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What to Expect on the Golden State of Cocktails 2016
On its third year, the Golden State of Cocktails will be bringing about 3,000 people from the booze industry and cocktail fans to downtown’s Majestic event space, Sunday to Tuesday, for 3 days of tipsy seminars, lunches, and happy hours. The event aims to take a look at mixology, consumer trends, and how the spirits industry is today.
While GSC will only hold smaller events in San Diego and San Francisco, their marquee city will be Los Angeles, in the hopes of gathering the biggest crowds, as well as some of the most popular people in the business. This year, the award-winning bartender of the exclusive 365 Tokyo bar in Las Vegas, SeongHa Lee, will be hosting a Japanese whiskey tasting.
What are the other highlights of the event?
Among the highlights of the GSC events are Sunday’s Tiki Cocktails and Culture in a Modern Setting, which tackles about the revival of the tiki culture. Meanwhile, a talk on the effect of drought for the spirits industry and how to make drought-friendly cocktails will be held on Monday. On Tuesday, there will be a discussion about punch bowls, their origins, and how to make a perfect one. In partnership with Munchies, Vice’s food site, dinners will be held every evening at Girasol, Faith & Flower and Hatchet Hall.
Brief History of Golden State Cocktails
The Golden State of Cocktails event was created by 213 Hospitality, a group that helped revive the nightlife among bars in downtown Los Angeles for the past few years. It is expected that the attendance will double compared to the previous years.
“This was just sorely needed in California. Many of us have been flying to cocktail weeks in London, Portland, New Orleans, New York City. And none of those were covering all the issues and tastes of California’s business climate and customer. Also, we wanted to unite California’s hospitality industry,” says Cedd Moses, the 213 Hospitality’s proprietor.
Meanwhile, the director of the event, Geoff Nudelman, said that, “Los Angeles has really come into its own as an international cocktail and spirits destination.”
To purchase tickets for the events and to know more about it, you may check their site online. The Daytime programs, which cost around $40, are open to anyone who is 21 years old and over. Most of the talks held during this time will come with samples according to the subject being discussed.
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