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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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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

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DIRECTV – ch. 342

DISH – ch. 244

Google Fiber – ch. 105

Mediacom – ch. 238

Optimum – ch. 697 (HD), ch. 156 (SD)

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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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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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Flower & Water Sonoma www.flowerandwatersonoma.com

Flower & Water Sonoma Holiday Baskets

Flower & Water Sonoma makes seasonal and holiday baskets delivered to your door step in Sonoma, CA and surrounding areas. Flower & Water is a Sonoma, CA company that started with flowers and now does seasonal, holiday and custom gift baskets. Something special for a open house, birthday party, holiday event… add a handcrafted gift basket. I went to a winery in Sonoma, CA that had custom made Flower & Water Sonoma wine baskets, and I purchased three of them, what a great gift for the holidays. I called Flower & Water Sonoma to order Christmas baskets for all my employees, an assortment of goodies from Sonoma locals and I am adding some Sonoma wine. The owner will work with you and your budget to create something special no matter how big or small, flowers, seasonal ornaments, gift ideas put in tins… all hand-delivered.
Flower & Water Sonoma owner picks seasonal, local flowers and herbs from her own garden. Get a monthly “flower subscription” have a unique bunch dropped at your home or office once a week. Halloween was a hit with, treats for clients or a Halloween themed basket of goodies and a bowl of candy for the trick-or-treaters, great for the busy/elderly. “Get Swell” gift basket for a sick friend (in less than 2 hours after placing the order) a wooden box filled with feel-good things like chicken noodle soup, crackers, Emergen-c’s, chamomile tea, a soothing candle and a cheery flower arrangement in a mason jar. All in a wooden box lined with flannel fabric. Do you have a friend or family member in Sonoma; Flower & Water will deliver a seasonal/holiday basket each month. Pricing always includes delivery if in Sonoma and a bit more if it is a longer drive or needs to be shipped. Try Flower & Water Sonoma out today, call or email and let them know what you want, where you want it delivered and they will make it happen!
Email – flowerandwatersonoma@hotmail.com
Phone – (707) 799-3572
Facebook – Flower & Water Sonoma

Flower & Water Sonoma www.flowerandwatersonoma.com
Flower & Water Sonoma www.flowerandwatersonoma.com

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Hotmixology Party Box Margarita Mix Review

Margarita Monday is my favorite day of the week, as it becomes more popular week after week it was taking a bit longer to get a margarita. Problem solved with the best invention since margarita mix, Hotmixology Party Box Margarita Mix.
If you’re my age or green and care about the environment you used to pick up a keg and party all weekend, return the keg wash the glasses and rest up for next weekend. That tradition continues yet I have added Margarita Monday to my weekly celebrations and thanks to the Hotmixology Party Box Margarita Mix I have very little preparation. They created a premium margarita mix to be the perfect blend when mixed with premium tequila, not too sweet or too sour, a great melody of lemon and lime flavors with a citrus finish. They suggest you add 100% agave tequila (750ml-1.75ml) for what they call the Ultimate Margarita, I call it the Never Ending Margarita. DIY, I prepare a tray of glasses, a bowl of ice, a saucer with salt (for rimming) and a bowl of limes cut into wedges. It’s like a margarita buffet/build your own margarita, yet Hotmixology Party Box does all the work, no need to individually make margaritas and no watered down pitcher of margaritas.
Hotmixolgoy Party Box was made with two spouts one on top to pour your favorite spirit in (a 750ml works yet I use a 1.75ml for Margarita Mondays) then reseal, shake it for a minute, then use the spout on the side to pour a perfect cocktail. Party Box is 3 liters of premium mix there is room for 2 more liters so plenty of room to add your spirits, making just over 2 dozen cocktails. When you make a pitcher and add ice you tend to get a lot of ice melt, this invention makes the perfect cocktail that stays perfect for the duration of the party and if there is any left you can enjoy it days later. A great idea if you have a house full of guests is to make up a batch and put it in your refrigerator, Party Box will be there 24/7 making you the perfect host.
Hotmixology Party Box Margarita Mix has won awards in this very competitive segment. A gold medal from the Denver International Spirits Awards, a gold medal from Craft Competition and 92 Points from Hollywood Rated. Impressive yet I still think I’m the winner each time I buy the Party Box as I get 3 liters of premium margarita mix.
Here is how it works, it’s like a bartender in a box making margaritas for everyone at the party. The host of Hotmixology Dave Elger came up with this idea, working with his mixologists to create the perfect margarita mix, then he create a way to multiply it into the Hotmixology Party Box. The Hotmixology Party Box Margarita Mix is so easy, you can make margaritas in a few minutes before your guests arrive, no need to worry about making drinks individually, just enjoy the party. It’s also economical I spent less than $15 on the Party Box Mix, a little bit more for the tequila and I found 10 limes for a dollar, at that price I should do Margarita Muesday , Margarita Mednesday, Margarita Mhursday…

Hotmixology Party Box Instructions www.partyboxmix.com
Hotmixology Party Box Instructions www.partyboxmix.com
Hotmixology Party Box Margarita Mix www.partyboxmix.com
Hotmixology Party Box Margarita Mix www.partyboxmix.com
Hotmixology Party Box Margarita Mix www.partyboxmix.com
Hotmixology Party Box Margarita Mix www.partyboxmix.com
Hotmixology Party Box Margarita Mix www.partyboxmix.com
Hotmixology Party Box Margarita Mix www.partyboxmix.com

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