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Yes Way Rosé! 2016 Summer Water Rosé Wine Review

2016 Summer Water Rosé Wine Review

Yes Way Rosé

I like it then I tasted it and I LOVE it!

Summer Water Rosé is a dry rosé that reflects the pink-tinted dream world of many.
The wine is perfectly crisp lighthearted, and destined for a good time.
Drink chilled with the ones you love, is what they say on the back label.

Summer Water is more than the rosé of the season, it’s a state
of mind – every drop full of pink-tinted possibility. This dry
rosé reflects the pale pink dream world of our partners, Yes
Way Rosé. It’s perfectly crisp, lighthearted and destined for
a good time. The grapes for this Central Coast Grenache and
Syrah blend were sourced primarily from cool climate areas
like Monterey and Santa Barbara County, and were picked at
21-23 brix for a high natural acidity that makes the wine ideal
for summer drinking. To ensure as little extraction from the skins
as possible, we used the direct press method, retaining the
delicate fruit aromas and pale color rosé is known for. The final
blend is a composition of many small fermentations, each treated
individually with care; the result is a lean and refreshing rosé with
notes of strawberry, pink grapefruit and white peach.

Central Coast Napa Valley

12.3% Alc. by Vol.

Contains Sulfites

This was a Yes Way Rosé and Winc collaboration project

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Sexy Mermaid Rosé or Rabble Tooth & Nail Rosé Wine

Sexy Mermaid Rosé or Rabble Tooth & Nail Rosé Wine Review

Sexy Mermaid Rosé or Rabble Tooth & Nail Rosé Wine is going to be super popular as the label is nothing but sexy, you want the label framed in your study or a tattoo sleeve depending on your age. Either way you will enjoy this rosé as it is big, round and fruit driven. Not so much that it screams California, if you blind taste this rosé you may say it is from France. Made from Estrella-clone Syrah from the Mossfire Ranch, a scenic 320 acre property on the eastern side of Paso Robles, CA. Paso Robles is known for superior fruit, and amazing scenery. This is going to be an amazing summer, wine- stock up!

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Summer Of Tequila

Summer Of Tequila is this summers theme for Muchote a popular brand of tequila. Kicking off the Summer Of Tequila with three refreshing Muchote cocktails, All Natural Margarita, Paloma and Batanga.

All Natural Margarita Recipe
Margarita or rocks glass
Rim ½ the top of the glass with a lime wedge
Dip the rim in a dish of salt to coat
In a shaker 2/3 filled with ice add
Add 2 oz. Muchote Reposado Tequila
2 tsp. Agave Nectar
Fresh squeezed lime juice ½ a lime
Shake and strain into glass
Garnish with a lime wedge

Paloma Recipe
Highball or tall glass
Fill glass with ice
Add 2 oz. Muchote Reposado Tequila
Squeeze ½ a lime
Add a pinch of salt
Fill with grapefruit soda
Stir gently
Garnish with a lime wedge

Batanga Recipe
Highball or tall glass
Rim the top of the glass with a lime wedge
Dip the rim in a dish of salt to coat
Squeeze the juice of ½ a lime into the glass
Fill glass with ice
Add 2oz. Muchote Tequila
Fill with Coke
Stir gently
Garnish with a lime wedge

Muchote tequila is available at retailers in many states if it is not available in your state you can order it online, Hi Time Cellars will ship Muchote tequila to almost any state, order a case today for Summer of Tequila!

About Muchote Tequila
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. The agave piñas are harvested and placed in brick adobe ovens (hornitos) where they are steamed for 24 hours then left to cool for 24 hours. Double distilled for smoothness, fresh agave flavor yet keeping the natural spice. Our traditional, handcrafted and careful process ensures a natural, smooth, and savory tequila. Muchote Tequila is a hand crafted small batch artisan tequila. Muchote Reposado Tequila is aged in American white oak seasoned whiskey barrels for seven months.

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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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The One Minute Bartender Book Second Edition By Will Elger

The One Minute Bartender Book Second Edition and The One Minute Bartender Second Edition ebook or Kindle Edition from Amazon will make it easy to learn all the basics of bartending, giving you more know-how and confidence to understand spirits and ‘how-to’ to prepare great-tasting cocktails. You will be able to set up your own home bar or host a cocktail party in no time! The One Minute Bartender takes a ‘back to the basics approach’ – the most complicated drink will seem easy to make. You will understand what’s behind popular and trendy cocktails, and always know what you want to order when you’re out with friends. You will learn what’s actually in all those bottles behind the bar, and what they are for; you will learn secrets from a professional bartender. The One Minute Bartender reveals simple, easy-to-use information that will get you mixing drinks and make you be more knowledgeable about what you drink.

