Wine + Spirits

The Roosevelt New Orleans Announces Oktoberfest Beer Festival

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Friday, Oct. 8, The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, invites locals and visitors alike to break out their best lederhosen and dirndl to celebrate Oktoberfest, New Orleans-style, in partnership with local…

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Urban South Brewery

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery is celebrating Oktoberfest at both of its taprooms in New Orleans and Houston on Saturday, Sept. 25. Both locations will have food options, unique beer releases and fun entertainment to enjoy.…

Urban South Brewery Celebrates Five Years of Oktoberfest

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – With fall on the horizon, Urban South Brewery’s Oktoberfest Marzen lager has returned for its fifth season. Oktoberfest is currently available at Urban South’s Tchoupitoulas Street taproom, and will soon be available in bars,…

Urban South Brewery Introduces New “Muddled” Beer Series

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery is excited to introduce Muddled, a new cocktail-inspired beer series available at its Tchoupitoulas Street taproom. Beers in the Muddled series are fruited sours featuring ingredient combinations and targeted flavor profiles inspired…

Urban South Brewery Celebrates Pride Month

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery is celebrating the New Orleans community and all of its genders, identities and orientations this Pride month. The largest craft brewery in New Orleans will kick off the month with the release…

A Shot & a Beer: NOLA Brewing to Host Vaccination Drive

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – NOLA Brewing and Ochsner Health are teaming up to host a tasty vaccination event for hospitality industry workers, as well as all eligible community members, on Monday, June 14, at NOLA Brewing’s headquarters on…

Urban South Brewery Launches Distribution in Alabama

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery, the largest craft brewery in New Orleans, is excited to announce that it will begin distributing a selection of its innovative beers in Alabama this month. Through a partnership with Budweiser-Busch, a…

Kim Lewis

In a city with an entire parade dedicated to the Roman god of wine (Bacchus, for those not up on our Roman or Mardi Gras knowledge) it’s surprising that functioning wineries aren’t popping up all over New Orleans. When Kim…

You Go Girl

After nearly a year of Zoom happy hours and small shindigs on someone’s back porch, you and your best gals are probably ready for a proper “Girls Night Out.” You know, one that entails getting dressed up in a new…

Spring Spritz

  A new bubbly and bright canned cocktail from Ketel One, dubbed Botanical Vodka Spritz, is blooming with real botanicals and has expanded its launch to 11 new states, including Louisiana. The 73-calorie cocktail has no carbs, no added sugar,…

Sake

  I received an email recently from Wetlands Sake, reminding me that there is a sake brewery in New Orleans. Moreover, they’re using a short grain rice developed by the LSU Agriculture Center that is being grown just for them. The…

Frīs Vodka Makes Global Waves As World's Best Pure Vodka

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Judges declared Frïs Vodka from the Sazerac Company the “World’s Best Pure Vodka” at the 2021 World Vodka Awards—a global competition featuring various top-quality entrants as part of the prestigious World Drink Awards. Competing in…