Matt Seiter’s “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars” is a top 10 nominee for the 2013 Tales of the Cocktail® – Spirited Awards® “Best New Book”





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Saint Louis, MO (May 17, 2013)Saint Louis’ AWARD WINNING MIXOLOGIST, Matt Seiter, Bar Manager and Chief Liquor Officer at Sanctuaria, a 2013 Open Table Diner’s Choice Award winner and recently named BEST DRINK MENU in St. Louis by the Riverfront Times and BEST COCKTAIL MENU by Alive Magazine, has been announced as a top 10 nominee for his book “The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars” in the “Best New Book” category at the prestigious Spirited Awards® at the 2013 Tales of the Cocktail®. 

Seiter released “The Dive Bar of Cocktails Bars” in December and has made several appearances across the US on his national book tour, with stops including Cleveland, New Orleans, New York, Louisville and this upcoming week, he will be in Denver.  Within these pages, Seiter, named 2012 BARTENDER OF THE YEAR by Sauce Magazine, divulges his secrets and stories behind the infamous Sanctuaria cocktail menu.  This no holds bar manual provides step-by-step instructions allowing you to re-create the cocktails you’ve grown to love (or waiting to devour) while tasting your way through the extensive Cocktail Club.  Included in this tell all cocktail guide are tips and tricks of the trade for tinctures, bitters and other “secret” ingredients used to give your cocktails the mouth-watering goodness Sanctuaria delivers.     


Through its annual Spirited Awards®, Tales of the Cocktail® provides recognition to bartenders, bars, writers and cocktail experts that continue to push the cocktail industry into new, exciting directions.  These awards were developed to recognize both national and international honorees across 17 categories that were selected by judging committees comprised of the most respected minds in the cocktail industry.  Awards will be announced on Saturday July 20, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans.


“The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars” is on sale now at Sanctuaria or online at

For additional information, contact Alison Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, at or by phone at (314) 535-9700.


About Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria offers exclusive menu selections with a modern twist paired with fresh cocktails that are made-to-order. Recently dubbed as the “sanctuary in the city”, the space is warm and inviting with an alluring appeal.  The tapas and cocktail menus incorporate the freshest, most locally produced ingredients possible with new and innovative ideas.


About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC, bringing you Sanctuaria, Hendricks BBQ, Café Ventana and Diablitos Cantina, is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entrepreneurs Ami Hendricks-Grimes and Gurpreet Padda.  Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.


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