The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias “Sustainability Series”

The NOLADrinks Show “Sustainability Series” brings you important conversations connected to the world of drink, food, and culture. We take a wide view of what that means. Topics include environmental issues, social justice, and health and wellness. The series looks at these themes as they relate to the liquor industry, the hospitality industry, food and food production, cultural preservation, and much more.

The idea of sustainability has always been of great importance to me. I worked for nearly ten years in environmental non-profits. The lion’s share of that was coral reef and marine protected area work in the developing world. As I moved into the wine industry, much of the project work there was connected to sustainability in the vineyard – both from an ecological standpoint and a human one.

Themes of learning from and respecting different cultures, backgrounds, and realities have always been central to me. They are central to this series, as well. The NOLADrinks Show “Sustainability Series” seeks to be informative and, at times, challenging. I look forward to the continued opportunities to learn from it and I hope you do, too!

Cheers, You All!

~ Bryan

Please check out the shows in the series below…

The Latest The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias “Sustainability Series” posts on Instagram…

Our current show – link in bio – is all about the terrific organization, Son of A Saint! They provide years of support to boys growing up without a father in their lives in the New Orleans area. We discuss the organization, its programs, and why it matters so much. The margaritas? Why not?⁠

Actually, there is much more to it than that! Here, one of our guests, Nick Guth of Proximo Spirits and Jose Cuervo Tequila (and a Son of Saint mentor), mixes us up some ‘ritas with a purpose! Learn how you can support the cause by purchasing a margarita at numerous establishments around the NOLA area (a list of participating spots can be found on our site by using the link in our bio, as well). Along with Nick, we chat with Son of a Saint founder, Bivian “Sonny” Lee III. Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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On this week’s The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat about the terrific “Son of a Saint” organization, a non-profit that mentors and supports at-risk boys and young men through much of the formative years of their lives. We also let you know how you can purchase a special margarita at select locations to benefit the cause!⁠

We discuss the broad-based program that provides mentorship, teaches life skills, and much more. We chat with the organization’s founder Bivian “Sonny” Lee III, whose father was a Saints defensive back and passed suddenly when Sonny was only three. Also joining us is Nick Guth of Proximo Spirits. He is a program mentor and shepherded an initiative with Jose Cuervo Tequila supporting the organization.⁠

Link in bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🍹⁠
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Hey All! Our latest The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias is all about “sustainability behind the bar!” Pictured here is a great way to create something tasty, long-lasting, and will save a whole lotta oranges! It’s an Orange Oil Tincture that works great in place of using an actual peel each time and makes for an easy expression in cocktails. ⁠

Hear more about this on the episode and get the recipe, courtesy of @themayhaw bar at @st.rochmarket, in our show notes. Link to it all in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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On the latest installment of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we discuss ideas and some of the thought processes needed to reduce waste behind the bar, leading to a more sustainable operation. We welcome three beverage and restaurant professionals – Matthew Gardner of HuHu’s Ginger Brew and St Roch Market, Jennifer O’Blenis of El Cucuy and the US Bartenders Guild, and Cheyenne Serene of Bakery Bar.⁠

Just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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We’re back with new episodes of The #NOLADrinks Show here in 2021! We start off our first episode of the year with an important conversation. We talk with the team/family from Turning Tables. It’s an inspirational and critical program that is “changing the face of hospitality by cultivating leadership and creating a model for equitable access to career pathways.” We talk with program leaders, educators, and students.⁠

This is part of our ongoing "Sustainability Series." See more on this show and get the podcast from your favorite podcast network by clicking the link in our bio. More great shows coming soon! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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Hey All – Here’s another terrific show! On this installment of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Samara Davis, CEO and Founder of the Black Bourbon Society and Armond Davis, the organization’s COO. They have also started a new non-profit called “Diversity Distilled” that we discuss. It’s an important conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the spirits and hospitality industries. We also talk “bourbon!” This show is part of our ongoing #SustainabilitySeries.⁠

