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L.A. Times: A Clear Trend in Southern California's Craft Cocktails Scene   May 21, 2012

From the Los Angeles Times: Cranberry is not vodka's best friend. Real vodka drinkers know this, but for years their taste has been marginalized by a craft cocktail scene obsessed with whiskey.More>>

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Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Lawmakers: Let’s Untangle Liquor License Shortage   May 17, 2012

From Salt Lake Tribune: Lawmakers are trying to tame the perfect storm they created when they failed to free up enough restaurant liquor licenses to meet demand, while also deciding to allow permit holders to sell existing licenses on the open market, starting in July.More>>

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Bloomberg Businessweek: Star Bartenders Mix $10,000 Cocktails in High-End Spirits   May 15, 2012

From Bloomberg Businessweek: Jim Meehan won the James Beard Foundation’s first Outstanding Bar Program award last week as the foodie group decided to expand its beverage honors beyond the wine list.More>>

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Cocktail Enthusiast: Manhattan Cocktail Classic: The Gala   May 15, 2012

From the Cocktail Enthusiast: On Friday night the Manhattan Cocktail Classic kicked off with the opening Gala at the New York Public Library. More>>

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D Magazine: What to Drink Now: The Skinny on Skinny Cocktails   May 10, 2012

From D Magazine: This is the year of the “skinny cocktails.” They are everywhere. More>>

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Wirtz Beverage Nevada Hosts Bacardi 150th Anniversary MGM Resorts International Cocktail Competition   May 10, 2012

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Bacardi, Wirtz Beverage Nevada recently teamed up with MGM Resorts International to host the Bacardi 150th Anniversary MGM Resorts Cocktail Competition.More>>

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New York's PDT Wins First James Beard Foundation "Outstanding Bar Program Award"   May 8, 2012

Campari, the legendary one-of-a-kind red spirit, applauds New York's PDT for winning the first-ever James Beard Foundation "Outstanding Bar Program Award" presented by Campari.More>>

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PeterGreenberg.com: Spring Fling: The 10 Best Cocktail Bars in the U.S.   May 7, 2012

From PeterGreenberg.com: Cocktails are not just “a drink” any more. But bartenders-turned-mixologists around the country have been taking notice and in the last couple of years, the number of craft cocktail locales has exponentially increased. More>>

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NY Daily News: Audrey Sanders and Jim Meehan Two NYC Mixologists up for James Beard Awards   May 7, 2012

From the New York Daily News: When it comes to cocktails, New Yorkers don’t mess around. This year’s James Beard nominees for Best Bar Program include swanky Manhattan watering holes PDT and Pegu Club — run by Jim Meehan and Audrey Sanders, respectively. More>>

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Key West Spirit Bird Partida Cocktail Competition Names Winner   May 2, 2012

Following months of anticipation, planning and stiff competition among some of the best bartenders in Southern Florida, Robert Ferrara was named the winner of the second annual Tequila Partida Spirit Bird Challenge with the Smoky Mexican cocktail.More>>



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