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National Wine Day May 25th

National Wine Day, is definitely a holiday worth celebrating. Get behind this holiday, head over to your local wine shop and purchase some wine you love and a bottle of something new, different something you might have read about or been reading about. We all get into a routine of buying the same wine, I like to celebrate National Wine Day by expanding my horizons, treating myself to something a bit more something worth opening on this special holiday. My something new is;
2011 EDICT. Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon, CA – Napa Valley – Napa Valley, An inviting nose of Raspberries and Black Current that continues on the palate. Located in Coombsville, the Collinetta vineyard offers an elegant texture with lots of dense ripe red fruits. The acidity reinforces and balances the structure which entails a mouth watering finish that lingers in the end of the mouth long after the wine is gone. Fine hints of coconut and vanilla discretely reveal the 100% French oak aging. Together, powerful dense fruit, bight forward acidity and balanced oak integration birth a cohesive ensemble showing off Coombsville AVA at its finest – making a wine that will grow effortlessly for years to come.

More ideas on how to celebrate National Wine Day, it’s a great time to purchase some new glasses, a wine refrigerator or some accessories.

Wine Glasses and Stemware, head over to Crate&Barrel or shop online, I have always been a fan of their selection. Also you can purchase one glass, yes you will break a glass and can order one more and not have to purchase a whole new set.

Wine Refrigerator, Wine Cooler Direct has both great products and great prices, visit their site to look at the top sellers.

Wine Accessories, I always head over to FRONTGATE, they have wine accessories that are well built, fun and functional.

Wine Magazine, I am a fan of continued education, if nothing else get a subscription to Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator or Food & Wine Magazine.

Note: Do not get National Wine Day (May 25th) confused with National Drink Wine Day (February 18th). National Wine Day is all about drinking and enjoying wine, National Drink Wine Day is about educating people on the health benefits of drinking wine. Things like moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and some cancers. Wine has also been known to reduce “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, and increase “good” cholesterol, known as HDL, a glass of wine has just 100 calories, and its fat-free and cholesterol free…

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Nightclub & Bar Show

Start Date: March 7th, 2016
End Date: March 9th, 2016
Attendees: 40,000+
Location:
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 892-0711
Tweet: .@NightclubBar brings together the best of bar & nightlife for another year in @Vegas! Register: #NCBShow16 Nightclub & Bar Show

The Nightclub & Bar Show is the biggest and best bar and nightlife event that happens each year in Las Vegas, NV. A great networking event for suppliers, distributors, bar owners, bartenders… Listen to speakers, go to educational workshops, parties and see what is happening in the industry.

Nightclub & Bar Show is in it’s 31st year, you will meet new brands, distributors and bar staff and network with industry greats that have been returning year after year for 20+ years. You will see people from all over the world, joining together to learn, taste, buy, sell, teach, party…

The 2016 Nightclub & Bar Conference program offers 92 seminars and workshops. Industry experts Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Bob Brown and Charlotte Voisey and organizations like MillerCoors, Constant Contact and Johnson & Wales University. Sessions on food, training tips, social media, design strategies… The 2016 conference will focus on eight tracks Bartending & Mixology, Promotions & Marketing, Social Media, Operations & Management, Beer, Food & Wine, Customer Experience & Liability, Industry Trends & Research and Nightlife.

EXPO (March 8-9) will Showcase 700+ exhibitors, new product, innovative technology, celebrity red carpet appearances. Cocktail competitions, entertainment as you connect with suppliers showing off their brands. Emerging Brands Pavilion features the hottest entrepreneurs featuring emerging products, sponsored by Hotmixology the national TV show. Host Dave Elger will be onsite filming a new episode of Hotmixology.

This is a must attend event the 2016 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show can visit www.ncbshow.com for more information or Register Nightclub & Bar Show 2016 today.

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Roxanne’s In Long Beach, California

Roxanne’s In Long Beach, CA Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary, Saturday January 9th at 7:00 PM the celebration starts. Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge & Latin Grill is located on 1115 East Wardlow Road Long Beach, CA 90807.

From the people who brought you an extensive selection of premium spirits to Long Beach’s first and now World Famous Speakeasy, comes the celebration of a local neighborhood business looking to elevate the community even more in the next five years.

Roxanne’s has become a staple and a brand, not only to the immediate community, but to Long Beach, California and news is spreading world wide. Roxanne’s is a go-to neighborhood joint for the Wardlow Strip and a home to Long Beach’s cocktail scene. Roxanne’s takes cocktail’s to a new level with an organic hydroponic garden for the freshest ingredients.

Roxanne’s celebrates this 5 year anniversary remembering all the hard work everyone has put into making this place so special. A bar with a reputation for quality, small-batch, craft spirits, beer and wine.

Roxanne’s is turning five years old and they want to invite everyone to the celebration, come by and enjoy an amazing craft cocktail while experiencing first hand The Exhibition Room, their Organic Garden that will be open to the public and see the plans for the future expansion to the building.

See you there,

When: Saturday January 9th at 7:00 PM
Where: Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge & Latin Grill
Address: 1115 East Wardlow Road Long Beach, CA 90807

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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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4 Ever Tequila Tastings Amazing Tequila Events

If you love tequila, are a tequila aficionado or even just like tequila connect with 4EverTequila on Facebook. They put together incredible tequila tastings with a very unique tequila brands mixed together with authentic Mexican food. I attended the 4EverTequila tasting at West End on 2/20/15 and had an amazing time.

