The red carpet for Spirits news… (No flashbulbs, please!)

The spirits portion of the 2015 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition comes to Fairplex May 5-6. More than 300 of the world’s finest, smoothest distilled beverages will compete for top honors in a variety of categories. It’s the Academy Awards for cocktails. The award-winning entries will be displayed at the 93rd anniversary of the Los Angeles County Fair, September 4 - September 27, 2015.

More than 3,000 wines vie for medals in the wine competition May 13 - 14. Complementing the Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competitions, the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition takes place in April (Northern Hemisphere) and July (Southern Hemisphere) at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel.