. Remarkable insight into the behind-the-scenes world of beer.”
Charlie Papazian, Author of Complete Joy of Homebrewing, National Beer Examiner; President, Brewers Association (USA); and Founder, Great American Beer Festival

I can’t find anywhere that says how long this offer will last but it should at least be good for throughout the day and an incredible savings off the normal $20.99 for the Kindle edition. In addition to this book being free, there are several other Kindle edition books that are on sale today that are must reads, such as:

The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition by Charlie Papazian

Tasting Beer: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink by Randy Mosher

How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time by John J. Palmer

Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass by Randy Mosher

Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles by Ray Daniels

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2011 Rootstock Festival – Santa Rosa July 16th


Rootstock 2011

Mutineer Magazine is proud to announce our involvement and sponsorship of Creative Furnace’s Rootstock 2011, the great gastronomic wine, street food, and music festival to be held in Santa Rosa July 16th. If you’re in the area, be sure to come out for wine tasting with 30 wineries, live music, food, and special guests to include Mutineer Magazine’s very own Editor-in-Chief Alan Kropf.

A portion of the days proceeds will benefit Worth Our Weight, a culinary apprentice program for people ages 16-24 years old who have faced challenges in their lives from homelessness to growing up in foster care.

Other guests on-hand will be Bob Blumer aka Surreal Gourmet, Heather Irwin who will head the Best Bites Competition, and Ziggy The Wine Gal from Wine Country Radio who will act as the festival’s Mistress of Ceremonies.

Be sure to check the list of Musicians that will be playing and we’ll see you there!

  • WHO: You!
  • WHAT: 2011 Rootstock Festival
  • WHERE: Santa Rosa Vintners’ Square
    1301 Cleveland Ave
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • WHEN: July 16th 2:00pm-7:00pm
  • WHY: To party!
  • COST: $35 advanced tickets online / $45 at gate, if available

If you’re on Twitter, the official hashtag for the event is #RootstockFest and you can find them on Facebook as well.

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Napa Vintners Takes Charity Fundraising Global


Auction Napa Valley

The famous Auction Napa Valley hosted by the non-profit Napa Valley Vintners trade association is expanding its bidder base by adding an online auction component to the annual event. More than 150 lots ranging from small offerings of wine to large collections of wine ideal for cellar building will be offered for people from around the world to bid on. Already the world’s most successful charity wine auction and in its 31st year, the auction to date has raised nearly $97 million to scores of non-profit programs.

“We look forward to bringing these great wines and wine experiences to Napa Valley wine lovers around the world. We have put together some incredible offerings in more than 150 lots. It’s a never-before-seen, really amazing global outreach that brings together the best of Napa Valley–and all for great causes that support healthcare, youth services and affordable housing non-profit programs” said Andy Schweiger of Schweiger Vineyards, who is leading the online component of Auction Napa Valley this year.

Lots are available for preview now at www.napavintners.com/anv with bidding beginning on Sunday, May 29 at 8am and continuing until Sunday, June 5, at 6pm Pacific Daylight Time, when lots will close and winning bidders will be notified.

If you’ve been left out in the past because you couldn’t make it to Napa, here is your chance to bid on some unbelievably incredible wine.

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The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess: The Monkey Gland Cocktail


This week’s installment of The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess brought to you by the Small Screen Network brings you the Monkey Gland cocktail, which according to Robert Hess, “Back in the day, men used to attempt amazingly misguided, ill informed shenanigans with the goal of increasing their virility and longevity; like taking monkey testicles and implanting or grafting them in to their own bodies. Thus, the Monkey Gland cocktail was created by Frank Meier, of the Ritz Hotel Paris (April, 1923).”


  • 2 oz Beefeater 24 Gin
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
  • dash Absinthe

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Mutineer Magazine Columnist Dan Dunn on Conan O’Brien


Regular Mutineer Magazine columnist Dan Dunn and author of the new book Living Loaded was recently on on the Conan O’Brien Show where Dan showed Conan how to make some Cinco de Mayo cocktails using Hornitos Tequila. Though Conan’s “cocktail” was pretty much just a lot bell pepper and a lot of tequila, the drink itself was bell Jalapeno-infused Hornitos tequila, bell pepper, celery bitters, pineapple juice, lime juice, a dash of hot sauce and shaken with ice and strained into a salt-rimmed shot glass .. and in Conan’s case, more tequila .. and then, more tequila.

The next drink would be rimmed with maple syrup and bacon and then a shot of Hornitos Añejo tequila

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Plumbline Studios Takes Mutineer Magazine’s Ads to New Level


Plumbline Studios Mutineer Magazine Ads

Mutineer Magazine’s creative agency, Plumbline Studios, is beyond awesome with the house and subscription ads they create for us. We’ve given Plumbline free-reign to create whatever they like as long as it revolves around beverage and they have knocked it out of the park with multiple award winning advertisements created exclusively for Mutineer by way of original illustrations to custom tattoo art to photography. Their work is insane and we are so humbled to have them on this epic fine beverage journey with us and having just seen the ad for our July/August issue of Mutineer, it is just as mind blowing as the rest. Best of all, the folks at Plumbline are just as passionate about beverage as we are, which is evident in their work for us and Robert, Design Director for Plumbline, goes on to say “I love beer. What would you do for someone you love if they said, “whatever you want to do this weekend, is fine with me.”? With no restraints and a proverbial empty bar seat available, that’s what working on this campaign for Mutineer has felt like. Did I mention I love beer?”

If you nerd it up on Twitter, they are definitely #FollowFriday worthy from us at @PlumblineStudio or find them on Facebook.

Mutineer Subscription Ad #8 Mutineer Subscription Ad #7 Mutineer Subscription Ad #3

Click on the ad to see a larger version.

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Freixenet Tastings & Tapas Truck To Hit The Road Beginning In June


Freixenet Tastings & Tapas Truck (angled)

Joining the exciting mobile food revolution, Freixenet USA announces the launch of the Freixenet Tastings & Tapas Truck this June. The “Black Bottle Bubbly” will visit five east coast cities to introduce the first food truck created to share the beauty and versatility of cava, Spain’s sparkling wine, one glass of Freixenet at a time. As the first sparkling wine to go mobile, Freixenet recognizes that the food truck culture provides a unique and perfectly matched showcase to make sparkling wine accessible for everyday enjoyment, to highlight its fondness for food, and share Spain’s love of nightlife.

The Freixenet Tastings & Tapas Truck will make several stops in each city to connect with consumers, offering them the opportunity to taste Freixenet sparkling wine, nibble on “tapas” and play games. The Freixenet Tastings & Tapas Truck tour will provide occasions for people to discover how “wonderfully unexpected” Freixenet can be, whether they are tasting it for the first time or finding it again.

The Freixenet Tastings & Tapas Truck will be stopping in the following cities:
· June 2-5: Hoboken and Asbury Park, New Jersey
· June 9-12: Boston, Massachusetts
· June 16-18: Baltimore, Maryland
· June 23-26: Washington, DC

Up to the minute tour updates and details, including “wonderfully unexpected” happenings along the way, can be followed at www.freixenetusa.com/cavatruck, via Twitter and on Facebook. Freixenet lovers all over the country can also join in the fun of the tour with the “Wonderfully Unexpected Photo Contest.” Photos capturing spontaneous, everyday moments with Freixenet can be submitted to enter the contest for a chance to win prizes including a grand prize of a night on the town for two. Complete rules will be available online.

Each bottle of Freixenet takes a minimum of three years to create from the grape to the glass and is made using the traditional method (the same process used for champagne) and the latest technology to ensure consistency. Even with this unwavering focus on quality, Freixenet is still very wallet friendly, which, with its versatility, makes it the perfect wine for every day. And lest you think sparkling wine is just for celebrating, Freixenet is a “wonderfully unexpected” pairing with spicy foods, barbecue, sushi, fried foods like pommes frites, and even popcorn.

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