Welcome to our first weekly blog post series, Friends and Family, focused on highlighting friends of the Podcast and celebrating their achievements.
AMIN BENNY ("Benny") aka "The Bar Host"
First up is fellow team member and co-author of Cocktails Made Simple, Amin Benny. Founder/President of the Orange County USBG Chapter, Benny recently became a Brand Steward for WhistlePig Whiskey. Last week, he hosted a book signing event at LA's Pacific Food and Beverage Musuem and launched his own podcast, Fat, Drunk N Happy with co-hosts Cody Storts and Dave Mau!
Follow Benny on Instagram: @thebarhost
BLAINE ASHLEY aka "Champagne Blaine"
A Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker,, Blaine knows all things bubbly and is the founder of CitySip, New York Champagne Week and Lokē Rosé.
This year she debuted both, The FIZZ is Female dedicated to celebrating women in the sparkling wine biz and her first ever champagne label collaboration, Champagne Bulle de Rêve ("dream Bubbles").
Follow Blaine on Instagram: @champagneblaine
ROBIN ROBINSON aka "Bard of Brands"
When he's not "Whiskey-Taining", Cigar Parking or regaling us with life stories, Robin can be found helping brands tell their stories or imparting valuable whiskey knowledge.
His book, The Complete Whiskey Course: A Comprehensive Tasting School in Ten Classes is a must have and he's one of the "World's Finest Spirits Writers" featured at this year's Bookstock in Louisville, Kentucky.
Follow Robin on Instagram: @robinrobinson
PROFESSIONAL BARTENDER COMPETITION
HENDRICK'S HOT GIN PUNCH TOURNAMENT
Hendrick's wants to send you Across Alaska!
More than just a cocktail submission, Bartenders must let their imagination soar to create a re-iamgined classic or an original story along with your cocktail recipe. Written word (500 words max), video, voice recorder, drawing, Morse Codes, smoke signals, whistled language, or all of the above are encourages.
Entries must be submitted by Thursday, November 30. For more details and to enter click here!