About The Author, Will Elger a bartender for over two decades has turned bartending into more than just a career. Working in many different venues the goal has always been to make sure everyone has a drink. As cocktails have moved more to mixology or molecular mixology it seems like a longer wait at the bar to get a drink. The One Minute Bartender is a back to the basics guide for everyone, bartenders (more tips), bar owners (more drinks equal profit) and consumers or guests in your home (realize not waiting for a cocktail makes any party better).

Also check out The One Minute Bartender You Tube Channel, to view how to make cocktails in under a minute.

You can order The One Minute Bartender Second Edition from Lybrary.com.

The One Minute Bartender Second Edition is also available in both paperback or NOOK at Barnes & Noble stores or online.

The One Minute Bartender Second Edition Book
The One Minute Bartender Second Edition Book
The One Minute Bartender Second Edition Book Back Cover
The One Minute Bartender Second Edition Book Back Cover

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The Mixing Glass

The Mixing Glass Liquor Store Costa Mesa, CA

Have you ever dreamed of a liquor store that only has products you love. I found that store, The Mixing Glass is a craft cocktail lifestyle store, that sells the hardest to find spirits, best vintages and the most relevant books and bartending tools. If that is not enough to get you into the store they also carry hard to find mixes, bitters and more bitters. It’s not a big store, they don’t carry every brand, the carry the brands that bartenders and industry experts are drawn to, not high priced but highly regarded brands. And best of all they have a knowlegeble approachable staff to help make sure you get what you came in for.

Today as I stopped by to stock up for the weekend they had a celebrity guest, Forrest Cokely one of the most knowledgeable people in the spirits industry worldwide. He’s producer of the blog a drink with forrest… he has been a judge in top spirits competitions Miami Rum Renaissance, San Diego Spirits Festival, Craft Competition… He has been invited to distilleries worldwide and has helped produce respectable successful brands. He’s the guy you can ask about a product on the shelf and learn everything there is to know about that spirit. Forrest has a following and for all the right reasons, people are content drinking highly marketed spirits. Yet after “a drink with forrest…” or after a recommendation from Forrest, you become knowledgeable about what your drinking. Craft, artisan, small batch… there not just words put on a bottle for marketing, they are descriptive words that are used in describing unique spirits brands. Unique spirits brands are not in every liquor store and almost never at your local pharmacy. They are rare, handcrafted and mostly bottled by hand, they make great gifts as hard to find brands add value and yes they are worth the extra stop even on a Friday in rush hour.

So what did I purchase today you ask, my usual for the wife and for me ArteNOM Añejo 1146 Tequila, yes I could tell you more about this tequila than my go to tequila I have been drinking for over a decade, thank you Forrest.

The Mixing Glass is located at The OC Mix, Orange County’s Acclaimed shopping destination, located within Costa Mesa’s SoCo and home to many locally owned boutiques, specialty food spots and a weekly farmers market.
3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  

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Artisan Awards, Beer, Wine, Spirits, Mixers,

Artisan Awards For Artisan Wines, Beers & Spirits

Artisan Awards : a competition that showcases traditional made products from producers around the world. An annual event that assists suppliers with brand awareness, and helps bring consumer attention to artisan brands. Independently owned distillers, brewers, winemakers… enter their top brands and compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, not every brand is guaranteed to win a medal.
What makes a product qualify as artisan? If you have to ask more than likely it is not artisan. It’s not about the money as artisan brands make more than mass-produced brands. It’s not about the quantities as artisan brands gain popularity/sales each year. Artisan Awards is more about the skill, ingredients and traditional methods that goes into making the product.
Select judges will perform a blind tasting of all products submitted. Annual judging is highly respected as we hand pick the experts in each field according to skill. As the industry continues to grow year after year the artisan brands need to get the well-deserved attention for going the extra mile to insure the best possible product is made. If you want to be a judge please email info@artisanawards.com and let us know what category (i.e. wine, beer, spirits…).
Artisan Awards recognizes products made by people who truly love what they do- craftsmen, creating rare, handmade, organic, single barrel… products that keep consistency year after year trough traditional methods. Artisan Awards attracts consumers as each year the largest growing segment is artisan brands.

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Muchote Tequila 100% de Agave Tequila

The World’s Best Reposado Tequila Muchote Tequila

Muchote Tequila is produced in the heart of the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico from 100% Blue Weber estate grown Agave. A traditional, handcrafted and careful process ensures a natural, smooth, and savory tequila flavor.

