Welcome to Imbibe Magazine's between-issues look at liquid culture with drink recipes, news and more. From coffee to cocktails, Imbibe celebrates your world in a glass.
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- Kick off the 2nd Annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference with a spectacular night at the Majestic Theater. There will be bars throughout the three levels of this historic theater, serving a variety of specialty cocktails. Enjoy music throughout the evening and food on every level provided by the San Antonio Chef Coalition. Ticket includes admission to the event, all cocktails and appetizers.
- Join San Antonio native, Tito Beveridge as he tells the tale of Tito’s Handmade Vodka. In 1995, Beveridge built his own micro-distillery in Texas; since then, he’s won many awards, including double gold at the World Spirits Competition and the Chairman's Trophy for World's Best Vodka Tonic.
- Join Sly Cosmopoulos, Corporate Moxologist for Republic National Distributing, for an intro to cocktail-making and flavor analysis. Learn about flavor identification as well as building the perfect cocktail. Bar tools will also be reviewed and put to the test.
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On Tuesday, our Wine Person of the Year Alice Feiring joined us for an Imbibe 75-inspired Facebook Session. Feiring brings a distinct perspective to the wine conversation, advocating for additive-free, unaltered natural wines. Missed the conversation? You can read all the comments on our Facebook page and check out a few highlights below:
Kevin K. kicked off the conversation by saying, "I understand that you are a proponent of natural wine. Can you explain what natural wine is and how it differs from...unnatural wine?" Alice's answer: "Kevin, open up the hornets nest? Okay. It's the honest attempt to make wine as minimally as one can and put a decent glass in front of the drinker. Nothing added, nothing taken away. None or very little so2."
Sheri V. asked, "What are some of your favorite reds in the $15 price point? I like to call them my Tuesday wines." Alice said, "That under $15 is getting harder and harder to hit. It stinks. If you can, find a good deal on Eric Texier's Côtes du Rhône. There is some Pierre Frick (I think his Sylvaner) at under $15. And Christian Ducroux, from the Beaujolais. Oh! Duh. Domaine Deux Anes! From Corbieres and from St. Chinian -- Dom. Rimbert. Excellent!"
Mick O. asked, "What has been your most exciting wine moment of the past few years?" From Alice: "These kinds of questions are always so difficult for me, but I think I'm going back to Georgia. What strikes me is that they really let go of ego to make their wine, they try to remove themselves as much as they can. It is almost a religious experience. Very moving. Another was my visit to Alsace in June. Such independent-minded winemakers, working the uphill battle to find drinkers and doing some crazy stuff."
Thanks to everyone who joined us and be sure to tune in on February 5 at 1 PM PST for a chance to chat with our Bartender of the Year, Ryan Maybee!
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We combed the country for our top picks, looking at the people, places and flavors that started making waves in 2012 and seem to be poised to make more of an impact in 2013. It's a diverse list, highlighting everyone from coffee roasters to bartenders to wine writers, as well as an array of drinking spots and destinations around the country, from Nashville to Detroit to Sacramento.
And then there are flavors, including some that are set to take center stage and some that we think are ready for a renewed spotlight. And in what will be an annual tradition in this issue, we've called out some special categories of recognition, including Bartender of the Year, Wine Person of the Year, Beer Person of the Year, Coffee Person of the Year, Drink Ambassadors of the Year, Cocktail Bar of the Year, Beer Bar of the Year, Wine Bar of the Year and Coffee Shop of the Year. This year's picks are:
Bartender of the Year: Ryan Maybee, Kansas City, MO
Wine Person of the Year: Alice Feiring, New York City
Beer Person of the Year: Scot Blair, San Diego
Coffee Person of the Year: James Freeman, San Francisco
Drink Ambassadors of the Year: Ivy Mix & Lynnette Marrero, New York City
Cocktail Bar of the Year: Pouring Ribbons, New York City
Beer Bar of the Year: Little Bear: Los Angeles
Wine Bar of the Year: SE Wine Collective, Portland, OR
Coffee Shop of the Year: Sightglass, San Francisco
Head to our website for more recipes and stories related to this year's Imbibe 75. We'll also be hosting live chats on our Facebook page with our Bartender of the Year, Ryan Maybee, and Wine Person of the Year, Alice Feiring, so be sure to like our page so you can join the conversations. And over on Twitter, we'll be posting regularly about our people, places and flavors with the #Imbibe75 hashtag.
We're thrilled to share our inaugural Imbibe 75 picks and hope they will inspire you in your own drinking adventures this year!
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