Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tell Me a Rum Story-CONTEST! Win Miami Rum Renaissance VIP Tickets!

I know this sign doesn't convey how much fun this event is . . Just trust me!
This post is important!

This is my first contest and the prize is Rum perfection!
And not only is it a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to Miami Rum Renaissance 2012, but it is also an INVITATION...

So with that in mind . . . This is what you can win—2 VIP Tickets Miami Rum Renaissance!

Want to see some pictures, Click here to see a sample of the glory and splendor that is Miami Rum Renaissance, and I assure you this does not even scratch the surface!
What you could win—2 VIP Tickets Miami Rum Renaissance get you VIP access to whole thing. No words can express the experience it is that much fun!
I will select the Winner of—2 VIP Tickets Miami Rum Renaissance on 3.10.12 and announce it on 3.11.12. . . So the winner can have plenty of time to get their travel plans and rooms and everything ready for the time of their lives!
Pertinent information:

The dates for the 2012 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival are April 16-22.
It is held at the MAGNIFICENT Deauville Beach Resort in Miami.
They have special rates for attendees of the Miami Rum Renaissance.
Click here for info on these great rates at the Deauville Beach Resort,.

How to enter . . .I thought you would never ask.
First rule is: As a winner you must be available to make it to Miami to enjoy your winnings!!

Next send me an e-mail that tells about one of your favorite Rum stories . . . your favorite rum, a great drink, your favorite place to go have rum, your favorite person to share Rum with--whatever . . .. Tell me about your rumming!

That is it . . . 

Let the games begin!

I am excited. . .are you?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mr. Stox - Cigars, Champagne & Cognac

Mr Stox has achieved recognition of its excellence in service, cuisine and ambiance with the Wine Spectator Grand Award, the Golden Bacchus award, the Nation’s Restaurant News to their Fine Dining Hall of Fame, the Wine Enthusiast Magazine Award of Ultimate Distinction to name a few and The Zagat Guide continually rates the restaurant as Outstanding.

Hi-Time Wine Cellars has been an institution in fine wine, spirits, tobacco, beer and adult treats for over 50 years. It is lauded the world over for its excellent selection and incomparably well informed staff (of which I am proud to be one—so maybe a little biased!).

Mr. Stox Restaurant is teaming with Hi-Time Wine Cellars to feature Remy Martin Cognacs, Piper Heidsieck Champagnes and cigars from Arturo Fuente in a fine dining event fit for Royalty!
If you happen to enjoy these sort of things make your reservations ASAP and tell anyone else you know –thats what I am doing...

Mr. Stox Restaurant
1105 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92805

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

St. George Spirits Gins . . .

St. George Spirits has done it again! The team at St. George Spirit, lead by Lance Winters seem to have unrelenting forward momentum and consistently surprise with the quality and character of their products. So when they announced they were making gin I was deeply excited, but when I found out that they were launching 3 simultaneously . . . I'll admit that I was skeptical.
The first taste of this wonderful line up drove those doubts away. Each gin is a unique formulation filling a specific flavor profile exquisitely. What they all have in common is their ingredients are all selected to display special characteristics from locally foraged botanicals that like Douglas fir, wild fennel, coastal sage, wild coastal California juniper berries, coyote mint and California bay laurel, that and they are all delicious. Every Gin demonstrates remarkable dimension while displaying the terroir and the attitude of the Bay Area by utilizing indigenous flora and select sourced botanicals to create each elegant, well structured spirit. Oh, and the labels, artwork and bottles are all cool too.

Terroir--Mt. Tam Gin
A tribute to the aromatic beauty of Northern California landscape. The botanical formula intricately weaves woodsy, earthy aromas into a lovely demonstration or pine, citrus, eucalyptus, sage, spruce, fennel, evergreen, cardamom and laurel testify to this tribute inviting you to drink it in. The flavors wildly follow the aromas and follow through to a crisp clean finish.

Botanivore Gin
The whopping 19 botanicals distilled into this gin consort into tapestry of daedal citrus, herbal, floral aromas that include juniper, caraway, ginger, bay laurel, fennel, dill, coriander and a myriad of supporting scents to entice and amaze. A menagerie of flavors merge these aromas as an organization of purpose, building a crisp-clean revelation of taste in a bright, complex palate.

Dry Rye Gin
Dry Rye base spirit with twice as much juniper as the other gins—this is like genever on bad-ass. Big scents of rye new-make with huge juniper, spice, fleshy citrus, caraway, pepper and woody, earth subtleties are terrifyingly intriguing. At first the flavors are disarming—I wasn't quite sure if I liked it, but as I chewed on it, this gin shined a glorious malty goodness that now I officially love.