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RESTAURANT MANAGER/MIXOLOGIST at MERITAGE an URBAN TAVERN
JW MARRIOTT PHOENIX DESERT RIDGE in PHOENIX, ARIZONA
TRAVIS PARSLEY:

I like hospitality because you get to touch somebody's life.


      
MONTELOBOS MEZCAL
with Iván Saldaña, PhD.

  Zapeteco tradition shakes hands with Western science.

 
 

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2017 LIBATIONS FEATURES
JANUARY 2017
Sommelier
  BELMOND EL ENCANTO
SANTA BARBARA, CA

JEREMY SEWELL
FEBRUARY 2017
      
LOIRE VALLEY WINES
Three noteworthy labels.
MARCH 2017
Beverage Manager
HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE
DAMON THOMPSON
APRIL 2017
Caitlin Prueitt | Chris Neumann
CORVALLIS, OREGON
VIVACITY FINE SPIRITS
APRIL 2017
     
Domaine de Cala Rosé
CHEF JOACHIM SPLICHAL
MAY 2017
Beverage Specialist
WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
MATTHEW ALLEN
JULY 2017
Mixologist
RENAISSANCE PHOENIX DOWNTOWN
TONY ESCALANTE
JULY 2017
     
 
 

2016 LIBATIONS FEATURES
January:  

Jeff Barba
Westin Kierland Scottsdale

February:

Award-Winning|Organic
 Sonoma Cider

February:

Ancho Reyes
Chile Liqueur
March:

Spirit Works Distillery
March:

Letherbee Distillers
March:

Wine Educator Gary Spadafore on Napa Valley
April:
 
Bailoni Gold Apricot
Liqueur and Schnapps

May:
 
Medea Vodka
The Message is YOU!

May:
 
Master Sommelier
GREG TRESNER
Pinot Noir

June:     
  
Master Sommelier
Greg Tresner
Salad Pairings
July:
     
Stolen Fruit
Cocktail Mixers
August: 
     
Gary Spadafore
CERTIFIED WINE EDUCATOR
Napa Valley Chardonnays
September:
      
Lead Sommelier
RITZ-CARLTON
HALF MOON BAY CA

TODD BRINKMAN
September:
      
Ancho Reyes Verde
Roasted Poblano Chiles
October:
     
THE SPIRIT OF ICELAND
REYKA VODKA
November:
TEQUILA LOS AZULEJOS
  ULTRA-PREMIUM CRAFT TEQUILA
A work of art, inside & out
November:
  CHAMINADE RESORT
SANTA CRUZ, CA
EMILIO LOPEZ
Mixologist

November:
      
GIN’S ANATOMY
GENIÈVRE, JENEVER, JUNIPER
What makes gin tick.
December:

PATRICK RUE
Bruery Terreux
Aneheim, California
December:
DRAMBUIE
  with VANCE HENDERSON
A Living Liquid Legend


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2015 LIBATION FEATURES

 
 
January:  

Mixologist Ciaran Wiese
January: 
    
Totally Frozen: Ice Wine
February:

Certified Sommelier
Shaun Adams
March:
     
Certified Sommelier
Michael West
Mid-March:

Limoncello di Capri
April:

Director of Beverage
Jared Sowinski
Mid-April:

Molinari Caffé Liquore
May:

Rum Princesa
Sarah Beth Spear
Mid-May:

Grand Poppy Liqueur
Mid-May:

A Year in Champage
June:

Leblon Cachaça
mid-June:

Q Tonic
August:

Gary Spadafore
Summer Wine Suggestions
September:

Spadafore on Red Blends
 
September:

Beer Buff Ron Kloth Autumn Brews
 
October:

Guy Sporbert
Gives Scotch Insights
 
November:

Spadafore on Sparklers
 
December:

Leaf OrganicVodka
 
 


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2014 LIBATION FEATURES
January:
      
Mixologist Kim Haasarud
February:
      
Mixologist David Roegge
March/April:
      
Sacred Spirits
May:
      
Upslope Brewing Company
June:
      
High West Distilleries
July:
      
Mixologist Eddie Garcia
August:
      
Sommelier Petra Polakovicova
September:
      
SakéOne
October:
      
A Midwinter Night's Dram
November:
      
Sommelier John Rothstein
November/December:
      
Winemaker Eileen Crane
December:
      
Rum Maker Roberto Serrallés
December:
      
Levy On Pairing, Part 1
December:
      
Levy On Pairing, Part 2


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2013 LIBATION FEATURES

      
Holiday Libation Traditions

     
Sea SmokeVineyards

     
Autumn West at the Biltmore

     
Pavle Milic - AZ Wine Advocate

      
Mixologist Chad Elsner

      
H.Rock Saul - The Flying V

     
Ron Kloth, Founder
Papago Brewing Co.

     
100% Agave or Tequila?
 
     
Do You Prevu?

     
Callaghan Vineyards


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