TONIGHT AT 9:15PM -The Great Chicken Wing Hunt
Find out who the chicken wing genius is!
Who is Tito’s Handmade Vodka?
Directed by Matt Reynolds
Q & A will be held in the theater after the film
Matt Reynolds isn’t a stranger to Sarasota. He has been here before. He and his wife love the area. Yesterday they went jogging on the beach and go boating whenever possible to watch the dolphins, manatees and to fish.
Monday afternoon was the first screening in Sarasota. “It’s actually a pretty sophisticated film audience, ” Matt Reynolds shares with me while at Clasico at the wings and vodka party sponsored by Titos Vodka. He says he received a lot of great compliments after the film like the pacing was really good and the humor was subtle and dead pan (which is hard because you’re relying on things to just happen, then you have to figure out how to edit them so they work as jokes or humor).
I wasn’t able to make the first screening, but I will be there Tuesday night for the 9:15pm screening. I have one advantage, I tried the wings and they are amazingly delicious. They couldn’t bring them out fast enough yesterday at the party. If you want to get the recipe, come see the movie. Hollywood 20 theater located at 1993 Main Street – the festival box office is inside and you can get your tickets there or call 941.366.6200.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka has been around for over 15 years they sponsored the cast and crews party at Clasico. I spoke with Duane Wildridge, North Florida area manager about the brand.
Why did Tito’s Handmade Vodka Sponsor this event?
Duane: We love to support the local communities by participating in events. We support Matt and his film crew on their quest for the greatest chicken wing in the world. The folks who showed up here at our event at Clasico were able to pair the chicken wings in the movie with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and some of our handcrafted cocktails made by the staff.
What’s your favorite cocktail made with Tito’s?
Duane: I drink Tito’s Handmade Vodka with two squeezed limes.
What makes Tito’s different from the other vodka out there?
Duane: We are made 100% from corn, making us Gluten free. We are six times distilled using old style copper pot distillation, creating a smoother round taste. We are made in America (Austin, Texas) by Tito Beverage. It’s a pretty simple process, pretty simple vodka made for folk who want to have a good time. We are the hottest vodka out there now.
Do you love what you do?
Duane: I love my job, it’s the brand, it’s the people, Tito himself -mostly we service our customers and have a very loyal cult-like following of drinkers, but also everyday we are developing new fans of the brand.
How does Tito’s promote responsible drinking?
Duane: At our events there is always some sort of safe-ride involved. We want people to have fun, if they need a ride home from the events we sponsor, we will provide that for them.