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About Jose Martinez

Jose Martinez is a Los Angeles-based journalist with more than 20 years experience covering breaking news, local government, film, music, food, spirits, and travel. An award-winning author, he has published two biographies and is the founder of LAdineNclub.com where he has his hand on the pulse of L.A. covering the latest trends, as well as what’s hot in dining and cocktails.
Latest Posts | By Jose Martinez
Ask a Bartender: How to Create a Perfectly Balanced Low-Proof Cocktail
6 days ago

Ask a Bartender: How to Create a Perfectly Balanced Low-Proof Cocktail

We chatted with Andrea Hoover, the beverage director for Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, about how to make a perfectly balanced low-proof cocktail…
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Get to Know Milano Torino, the Tasty Ancestor of the Negroni
1 month ago

Get to Know Milano Torino, the Tasty Ancestor of the Negroni

The Negroni may be more popular, but the Milano Torino cocktail came first. Get to know this tasty predecessor of the Negroni…
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The Official Drink of Santa Catalina Island is a White Russian Gone Crazy
1 month ago

The Official Drink of Santa Catalina Island is a White Russian Gone Crazy

Described as “a White Russina gone crazy,” Buffalo Milk is the decadent, summery drink of Santa Catalina Island. Here’s how to make one at home…
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El Silencio’s Dirty Mezcal Martini is a Must-Try Cocktail
2 months ago

El Silencio’s Dirty Mezcal Martini is a Must-Try Cocktail

This smoky, briny Dirty Mezcal Martini is an absolute must-try for fans of the classic cocktail. Here’s how to make it at home…
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Cameron Masden Runs One of the Coolest Cocktail Programs in L.A.
8 months ago

Cameron Masden Runs One of the Coolest Cocktail Programs in L.A.

We sat down with The Raymond 1886 head bartender Cameron Masden about his inspiration behind the cocktail menu…
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Meet Dr. Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at BenRiach, The GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh
8 months ago

Meet Dr. Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at BenRiach, The GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh

Check out our interview with Dr. Rachel Barrie, the master blender at BenRiach, The GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh…
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Meet James Bowers, National Brand Ambassador for The Macallan
9 months ago

Meet James Bowers, National Brand Ambassador for The Macallan

We sat down with James Bowers, the national brand ambassador for The Macallan, to talk scotch…
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Justin Campbell Specializes in Making A-List Celebrities Happy Imbibers
9 months ago

Justin Campbell Specializes in Making A-List Celebrities Happy Imbibers

We sat down with Justin Campbell of The h.wood Group to find out how he crafts cocktails to keep his celebrity clientele happy…
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Event Recap: BevCon 2018 Los Angeles
1 year ago

Event Recap: BevCon 2018 Los Angeles

For three days this past August, over 300 people gathered at The LINE Hotel in Los Angeles to attend the third annual BevCon, an industry conference for beverage professionals. Newly relocated to sunny L.A….
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