Please note – we held the release of the extended podcast version of the show to allow it to be a part of the relaunch of the Nitty Grits Podcast Network! You can hear more about this on the show in our podcast-only segment, “Another Shot with NOLADrinks,” and see more in the show notes. Just click the link in our bio to get the show from our site or your favorite podcast platform. Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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Hey All! We’ve got a new podcast for you and it’s a great one! We chat with the terrific Jackie Summers, Samara Rivers, Yannick Benjamin, and Lynette Marrero about their Tales of the Cocktail seminar, “Building a New Table!” It’s about inclusivity, entrepreneurship, blazing your own trail, and so much more! It’s a critical and inspiring conversation. This is part of our ongoing "Sustainability Series." Just click the link in our bio…⁠

Please note – we held the release of the podcast version of this and a few other great shows (all coming soon!) so that they could be included in the relaunch of The Nitty Grits Network – the podcast network connected to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the National Food and Beverage Foundation. We’re really excited about this and we’ll have more to tell you on that front soon! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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Hey All! We're (finally) back with new shows after our summer break! On this edition of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome Mac McDonald and Phil Long of the Association of African American Vintners. We discuss the organization and many ideas connected to African Americans in the wine industry.

We have some great stuff coming up soon! As always, we hope everyone is as well as you can be!

To see more on this show and get the podcast from your favorite network, please check the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well You All!
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On this important edition of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we discuss aspects of systemic racism in the hospitality industry. We welcome Lauren Darnell, executive director of the Made in New Orleans Foundation, Mason Hereford, chef/owner of Turkey and the Wolf and Molly's Rise and Shine, and Alexis Ruiz, co-owner of the Munch Factory.

To see more on the show and get the podcast, please click the link in our bio. Cheers and Be Well, You All!
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Always had the highest of interest in how and why things taste as they do. When we happen to taste and talk about something on the show, there's an effort to explore the terroir. This, from a broad sense - the ecology, the production methodology, and the cultural backdrop against which it all happens.
This interest comes from many places. But, a big part was that the fam had a small vineyard in the San Francisco Bay Area. Spent some time in and around vineyards and their business. Here, a few years back, checking sugar levels on the winegrapes of a local Louisiana winery.

Cheers and Be Safe, You All!
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Our latest show is out and it's an important episode of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias. We discuss implications and ideas connected to the coronavirus crisis and what it means to the hospitality industry in New Orleans and beyond. We're joined by Robért LeBlanc, owner of LeBlanc+Smith restaurant group. We're also joined by Ali Grieb, their director of development. The last segment of the show has info that may be helpful to both workers and businesses affected by the current crisis (and not just limited to the hospitality industry.) We'll be bringing you both fun and serious stuff in the coming weeks... Stay tuned and thanks for listening!

To get the podcast from your favorite network and to see more on the show, just click the link in our bio! Cheers, You All! Be safe, smart, and kind, friends!
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Happy and powerful International Women's Day from The #NOLADrinks Show! Special thanks to every woman who has brought their talent, insight, strength, and power to the show! And, there have been many! We greatly appreciate what you have shown and taught us! Extra special thanks to my wife and partner, Sylvia, who does so much to make this show work! Cheers, You All!
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Check out The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias “Sustainability Series” episodes…

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The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Sustainability Behind the Bar – 2021Ep6

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Sustainability Behind the Bar – 2021Ep6

On this installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we discuss ideas and some of the thought processes needed to reduce waste behind the bar, leading to a more sustainable operation. We welcome three beverage and restaurant professionals – Matthew Gardner of...

The NOLADrinks Show – Black Bourbon Society and Diversity Distilled – Dec20Ep4

The NOLADrinks Show – Black Bourbon Society and Diversity Distilled – Dec20Ep4

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Samara Davis, CEO and Founder of the Black Bourbon Society and Armond Davis, the organization’s COO. They have also started a new non-profit called “Diversity Distilled” that we discuss. Please note...

The NOLADrinks Show – LGBTQ+ in the Hospitality and Liquor Industries with Chris Cabrera – Nov20Ep1

The NOLADrinks Show – LGBTQ+ in the Hospitality and Liquor Industries with Chris Cabrera – Nov20Ep1

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome back our friend, Chris Cabrera. They are an LGBTQ+ educator and activist along with being the newly minted LGBTQ+ Portfolio Ambassador for Bacardi! Please note – the opening and featured interview of...