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Tasting Couch Podcast Show with hosts Forrest Cokely and Will Elger

Tasting Couch Podcast Show with hosts Forest Cokely & Will Elger talk Wine, Beer, Spirits & Food

Tasting Couch is more than day drinking or an excuse to open a bottle or wine or high proof whiskey before noon. It’s taking time out of our busy days to sample top products in the food & beverage industry, while giving reviews, talking to the brand owners and educating consumers.

Tasting Couch hosts Forrest Cokely and Will Elger talk spirits, wine, beer, mixers, food and so much more. They interview the creators of brands as they join them on the tasting couch. Dive into a craft bourbon or a wine sent to them from a new winery, each and every day is a different brand. The tasting couch podcast started after years of consulting for many different brands. Brands that would send products to review, give feedback/suggestions or want us to create seasonal cocktails. We would sit down with a brand or with the brand owner talking about their brand and each and every time we wished we could have recorded the session, and share it with consumers who love these brands and want to know more about them.

Do you have a Wine, Beer, Spirit, Mixer, Food… and want to be on The Tasting Couch, email info@tastingcouch.com

About the hosts:

Forrest Cokely is a Charter Member of both the Ministry of Rum Connoisseurs Cabinet, in good standing and Rum XP (Expert Panel), where he has judged many international rum competitions. A founding (board) member and Key-holder for the Orange County Bartenders Cabinet (OCBC). Bar Smarts Certified and a Society of Wine Educators, Certified Spirits Specialist (C.S.S.) He is also a member of the Compagnie des Mousquetaires d’Armagnac. Forrest has been featured in several articles calling for his spirits savvy, sharpened while judging spirit and mixology competitions. Creating tastings, workshops, Branded and specialty cocktails for a variety of clients, drink and pairing menus for restaurants has afforded Forrest the opportunity to stretch beyond what can be found in his over 130 cocktail book collection.

Forrest takes part in multiple forum sites surrounding all aspects of his passion for spirits. His blog can be found here: adrinkwithforrest.blogspot.com
Minister of Culture – Haas Brothers’
Key holder – The Bartenders Cabinet
Tohunga Waipiro – Tonga Hut
Qualified Member – Compagnie des Mousquetaires d’Armagnac
Member – Rum XP (Expert Panel)
Ministry of Rum Connoisseur’s Cabinet
Certified – Bar Smarts & TiPS

Will Elger author of The One Minute Bartender, a bartending book that helps establishments, bartenders and people who want to learn to bartend make cocktails in less time. Will has a degree in hospitality and marketing, has been a bartender, bar manager and restaurant manager in small bars to five star cruise lines. Will went on to sales positions with corporate liquor companies, working on the distributor and supplier side for the largest liquor brands in the world. Then as an ambassador and educator, which lead to starting the award winning brand Muchote tequila. Will also started then sold a wine bar and a distributor, and has helped entrepreneurs start and build successful liquor brands from the ground up. “I love helping consumers find quality brands that become a part of their life. They yearn to learn more about how and why they are made, and become ambassadors to the brands” Will Elger.
Certified – Bar Smarts & TiPS
Chilled 100 Member

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UNIQUE ENERGY DRINK REVIEW

I was out in Las Vegas in desperate need of more energy, I tasted what to me was a new energy drink, it is called UNIQUE and surely is just that. I rate energy drinks by jitters, and this one was jitter free. Crash, not a bit, no crash at all. I also rate how my head feels, did it give me a headache? Which I do get from many energy drinks, UNIQUE felt like it not only did not give me a headache yet it cleared my head a bit, could be the Reishi. Last I don’t want anything that gets my heart rate sped up, and no rapid heart beat with UNIQUE energy. I felt like I got what I wanted a clean energy from UNIQUE Energy Drink, I would rate it five out of five stars.

Why is this energy drink unique? One of many reasons but let’s start with sugar. Whether you prefer natural cane sugar or a completely sugar free energy drink. Unique Energy Drink does not compromise functionality. Unique Energy Drink is a blend of exotic red reishi mushroom extract, green tea and B-Complex vitamins. The following was taken from their site to show you what the benefits of having each in your energy drink.
Reishi Mushrooms
Unique’s featured ingredient is Reishi Mushroom. It was discovered more than 3000 years ago in China, and with it’s continued use in Asian cultures as a traditional medicine to enhance health and prolong life, it would be easy to assume this is the primary reason we chose this amazing ingredient. However, Reishi’s ability to stimulate brain neurons (which can increase cognitive focus and alertness) is what we have found to be so remarkable. According to Web MD and many other publications, Reishi Mushroom has been used to improve the immune system, reduce stress, improve sleep, and lessen fatigue.

GREEN TEA EXTRACTS
Green Tea Extract is another vital ingredient in our UNIIQUE formula. Green Tea has been used for thousands of years as an anti-oxidant to promote energy, focus and overall health. Green tea helps to lower the LDL (bad) cholesterol, which studies have shown to be responsible for heart disease and stroke. It promotes the production of HDL (good) cholesterol that removes plaque from arteries while maintaining elasticity. Thus lowering the risks of suffering from heart disease or stroke. Persons suffering from hypertension also benefit by consuming green tea extract, because it has been shown to lower blood pressure.

B- ComplexVitamins
B-Complex vitamins provide an extra energy and immune system boost to UNIQUE Energy Drink’s remarkable formula. B-complex vitamins are a group of water soluble vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12) while many share common characteristics, each has its own specific list of benefits, including promoting healthy skin and hair to preventing memory loss, migraines and helping convert our food into fuel. The aforementioned benefits allow us to stay energized and keep our bodies running like a well-oiled machine.

