Wine + Spirits

Urban South Brewery Celebrates Pride Month

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery is celebrating the New Orleans community and all of its genders, identities and orientations this Pride month. The largest craft brewery in New Orleans will kick off the month with the release…

A Shot & a Beer: NOLA Brewing to Host Vaccination Drive

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – NOLA Brewing and Ochsner Health are teaming up to host a tasty vaccination event for hospitality industry workers, as well as all eligible community members, on Monday, June 14, at NOLA Brewing’s headquarters on…

Urban South Brewery Launches Distribution in Alabama

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

Kim Lewis

In a city with an entire parade dedicated to the Roman god of wine (Bacchus, for those not up on our Roman or Mardi Gras knowledge) it’s surprising that functioning wineries aren’t popping up all over New Orleans. When Kim…

You Go Girl

After nearly a year of Zoom happy hours and small shindigs on someone’s back porch, you and your best gals are probably ready for a proper “Girls Night Out.” You know, one that entails getting dressed up in a new…

Spring Spritz

  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…