SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to her well-known name and undeniable taste when it comes to selecting platinum level formulas, "Pixie Paula" Dezzutti Hewlette, founder of Local Choice Spirits, was selected as this year's first female judge in the 8th annual International Spirits Competition taking place at the San Diego Spirits Festival. "She is very well respected in the industry," states Liz Edwards, founder of the world-renowned gathering that takes place in the golden state every summer.
In late August, San Diego will get a swell of almost 4000 guests attending the 8th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival. The festival is a dream come true for gin, whiskey and bourbon lovers, rum rulers, vodka vipers, tequila tasters and international mixologists. The captivating San Diego Bay serves as the perfect backdrop for celebrating with tantalizing foods and award winning spirits, including the innovative concoctions from Local Choice Spirits. If you stay awhile, you may also catch a glance of notable names such as: Cheech Marin, Dwight Eubanks, and the infamous Hatfield's & McCoy's.
Celebrity Brand Builder, "Pixie Paula", is excited to be a judge and to provide an American Folklore themed booth at the largest cocktail and culinary festival in San Diego. The weekend event will be packed with crowd pleasing activities such as grand tastings, bartender and mini competitions, risqué entertainment, food, live music, celebrity sightings and more.
A few of the beverages on top of everyone's list to sample include: Camus Elegance XO Cognac, retails for $145 a bottle, Glencadam 15-year Highland Scotch retails for $85, and Local Choice's very own award winning line up of Hatfield & McCoy Whiskey, Dwight Eubanks Gin Collection, Gentry Bourbon, featured on Bravo's Southern Charm TV Show, Richard Rawlings Gas Monkey Cinnamon Tequila, and the exquisite Capone Distilling Rum Reserve to name a few.
Other industry giants that will join Pixie Paula at the San Diego International Spirits Competition, are the amazing George Manska, inventor of the NEAT glass, and Judges Philip Dobard (Museum of the American Cocktail), Andrew Faulkner (VP American Distilling Institute), David Rippentrop, Brian Christensen, John Fluke, Pedro Quiroba III, Rich Manning, Brian Cary, and the wonderful Christine Crnek, the second female to participate in the competition in its history!
ABOUT PIXIE PAULA DEZZUTTI HEWLETTE
Innovator, celebrity brand builder and speaker, Paula Dezzutti Hewlette, started her career in finance and years after becoming an ordained minister, decided to move people's spirits through libation and inspiring them to give back through celebration. Paula believes that by "pouring it forward", the world will be a better place. "Pixie Paula" is the founder of the family owned Local Choice Spirits, a platform utilizing a technologically advanced distillery, Kosher certified and all natural premium products, advanced marketing techniques, and distribution connections for the spirits industry. For more information please visit, localchoicespirits.com
ABOUT SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL:
Since 2009, San Diego Spirits Festival has brought the best of the craft cocktail scene to the city of San Diego, celebrating local cuisine, mixology, and all things spirits. Voted Premier Traveler's, "Must-Try Festival of the Year", and named by Fodors.com as "One of the Best Cocktail Festivals in America. Festival attendees can save $20 using Promo Code: COCKTAILS.
LOCATION & TIMES: August 27– 28, 2016 * Sat 2pm - 6pm * Sun 1pm - 5pm * 1000 N. Harbor Drive San Diego
For more information on the San Diego Spirits Festival please visit, SanDiegoSpiritsFestival.com.
SOURCE Local Choice Spirits