NOLADrinks Show – Beer with Sal and Matt – Casa d’Aristi

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome our regular beer experts, Sal Mortillaro and Matt Horney. We touch on numerous brew-related topics including trends, IPAs, open fermentation, and more. We also chat with Nicole Arnell of Mexican distillery, Casa d’Aristi, a decades-old operation located in the Yucatan.

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NOLADrinks Show – Genever with Danny Ronen and Wild Roots Vodka

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with noted spirits educator, consultant, and bar owner, Danny Ronen, about the interesting spirit Genever. We also visit with Brendon Bain of Wild Roots Spirits and discuss their various and well-made fruit-infused vodkas!

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NOLADrinks Show – Brand Ambassadors with Glenfiddich – Hendrick’s Gin – Reyka Vodka

On this week’s installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with three brand ambassadors with the William Grant and Sons portfolio. We’re joined by Tracie Franklin of Glenfiddich, Mattias Horseman of Hendrick’s Gin, and Trevor Schneider of Reyka Vodka. We chatted with these three fun and interesting friends during Tales of the Cocktail here in New Orleans not too long ago!

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NOLADrinks Show – Montenegro Amaro – Aperitivo Select – Louisiana Restaurant Association

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re jam-packed with interviews! First up, we talk with Rudi Cararro and Salvatore Tafuri of Montenegro Amaro and Aperitivo Select. We’re also joined by Gabriel Manfredi of the noted London bar, Oriole. We talk about these two categories and low-ABV cocktails. Then, we head over to the Louisiana Restaurant Association Expo and talk about the state’s restaurant business, its importance, and more.

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NOLADrinks Show – La Fée Absinthe and Satchmo Summer Fest

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we have two great chats. First, we speak with Rebecca Sell and Heather Twichell of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. about their upcoming Satchmo Summerfest honoring Louis Armstrong. We are also joined by New Orleans songbird extraordinaire, Robin Barnes, who will be performing at the festival. Then, we chat with George Rowley, owner of La Fée Absinthe. We talk absinthe and his fascinating journey to make it legal again in Europe (and how that affected the US, as well.)

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NOLADrinks Show – Tales of the Cocktail and More – Caroline Rosen – Tiffanie Barriere – Keyatta Mincey – Daniela Jagemann

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we’re talking further about Tales of the Cocktail. This time, we discuss the grant program, the Spirited Awards, and much more. We’re joined by Tales executive director, Caroline Rosen; The Drinking Coach and Tales grant committee member, Tiffanie Barriere; Keyatta Mincey of Pictures and Cocktails; and Tales Chief of Staff, Daniela Jugemann. It’s a fun, lively, and interesting conversation touching on issues in the industry, our guests’ backgrounds, and even an aloe liqueur!

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NOLADrinks Show – Gary Solomon Jr. of Tales of the Cocktail – Ian McNulty of The Advocate

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we have two featured interviews. First up, Gary Solomon Jr., the new co-chair of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, talks about that organization and their signature event, Tales of the Cocktail happening in New Orleans this week. Then, we chat with Ian McNulty, restaurant and food writer for The New Orleans Advocate newspaper. We discuss the business and culture here in town.

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NOLADrinks Show – Fred Parent of Hendrick’s Gin with Arie Dixon and John Stanley

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Hendrick’s Gin brand ambassador, Fred Parent. We’re also joined by his friends and musical collaborators, Arie Dixon and John Stanley. We talk about their shared service industry background, cocktails, and their new musical project that brings these worlds together!

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NOLADrinks Show - Kirk Estopinal of Cure and Cane & Table

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we talk with Kirk Estopinal, co-owner of Cure and Cane & Table. We discuss their locations, Kirk’s background, winning the most recent James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program for Cure, work-life balance, mentorship in the industry, and much more.

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NOLADrinks Show - Caroline Rosen of Tales of the Cocktail

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Caroline Rosen, the new Executive Director of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation. We discuss their signature event, Tales of the Cocktail 2018, taking place in July in New Orleans. We also talk about the organization’s new leadership and new direction as well as many of the programs and issues they are pursuing.

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NOLADrinks Show – Jeff Beachbum Berry – Tiki Cocktails and Culture

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Tiki cocktail and culture historian, author, and restaurateur, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. We visit his spot in New Orleans, Latitude 29, and talk about the origins of Tiki, the drinks, his books, the restaurant, and much more! We continue the chat with Jeff on “Another Shot with NOLADrinks” and also start the show with some news from the restaurant and bar business along with talk about American whiskey and tariffs in our “Parting Shot.”

