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Beverage Media
February 2013
DIAGEO & Atlantic PRESENT CHECK
TO EAST HARLEM PRESENTS
On December 6
th
, Diageo and Atlantic Wine &
Spirits representatives presented a check to Ra-
fael Benavides, East Harlem Presents executive
producer. East Harlem Presents’ mission is to
make arts an integral part of neighborhood growth
for now and the future and to stimulate interest in
the performing and fine arts.
John Devin, Marcelo Alcoba, Jennie Leuzarder, Leslie
Vasquez, Rafael Benavides,Executive Producer, Joe
Lehane and James Casey
WOODFORD RESERVE CROWNS
MASTER OF THE MANHATTAN
On January 7
th
, WoodfordReserve held theManhat-
tan Experience cocktail finale at New York’s No. 8.
An online vote determined six finalists from across
the country to showcase their original Manhattan
cocktail recipes for the judges: cocktail historian
David Wondrich; spirits educator Andy Seymour;
and Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Mor-
ris. Detroit-area bartender Travis Fourmont won
with the “Midnight Manhattan” cocktail.
1.
David Wondrich; winner Travis Fourmont;
emcee Kelly Choi; Chris Morris and Andy Seymour
2.
Travis Fourmont mixes the winning drink
3.
Finalists: Garron Gore, Savannah, GA; Marc Yanga,
Philadelphia, PA; Charles Tappan, Washington, DC/
Annapolis, MD; Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve
Master Distiller; Travis Fourmont, Detroit, MI;
Christopher Ryan James, Hoboken, NJ; and
Kyl Grosz, Portland, OR
“CARS, CANINES, CUISINE & COCKTAILS”
BENEFIT SERVES BLACK LAB VODKA
COCKTAILS
Representatives from Oak Beverages and Boen-
ing Brothers were on hand at the recent “Cars,
Canines, Cuisine & Cocktails” Fashion Show and
Benefit by Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island and The
Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center.
Signature cocktails from their brand Black Lab
Vodka were served as guests enjoyed a runway
show featuring Little Shelter’s finest models.
Guests mingle with Aaron Gaffner, Oak Beverages, and
Kyle Barbeau and Kevin Brennan of Boening Brothers.
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