Category Archives: Awards and Accolades

Sanctuaria named as one of the Top 55 Best Bourbon Bars in America

AMERICA’S 55 BEST BOURBON BARS Our 2013 List of the Top 55 Bourbon Bars in America Sanctuaria, St. Louis: Move over Anheuser-Busch, Sanctuaria is turning St. Louis into a Bourbon city. The spirits program is ran by Bourbon nut Matt Seiter, who regularly buys his own barrels from Kentucky distilleries. Although Sanctuaria tries to sell itself as a dive cocktail bar, Larry Rice says it’s no dive bar. “One of the first bars in the country to offer cocktails on tap and barrel aged cocktails,” says Rice who is a respected bartender in Bourbon Country. “This place is a gem

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National Writing Award

Sanctuaria’s Matt Seiter up for national writing award   Matt Seiter, bar manager and chief liquor officer at Sanctuaria in the Grove, is one of 10 finalists in the Best New Book category at the Spirited Awards at the 2013 Tales of the Cocktail. Tales of the Cocktail is a festival held annually in New Orleans. The Spirited Awards, given in 17 categories, provide recognition to bartenders, bars, writers and cocktail experts. Awards will be announced July 20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans. Seiter is nominated for “The Dive Bar of Cocktails Bars,” a look at the recipes for

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Good Spirit News

Sanctuaria: The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars by Matt Seiter (Nectar Media Group) I have to tell you, that I love spiral bound cocktail recipe books. This one goes a step further by having all the pages in a custom ring binder. Kind of like those recipe of the month card sets you used to be able to subscribe to in the 1980′s. Lest you turn your attention elsewhere based on this fact, let me say here that this book is on a par with Jim Meehan’s PDT Cocktail Book and Dale DeGroff’s Craft of the Cocktail. Although it may

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Sanctuaria’s Mint Julep: Gut Check’s Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion

By Kaitlin Steinberg Wed., May 1 2013 at 7:00 AM Photo by Jennifer Silverberg Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you’ve made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we’re going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: “Gut Check’s Hump-Day Cocktail Suggestion” Each week we take you to one of our favorite St. Louis bars (and, oh, the list is long) for a drink (or two) we — in consultation with the bartender — highly recommend. With

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Big O Classic

Three of In Good Company, LLC’s finest! Kowalski, Duepner and Doyle have been selected as finalists in the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition Saint Louis, MO (April 8, 2013) – In Good Company, LLC, the company that brought you Café Ventana, Sanctuaria, Diablitos Cantina and Hendricks BBQ will be proudly represented by their talented bartenders at the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition on April 14, 2013 at Salt Restaurant at 3pm. Three of the 10 finalists are from In Good Company restaurants. Mandi Kowalski and Joe Duepner will be competing from Sanctuaria, recently named Best Drink Menu in St. Louis by

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