This site was founded by professionals with over 34 years in the hospitality industry including training people to become professionals in the industry as a resource for professional bartenders and mixologists. On this site you will find a wealth of information including:

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  • Links to Bartending Schools and State certification Courses
  • A large recipe database with a review and ratings system
  • An online store to purchase bartending supplies
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  • An online magazine with important information on new product offerings and Legislation related to the industry

Elephant Gin to Launch in the US in 2018

HAMBURG, Germany — Elephant Gin is launching its signature products into the US market in Q1 of 2018 ( Inspired by the traditional sundowner experience after a day out in the African bush, Elephant Gin is produced for wildlife adventurers and urban explorers alike. Handcrafted in Germany with the highest quality production standards, each batch is distilled using fourteen botanicals, including rare African ingredients, to create its distinctive flavor profile.

The company also gives back to what inspired the gin in the first place. Elephant Gin contributes 15% of bottle proceeds to African elephant foundations in an effort to support the preservation of theAfrican wildlife and help ensure that future generations will be able to explore these magnificent landscapes. Click Here To Read More!

We Wouldn’t Have Limited-Edition, Cult Bourbons Without Jim Beam

Aaron Goldfarb -

What if I told you a new, limited-edition bourbon was hitting the market soon. Eighteen years old, 99 proof, finished in Fussigny Cognac casks. There are only about 5,000 bottles available.

What would you pay for that?

What if I told you the bottle itself was in a French crystal decanter, delicately acid-etched with the images of oak leaves, worth $75 even when empty.

Now what would you pay?

Today those bonafides might come with an MSRP of several thousand dollars, and they would clear out of liquor stores fast. But when Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece was released, in 1999 for $250, it quietly sat on shelves gathering dust for nearly a decade. Click Here To Read More!

Cardinals Adding Social Space to Busch Stadium

By Zach Spedden on December 12, 2017 in Major-League Baseball, News

Busch Stadium will offer a new social space beginning with the 2018 season, as the St. Louis Cardinals are undertaking a ballpark renovation project.

Leading up to next season, the Cardinals will be working on an overhaul that makes Busch Stadium one of the latest ballparks around Major League Baseball to add a new social space. The Cardinals have already removed several sections of seating in right field, kicking off a project that will result in new bars and gathering spaces in an area of Busch Stadium that is open to all fans. Click Here To Read More!

Flipping Casks and Balancing Portfolios: Welcome to the Wild New World of Whiskey Investing

George Koutsakis -

For those of us who set Google Alerts for whiskey auction sales (ahem: guilty), these are boom times.

Last month, a Yamazaki 50 Year Old sold for around $300,000. Before that, in September 2017, a bottle of Dalmore 62 Year Old went for nearly $130,000.

There’s money in whiskey collecting, and collectors multiply by the day. The Platinum Whisky Investment Fund reported that the world’s best whiskies appreciated anywhere from 130 to 230 percent from 2011 to 2013. Click Here To Read More!

5 Simple Tips to Cut Calories in Your Cocktails

Contributed by Clara Hogan -

Not all cocktails are created equal. Take the Margarita. A mega-size, fruity version of this classic beverage can run upwards of 800 calories at a chain restaurant. But you can easily keep it under 200 if it’s made fresh at home. It’s easy to forget about all the sugary syrups, sodas and juices that can be packed into a cocktail, but the good news is that it’s just as easy to find healthy options to enjoy. Click Here To Read More!

The 10 Best Brunch Cocktail Programs Nationwide (2017)

VinePair Staff Presented By Riondo Prosecco

There’s always an excuse to drink at brunch. A birthday, holiday, or simple fact that you survived the work week might merit a pour of something festive. And fortunately, there’s never been a better time for brunch cocktails. Across the country, creative, innovative, and modern restaurants put as much thought (if not more) into drinks programs as they do eggs, pancakes, and sticky buns.

A classic component of brunch cocktails is sparkling wine, such as Italy’s Riondo Prosecco. Named after a nearby mountain in the Veneto region, this bubbly is light, fruity, soft, and inexpensive — making it the perfect choice to use in classics like a Mimosa or French 75. The combination of the wine’s effervescence with the sweetness, bitterness, or fruitiness from any additional ingredients results in an especially refreshing morning drink to share with friends. Click Here To Read More!

Experts predicting tequila shortage say big cities may be partially to blame

Posted 2:04 PM, February 11, 2018, by CNN Wire, Updated at 02:06PM, February 11, 2018

NEW YORK — Here’s a shot of bad news.

We could be on the verge of a global tequila shortage, and it seems New Yorkers are partially to blame.

“Especially in the last two years, tequila and mezcal became major,” Sanatorium bar owner Albert Trummer told WCBS.

“Tequila sunrise, tequila drink straight or near,” said tequila enthusiast Daniel Hostetler.

Big cities like New York, London and Tokyo are being blamed, because apparently people are drinking so much of the gold, silver and resposado liquor it’s causing a shortage of agave – the plant from which tequila is made. Click Here To Read More!

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