NOLADrinks Show – 3-2-17 – Sexual Assault in the Alcohol Industry and NOLA Bourbon Festival

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we discuss an important topic – sexual assault in the alcohol industry. Molly Bird and Mark Schettler of the Proof Positive Project join the show for this conversation. We also welcome Tracy Napolitano, executive...

NOLADrinks Show – 2-16-17 – Justin Winery and Mark Schettler

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we start-off with a visit from Justin Winery founder and Krewe of Cork Grand Marshal, Justin Baldwin. We then talk bartender guests shifts and charitable efforts with USBG NOLA President and Bar Tonique GM, Mark...

NOLADrinks – 2-2-17 – On Location at Bakery Bar!

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we have our monthly broadcast on location at Bakery Bar! We welcome a bunch of guests talking about the bartending, cocktail, and service industry in New Orleans and beyond with a dash of humor, drinks, and lots...

NOLADrinks – 1-26-17 – Restaurant Business

NOLADrinks – 1-26-17 On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show, we talk about the state of the restaurant business with a particular focus on New Orleans and independent sit-down operations. We welcome Robért LeBlanc of LeBlanc+Smith Restaurant Group and Sean Joseph,...

Up Next – 1-26-17

On the next NOLADrinks Show, we'll talk about threats to the independent sit-down restaurant. Some say the bubble is about to burst. Issues of over-saturation, copycats, and skyrocketing labor costs are all mentioned as problematic dynamics. We welcome Robért LeBlanc...

NOLADrinks – 1-12-17 – Beverage Trends

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show, we cover a lot of ground! We welcome Joey Worley, Food and Beverage Director of the famed Windsor Court Hotel, Jose De La Rosa of boutique wine shop, Bin 428, and Gino Colangelo of Colangelo & Partners, a spirits and wine PR...

NOLADrinks – 12-29-16 – At the Bar – Bakery Bar

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show, we have our “At the Bar” segment recorded on-location at Bakery Bar. We interview various members of the New Orleans service industry. Also on the show, we discuss the tradition of Champagne on New Year’s and wrap-up the year!...

NOLADrinks – 12-22-16 – Chefs Wiggins and Harrell

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show, we welcome Chef/Owner of Angeline, Alex Harrell and Executive Chef of Sylvain, Martha Wiggins. Martha worked under Alex when he was the founding EC at Sylvain. We also chat about eggnog and some drink trends to look for in 2017....

NOLADrinks – 12-15-16 – Holiday Beverages!

Welcome to the NOLADrinks Show! On this episode we talk about holiday beverages. We’re joined be Leora Madden of Pearl Wine Co. who discusses some good ideas for wine selections appropriate for the season. We’re then joined by Lucinda Weed of Black Penny and CJ...

NOLADrinks – 12-08-16 – LGBTQ Community in the Bar Industry

On this week’s NOLADrinks Show, we chat with three individuals who are part of the LGBTQ community in the bar industry here in New Orleans. We discuss issues and challenges they face working in the service industry behind the bar, as well as their backgrounds. We also...

NOLADrinks – 12-01-16 – Champagne!

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show, we bubble-up your holiday season with a discussion about Champagne! Michael Knisley of Bubblyothèque joins the show to talk about this classic wine in the second hour. Star Hodgsen of the New Orleans chapter of the United States...

NOLADrinks 11-24-16

On this holiday weekend edition of the NOLADrinks Show, we’re playing back some favorite interviews, commercial free, focusing on some of the thought provoking topics we’ve discussed over the past 3 months. We start off with a discussion of gender issues “behind the...

NOLADrinks – 11-17-16 – Thanksgiving Wine and At the Bar

On this installment of the NOLADrinks Show, we talk Thanksgiving wine ideas with Leora Madden of Pearl Wine Co. We also have our “At the Bar” segment with bartenders Lucinda Weed of Black Penny and Jugs, Ellie Rogers of Sylvain, and Jeff Schwartz of Bakery Bar....

Our NOLADrinks Featured Cocktail (at left) - The Old Fashioned. See more here...