Adam Rains

Beverage Editor

Adam has a true passion for food, wine, beer & spirits. He is a barman at CarneVino, a brand ambassador for Brooklyn Brewery and a long-time cocktailian. Adam strives to learn every day and during his career he’s studied at SDSU, USBG, BarSmarts, International Sommeliers Guild and the Certified Cicerone Program. His mantra with both food & cocktails is, “fresh is best.”

Adam Rains's Articles ›

Hofstetten Granitbock

An atypical Austrian and German style, the Granitbock is a unique and tasty way to explore the world of beer. It is brewed according to the historic style “Stone Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2017

OM Spirits

Bartenders are always searching for new ways to transmit flavor in a unique and honest way. OM Spirits were developed by mixology consultant Natalie Bovis to do just that. Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2017

Crown Royal XR 40% ABV

Canadian Whisky is a category that may be overlooked by some American whisky connoisseurs. It is a style that is marked with elegance and balance but almost always has Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2017

Our Picks by Adam Rains

Ocean Trout Sashimi with Pop Rocks Photos by Adam Rains The strip mall on Jones and Warm Springs is like many in Vegas: There is a gas station, dry cleaner, gaming Read more ›

Adam Rains on Oct 1, 2017

Our Picks by Adam Rains

Santo TequilaRock and Tequila have had a history of going “mano y mano” so it makes sense that two of rock-n-roll’s most prolific players, Adam Levine and Sammy Hagar, Read more ›

Adam Rains on Sep 1, 2017

Our Vegas Picks by Adam Rains

Rising from the DepthsThanks to Bryant Jane and Lyle Cervanka, Starboard Tack has risen from the depths of Las Vegas memory. For late night, or anytime deliciousness, Starboard Tack Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jul 1, 2017

For the Love of the Craft

“Today in high-end restaurants, bartenders don’t want to use the mass produced products; they want to use something special. The chefs are buying the best cuts of meat and Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jul 1, 2016

SWS of Nevada Academy

“The Academy, it’s really a magnificent place for education and the perfect showcase that embodies functionality and ergonomics behind the bar, along with high-end design.We had the opportunity to Read more ›

Adam Rains on Feb 1, 2016

Chazz Palminteri

Rolling hills, charmingly rustic fishing villages and a dark sensibility are all images that are conjured by the mention of Sicily. Along with sitting in a piazza, drinking espresso, Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jan 1, 2016

For the Love of the Craft

Many have imagined owning a bar or owning the place where they work; some are able to live that dream and actually make it happen. Meet the owner of Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jan 1, 2016

USBG Cocktail of the Month

This month’s USBG featured cocktail brings together a very unique vodka with sensationally seasonal pomegranate, Emiglia Romanga’s favorite amaro, iconically herbal chartreuse and the freshness of citrus & cucumber. Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jan 1, 2016

For the Love of the Craft

San Diego is well known for great weather, beautiful beaches, sunny dispositions and exceptional beer. In the cocktail world, it hasn’t always been on the radar. Now a homegrown Read more ›

Adam Rains on Dec 1, 2015

For the Love of the Craft

John Paddon is a man of a powerful thirst. He has left the confines of a comfortable high salaried corporate F&B job and has set out to find his Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2015

For the Love of the Craft

Steve Schneider is on quite a ride. From his military service, to bar apprentice, bartender to principal bartender at one of the most iconic/influential bars in the world, Employees Read more ›

Adam Rains on Oct 1, 2015