A partial list of awards include:
Highest Rated Tequila (94) –Tequila.net, Gold Medal & Judge Favorite – Agave Spirits Challenge Competition, Gold Medal – Spirits of Mexico Competition, Platinum Medal – The SIP Awards, Gold Star Award – SANTÉ Magazine, Gold Medal – Viewers Choice Hotmixology, Gold Medal – MicroLiquor Spirit Awards, Gold Medal – Craft Spirits Competition, Gold Medal – Denver International Spirits Competition.

Muchote Tequila has remained consistent both in price and excellent quality; a remarkable handmade spirit for $30 making it one of the best tequila values. Mucho in Spanish means a lot, what’s more than mucho, MUCHOTE.

For more information, please visit Muchote Tequila Please always enjoy Muchote Tequila responsibly. 
40% Alc./Vol. (80 proof) – To purchase a bottle or a case online click here!

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NEAT Glass Official Glass of Craft Competition

NEAT Glass Official Glass Of Craft Competition

Craft Competition uses a glass engineered to expose all the aromas hiding behind nose-numbing alcohol. NEAT Glass allows you to taste the truth and discover what’s hiding in your glass.

In 2003, a simple mistake in a glass blowing class created a misshapen tumbler which was used in a pinch for want of a clean glass. The amazing change in expression led to a new approach to glass design which is called Naturally Engineered Aroma Technology (NEAT). By studying links between human physiology and molecular behavior, they unlocked the hidden dimensions of distilled spirits for your exquisite pleasure and hedonistic enjoyment, with a spirits glass that directs strong alcohol away from the nose. Over the next nine years, fifty two different design iterations, hundreds of tastings, and GCMS studies led to the perfect ultimate spirits glass now known as the NEAT glass.

Science builds better glassware: The NEAT glass…Design driven by science brings truth in taste.

The Patented Design: Create a wide vessel to enhance evaporation, short enough to allow heavy aromas to reach the nose, and squeeze the vapors so lighter molecules like ethanol alcohol move faster. Flare the rim so squeezed molecules have room to expand, and alcohol scurries over the rim to disappear and never numb the nose, while the other slower moving aromas are detected in the sweet spot, without alcohol. This design patented in the USA D663165, utility patented in the People’s Republic of China, and utility patent pending in Austria, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Definition of Flavor: The blend of taste and smell sensations evoked by a substance in the mouth. A thousand aromas, five tastes define flavor. The total impression includes mouth feel, from sensors that detect oily or dry, temperature, texture, minty, and many others. Aroma (90%) + Taste (5%) + Mouth Feel (5%) = Flavor.

Evaporation: The “engine” that powers aromas to the nose aided by large evaporation area and vigorous swirling. Without evaporation, there is nothing to smell.

Compress and Release: The neck of the NEAT Glass compresses, and the wide flared rim allows expansion as vapors pass through the narrow opening. The lightest vapor – ethanol alcohol – diffuses and disperses.

What’s the benefit?

No more nose burn or numbness. Your nose is free to detect, savor, and enjoy the subtle, wonderful aromas the distiller intended. Your nose will also tell you if the distiller did his job with care, making the proper head and tail cuts, using clean equipment, and even the condition of the barrels. Without alcohol dumbing down your sense of smell, absolutely nothing can hide from your nose.

What’s the scientific verification?

The NEAT Glass was designed for maximum drinking enjoyment and tested under controlled, uniform conditions against other spirits glasses at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) Chemistry Department to verify our claims.

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NEAT Glass Official Glass of Craft Competition
NEAT Glass Official Glass of Craft Competition

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33 STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY AWARD WINNING WHISKEY

33 Straight Bourbon Whiskey is limited so try to pick up a bottle ASAP. The small release, small batch whiskey had a big following. They celebrate the events of 1933 that ended the Era of Prohibition in the United States. 33 combines distinct barrels, each aged for 6 years in a private rack house. The distinct flavors from each barrel are then expertly blended, at Cutler’s Artisan Distillery in Santa Barbara, California. With an end result being a very smooth whiskey with balanced sweet notes of honey, smoke, caramel, vanilla as well as spice, with a dry finish, I do like the fact that this is a higher proof (86 Proof) whiskey, you would not know it, yet when I wrote this I looked and was impressed once again at how smooth it is, Cheers!

AWARDS

2014 Craft Spirits Competition Gold Medal Winner
2014 SIP Awards Gold Medal Winner
2014 Los Angeles Spirits Competition Bronze Medal Winner

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