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11 August, 2016

Contempo Cocktail Company and Its Kickstarter Campaign

Contempo Cocktail Company and Its Kickstarter Campaign
Comments : 1 Posted in : Beverages To-Go, Gin, Grab and Go, Other Spirits, Whiskey / Whisky on by : The Gourmez

  The brainchild of veteran bartender Jonny Cimone, Contempo Cocktail is delivering something new to the cocktail scene at large — artisan drinks without the artisan wait and with an eco-conscious venue to serve them in and deliver them from! Crafted by hand in a kitchen that Cimone is hoping to trade in for a
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26 February, 2016

The Bessie Coleman Gin Cocktail

The Bessie Coleman Gin Cocktail
Comments : 6 Posted in : Cocktail Recipes, Gin, Liqueurs on by : The Gourmez

If you’re a longtime reader of the Gourmez, you’re familiar with my tenuous relationship with gin. The verdurous herbs, with that alcoholic kick, often prove too much for my palate. Last spring, on a visit to their Alameda distillery, I discovered St. George’s Terroir gin, only the second gin I’ve ever truly enjoyed (TOPO’s Piedmont
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24 September, 2015

Sampling Coastal Spirits and the Gin Farallon Kickstarter

Sampling Coastal Spirits and the Gin Farallon Kickstarter
Comments : 1 Posted in : Distillery, Events, Gin, Liqueurs, Spirits, Vodka on by : The Gourmez

  Recently, I was invited by Justin of the Grapevine Consulting to come and check out Coastal Spirits distillery and their new Gin Farallon.  Pretty much everything about Coastal Spirits is new; Brad Plummer launched his first spirit, Vodka Farallon, last September. It’s already picked up a medal from the American Distilling Institute and is
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5 August, 2015

St. George Spirits Tasting Room

St. George Spirits Tasting Room
Comments : 4 Posted in : Absinthe, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Brandy, Distillery, Gin, Liqueurs, Other Spirits, Spirits, Vodka on by : The Gourmez

Since I moved to the Bay Area two years ago, I’ve heard countless admonitions that I hadn’t been to St. George Spirits (2601 Monarch St., Alameda Point), one of the first craft distilleries in the US. Even more recently, that’s shifted to countless admonitions to check out Faction Brewing, housed next door, as beer appeals
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26 October, 2013

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder at the Great American Music Hall

Posted in : Absinthe, Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in San Francisco - CA, Champagne / Champenoise Style, Gin, Spirits on by : The Gourmez

I tried this intriguing cocktail during my first show at the Great American Music Hall, which is an intimate space for a concert. Even the back of the venue doesn’t feel far removed from the musicians. Plus, the gorgeous architecture is worth a visit all on its own — if only they allowed SLRs into
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17 October, 2013

TOPO Piedmont Gin

Comments : 2 Posted in : Cocktail Recipes, Gin, Spirits on by : The Gourmez

TOPO Piedmont Gin Chapel Hill, NC ABV 46% I have mentioned this gin before on this blog, when I took a tour of the distillery. But this is the first TOPO spirit I’ve had my hands on a bottle of and thanks go to Esteban, TOPO’s spirit guide, for the parting gift at my farewell
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