NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 17: Oron Lerner

13Jun

NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 17: Oron Lerner 

Oron Lerner explains the origins and evolution of his New Orleans-inspired cocktail bar, French 57, in Tel Aviv, Israel. He also describes how a NOLA-centric food and drink menu translates to Tel Aviv’s unique nightlife.

Podcast by Poppy Tooker. 

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Tales of Tales Season 3: Episode 11

31May

Tales of Tales Season 3: Episode 11

Talk With a Pro:  Distiller's Edition 

Distillation: Art? Science? Both? For this installment of the interview series which unites leading figures in our industry for candid, informative discussions, it's time to turn our focus to Distillers.

Three different stories, three different approaches.

Moderated by ms. franky marshall

Panelists:

John Georges, Master Distiller, Angostura

Christian Krogstad, Founder and Master Distiller, Aviation American Gin

Dave Pickerell, Master Distiller Hillrock Estate Distillery, Hillrock Estate Distillery

Sponsors:

House of Angostura

House Spirits Distillery

Hillrock Estate Distillery

 

Podcast by Brian Weber of The Bartender Journey.

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NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 16: Fred Minnick

18May

NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 16: Fred Minnick

 

Whiskey expert and author Fred Minnick takes us through his bibliography, which spans

decades of the cultural history surrounding whiskey production, throughout Kentucky

and beyond.

 

Podcast by Poppy Tooker. 

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NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 15: Robert Simonson

5May

NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 15: Robert Simonson

 

Robert Simonson, cocktail writer for the New York Times, chronicles the history of the

most iconic drinks, from the dogma of the old fashioned to the longtime debate around

the martini. He also envisions the future of craft cocktail culture.

 

Podcast by Poppy Tooker. 

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Tales of Tales Season 3: Episode 10

27Apr

Tales of Tales Season 3: Episode 10 

 

Cocktail Crystal Ball: Drinking in 2116

The origins of the cocktail date back centuries—but what does the future hold? Will the cocktail bar of 2116 look like? How will technological advances in distillation, culinary science and the bar itself influence the future cocktail? How will shifts in demographics, the tumult of global politics, and a booming population affect the cocktail bar? And how will the effects of climate change play out across the drinks world, from the agricultural inputs and aging process of spirits, to the availability and adaptability of fresh fruit and other ingredients in a hotter world?

 

Podcast by Brian Vincent Weber of The Bartender Journey 

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NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 14: Nectaly Mendoza

27Apr

NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 14: Nectaly Mendoza

 

Hailing from Las Vegas, Nectaly Mendoza describes the successful beverage program at

his bar, Herbs and Rye. He also touches on the other innovative work he’s been doing

around the world.

 

Podcast by Poppy Tooker.

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Tales of Tales Season 3: Episode 9

4Apr

Tales of Tales Season 3: Episode 9

Dive bars, Old Man bars, Neighborhood bars.   How can they remain relevant?  Do Dive bars need to update?  Can this be acomplished without alinating exsisting clientelle?  Can a Dive bar remain true to its roots and continue to serve its community, but also serve better drinks?

Michael NeffAlastair BurgessMike Miller and Damian Windsor discuss Elevating the Dive Bar!
 
Podcast by Brian Weber of The Bartender Journey 
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NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 14: Maggie Campbell

4Apr

NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 14: Maggie Campbell

Maggie Campbell, Head Distiller and Vice President at Privateer Rum, describes a day in the life of a rum distiller, and the circuitous path that led her to the craft distilling industry.

Podcast by Poppy Tooker. 

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Tales of Tales Season 3: Episode 8

20Mar

Tales of Tales Season 3: Episode 8

Creating Cocktail Cultures in Small Cities

How do you create a cocktail culture in a city with obstacles such as population density, social media, education and isolation?  How can a Bartender sell the idea to his manager/owner?  How can a bar sell the idea to the public?
 
Listen along to Creating Cocktail Culture In Small Cities.
 
Moderated by Sean Soole.
Panelists: Bradford Knutson & Oron Lerner; in memoriam Brendan Brewster
 
You can follow along with the slideshow here.
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NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 13: Jesse Falowitz

20Mar

NOLA Drinks Season 3: Episode 13: Jesse Falowitz

Cofounder of Mizu Shochu, Jesse Falowitz, recalls his first experiences with the Japanese spirit that has become his craft and career.

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