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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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Top 3 Tequila Gifts This Christmas

Casamigos Blanco Tequila Co-Owned by actor George Clooney and nightlife impresario Rande Gerber, this blanco is smooth and light. The aromas are restrained, but on the palate look for mild agave sweetness backed by lemon zest, ginger and white pepper sparks, plus a candied lemon-peel note on the gentle exit. 92 points $39.99 from Hi Time Wine.

Muchote Reposado Premium Tequila, is made by Feliciano Vivanco y Asociados, in Los Altos, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico. The Vivanco family have been agaveros, growing agave for five generations. The Vivanco 800 acre Los Altos farms are known for rich red clay soil that produce a softer/sweeter tequila. Muchote Reposado Tequila is a single estate tequila, made from 100% Weber Blue tequilana agave. A great gift as scarcity adds value, known as the most awarded reposado tequila and a great tequila for a great price. 94 Points $29.99 from Hi Time Wine.

Casa Noble 2 Year Anejo Tequila is our most refined Tequila, this exquisite Tequila is matured in French White Oak barrels for two years and extra aged to perfection. This limited production spirit exhibits a deep golden tone, has an exceptional bouquet and body, and ranks among the finest distilled spirits in the world. It is beautifully contained in an artisan purple glass decanter. 94 Points $48.99 from Hi Time Wine

   
   

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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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Tennis Courts In West Hollywood, California

WeHo Tennis Courts

West Hollywood Park Tennis Courts, are first come first serve so take your chances. The tennis courts are located on the fooftop of the parking garage probably five stories high. Yes there are lights, just push the button located on the light pole at the north end of the courts.
To get to the courts enter the parking garage and go to the parking office on the first floor. They will give you a key card to get into the courts, in exchange for a drivers license or legal ID card. Don’t loose the key card or you will be charged $10. Yes, they will validate your parking on the way out just give them your ticket when you return the key card.
Tennis courts are located on top of the parking garage next to WeHo library.

Address: 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069

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VIDIOTS Video Store In Santa Monica, California

VIDIOTS Vidio Store In Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s Vidiots features over 50,000 videos for rent available to the public. VIDIOTS is also known for great events, conversations with major filmmakers, free monthly screenings, and so much more. VIDIOTS has been around for 30 years and should be here to stay as it is so much more than a Blockbuster or Hollywood Video, it’s a place that will take you back in time when there was so much more to picking out a great movie, stop by with the family and show your kids what they have been missing out on.

VIDIOTS is located at 302 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica. 310 392-8508

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HOTMIXOLOGY IS ON THE FUSION TV NETWORK

HOTMIXOLOGY TV SHOW On The FUSION NETWORK

Watch HOTMIXOLOGY EVERY WEEK ON FUSION CHANNEL
HOTMIXOLOGY EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
EVERY WEEK ON FUSION CHANNEL (Joint Venture Univision/ABC)
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Here’s where you can catch HOTMIXOLOGY on TV:

AT&T U-Verse – ch. 1206 (HD), ch. 206 (SD)

Charter – Check Your Local Listings

Cox – Check Your Local Listings

DIRECTV – ch. 342

DISH – ch. 244

Google Fiber – ch. 105

Mediacom – ch. 238

Optimum – ch. 697 (HD), ch. 156 (SD)

Suddenlink – Check Your Local Listings

Verizon FiOS – ch. 108

And, you can also find us on Apple TV, Roku, Vessel and Flipps.

Want to know what’s on right now? Head over to the Fusion show lineup page

WHAT DAY AND TIME IS IT ON?

Friday and Saturday
Pacific 1:OO AM
Mountain 2:00 AM
Central 3:00 AM
Eastern 4:00 AM

HOTMIXOLOGY

Hotmixology hosted by Dave Elger, a life-long affair with liquor started as he recalls his father bringing home rare or hand made liquors and educating him about the importance of quality drinks.

Dave spent many years professionally representing a multitude of top liquor brands including Cabo Wabo, Pucker and Jim Beam, and launching some top brands of his own. Dave’s passion, personality and impeccable taste in fine spirits earned him the privilege to work directly with the Jim Beam family and with Cabo Wabo founder Sammy Hagar.

Today, and after decades of top experience, Dave is considered the “foremost authority on everything booze,” and is a leading industry expert regularly called upon by the media and industry heads. So hosting Hotmixology every week is the highlight of his and many viewers week. Dave’s passion for cocktails and entertaining pours through as he helps to shine the spotlight on some of the country’s best bartending talents while educating his audience on the art of mixology. Each week, Hotmixology brings its viewers uniquely themed episodes and accessible, fun-to-make cocktails in a “try this at home” style — perfect for any amateur mixologists interested in learning how to mix the perfect cocktail or expert mixologists who continue to learn and absorb inspiration from others in the field.

Tune in to the Fusion Network and watch Hotmixology!

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