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Charbay Release III

Whiskyfest 2014 – 8 Top Tastes

It was another great year of whiskey, whisky and beyond (Cognac, gin, beer, etc.) at WhiskyFest San Francisco on October 3rd at the SF Marriott Marquis  – a massive whisk(e)y tasting event featuring distillers and brand ambassadors from around the world, held only in SF, NY and Chicago annually. This year, here were my top 8 tastes, mostly from new… Read more →

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New cocktails at La Urbana (see "Imbiber")

Whiskyfest 2014, 4 Cocktail Menus, Cocktails from Oakland to Healdsburg – and at the New 49ers Stadium

From my numerous articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some of this coverage here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Whisk(e)y Seminars not to miss and legendary whisk(e)y figures at this year’s WHISKYFEST on October 3 Cocktails 2 new OAKLAND… Read more →

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Lolo's playing card cocktail menu

3 New Cocktail Menus, Cocktail-ing in Alameda, St. George’s 3 New Spirits, Cold Press Juice

From my numerous articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some of this coverage here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Cocktails LOLO’s artistic new PLAYING CARD COCKTAIL MENU NOPA’s two cocktail menus within a cocktail menu Cocktails on the new… Read more →

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Photo Source: Ben Krantz

St. George Spirits Releases 3 New Spirits: Rum, Apple Brandy & Whiskey

Article by Virginia Miller [ran in Zagat SF on September 3, 2014] We love our St. George Spirits. From the rock and roll attitude of their tasting room and tours in a WWII hangar housing their Alameda distillery (reservations for tours and tastings here) to their fantastic gins, brandies, whiskies, rum, absinthe, coffee liqueur and eaux de vie, they’ve been… Read more →

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Payet Pisco Torontel

3 Notable New Piscos

One of my most unforgettable international distilling adventures was exploring — and even being part of — pisco production and blending in Peru with Encanto Pisco. I had already loved the spirit for years but fell even more in love after those travels. There are not a slew of pisco releases/imports in a year as there may be with other… Read more →

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