Alcohol & Awards with L.A. Spirits Awards founders Nicolette Teo and Joel Blum

This week’s spotlight is on Nicolette Teo and Joel Blum, founders of the L.A. Spirits Awards.  The L.A. Spirits Awards is one of the few competitions managed by competition experts who judge spirits quality from the perspective of a new generation of experts: not just spirits experts.

Boxing legend Christy Martin on her career and her biggest fight (out of the ring)

Hall of Fame boxer and certified badass Christy Salters-Martin talks about how she got into boxing, her career, making the cover of Sports Illustrated, working with Don King, surviving a near-death domestic violence assault, sharing her story on Netflix’s Untold: Deal with the Devil, becoming a boxing promoter and more. Plus, Jake Sulek joins usContinue reading “Boxing legend Christy Martin on her career and her biggest fight (out of the ring)”

EP71: Paranormal releases and high proof vodka with Harridan Vodka’s Bridgette Taylor

Bridgette Taylor, founder of Harridan Vodka, joins us to talk about creating a unique vodka, going the higher proof route, getting creative with bottle/label designs, their paranormal reserve limited edition release, Halloween cocktails and more. SHOW NOTES: Bridgette Taylor, founder of Harridan Vodka, joins us at the 1-minute mark. Tell us about yourself  How didContinue reading “EP71: Paranormal releases and high proof vodka with Harridan Vodka’s Bridgette Taylor”

Give It A Try: CoCo Vodka Pineapple

This is a ready-to-drink canned vodka made with coconut water and pineapple juice. There are several varieties, but we tried to Pineapple for the highlight. The coconut water shines through, but overall this is one of the better balanced RTDs. This is worth a shot for a day drinking adventure or easy night in.

Episode 62: Building a company during the pandemic with Wolf Spirit’s Umberto Luchini

From Puncher’s Chance Bourbon to Blood x Sweat x Tears Vodka, Wolf Spirit founder/proprietor Umberto Luchini is building an independent spirits company and all during a pandemic. Umberto talks about starting his own company, the challenges he’s faced, how he’s adapted, how the company designs its bottles and logos, launching more brands and what’s next.Continue reading “Episode 62: Building a company during the pandemic with Wolf Spirit’s Umberto Luchini”

Episode 49: Using hemp with Highway Vodka’s Ben Williams

Ben Williams, owner/co-founder of Highway Vodka, joins us to talk about using hemp seed in vodka, how charity plays an important role, working with family, navigating the legal side, what’s next and more. SHOW NOTES Ben Williams, owner/co-founder of Highway Vodka, joins us at the 1-minute mark. ONE TOUGH QUESTION (Icebreaker): Are you driving withContinue reading “Episode 49: Using hemp with Highway Vodka’s Ben Williams”