Letter from the Editors

Dear Friends,

The New Year is here and after a week’s break we are back with a lot to enjoy.

First we have breaking news about a very special appearance just announced for the February 12-13 screenings of Vertigo with the San Francisco Symphony’s live accompaniment.

Daniel Barnes and Darcey Self-Barnes share their unique His & Hers Beer Notes about Paris of the West from the Almanac Beer Company. Continue reading

Game of Scones recipes, Two Views of Hateful 8, Long Island Iced Tea & Mamma Mi (a), Wild Western Shorts

H8teaserDear Friends,

You are curious about Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight aren’t you? Is it great or has he run out of ideas? You can expect a lot of controversy but that isn’t new with QT.  Two of our critics take sides and tell you what they think in this week’s Critics Corner.  As a bonus you will find information about Quentin’s push for 70mm showings, where you can see it that way in the full-length version, Samuel Jackson explaining how they made it, the search for 70mm projectors,  QT’s favorite Westerns and much more in Quentin Tarantino’s Wild Wild West on the Really BIG SCREEN. Continue reading

Doing Good While Drinking Well

bottle display

Photo courtesy Greenbar Distillery.

by Risa Nye

What does someone who writes about spirits and cocktails do when she goes out of town? As it turns out, she visits a distillery. Call it a busman’s holiday. But a recent trip to Los Angeles involved a trip to the Greenbar Craft Distillery, where my fellow tasters and I learned the ways in which we can actually become “carbon negative” for a day when we imbibe one cocktail made with two ounces of any Greenbar spirits. Continue reading