UNIQUE ENERGY DRINK FIND IN YOUR AREA

UNIQUE ENERGY DRINK COCKTAILS

UNIQUE ENERGY DRINK STORE

UNIQUE ENERGY DRINK WEBSITE AND CONTACT INFO

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Foo Fighters Official Band Announcement

Is it time? Is it time for Dave Grohl to do his own thing? Is it his chance to shine? Should he be on stage by himself? Is this a win win situation?

It’s time to go into a new direction something new and hip. The music is in the box and it is ready to be removed from the box. The guy upfront with the guitar is going on his own, or is he.

No, just a great promo video on YouTube, to promote the Foo Fighters, they are not breaking up and hopefully never will, they did get the attention of 2 million viewers so far.

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Ben & Jerry’s Bernie Sanders Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s cofounder Ben Cohen made a small batch of ice cream in honor of presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders. Bernie’s Yearning is a mint flavored ice cream with giant chocolate chips somehow is representing the top 1% that has got all the wealth in the last 10 years. The brand is actually Ben’s Best so it will not have the Ben & Jerry’s logo. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. has nothing to do with this totally volunteered venture from Ben. Ben & Jerry’s is based in Vermont and in the past has been outspoken yet this is a small but clear way of saying they hope Bernie Sanders a Vermont Senator since 2007 is elected as our next president. If this does not prove it maybe past donations from both Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield to Bernie Sanders campaign, will. Bernie Sanders definitely has the younger voter on it’s side and this is one more way of getting the younger voter interested in Bernie Sanders.

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4Moms Baby Car Seat

4Moms Baby Car Seat

It’s a self-installing baby seat that solves the problem of having to install a car seat. 4moms smart is a legal car seat, if your toddler weighs 4 to 30 lbs this is the best solution. This seat has dual LCD screens, speakers in the seat. To install just connect the base to your car’s metal clips, the seat will automatically levels itself and audibly confirms it is in place. Other extras are a peekaboo canopy, a pop-up sun shade, adjustable headrest and light. The 4 Moms Baby Car Seat will be available in June 2016 for around $500. Visit their website 4 more info, 4moms.com

4Moms Baby Car Seat
4Moms Baby Car Seat

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Star Wars Inspired Lightsaber Battle Sets A World Record

Star Wars Inspired Lightsaber Battle took place in downtown Los Angeles Friday night when thousands of Star Wars fans in costume gathered battle it out and in the mean time set a world record. It started around 9:OO p.m. in downtown LA’s Pershing Square (532 S Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90013). Yes this is the battle that you will see in other cities like San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and due to it’s success many more to come.
I felt like I was at the live Star Wars The Force Awakens movie. This was organized by a company called New Mind Space, yet the actual Star Wars fans who came out in drones to participate were the main attraction.

  

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VUARNET SUNGLASSES

Vuarnet VL002’s sunglasses made in France, are back and I still have a pair from my skiing days in Colorado. So sporty, stylish and functional, the French Skylinx lens developed in the late 1950’s. For over 50 years Vuarnet has been producing the best protection for your eyes using a patented mineral glass (yes glass not plastic) lens manufactured in the firms own Paris ateliers. Scratch and shock resistant, the lens features phenomenal optical clairty, high color perception, hydrophobic and anti reflective. The finest sun protection and never out of style frame ever made. If you want to order a pair I found them in both black and white available from a company called Guideboat Co. for just $215 a pair.

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Bandwagon Taxi Share App Save Time & Money

Bandwagon helps millions of people travel, at the same time, in the same direction. Bandwagon makes it easy to share taxis, saving time, money and the environment. Bandwagon matches passengers in long taxi lines at airports, conferences and other crowded venues, providing a more affordable mobility alternative to waiting in long taxi lines and black car services.

Once You Download the Bandwagon App Follow These Easy Four Steps:

STEP ONE: SEARCH FOR A RIDESHARE BY POSTING YOUR ROUTE, OR BROWSE ALL RIDES NEAR YOUR LOCATION.

STEP TWO: BANDWAGON WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE’VE FOUND A GOOD MATCH.

STEP THREE: CONNECT WITH YOUR RIDE PARTNER TO FIGURE OUT WHERE AND WHEN TO MEET.

STEP FOUR: USE BANDWAGON’S SIMPLE PAYMENT INTERFACE TO SETTLE THE BILL WHEN THE RIDE IS OVER.

Go to the Bandwagon website to learn more or get on their mailing list, also download the Bandwagon App and start saving time, money and the environment today.

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CVS CLOWN VENICE BEACH

Venice, California, walking down the ocean promenade is half the fun, as there is so much more to see if you walk east. Main Street has the Clown in a Dress, nicknamed “Ballerina Clown” or “Clownerina.” It’s a ballerina clown in a dress, wearing over-sized white gloves and a red-nosed clown face. It is a Jonathan Borofsky’s creation made in 1989, it’s 30 feet tall above the CVS.

The rumor is there is an electric motor that makes the right leg execute a slow kick forward. It was turned off in 1990 as building tenants complained that it was too noisy. It was restored in 2014, and now the CVS Clown in Venice Beach kicks between 1pm and 6pm daily. Stop by it makes a great video and most people have not seen the clown in action.

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Santa Monica Farmers Market Is On Sunday On Main Street

It’s Sunday and your in Santa Monica, you want something fun yet healthy to do, head over to the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Like most farmer’s markets you will find fresh produce, prepared foods, live entertainment and activities for the kids. What makes this one unique, it is right in Santa Monica, you can do some shopping or lunch after while your in town. Each week you will get to know the community as most locals will be there each and every Sunday. Also you are always going to meet someone new or see new items, seasonal fresh produce and holiday gifts.

Santa Monica Farmers Market
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Located: 2640 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90405

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