Wine + Spirits

Spring Spritz

hfh 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…

Get Out And Grab A (Socially Distant) Cocktail

  Things are beginning to open up more and more around town and we're sure many of you are looking forward to enjoying our favorite places – safely, of course. Many spots are offering drink specials that are meant to…

Urban South Brewery Adds Tennessee to Distribution Footprint

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery, the largest craft brewery in New Orleans, is excited to announce that it is expanding its distribution footprint into Tennessee. Through a partnership with Best Brands, a selection of Urban South brews will…

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience Uncorks 2021 Plans

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has announced tickets are now on sale for the 2021 event. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, organizers have moved NOWFE to a mid-summer event, taking place June 9-13.…

Sazerac House Winner of Two "Icons of Whisky" Awards

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Sazerac House was recognized for its unique visitor experience and exceptional general manager during an online awards ceremony for the “Icons of Whisky, America” on February 1, 2021. The awards, which recognize excellence in…

Episode 27: A Spanish Liquor That Louisiana Saved

Hardly anyone knows it, but the Louisiana-based Sazerac Company has become one of the top liquor brand distributors in the country. Plus, it operates the amazing new Sazerac House museum in New Orleans. Rhiannon Enlil, a historian for the museum,…

Happy Raptor Distilling Announces Release of 504King Cake Rum

NEW ORLEANS (press release) — Happy Raptor Distilling (1512 Carondelet St.) is proud to announce the release of its newest infused rum, 504King Cake. Made with 100 percent Louisiana molasses, 504King Cake begins as a flavorful white rum handcrafted in…

Urban South Brewery Launches Distribution in Mississippi

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

Abita Brewing Company Expands Into The RTD Category

ABITA SPRINGS, La (press release) – Abita Brewing Company, is kicking off 2021 with the launch of Libre Rum & Cola, a Ready-to-Drink (RTD) cocktail available in 4-packs of 12oz cans. “Consumers are looking for convenience without having to sacrifice…

Cheers

New Orleans is surely known for its culture, music, food and festivals, but it’s also a drinking town like no other. Maybe it’s our love of revelry—or of simply meeting new friends everywhere we go—but New Orleanians have a knack…

Urban South Brewery Unveils 2021 Beer Release Calendar

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery, the largest craft brewery in New Orleans, today announced its beer release schedule for 2021. Adding to its growing beer portfolio, Urban South has several new seasonal craft beer offerings, a line…

Urban South Brewery Launches Paradise Park 100

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery, the largest craft brewery in New Orleans, recently added Paradise Park 100 to its lineup of beers. Paradise Park 100 is a lighter, low-calorie option inspired by Urban South’s beloved Paradise Park American…

Bar Tab: Cocktail Series

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation and Bombay Sapphire have partnered to launch The Canvas Project, a web-based content series featuring the creative passions of last year’s 12 finalists in the Most Imaginative Bartender competition. From photography and videography, to home…

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.…