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Show de Vie Podcast w/Mike G

Cocktails, food, and hospitality are experiencing a beautiful resurgence. Meet the best chefs, entrepreneurs, bartenders, brand owners, and food/drink enthusiasts in the world. Conversational style interviews with nothing to hide and plenty to sip. Learn more about trends, new products, and upcoming events in the alcohol/food industry. Let's laugh, toast, and talk pop culture.
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Jun 29, 2017

Defining the term "Third Culture Kid", Erin Kuschner's early travels introduced her to many tastes ands sights of the world. The desire to capture these experiences on the page was a light that ignited early. After accumulating a breadth of writing experience and a degree from Boston College, Erin's ideal culmination of talents came to fruition with Time Out. As of March, Erin's travels have led her to Austin as editor for Time Out Austin. How does the food and drink scene compare to those many others of which she's seen? We talk grandmas, drinks, sweltering heat, and more.

 

Jun 26, 2017

The public has embraced the hospitality veteran Charlotte Voisey. With web show The Proper Pour, countless TV appearances, and a notable expert stint on Iron Chef America, Charlotte has affirmed that she is one of the brightest minds in the business. Now as Director of Brand Advocacy at William Grant and Sons, how will all of the years of empathy, soft skills, and creativity behind the bar transform into a Phil Jackson kind of role. Chatting on a rooftop in Austin TX, Charlotte waxes poetic about inspiration, life, and the Time Out Austin Bar awards.

Jun 22, 2017

Sometimes we unlock our underlying ambition and entrepreneurial spirit in the face of adversity. Native Texas, Lamar Romero, crafted Dragon Spirits Marketing as a way to rally against his tumultuous tech career. Now 5 years later, Lamar has expanded his team and tastes Texas on some of the finest spirits produced in the world. How does this talented dancer, charismatic public figure, and spirits lover define success? We chat mezcal, Zamir Gotta, San Luis Potosi, and more.

Jun 19, 2017

Rallying against the ignorance, hatred, and lacking compassion in the world today. Zamir Gotta is a man with a mission. Known to most as the guy that mended Anthony Bourdain's opinion of Russia on No Reservations, Zamir has now translated his love of learning, teaching, and traveling into a bottle. Peacemaker Vodka is the embodiment of Zamir's life and serves as a symbol for optimism. Driven by sharing this bottle of love one sip at a time, Zamir is traveling the states with one simple message: peace and love. We chat Russia, Dragon Spirits, war, filmmaking, and Vodka.

Jun 15, 2017

Native Alabaman, Steva Casey has traversed all areas of the hospitality industry. But without her thirst for language, learning, and the cultures of the world, her career might not be as decorated. An astute reader and writer set off into the world  of academia, Steva entered the world of hospitality to pay a few school bills, but the richness of the industry quickly turned into a full time gig. Years later, she is expanding her talents and working with Tiki by the Sea. We chat France, Brit Lit, Instagram, and more.....

Jun 12, 2017

As if Polite Provisions, Boilermaker NYC, and the Simple Serve consulting group weren't enough, California's Erick Castro is now becoming a film auteur. His successful video series Bartender at Large has now transformed into a feature length film. Erick is a monumental mind in the shaping of cocktail culture and hospitality trends. But more importantly, he's connecting with the bar community on the road and in studio to shed light on the problems plaguing this industry. Part journalistic endeavor and part humanitarian effort, Erick's film and series are only a modest piece of his career. The desire to learn and take on new projects in unavoidable. We chat the Beatles, college, Marvel, and more....

Jun 8, 2017

Wes Henderson, co-founder and CIO of Angel's Envy Bourbon, is a man of the world. The well-traveled, articulate, business savvy, and adventurous man's man translated a family tradition of whiskey into a successful empire. After a long career with Brown-Forman, a sudden layoff set a fire to Wes' entrepreneurial spirit. After creating businesses in many different industries, a focus on his father's legacy and dedication to whiskey became the ideal opportunity. Years later, Angel's Envy is one of the leading brands in whiskey and has enlarged its operation with the help of Bacardi. What's left for the pilot and aspiring actor? Expansion and new adventures. We chat Queen, R.E.M., and day drinking.....

 

Jun 5, 2017

When the world thinks about who they'd most like to drink with when voting for a president, if Beam Suntory's Adam Harris was running; he'd be the undisputed winner. Both gracious and insightful, Adam is one of the brightest personalities in the whiskey industry. From humble beginnings in Texas to an education trek in Kansas, he has seen many aspects of the hospitality world. Once whiskey became the spiritous love of his life, the future became riddled with opportunity. We chat DeNiro, pool, hollywood, and more.....

Jun 1, 2017

Cuban born, and Chilean by heart, Jorge Balbontin is no stranger to the cultures of the world. With scattered bartending experiences throughout the globe (including the Agave mecca Café Pacifico), Jorge now travels the world speaking about the Spanish Gin, Gin Mare. How did an early connection with nature and counterculture manifest into brand work across the globe? We chat pigs, Barcelona, and love.

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