logo_302Ocean Vodka to Showcase Handcrafted Farm to Table Cocktails at Prestigious Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival August 21-24

Heading to Los Angeles for a four-day celebration of all things food and wine, Ocean Vodka is proud to be representing Hawaii at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival. Ocean Vodka will be offering the finest in organic spirits to more than 20,000 national and international attendees.

5aNow in its fourth year, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival will showcase the finest in food and drink culture throughout Los Angeles and highlight culinary personalities from throughout the country. This premier event combines over 100 acclaimed wineries with 100 celebrity chefs, offering several wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and some of the most remarkable dining opportunities available in the world. Continuing the tradition of giving back to the community, the event also serves as a benefit for the Berkley Foundation.

1016_bOcean Vodka will be serving freshly made handcrafted cocktails nightly, paired to the evening’s theme. For example, Friday night will be Asian Night Market and the Ocean Vodka Blueberry Ginger and Asian Fusion cocktails will be served.

“We are honored to represent the state of Hawaii in Los Angeles at this premier Festival,” says Ocean Vodka CEO Shay Smith.  “Our premium, organic, deep ocean water spirit will be the perfect addition of aloha to this celebrated line-up of esteemed wineries and chefs.”

For more information, high-resolution images, and requests for interviews, please contact Kristin Hettermann at 808-205-4767 or Kristin@oceanvodka.com.  Photo Credit: Food (CBS), Location (Fodor’s)

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Thursday, August 21 – Sunday, August 24, 2014
Based amid one of the country’s foremost cultural destinations along Grand Avenue, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival spans the city and offers guests the chance to sample the cuisines and products from some of the most prominent epicurean influencers, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the entertainment industry’s brightest talents.  Guests can choose from fun seminar tastings and indulge in multi-course meals with each course crafted by todays most acclaimed chefs and paired with amazing wines. Saturday and Sunday of the event, guests flock to the Lexus Grand Tasting, a luxurious venue to enjoy wines from 100 pinnacle wineries and tastings from 25 of the weekend’s top chefs.

The Berkley Foundation is a non-profit organization and the philanthropic arm of Coastal Luxury Management (CLM).  Since 2007, CLM has worked towards raising funds and distributing grants to local and regional organizations dedicated to promoting enriched experiences for the youth of Monterey County and beyond. This means collaborating with a variety of organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, Voices for Children, The Pebble Beach Foundation, the Monterey Wine & Educational Foundation and Make-a-Wish, to name a few. Our goal in supporting these organizations is to help make them stronger and more vibrant places where children and families can thrive and reach their full potential.

Ocean Vodka is 100% certified USDA Organic, gluten-free and the only vodka in the world made from organic sugar cane and deep ocean mineral water, sourced from a depth of 3,000 feet off the Kona Coast of the Island of Hawaii.  The trace minerals, including potassium, magnesium and calcium, help create a distinct and pleasant flavor profile that is unlike any other vodka.  Long inspired by the ocean paradise of Hawaii, the mission of Ocean Vodka is to create a superior organic, value-added agricultural product from Hawaii that supports the local economy, competes globally based on quality and raises awareness for the conservation of the ocean.  The Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery in Kula, Maui highlights the company’s commitment to socially and environmentally conscious business practices, utilizing solar panels to power 100% of the operations and sustainably farming and harvesting organic sugar cane.  Tours run seven days a week and educate guests about the importance of organic farming for the conservation of land and ocean, sustainable manufacturing and the production of spirits.  Ocean Vodka has been the exclusive vodka on Hawaiian Airlines since 2007, and is the number one selling spirit made in Hawaii.  Ocean Vodka is sold in 35 states, Washington, DC, and Canada and is sold at $32.99/750ml.  Produced by Hawai‘i Sea Spirits, Kula, Maui, Hawai‘i 40% ALC/VOL (80 Proof).