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The NOLADrinks Show

  On this week’s installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with the guys from DeNada Tequila – co-founders, Adam Millman and Danny Neeson, and master distiller, Cesar Vivanco. We discuss their partnership with Cesar and has family who own and operate Vivanco Family Distillery, a multi-generational operation that farms agave and produces… Continue Reading The NOLADrinks Show – September 30, 2022

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we are at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum discussing their new exhibit, “The First Settlement: Filipinos in Louisiana.” It tells the story of the first permanent Filipino and Asian settlement in the US, located in St. Bernard Parish, called St. Malo. We also discuss another… Continue Reading The NOLADrinks Show – September 23, 2022

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re talking about Old Fashioned Week, taking place from October 14-23. It’s a benefit for the Southern Smoke Foundation, which provides emergency relief assistance and mental health support for the hospitality industry. We chat with Lynn House, National Spirits Specialist and Portfolio Mixologist for Heaven Hill, which owns Elijah Craig… Continue Reading The NOLADrinks Show – September 16, 2022

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome Dave Smith and Lance Winters of St. George Spirits. It’s a fine craft spirits distillery located in Alameda, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a tremendous operation that makes some amazingly unique products. We discuss their story, their approach to making spirits, and… Continue Reading The NOLADrinks Show – September 9, 2022

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – The US Wine and Spirits Market for Foreign Producers – 8-26-22 – WGSO Notes On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we bring you a fascinating conversation regarding the US wine and spirits market, particularly for foreign producers. It can be a difficult landscape to navigate,… Continue Reading The NOLADrinks Show – August 26, 2022

Here’s a chat from Tales of the Cocktail 2022. This time around, we chat with Matt Edgar and Cody Meltzer of Pineapple Audio. We chat about their Tales seminar, “The Sound of Hospitality.” It’s a conversation of how deeply sound affects our experience in hospitality spaces. We also discuss how establishments that get this concept and integrate… Continue Reading The NOLADrinks Show – August 19, 2022

We’re back after enjoying and participating in the 20th anniversary edition of Tales of the Cocktail is it returned to New Orleans in its full, in-person format! We taped a couple shows at the event (with more to come later) starting with this one – and it starts with a bang! We chat with Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and David Wondrich, two… Continue Reading The NOLADrinks Show – August 12, 2022

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, the last before we take a couple weeks off for Tales of the Cocktail, we’re talking “making good drinks!” We’re joined by bartender extraordinaire, Abigail Gullo, over at the Loa Bar found in the International House Hotel in downtown New Orleans. Abigail shares with us three terrific original drinks she… Continue Reading The NOLADrinks Show – July 22, 2022

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we’re talking about whiskey and invasive green crabs! You may say, “what the?!?” But it’s a fascinating partnership between New Hampshire’s Tamworth Distilling and the University of New Hampshire’s Sea Grant program. The green crab is a troubling invasive species in the region that is being exacerbated by climate change. In this… Continue Reading The NOLADrinks Show – July 15, 2022

This time around on The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re over at the James Beard award-winning bar Cure in Uptown, New Orleans. Our guest is CureCo. co-founder, Neal Bodenheimer. We discuss their hospitality group and the growing number of spaces they operate. It’s a fun and interesting conversation that is a wide-ranging discussion on the industry.… Continue Reading The NOLADrinks Show – July 1, 2022