Wine + Spirits

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…

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…