Wine + Spirits

Urban South Brewery Mixes It Up With New Hard Seltzer Brand

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery has added a new hard seltzer brand to its portfolio: Paradise Park Hard Seltzer. The hard seltzer line joins Urban South’s Paradise Park brand family, which currently also includes Paradise Park American Lager.…

See The World Through Rosé Filled Glasses

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Head to Fulton Street for this unique opportunity to see the world through rosé-filled glasses. Taste your way at this seated event through premier rosés—both still and sparklers—from France, Spain, Italy, United States and…

Happy Raptor Distilling Launches 504Bananas Foster Rum

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Happy Raptor Distilling, LLC (1512 Carondelet St.) is thrilled to announce the release of its newest rum, 504Bananas Foster. Inspired by the iconic New Orleans dessert, 504Bananas Foster is handcrafted in the Crescent City at…

Abita Brewing Company Releases New Year Round Brew

ABITA SPRINGS, La (press release) – Louisiana’s original and largest craft brewery, Abita Brewing Company, is adding a new brew to its annual lineup. Jockamo Juicy IPA, a Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale that has an intense hop flavor…

Commander’s Palace Wine & Cheese Party Goes Nationwide

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Every Wednesday night since April, nearly 1,000 New Orleanians have been getting together with Commander’s Palace for a wine and cheese Zoom party. They put funny hats and costumes on. They dance to the tunes…

Where Are We drinking This Week?

  Many of our favorite bars are still closed, and government orders may make the waiting game a bit longer. So, where do we grab a great drink? Several places have reached out to us about what they’re offering and…

Meauxbar Launches New Happy Hour

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – This week, LeBLANC + SMITH restaurant Meauxbar just announced the launch of its happy hour on Wednesday-Sunday from 4-6 p.m. Drinks $7 daiquiri $7 old fashioned $7 champagne cocktail $7 glass of red, white, bubbles…

NOWFE Announces Continued Summer Wine Dinner Series

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has announced several additional wine dinners will take place in August and September; and were excited that all July dinners sold out. NOWFE will organize and promote…

Being Cool – Summertime Plonk

  Noted playwright, George Bernard Shaw, is rumored to have said, “England and the United States are two friendly nations separated by a common language.” When it comes to names of food and beverages, it seems he hit the point…

Urban South Brewery Releases Black is Beautiful Beer

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery will release its take on the Black is Beautiful beer initiative today, July 8. Urban South’s version of Black is Beautiful features locally roasted coffee and coconut milk for a latte style…