8 episodes

Conversations on The State of The Food & Beverage Industry. With Dustin Wilson, MS | Sabato Sagaria, MS | Mike Laszlo, Lawyer.

Dustin Wilson is a Master Sommelier based in New York City and operates Verve Wine in NYC and SF.

Mike Laszlo is a lawyer at LaszloLaw who focuses his practice in the area alcohol beverage law, including wine, craft beer and spirits, complex liquor licensing issues, hospitality, and business and commercial law. Mike's opinions and comments here are not intended as legal advice.

Sabato Sagaria is a Master Sommelier and former president of Bartaco, and Chief Restaurant Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG).

FREERUN TALKS Dustin Wilson, MS | Mike Laszlo, Esq. | Sabato Sagaria, MS

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

Conversations on The State of The Food & Beverage Industry. With Dustin Wilson, MS | Sabato Sagaria, MS | Mike Laszlo, Lawyer.

Dustin Wilson is a Master Sommelier based in New York City and operates Verve Wine in NYC and SF.

Mike Laszlo is a lawyer at LaszloLaw who focuses his practice in the area alcohol beverage law, including wine, craft beer and spirits, complex liquor licensing issues, hospitality, and business and commercial law. Mike's opinions and comments here are not intended as legal advice.

Sabato Sagaria is a Master Sommelier and former president of Bartaco, and Chief Restaurant Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG).

    FREERUN # 19 | Jackie Summers: Founder of Sorel Liqueur, Writer and Public Speaker.

    FREERUN # 19 | Jackie Summers: Founder of Sorel Liqueur, Writer and Public Speaker.

    Special guest Jackie Summers joins us to talk about launching and building a liquor brand (Sorel), award winning writing, the racism he has faced the beverage industry, hope for the future, and plenty of inspiring stories and advice!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    FREERUN #18 | US Senate's "HEALS" Act, Clean Wine vs Natural Wine + No Tipping is Dead??

    FREERUN #18 | US Senate's "HEALS" Act, Clean Wine vs Natural Wine + No Tipping is Dead??

    The US Senate's HEALS Stimulus Bill ... liability, PPP, tax deductions ... and what is means for restaurants; Danny Meyer's return to tipping and Cameron Diaz's "clean wine" vs. natural wine.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    FREERUN # 17 | Master Sommeliers McCoy, Stuckey, Wilson & Sagaria Discuss the Controversy Within the Court of Master Sommeliers

    FREERUN # 17 | Master Sommeliers McCoy, Stuckey, Wilson & Sagaria Discuss the Controversy Within the Court of Master Sommeliers

    A Special Freerun! Carlton McCoy, Bobby Stuckey, Dustin Wilson and Sabato Sagaria join to discuss the current controversies within the Court of Master Sommeliers ("CMS") and the within the wine industry. We also discuss the future of the CMS and wine industry.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    FREERUN # 16 | DINE IN OR TAKE OUT? REOPENING AND CLOSING, DTC SALES

    FREERUN # 16 | DINE IN OR TAKE OUT? REOPENING AND CLOSING, DTC SALES

    In the tank on this episode: Dine in or take out? The role of food critics during a crisis, the realities of reopening and forced re-closing, and direct to consumer "DTC" sales

    • 1 hr 2 min
    FREERUN # 15 | ON THE ROAD - Dinning Out DC, NYC, AZ; Consumer Trends, Delivery Issues

    FREERUN # 15 | ON THE ROAD - Dinning Out DC, NYC, AZ; Consumer Trends, Delivery Issues

    In the Tank: First impressions from dinning out in DC, NYC and AZ; Consumer Trends in Alcohol and Alcohol Delivery Violations and state enforcement.

    • 57 min
    FREERUN #14 | MS Exam Delayed, Lease Relief + Force Majeure, Phase 2 Underway, & MORE

    FREERUN #14 | MS Exam Delayed, Lease Relief + Force Majeure, Phase 2 Underway, & MORE

    Dustin, Sabato and Mike to discuss Master Sommelier Exam Delay, Lease Relief + Force Majeure, Phase 2 Underway, & MORE

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

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For someone who has been in the industry for over 20 years and trying to keep up with all of the new information coming out every week...this is the show! Not only my home state of CO, but also nationally. The brain trust knows of what they speak. Can't wait for each week's new podcast. Keep it up gentlemen!

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