“One For The Road” With Natalie Bovis Debuts on Tom Leykis’s New Normal Network

“One For The Road” With Natalie Bovis Debuts on Tom Leykis’s New Normal Network

Weekly Podcast for Cocktail Geeks, Gastronomists, Bartenders, Foodies, Home Entertainers and World Travelers is Leykis’s Latest Acquisition

Los Angeles, CA.30 June 2011.Tom Leykis today announced the latest addition to his New Normal Network with “One For The Road,” a weekly show hosted by Natalie Bovis aka The Liquid Muse.

With a new podcast available every Wednesday, “One For The Road” will bring a global flavor to New Normal Network’s current food and beverage lineup that includes, “The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis” and “The Imbiber Show with Dan Dunn.”

Stated Leykis, “Natalie travels the world, interviewing the best mixologists, bartenders and distillers to discover the hottest tastes and trends with infectious enthusiasm along with practical advice on how to make the cocktails you love right at home. The New Normal is excited to have such an entertaining and informative podcast.”

“I’m thrilled to bring my world-wide tippling adventures to New Normal’s audience,” stated Bovis. “My ‘One For The Road’ will appeal to those progressive and globally-minded enough to enjoy great music along with interviews that will fit with their urban hipster lifestyle.

“Whether learning about 100 year old absinthe from an expert in Paris, getting tips on pairing bourbon and cheese for their next house party from the Cheese Impresario in Los Angeles, or meeting Conde Nast’s bartender of the year from London's Savoy Cocktail Bar, ‘One for the Road’ brings the world of drinking well around the world to YOU!”

New episodes of “One For the Road” with Natalie Bovis, The Liquid Muse will be available every Wednesdays by 6am eastern through NewNormalNetwork.com

One For The Road
(this episode will be available “off cycle” beginning Friday, July 1)
Episode 1
Title: Inside Hollywood’s Spare Room with Aidan Demarest
Natalie sips specialty cocktails with Aidan Demarest, GM of Spare Room cocktail bar inside The Roosevelt, one of Hollywood’s most historic and celebrity-rich hotels. The Spare Room cocktail lounge opened in early 2011, but the atmospheric details recall years past, when it was a game room, and the remodel kept two 1930’s era wooden bowling lanes in tact and available for private parties! Demarest shares tales revolving around the “Golden Era” of the movie industry when Hollywood’s elite hung out at the Roosevelt, and reveals who is suspected of smuggling in homemade gin during Prohibition. Running time: 11:32 minutes

Episode 2
Title: Punching It Out with David Wondrich in New Zealand
While attending the 42 Below Vodka World Cup cocktail competition in Queenstown, New Zealand, Natalie talks “punch” with judge David Wondrich, Cocktail Historian and author of Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl, and Imbibe!: A Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar, among others. Wondrich shares why this classic drink is the hot new trend in modern cocktail bars; what led Team USA to victory for the international ‘Punch Challenge’ during the 42 Below Vodka World Cup in New Zealand; and his top picks for punch around New York. Running Time: 13:04 minutes

Episode 3: Mindful Bartending with BarSmarts (& Bar Stars)
Natalie sips Beefeater Negronis (equal parts: Beefeater gin, sweet vermouth, Campari) at Roger Room in Los Angeles with a mind-boggling panel of “bar stars” to discuss Bar Smarts, an online and in-person training for mixology-minded bartenders. Guests include acclaimed bartenders and educators: Simon Ford, Global Ambassador for Pernod Ricard; Gary ‘Gaz’ Regan, author and founder of Ardent Spirits; Aisha Sharpe, co-founder of Contemporary Cocktails; Dushan Zaric, co-owner of Employees Only and Macau Trading Co. in New York City; Nick Strangeway, co-founder of Strange Hill Consulting in London; Tony Conigliaro co-owner of 69 Colebrook Row in London (and pioneer in “barrel aging” cocktails). Bar Smarts new program called Pioneers of Bartending covers topics from ‘Mindful Bartending’ to homegrown ingredients to the science of cocktails. Also hear this group’s bar recommendations for London, New York, Munich, Tokyo, Bogotá - even Gaz’s favorite pub in Lancashire! Running Time: 15:24 minutes

About The New Normal Network. The New Normal Network is the creation of nationally renowned, Los Angeles based radio personality Tom Leykis. Comprised of some of America's most popular audio content, New Normal Network includes new and daring content presented on every possible device and medium there is. New Normal Network includes New Normal Rock, New Normal Music, Pure Pop Hits, The Gary & Dino Show, The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis, The Imbiber Show with Dan Dunn and One For The Road with The Liquid Muse, Natalie Bovis.

The New Normal Network offers 24/7 content to an international audience that demands the best and cannot find elsewhere. Leykis, best known as an engaging and provocative talk radio presence, has returned to his music intensive roots to give listeners the kind of experience he started his career with at age 14 in Babylon, New York - raised on rock n’ roll radio. The revolution won’t be televised, and it certainly won’t be heard on radio stations with “a bigger mix and a better variety.” Join us at NewNormalNetwork.com

About Natalie Bovis. Natalie Bovis is the founder and mixologist behind TheLiquidMuse.com bridging the gap between the beverage industry, bartenders and the home entertainer through TV appearances, cocktail classes, magazine articles, her video show “Inspired Sips,” and her travel and tippling podcast for New Normal Network, “One For the Road.” Natalie has shaken-and-stirred on E! Entertainment’s That Morning Show, and WE’s Platinum Babies, and has created signature cocktails for events such as Skyy vodka’s Sex And The City 2 worldwide premiere; the Celebrity Poker Tournament at the Playboy Mansion; and customized, nonalcoholic Preggatinis™ for preggie celebs such as Kendra Wilkinson and Brooke Sheen. She is the author of Preggatinis™: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be (Globe Pequot 2008) and The Bubbly Bride: Your Ultimate Wedding Cocktail Guide (Globe Pequot 2009)