Blog

Recent Posts in Restaurants Category

October 08, 2012
A Little Piece of Ireland
Posted By Ariela Kozin
Among the flock of bars that open and close every year in Los Angeles, Tom Bergin's Old Horseshoe and Thoroughbred Club has prospered for over 60 years. Despite a recent make-over that forced the bar ...
Continue reading "A Little Piece of Ireland" »

Permalink 
 
July 31, 2012
Red Carpet Wine & Spirits
Posted By Jamie Solomon
At first, Red Carpet Wine looks like your average retail store. Stepping out of the brutal Glendale heat, I was welcomed by a refreshing blast of air. As I meandered the rows of wine and spirits that ...
Continue reading "Red Carpet Wine & Spirits" »

Permalink 
 
July 10, 2012
Captivating Caribbean Cocktails
Posted By Jamie Solomon
Bahama Breeze Island Grille is a casual dining restaurant that makes you feel as if you have escaped to the Caribbean...and what is a true vacation without a cold cocktail in your hand? Bahama Breeze ...
Continue reading "Captivating Caribbean Cocktails" »

Permalink 
 
March 08, 2010
A Hotel Bar Without a Bar
Posted By New York Barfly
New bars are always seeking to stand out from the crowd, especially in towns like New York where there are 3 drinking establishments on every block (not counting the liquor stores, with those there ...
Continue reading "A Hotel Bar Without a Bar " »

Permalink 
 
February 08, 2010
Shochu, The Next Big Thing?
Posted By New York Barfly
New York drinkers have seen a trend of single spirit bars dominating the cocktail scene. The city’s drinking public has moved on from wine and beer bars, they now head to Tequila or Rum focused spots. ...
Continue reading "Shochu, The Next Big Thing? " »

Permalink 
 
January 11, 2010
Making Do Without a Liquor License
Posted By New York Barfly
Judging by the Cosmopolitans and Martinis coming from the bar, you’d never guess that Emporio doesn’t have a liquor license. This Italian Restaurant, located in New York’s SOHO district, is down the ...
Continue reading "Making Do Without a Liquor License " »

Permalink 
 

What is THE TASTING PANEL?

THE TASTING PANEL Magazine is the nation's fastest-growing and most widely read trade publication for the alcoholic beverage industry. We have a readership of 90,000+ beverage industry insiders, including mixologists and bartenders, hotel F&B personnel, restaurateurs and wine directors, wine and spirits producers, suppliers, importers, distributors and retailers.

Who writes for THE TASTING PANEL?

We have an international network of experienced editors and writers who cover all aspects of the beverage trade, with a focus on today's most happening brands and the people who produce and use them.  Our stable of writers and photographers can and do cover stories across the country and abroad.

Do you accept freelance pitches?

We are not accepting freelance pitches at this time. However, if you are an experienced wine and/or spirits writer and have an interest in being assigned stories, you may send an email query and published writing samples to mmay@tastingpanelmag.com and you may be considered for upcoming assignments in your area of expertise or geographic locale, depending on our editorial needs.

How can I have my spirits brand or wine reviewed or otherwise featured in THE TASTING PANEL?

We accept samples year-round for consideration for possible review in both Meridith May's "Publisher's Picks" column and Anthony Dias Blue's "Blue Reviews" column. Please see our Sample Submission Guidelines.

If you are interested in having your brand covered in a custom feature story, contact our VP of Marketing and Advertising, Bill Brandel (bill@tastingpanelmag.com).

Do you host visiting spirits producers and winemakers?

We do often meet with winemakers visiting the Los Angeles area and taste with them in the tasting room in our offices in Encino. Please contact Meridith May (mmay@tastingpanelmag.com) to make arrangements.

THE TASTING PANEL, 17203 Ventura Blvd, Ste. 5, Encino, CA 91316
Content ©2014 THE TASTING PANEL magazine. All rights reserved