News and Press Features Hendrick's Gin

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Dressed in jungle-ready khaki, Charles smoothed and tweaked his magnificent moustache and took to the stage in an atmosphere of palpable anticipation.

On Saturday 9th July, 130 people gathered in the oak-panelled surrounds of Philadelphia’s Union League Club for Afternoon Tea with a true legend of adventure. Word had got out that our speaker, Charles Brewer-Carias, was rather splendid, and people had travelled from as far afield as Minnesota, Delaware and New York to hear him. And my, did he not disappoint.

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SockTails Blog Features ROOT

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Root is an artisanal root beer flavored spirit. It is American. It has good ingredients. It's not too sweet; boys and girls like it. It has an interesting backstory involving an eccentric ad man and Amish heritage, but even without that, it makes people want to talk. So it's good to serve after dinner. I like it on its own and will probably put it in toddies when the weather turns cool.

Read more Features ECCO Golf

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Jesper Thuen @ Ecco Golf
By Annmarie Dodd

It’s the middle of summer and I’m looking forward to spring. As it stands, Spring 2012 is shaping up to be a season of new ideas, including FootJoy’s new line, Peter Millar’s women’s debut, a new Arnold Palmer collection and a shoe, from Ecco Golf, that I’ve been promised that will “knock my socks off.”

Knock away. I am intrigued as the Danish company is combining two of its latest and greatest ideas – the Golf Street shoe, one of the hottest fashion trends of the year, and the ergonomically-designed Biom – into one new shoe for men, the Biom Hybrid. As it’s about a month until the hybrid’s semi-formal introduction to the golf world, I wanted to check in on the hype in with a Q&A with Jesper Thuen, a former European professional golfer that’s now the marketing manager for Ecco Golf.  – Annmarie Dodd

Read more Features AITA Spirits Cocktail Competition

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Art in the Age Spirits Cocktail Competition at 15 Romolo

Category: Other

When: Today, July 11, 2011 8:00 pm

Where: 15 Romolo Pl
           San Francisco, CA 94133
           (415) 398-1359

How: Official Website

Cost: Free

What/Why:Come out to Romolo 15 for the upcoming Art in the Age Spirits Cocktail Competition.

 Stop by 15 Romolo at 8PM on Monday, July 11th and witness the Bay area's talented mixologists concoct original artisan cocktails featuring ROOT & SNAP, 80 proof certified organic and truly authentic American spirits. Each handcrafted libation will be judged on Aroma, Taste, Originality and Presentation  by a panel of local judges (  including acclaimed mixologist Charlotte Voisey).

This event is open to the public, with RSVP, and will feature $4 signature ROOT & SNAP cocktails & complimentary hors d'oeuvres, served throughout the evening!

There is no fee for admission with RSVP to

Check out the video from the last Art in the Age Cocktail competition, held in Philadelphia. http://www.artintheage...

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SF Weekly Blog Features AITA Spirits Cocktail Competition

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Oh Snap! Cocktail Duel at 15 Romolo


Where: 15 Romolo, 15 Romolo (at Broadway), 398-1359

When: Mon., July 11th, 8 p.m.

Cost: Free entry (with RSVP:; $4 Snap and Root cocktails; free passed apps

The rundown: 15 Romolo is the place to combat the new-workweek blues tonight with a good ol' fashioned cocktail competition.
Root and Snap liqueurs ("Root Tea" spirit made with sassafras, sarsaparilla, birch bark and other wild roots and herbs, and an herbal based ginger snap spirit) will provide contestants with fertile grounds to compete for the best cocktail of the evening.
Batting it out will be Morgan Schick (NOPA), Ali Tahsini (Bourbon & Branch), Dominic Venegas (Rye/83 Proof), Alex Smith (Gitane), Eric Kopczick (Ame restaurant), Zachary Brian Taylor (The Brixton), Nick Desenfants/Shea Shawnson (Elixir),and Rafael Jimenez Rivera (Hecho restaurant).
Cheer your favorites on or chill in the corner and get your snack and drink on. Either way you make Monday into a "double snap" night.

Lou Bustamante tweets at @thevillagedrunk. Follow SFoodie at @sfoodie, and like us on Facebook.

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SF Appeal Online Newspaper Features AITA Spirits Cocktail Competition

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Appealing Events: Free Slurpee Day And Cocktail Contest
by Eloise Porter

Although the weather stays cloudy and the wind keeps blowing, San Francisco has no shortage of summertime events. Try to ignore the rainy skies and pretend you're soaking up the sun on a Southern California beach, while you head to these cooling events!

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