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 #23 | Brett Zimmerman M.S. | Retail Trends, Future of Napa Cabernet, Changing role of the Sommelier
Brett Zimmerman M.S. joins to discuss off-premise retail trends and prospects, the future of Napa Cabernet and how the role of the sommelier has and will continue to change.
FREERUN #22 | Preparing for Cold Weather and Holiday Seasons + Mike's Whiskey Sour Secret
In the Tank: Dustin is missing while he opens Verve Wine Chicago, Sabato and Mike break cold weather, holiday season dining and Mike's Whiskey Sour Secret.
FREERUN #21 | Lachlan Patterson Is Back!
Lachlan Makinnon-Patterson, co-founder of Frasca Food and Wine, Pizzeria Locale and James Beard Award winning chef is back to talk about opening a restaurant during COVID and what changes in the restaurant industry may be permanent.
FREERUN # 20 | CA Harvest 2020, Smoke Damage, Cocktails in Movies and Dustin's Secret Talents
California Harvest 2020 and Smoke Damage, Cocktails in Movies and Dustin's Secret Talents Revealed!
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!
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.
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!