Luke Lambert - Golden State of Cocktails

Protagonist, The Local, Virtu (Phoenix, AZ)

*at time of award

“GSC was (as it well should be) about the people and about hospitality. To that effect, GSC was as tremendous as any of the more established cocktail weeks I have attended. To aid in that effect even more I would humbly suggest the opening gala be held in a more accessible venue, although I did quite enjoy myself at The Paramour House. All in all, I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience and as those involved reflect on the week and the ways to make the structure even MORE efficient and hospitable, I’m sure that will only continue to be the case. Many thanks to Bobby Navarro and the Board of Inspire Artistic Minds for your time and consideration and I hope you find this summary of some use for future endeavors.”

Bobby Navarro