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Movers and Shakers is the podcast about people and ideas that are changing the beverage landscape. Hosted by mixologist and Swig + Swallow Founder, April Wachtel, this podcast examines stories from innovators and thought leaders throughout the beverage ecosystem.

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Movers and Shakers is the podcast about people and ideas that are changing the beverage landscape. Hosted by mixologist and Swig + Swallow Founder, April Wachtel, this podcast examines stories from innovators and thought leaders throughout the beverage ecosystem.

    Allen Katz from the New York Distilling Company on the contemporary cocktail renaissance, the founding of the NY Distilling Company, and what it takes to break through as a spirits brand

    Allen Katz from the New York Distilling Company on the contemporary cocktail renaissance, the founding of the NY Distilling Company, and what it takes to break through as a spirits brand

    Allen Katz is the Co Founder of the New York Distilling Company, Director of the Spirits Education & Mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits of New York, and is at the forefront of industry training in New York and around the country. He is renowned for his public and professional seminars on topics of America’s food and cocktail heritage and was previously the host of The Cocktail Hour for Martha Stewart on SiriusXM.

    • 54 min
    Eugene Khabensky from Diageo on what level of detail you should present when pitching to investors, and which part of the pitch process is incredibly important, yet often overlooked.

    Eugene Khabensky from Diageo on what level of detail you should present when pitching to investors, and which part of the pitch process is incredibly important, yet often overlooked.

    Eugene Khabensky is the Director of Business Development and Ventures at Diageo. Eugene specializes in finance, strategy, commercial insights, and business development. In his current role, Eugene oversees the Diageo relationship with the Distill Ventures program in North America where he brings a comprehensive cross functional view to unlocking brand acceleration and building successful plans for growth.

    • 33 min
    April Wachtel from Cheeky (and host of the Movers and Shakers podcast) on the Cheeky founding story, evolving as an entrepreneur, and building culture as a startup

    April Wachtel from Cheeky (and host of the Movers and Shakers podcast) on the Cheeky founding story, evolving as an entrepreneur, and building culture as a startup

    Movers and Shakers is back! In today's episode, I explain our absence, introduce my company Cheeky Cocktails, and my colleague Aaron Moses steps in as host. We discuss some of my background in the beverage and hospitality industry, how I became an entrepreneur, how I think about team and culture building, and much more. 

    • 44 min
    Chris Lowder and Micaela Piccolo on life in Shanghai under quarantine

    Chris Lowder and Micaela Piccolo on life in Shanghai under quarantine

    In today's special episode of Movers and Shakers, I speak to friends in industry icons, Chris Lowder and Micaela Piccolo about life in Shanghai during Coronavirus. They share what they're doing to stay positive and productive under quarantine, what you should expect if your market is not yet adapted for the virus, and what bars and restaurants are doing across China to persevere.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Movers and Shakers Special Announcement regarding Coronavirus

    Movers and Shakers Special Announcement regarding Coronavirus

    In light of the impact Coronavirus is having on our industry, we will be adding coverage, interviews, and professional development opportunities to our regular programming, intended to help our community get through these next few months.

    • 1 min
    Jen Batchelor from Kin Euphorics on the brand founding story, the evolution of wellness in hospitality, and the pros and cons of creating a new category

    Jen Batchelor from Kin Euphorics on the brand founding story, the evolution of wellness in hospitality, and the pros and cons of creating a new category

    Jen Batchelor is the co-founder and CEO of Kin Euphorics, an alternative beverage company intent on revolutionizing the future of social drinking.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Samb0311 ,

Incredible content!

I highly recommend anyone in the Beverage industry or any king of business to listen to this podcast. The amount of insights from some of the best in the business is truly incredible. April does an amazing job by asking the right questions and helping the audience gain as much as possible from the guests.

Drinks go here! ,

Calling All Entrepreneurs

I started listening this podcast earlier this year and it has quickly become one of my must listen to shows. April Wachtel finds amazing industry icons and really lets the open up in the interview. I've learned so much from listening.

HeyJoeDC ,

My review

This is a fantastic and thoughtful series of information and dialogue that showcases a different side of the beverage, hospitality and entrepreneurship community. Definitely different kinds of people but at the same time people I completely relate to. This is an exceptional podcast and one of my favorites.
Cheers!

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