For a set fee of $35 you got to taste silver, reposado, anejo and extra anejo tequilas from tequila brands Arte NOM Seleccion, Sin Rival, Don Nacho, Senda Real, Aguila Real, El Llano, Don Fermin, Cocula, PuraSangre… while you taste these incredible tequila brands the owners, founders and most knowledgeable ambassadors would let you know the story of their brand, what to look for when you taste it and where to go if you would like to purchase a bottle. Some of my favorites of the night were, Forrest with Arte NOM 1414 Seleccion it was a popular one. Rodolfo from Sin Rival was pouring Sin Rival Extra Anejo, Rosario with a Senda Real if you haven’t had it you must try it and Miguel introducing Aguila Real a new tequila from the highlands. If you wanted to take a short break from tequila tasting you could head over to the food and watch them make tortillas by hand and then have your choice of chicken, pork, beef, nopales… unforgettable Mexican rice, beans, quacamole… everything was incredible. I am looking forward to the next tequila event from 4EverTequila make sure you connect with them on Facebook so you don’t miss it, Salud!

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Cowboy Up Energy Drink, Don't Just Wake Up... Cowboy Up!

Cowboy Up Energy Drink Review

Cowboy Up Energy Drink, the very words inspire people! When things get tough, get up, dust yourself off and keep on trying. Those two little words change a “can’t” to “can do” attitude and spark enthusiasm and determination that becomes contagious. Try it Cowboy Up and get some Cowboy Up Energy Drink in you so you have the energy for all your daily tasks and can ride into the sunset every day knowing you made the most of the day. Don’t Just Wake Up… Cowboy Up!

Cowboy Up, managed to bottle the Cowboy Spirit that encompasses the grit, toughness, persistence, humor, excitement and majesty that is the Cowboy. Offering energy products that taste great, provide numerous health benefits and meet your every energy need. Give our Energy Drinks a try and be a part of the Cowboy Way of life.

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Cowboy Up Energy Drink, Don't Just Wake Up... Cowboy Up!
Cowboy Up Energy Drink, Don’t Just Wake Up… Cowboy Up!
Cowboy Up Energy Drink, Don't Just Wake Up... Cowboy Up!
Cowboy Up Energy Drink, Don’t Just Wake Up… Cowboy Up!

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French Toast Crunch Cereal

French Toast Crunch and Miss Cleo Are Back

Retro cereal French Toast Crunch back, General Mills just reintroduced French Toast Crunch, a popular cereal that was around for a decade, mid 90’s- mid 2000’s. It’s back and will soon be on the breakfast table of both hip kids and hipsters. Mom’s and hipster girlfriend’s don’t wait for him to ask, just surprise him and pick up a box next time your at the supermarket.

French Toast Crunch is a General Mills product, it falls in line with a donut or sugar cereal for nutrition value. Tastes like french toast, with a maple flavor and looks like mini pieces of French toast. For a weekend treat that will make just about anyone happy, this is your go to cereal.

If you were listening to NPR today you heard Miss Cleo announce the return of French Toast Crunch. Marketing at it’s best, bringing back two of my favorite things at the same time I’m in breakfast heaven, Miss Cleo and French Toast Crunch are back!!!!

French Toast Crunch Cereal
French Toast Crunch Cereal
French Toast Crunch Cereal Miss Cleo
French Toast Crunch Cereal Miss Cleo

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Justin's Classic Almond Butter

Justin’s Almond Butter Review

A snack that is incredibly delicious, all-natural, made with real California almonds and a secret nut grinding technique that no one else in the World uses, it’s Justin’s Almond Butter.

INGREDIENTS
Dry Roasted Almonds, Palm Fruit Oil*.
*sustainably sourced palm fruit oil

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
Serving Size 2 Tbsp (32g)
Servings Per Container 14
Calories 190
Calories From Fat 150
% Daily
Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbs 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A-0%
Vitamin C-0%
Calcium -8%
Iron-6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Viva El Tequila! molaa Museum of Latin American Art

molaa Viva El Tequila!

Museum of Latin American Art (molaa) has a must attend annual event, Viva El Tequila! Experience the rich and proud tradition of tequila and some additional Mexican spirits. MOLAA’s annual Viva el Tequila! event is always successful, fun, educational and each year I meet more amazing tequila lovers. Learn from distillers, owners and brand ambassadors about the traditions surrounding tequila as you enjoy unlimited sampling of more than 25 varieties- classic, flavored, mixed cocktails and new tequila brands… Paired with amazing food, this year a gigantic pan of paella being made right in front of you, quesadillas, salad, chips, salsa… and across the way was a desert table with an assortment of sweets and fresh brewed coffee. Mariachi Band Espectacular played all night, dancing, eating and tasting tequila in the MOLAA courtyard outside under the stars on a crisp November evening.

Some of the many brands featured this year were Casa Don Nacho Tequila, El Jimador Tequila, New- Lucha Tequila, Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine, Suerte Tequila featuring their New- Suerte Limited Edition Extra Anejo Tequila, Tequila Herradura, Purasangre Tequila, Lapis Tequila, Seleccion Artenom Tequila (very popular), Mina Real Mezcal, Don Amado Mezcal and so much more… One of the highlights this year was Marco Antonio Ramos master mixologist and Tequilier featuring Honey. The National Honey Board (Miel Pura) had Marco front and center mixing up some amazing cocktails all featuring honey, three of his signature drinks for the evening were the Spicy Tropical Gold, Smoky Bee and Café a la Mexicana all made with honey.

Get on the mailing list for molaa so you don’t miss out on 2015 Viva El Tequila!

Viva El Tequila! molaa Purasangre, Lapis, Artenom, Mina Real, Don Amado
Viva El Tequila! molaa Purasangre, Lapis, Artenom, Mina Real, Don Amado
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa
Viva El Tequila! molaa

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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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