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Postby Ganga » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:11 pm

What do we have to do to have a show in the greater LA area?
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:46 am

Ask very nicely.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:24 pm

Muskrat Portage wrote:Ask very nicely.
:D
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Oh, please, please, please. (where's the smiley bowing down)
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:06 pm

I guess they'll go where they perceive the demand to be Ganga. So keep demanding :headbang:
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby woodhill » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:22 pm

You can always make a LA BarelyLive

( note - not BARLEY ) :P
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby sku » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:37 pm

Yes Yes Yes!! We need a Whisky Live. LA whisky lovers are drastically underserved.

Pretty please can we have one?
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:46 pm

Why not get together and organise your own whisky festival rather than wait for someone else to do it.
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Postby sku » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:17 pm

Malt-Teaser wrote:Why not get together and organise your own whisky festival rather than wait for someone else to do it.
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I'm not sure we could get hundreds of purveyors to come to "Ganga & Sku's Whisky Event", held in my backyard. :D
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:40 pm

sku wrote:
Malt-Teaser wrote:Why not get together and organise your own whisky festival rather than wait for someone else to do it.
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I'm not sure we could get hundreds of purveyors to come to "Ganga & Sku's Whisky Event", held in my backyard. :D


I'm not sure they'd let us serve the hand-rolled "cigars" with the whisky. :shock: We could call it "View a SKU". :D We could get Silent Bob as the host.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:46 am

No, I wasn't talking about your back yard.
Munich hosts an independent festival, so does Victoria and many other places.

Find a venue, contact your local importers / dealers and also the distilleries themselves to see how many would be interested in committing to the event.
You will need a suitable location and then lots of advertising, with the event being planned about a year in advance.

As for the business plan:
Work out how much you need to charge for each stand, plus entry fees against the cost of advertising and the event itself.

I am sure people like Lawrence would be able to offer further sensible advice.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby lohssanami » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:04 pm

Ask, and you shall receive!

http://www.whiskylive.com/shows.php

From the home page, it shows LA in October, 2008. However, there are no details, and clicking on the LA link just shows a reference to the previous show in Barcelona.

Oh well, I'm sure there will be more details soon.

I'll go down there for that one...woohoo.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby mikeymad » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:29 pm

There you go, looks like it will go up against the WhiskyFest in SF during the same period. At least the beverage people will only have to make one trip out.

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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Ganga » Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:32 am

Wee! Will try to keep up on this. :D
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:26 pm

:coffee: Hey, they've corrected the link for Whisky Live LA. It no longer says Barcelona but coming to LA. :thumbsup:
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby sku » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:46 pm

Wow. That is great news. Talk abour responding to the board.

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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:11 pm

sku wrote:Wow. That is great news. Talk abour responding to the board.

:thumbsup:


Uh, uh, how about a Leikanger Live Whisky Fest??? I could help organize and plan, and guarantee most of the 2000 person population would be there!! Plus many others in the surrounding area. Heck, do it in summer and get a mess of tourists to visit too!!
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby lohssanami » Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:20 am

Ok...I better start saving my money because it seems LA has some crazy good SM prices in those stores.

It should be a good time.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Ganga » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:09 pm

Yep, you could go crazy at some of the stores down here. I'm really looking forward to an LA event.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:22 am

Muskrat Portage wrote:Ask very nicely.
:D
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See? It worked! Good things come to those who ask.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Ganga » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:43 pm

"Squeaky wheel gets the oil." :P I guess whisky in this case. :D
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Miandi » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:23 pm

I see that WhiskyFest in SF is scheduled for Friday, October 10. Whisky Live is scheduled for Los Angeles, also in October although the exact date has not yet been set.

Can anyone tell me what the differences are between these two events?
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby whiskeybro-mark » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:12 am

I don't know anything about Whisky Live, but WhiskyFest is only held three times a year in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. It is run by Malt Advocate Magazine whereas Whisky Life looks like it is run by Whisky Magazine.

The first San Francisco Whisky Fest was last year and I had a total blast. FWIW
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby mikeymad » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:46 pm

Bump for any whiskylive US comments out there......

I have to agree that the Wfest SF was a huge and very good event. Too many beverages for the amount of time.

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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Ganga » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:52 pm

:evil: Still waiting for news on the LA event. Liver may really hate me this October. There's WhiskyFest SF, MOKtoberfest and Whisky Live. Liver, where'd you go?
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Ganga » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:02 pm

Still no further information. No dates, no locations.

Anyone?
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby sku » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:28 pm

Ganga wrote:Still no further information. No dates, no locations.

Anyone?


Yes, please let us know. I need to mark my calendar and reserve the date.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Ganga » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:30 pm

Well now I see no listing for Whisky Live LA. :evil: Does this mean that we have been eliminated...again? :headbang:
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby lohssanami » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:35 pm

It looks like they couldn't squeeze it in...I wonder if Matt will be able to give us some info on LA.

You'd think that they would say on the site that the LA show was cancelled, but perhaps the date didn't work, and they are trying to find another date before changing the guesstimated date on the site.

I'm sure they'll let us know.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby sku » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:22 pm

Ganga wrote:Well now I see no listing for Whisky Live LA. :evil: Does this mean that we have been eliminated...again? :headbang:


Please say it ain't so! :(

Come on, WM, you guys would love a trip out here in October, or whenever.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby mikeymad » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:26 am

Dang that is harsh....

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Re: Whisky Live LA

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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Ganga » Thu May 29, 2008 6:44 pm

Can anyone at Whisky Magazine tell us what's up with the LA show? Has it been written off for this year or a more permanent basis? Someone remember to ask Matt at the Glenfiddich tasting.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Matt2 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:28 pm

I'm not exactly sure, but a problem with the venue being booked :?
It hasn't been forgotten and will be coming to LA, but probably next year now.

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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby lohssanami » Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:30 pm

Thanks for the update Matt.
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Re: Whisky Live LA

Postby Ganga » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:22 pm

Thank you very much Matt.

2008: :headbang:

2009: :D
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