Wine + Spirits

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.…

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…