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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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Cocktail Book 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 from Amazon online click below.

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The One Minute Bartender Will Elger

The One Minute Bartender Book Review

The One Minute Bartender is a must have bartending book. How to make Quick, Simple, Delicious… cocktails in a minute. Bartending basics made fun and easy, with “how to” mix classic, popular and exotic cocktails. Published in 2011 this book continues to gain momentum year after year. Every bar and every home should have a copy on hand for reference and for planning. Focus on Quick, Simple, Delicious Cocktails- people won’t be waiting on drinks they will be enjoying the party.

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. I do enjoy where cocktails are going yet now I order a beer to drink while I wait for my cocktail to be made. The One Minute Bartender is a back to the basics guide for everyone, bartenders are reminded that the more drinks they make the more money they make, bar owners understand more drinks more profit and consumers or guests in your home realize not waiting for a cocktail is the only way to go and will stop going to places where it’s a long wait for a long island. Order your copy of The One Minute Bartender today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your local book store, Cheers!

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Chilled 100

Chilled 100 The Most Recognized Bartenders In The United States

Chilled 100 is 100 of the most recognized beverage industry leaders hand picked by Chilled Magazine. Top 100 of high profile liquor ambassadors team up to compose The Chilled 100, recognized as industry leaders who are personally involved with the liquor industry. Composed of bartenders, brand owners, bar owners, restaurateurs, sommeliers… throughout the United States. Chilled Magazine has taken on the task of creating a nationwide group of top industry leaders in the liquor industry to make sure they are the go to place for what is happening in this ever changing industry. And it is no easy job for the top 100, they will be featured in Chilled Magazine and on the Chilled Magazine website. Chilled 100 will also have a new site that is evolving daily with a blog linking recipes, events, mixing tips… Chilled 100 Facebook page, and Chilled editorial staff tapping into this group for surveys, research and development. VIP access to special events and participation in advanced sampling of products. The Chilled 100 will be bringing things to Chilled Magazine and introducing Chilled Magazine to new bars & bartenders that want to take it to the next level, as representatives of Chilled Magazine local markets will be featured with what events are taking place.

The Chilled 100 Market Ambassador Team By State

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