The Metro West Cocktail Invitational

Bartenders from all of your favorite haunts submitted recipes to compete at the Metro West Cocktail Invitational, which asked entrants to devise a low ABV cocktail (no more than 35%) using a minimum of two spirits, one of which had to be Galliano L’Apertivo Frizzante. The overall champion was Worcester’s chosen competitor, Krysta Koval who cited her time at Armsby Abbey and The Pint as catalysts for her big win.

Sarah Goes Live with Jenny Johnson and Champy

Emmy Award Winner, Jenny Johnson, dropped by Civic Kitchen & Drink last night for a Grand Opening party on the picturesque patio. Johnson brought cases of Champy, her lush new bubbly brand, to share with guests. She chatted with Mass Foodies about the central Mass restaurant scene, the vision for Champy, and her recent travels….

Civil War of Wine: North v. South

Last night, Jonathan Rodriguez of Winebow Boston took on Heather Christensen of Gilbert Distributors in a duel of epic proportions. For the event, held at Lock 50 on Water Street, each competitor exhibited six selections. Rodriguez represented South American vineyards and Christensen represented North American vineyards for the competition respectively. Following a dramatic coin toss,…