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NOLADrinks Show – Manolito and the Cuban Cantinero Tradition

Welcome to the new format of The NOLADrinks Show! You get the first part of the show, taken from the radio broadcast in New Orleans, along with exclusive and in-depth podcast-only content on “Another Shot with NOLADrinks,” too! We attend the grand opening of Manolito, a Cuban-inspired bar located in the French Quarter. We chat about the new spot and the cantinero tradition in Cuba they seek to honor with co-proprietors Nick Detrich and Chris Hannah along with their honored guest, famed bartender Julio Cabrera.

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NOLADrinks Show – Paul Gustings and Kimberly Patton-Bragg – Summer Cocktails – Corpse Reviver – Chartreuse and More

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we have our featured interview with bartenders Kimberly Patton-Bragg of Latitude 29 and Paul Gustings of Tujague’s. We talk summer cocktails, the Corpse Reviver, Chartreuse, Bitter Lemon and Gin, and much more. We also talk news from the beverage industry and some big news with the show!

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NOLADrinks Show – Longway Tavern and the Restaurant Business

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we pay a visit to the newly opened Longway Tavern located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. We chat with proprietors Liam Deegan and Robért LeBlanc about their new spot. Then, in our featured interview, we discuss the state of the restaurant business in New Orleans. Robért sticks with us for this chat and we are joined by the co-proprietor of Manolito, Nick Detrich.

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NOLADrinks Show – Del Maguey Mezcal – Tales of the Cocktail – Batch Cocktails

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we take a rare break from airing an entirely new show (we’re blaming the heat here in New Orleans!) So, we run some great segments from recent shows. We talk with Evan Meeker of Del Maguey Mezcal, Neal Bodenheimer of Cure and Tales of the Cocktail, where we discuss that event, and we also share some tips and ideas for batching cocktails.

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NOLADrinks Show – Barbara Frank of Dr. Konstantin Frank Wines and the Beer Guys – Matt and Sal

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Barbara Frank of Dr. Konstantin Frank Wines. We discuss their program and sample some of their terrific wines made in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Next up, we talk with Matt Horney and Sal Mortillaro – our resident beer experts. Both are certified beer judges and Matt is the brewmaster at Old Rail Brewing Company. We talk seasonal brews, contrasting styles of IPA’s, mead, and much more!

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NOLADrinks Show: New Orleans Wine and Food Experience and Drink and Learn

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Aimee Brown, executive director of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) about the annual event. We then have our featured interview with Elizabeth Pearce and Abigail Gullo of Drink and Learn, which among other things, boasts a new podcast on the National Food and Beverage Foundation Podcast Network (along with this show!) We also tell you about how you can help protect the original home of jazz pioneer, Buddy Bolden.

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NOLADrinks Show: Picton Castle and NOLA Tall Ships 2018 – Crawfish and NOLA Crawfish Festival

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we have a couple great interviews. First, we interview Captain Sam Sikkema of the Picton Castle sailing ship while on-board. The ship participated in Tall Ships NOLA 2018 and is set to embark on a round-the-world trip from New Orleans. We talk about their program, the ship, and how the crew manages meals aboard as well as what they enjoy visiting the many exotic ports they see. Next, we chat with Chris “Shaggy” Davis of NOLA Crawfish King. We cover next week’s NOLA Crawfish Festival, the crawfish season, and how a boil goes down.

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NOLADrinks Show: Tall Ships NOLA 2018 – French Quarter Festival – Jamal Batiste

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we have some great interviews lined up! We talk with Erin Short of Tall Ships America and their involvement in the tricentennial of New Orleans. We also chat with Heather Twichell of French Quarter Fest wrapping things up from last weekend’s great event. Lastly, New Orleans drummer extraordinaire, Jamal Batiste, joins us for another installment of #SoulSkillet.

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NOLADrinks Show: Soul Skillet – Tom Oliver of Coffee Science and NOLA Jazz History – John McCusker

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re celebrating French Quarter Festival! We have another #SoulSkillet segment where we chat with Tom Oliver, owner of the café Coffee Science and member of the band the Royal Pendletons. Next, a fascinating chat in our featured interview with jazz historian and guide, John McCusker of the Cradle of Jazz Tour. We emphasize the early history of jazz in the place of its birth, New Orleans, and the need to preserve important historical landmarks here in the city.

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