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Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, get behind the scenes of North Carolina's burgeoning food and beverage culture. Hear from local chefs, Sommelier's, distillers, farmers, brewers and the whole lot of them in the NC F&B podcast.

NC F&B Podcast North Carolina Food & Beverage

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Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, get behind the scenes of North Carolina's burgeoning food and beverage culture. Hear from local chefs, Sommelier's, distillers, farmers, brewers and the whole lot of them in the NC F&B podcast.

    The Rum (Rhum) Diaries of Instill Distilling Co

    The Rum (Rhum) Diaries of Instill Distilling Co

    Bad boys, bad boys 'whatchu gonna do when they rum for you...?This episode features , founder and owner of  in  ! Eric tells us that the most important values the distillery tries to instill are hard work and putting family first, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle - no “take shots and get wild” action here. We also talk to Eric about how he, along with two friends, built the distillery from the ground up using YouTube videos, and how opening it conflicted with his former position as a Raleigh police officer. Tune in tomorrow to hear all of Eric’s riveting story! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show and hosts at & Support our Sponsors: ! https://www.folksfoundation.org https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about he show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, get behind the scenes of North Carolina's burgeoning food and beverage culture. Hear from local chefs, sommelier's, distillers, farmers, brewers and the whole lot of them in the NC F&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/sommelier that moved from Los Angeles to North Carolina in 2013. Since moving to North Carolina, he's run restaurants, designed wine programs and builds craft cocktail menus and now produces multiple podcasts. Matthew is a certified sommelier from New York. His experience ranges from restaurant/bar to importing some of the finest wines in the world. He moved his family to North Carolina three years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at Eat & Drink Merrily!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Tour The Finger Lakes With JBF Nominee Nancy Irelan

    Tour The Finger Lakes With JBF Nominee Nancy Irelan

    left a cushy corporate and sunny California job with . Why did Nancy leave? Nancy and her husband wanted to touch the dirt, and see grape vines again. They gave up sunny California for the cool and glacial winds of Western New York's to make wine.  In 2005 Nancy and her husband began . In the last 14 years not only has Nancy notched a , additionally titans of the wine industry have followed on Nancy's heels to make wine in the finger lakes. Folks such as , , and more.  Learn about , grape genetics and why riesling is so damn exciting!     ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at @trujillo.media & @weisswine Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about he show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, get behind the scenes of North Carolina's burgeoning food and beverage culture. Hear from local chefs, sommelier's, distillers, farmers, brewers and the whole lot of them in the NC F&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/sommelier that moved from Los Angeles to North Carolina in 2013. Since moving to North Carolina, he's run restaurants, designed wine programs and builds craft cocktail menus and now produces multiple podcasts. Matthew is a certified sommelier from New York. His experience ranges from restaurant/bar to importing some of the finest wines in the world. He moved his family to North Carolina three years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at Eat & