Craft Beer Competition International Awards brings together craft brewers’ favorite beers from around the world. The craft beer category seems to be growing daily, stores with 2,000-3,000 craft beers that will tell you they will have more than double the selection by next year. Each beer displays creativity, passion and complexity of ingredients. An expert panel of a dozen judges with years of experience judging beer will award this year’s entries. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded on a 100-point blind tasting. Craft Beer Competition International Awards results will be posted on the site and you will notice winning medallions on both craft beer bottles and marketing materials, click here for last years winners, Cheers!
Craft Wine Competition International Awards, brings together vintners best wines from all over the world. Independent, craft, artisan, boutique… flagship wines that reflect what wine making is all about. Producers are focused on wine making, unique yet with a common constant commitment to quality. Craft wines have the ability to focus intensely on every aspect throughout the wine making experience. Start with geography, climate, and interaction with the soil to certain characteristic qualities that go into the fermentation process and aging or just the sum of the effects. Craft wines are made with passion and the unique flavors in each varietal present themselves in the finished product. Wines are tasted blind by an expert panel of a dozen sommeliers with years of expertise both in the industry and judging wine. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded on a 100-point system. Craft Wine Competition International Awards results will be posted on the site and brands will use winning medallion on bottles and marketing materials. To see the results from last years competition click here, Cheers!
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Home Bar Basics, because making great drinks at home is fun, cheaper than going out, and easier than you might think. Dave Stolte has twenty years of home-bartending experience along with the advice of some of the country’s best professional bartenders to assist in creating the book “Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics),” a pocket-sized Cocktails 101 guide. Dave covers The Basics: twelve drinks that form the core of a home bar menu. If you master these you’ll be ready for the more advanced recipes in The Not-So-Basics. If you are making cocktails in your home, this is a must have book, fine tune your skills and reap the rewards. Buy a copy of Home Bar Basics Now!
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Historic Places in LA, should be “The Hipster Tour Of LA” either way go to Historic Places LA to see the first digital portal designed to inventory, map and contextualize the city’s cultural heritage sites. This site allows you to search places of historic importance by neighborhood or by categories. They claim to have over 25,000 resources (29 L.A. Historic Preservation Overlay Zones, 430 historic districts, 1,065 L.A. Historic Cultural Monuments and 300 places designated by the National Register of Historic Places).
This site is another of the Arches Projects created by the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund in New York. Arches is, an inventory and database system for historic places and resources.
This site will save developers time when they want to take on a new project. This site will also be a key in finding the coolest sites that are timeless, historic and hipster approved.
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Craft Spirits Competition International Awards attracts craft distillers’ top craft spirits worldwide. Just to let you know how craft spirits are growing, take a look at the U.S. from a few dozen distilleries ten years ago to over two hundred fifty today and growing, now multiply that worldwide! Independent owned distilled spirits from the master producers, making the best spirits possible using the best ingredients. It could be organic, small batch, hand made, local, new flavors, family recipes…but always unique. An expert panel of judges with years of expertise both in the field and judging spirits will award Gold, Silver and Bronze medals using 100-point blind tasting. Craft Spirits Awards International Competition results will be posted on the site and brands can use winning medallion on bottles and marketing materials. All Craft Spirits Entries for the 2015 Competition need to be in by March 31st 2015, tune in mid April for Medal Winners!
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The 2015 Oscars, kicked off with Neil Patrick Harris, it was his first-time host the Oscars. He went straight into a song and dance, “Moving Pictures”, with Anna Kendrick and Jack Black. NPH did a great job hosting the event, getting crowd participation from many of his long time supporters like Oprah Winfrey. Not that he needed to but NPH came on stage with whitie tighties standing in his underwear he stated how “Acting is a noble profession”. It is a long show yet Neil Patrick Harris took it to a new level keeping the viewers involved, he is sure to be back in years to come!
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The book is titled DO COOL SH*T by Miki Agrawal, it’s a must read if you are looking to start a business. A step by step book on how to fund your idea (on a shoestring), come up with a business plan, test your brand, press (sorry free press)… and soo much more.
Who wouldn’t want to quit their day job, start their own business and live happily ever after? First step is to buy Miki’s inspiring book and get on the path to entrepreneurship, take your ideas to fruition. It will be impossible not to blaze through her book, remember don’t stop DO that’s the key word, DO and keep DOING. Miki, will walk you through many ways to reach success, by learning dialog, marketing, inspiration, energy & passion, brainstorming ideas, business plans, time management, finding partners, health… She will encourage you with these and so many other empowering ways to get your idea going. Say it, I am going to DO COOL SHIT! Wake up each day motivated and move your ideas forward. I go back to Miki’s book often to make sure I am doing everything I can and to make sure I am not just working or making money but that I am moving forward with my ideas, getting closer to that moment when my idea will snowball into success.
I met Miki Agrawal, the author of DO COOL SH*T and minutes later I ordered her book. She is inspiring as she talks about things she has done and what she has in the pipeline. You can’t help being motivated to, revisit ideas that you had in the past or launch new ones. Miki has one many awards, in 2013 she won Tribeca Film Festival’s Disruptive Innovation Award, was named 2013 Forbes Top 20 Millienials On A Mission… She started WILD (www.eatdrinkwild.com) a farm-to-table all natural pizza restaurant, partnered with her twin sister on SUPER SPROWTZ (www.supersprowtz.com) a children’s show teaching kids to eat healthy, THINX (www.shethinx.com) a sustainable underwear solution for women during their “time of the month”, she has a few more companies launching now (which we will update this post when they go live), and she is both an athlete and an amazing public speaker. If you ever have the chance to meet her make sure you do, for now go buy her book “DO COOL SH*T”, it will change your life!