A sipper of fine spirits and specialty cocktails, Selena Ricks writes TheDizzyFizz.com and is a former nightlife editor and currently works in PR. She also happens to be friends with some of NYC's finest mixologists. Selena is making a real name for herself with all the innovative ideas she has for today's ever-changing cocktail culture. With a varied background and big plans ahead, Selena Ricks is a name to know. She has loved her time so far in the industry, especially because of all the connections she has made.
Not only is Selena known for her writing, but she it renowned in the New York area for her exceptional events. In 2010, Selena focused on industry parties geared toward New York bartenders and bar professionals, brand-sponsored brunches for New York bloggers and food writers and larger parties for all fans of the cocktail.
You can also read about Selena in an interview written by Sara Gorelick.
Rene Valdez has one of the most coveted jobs around. As Director of Training and Education for Jose Cuervo, he travels the world to educate the thirsty masses on the tasting profiles of Jose Cuervo's robust portfolio. He shares the story of the brand's vast history as the only tequila distillery of significant size that is still run by Mexicans who are all direct decedents of the Cuervo founder of 1758.