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2013-07-10 04:20:24

LONDON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerges Victorious in Year-Long Search to Find the World's Best Bartender Following a landmark week on the fine-drinking circuit - featuring intense competition; spectacular, star-studded events; and the convening of fine-drinking industry elite, international celebrities, and global tastemakers - David Rios of Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar, Spain, was crowned DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2013, rising...

2013-05-15 16:24:27

Competition to Showcase the Overproof Cognac Trend Through the Versatility of Louis Royer "Force 53" VSOP Cognac NEW YORK, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanna Lee Communications, Inc., an award-winning agency specialized in spirits, food, wine, and lifestyle PR and social media marketing, today announces its second annual "Show Me the Proof!" High Proof Cognac Cocktail Competition for professional bartenders and mixologists. (Photo:...

2012-09-13 06:28:34

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanna Lee Communications, an award-winning agency specialized in spirits, food, wine, and lifestyle PR and event management, today announced the 12 finalists of the first annual "Show Me the Proof!" High Proof Cognac Cocktail Competition for professional bartenders and mixologists. The competition, hosted by Hanna Lee Communications and the first of its kind, spotlights the seasonal mixability of Louis Royer "Force 53" VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac, one...

2012-05-02 10:24:11

NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanna Lee Communications, Inc., an award-winning agency specialized in spirits, food, wine, and lifestyle PR and event management, today announced that it will host the first annual "Show Me the Proof!" High Proof Cognac Cocktail Competition for professional bartenders and mixologists. The competition, the first of its kind, will celebrate Louis Royer "Force 53" VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac, which is the highest proof Cognac in the U.S. market today and...

2009-07-30 15:46:00

BAITING HOLLOW, N.Y., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Island Spirits, Inc. LiV Vodka, recent winner of Best in Class in the NY Spirits Awards, has been selected as the Official Vodka of the 2009 Hampton Classic to be held August 23(rd)-30(th) in Bridgehampton, NY. The Hampton Classic is a world renowned equestrian competition, now in its 34(th) year. Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, aka King Cocktail, has created and will be doing a special demonstration showcasing LiV Vodka at this year's...

2009-07-28 14:01:00

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanna Lee Communications, Inc., an award-winning boutique PR agency specialized in spirits, food, wine, travel and lifestyle, today announced that it has been named the PR agency of record for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, New York City's first-ever, multi-day event celebrating the history, contemporary culture and artful craft of the cocktail. The agency is responsible for publicizing the two-day preview on October 3 & 4, 2009, as well as the grand...

2009-07-17 13:52:00

LONDON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The title of Diageo Reserve Brands World Class Bartender of the Year 2009 was decided in London yesterday. After a year long global competition which saw 6000 bartenders from 24 countries shake, stir and pour their way through national heats, just 18 remained to go head to head in three days of World Class challenges this week. Aristotelis Papadopoulos of Banquet in Thessaloniki, Greece claimed the overall title after impressing the most recognised names in...

2008-07-08 18:00:09

By Mary Foster NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation? Many outsiders may get their idea of the Big Easy's cocktail culture from the jumbo-sized plastic cups of punch slugged down by tourists on Bourbon Street. But the Museum of the American Cocktail opening this month will focus on the rich history of sophisticated drinks that have been served since Thomas Jefferson was president....

2008-07-02 18:00:08

By Mary Foster NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the tasty history of the American libation? Many outsiders may get their idea of the Big Easy's cocktail culture from the jumbo-sized plastic cups of punch slugged down by tourists on Bourbon Street. But the Museum of the American Cocktail opening this month will focus on the rich history of sophisticated drinks that have been served since Thomas Jefferson was president....