Wine + Spirits

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…

Opening Up

  It does appear as of this writing that Louisiana and New Orleans have gone about dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in as good a fashion as can be done. That may be damning with faint praise as we still…

Italian Inspiration

Even in a place with a strong Italian and Sicilian heritage, such as New Orleans, the Garibaldi cocktail, like its namesake, is relatively unknown. Which is a shame because the cocktail is easy to make and has a valid background…

Sazerac House Launching Complimentary Virtual Cocktail Workshop Series

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Adapting their beloved guided tasting format to the virtual world, the Sazerac House is now offering complimentary online Virtual Cocktail Workshops. These sessions follow the format of their beloved guided tastings, adapted for a physically-distanced…

Commander's Launches Online Wine Cellar

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans’ own Commander's Palace Restaurant is excited to debut its Wine Concierge Program! Boasting over 2,500 selections and 35,000+ bottles from their Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine cellar, the team says they are thrilled…

Refresh Your Routine - Abita Launches Spiked Sparkling Water

ABITA SPRINGS, La. (press release) — Today, Louisiana’s original craft brewery, Abita Brewing Company (Abita), is springing into the spiked sparkling water category with their new product line, Spring Loaded. “It seems only natural for us to develop a spiked…

Flambeaux Wine to Host Virtual Wine Tasting via Instagram Live

NEW ORLEANS –  Flambeaux Wine, located in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg, California, was set to travel to their hometown of New Orleans this week for the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience to host dinners and pour at exclusive…

Victory Bar Remains Open Until Further Notice

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Victory is taking the situation seriously.  The overall health and well-being of our guests and team are top priority. We are closely monitoring the news and complying with health department guidelines as the COVID-19 situation…

Double Dealer Debuts Beneath NOLA's Orpheum Theater

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The boundary-breaking Orpheum Theater debuted in the heart of New Orleans in 1918, beginning its tenure as the city’s centerpiece for avant-garde entertainment. Two years later, the dawn of prohibition led to the inevitable birth…

In The Mix

New Orleans is a drinking town. After all, this is the birthplace of the cocktail and home of the once bustling Storyville. The city’s history with libations and the fun-loving attitude of the locals create a concoction that’s ripe for…

Sazerac House Now Producing and Bottling Peychaud's Bitters

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Peychaud’s Bitters, originally created by Antoine Amedée Peychaud in New Orleans in the 1830s, are now being produced and bottled at the new Sazerac House. Peychaud, whose bitters were served at the original Sazerac House…

Jewel of the South to Host Festive Wild Turkey Happy Hour

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join New Orleans’ bartending legend Paul Gustings at the French Quarter gem, Jewel of the South, for a festive Wild Turkey Happy Hour. On Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. guests can belly up…

Airplanes and Fine Wine

  We live in confusing times. Simplicity does not seem to be a goal of any endeavor. And the more complicated the approach, it appears, the better the outcome. Or so it would seem. I am trying to avoid using…