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Good Food Awards Finalists

Good Food Awards 2018 Finalists Announced 

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Venus Aquavit & Wayward Whiskey Bourbon have both been named finalists in the 2018 Good Food Awards! Winners will be announced in January at the annual awards ceremony in San Francisco.

Click here for the full list of finalists across all categories.

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Ride for rosa

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A fundraising ride for the Redwood Empire Food Bank of Santa Rosa & Sonoma County.

Benefitting the victims of the Northern California fires.

$500 fundraising goal per cyclist.

Limited to 100 cyclists.

56 Miles along the Santa Cruz Coast, including Swanton and turning around at Pidgeon Point.

Coffee, breakfast, post-ride beers/cocktails & lunch provided.

More information and tickets here.

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Distilled Spirits & custom surfboards

Check out this fun video put together by Visit Santa Cruz County.

"Get to know what makes Santa Cruz so unique with Martijn Stiphout from Ventana Surfboards and Sean Venus, of Venus Spirits. Using reclaimed wood and locally sourced, organic ingredients respectively, these master craftsmen live and work in Santa Cruz. Combining a love of the ocean, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a little bit of salt air, these locals capture the essence of what it means to love what you do and where you live."

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meet your new favorite fall drink: aquavit

 By Jessica Yadegaran | The Mercury News 

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One of the most common questions we get asked is "what is Aquavit"? Venus Spirits is one of four distilleries in California making the traditional Scandinavian spirit, and that number is on the rise around the country. Learn more about the spirit characterized by caraway and why you should have it on your bar...full article here

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Coastal living food awards 2017

 Photo: Stephen DeVries; Styling: Rachael Burrow and Lindsey Ellis Beatty

 Photo: Stephen DeVries; Styling: Rachael Burrow and Lindsey Ellis Beatty

Check out the best food & drink from around the country on the mouthwatering list featured in the October issue of Coastal Living. Read the digital version here.

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COCKTAILBEERFEST

Saturday, September 30th

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Cocktails // Beer // Food // Music

Join us for an amazing event here at the distillery and enjoy drinks from the best local bars and breweries, delicious food and live music. Proceeds will be donated to the VMC Foundation fund that has been set up for David Purgason, our distiller who was injured here in July.

Tickets and more info HERE.

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Win This One

The Tomboy Sessions #2

 

The Tomboy Sessions video with Willy Tea Taylor has been released! Check out the video along with the awesome crew that made it happen below.

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Surf's Not the Only Thing up in Santa cruz

By Matt Kettmann // Wine Enthusiast 

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Natural Bridges / Photo by VSCC and Denis Jockmans

From where the distillery is located on the Westside, to the Santa Cruz mountains there are plenty of places to eat, drink and take in the sights. Check out the full article here.

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To catch a thief

By Amber Turpin // Spoonful Magazine

El Ladrón translates to "the thief," and it's the name of the blue agave spirits we're making here in Santa Cruz, CA. Read about our El ladrón, the distillery and find an awesome cocktail recipe here.

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