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

The spirits portion of the 2016 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition comes to Fairplex May 10-11. More than 360 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 94th anniversary of the LA County Fair, September 2 - September 25, 2016.

More than 3,000 wines vie for medals in the wine competition May 18 - 19. Complementing the Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competitions, the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition takes place in March (Northern Hemisphere) and TBD (Southern Hemisphere) at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel.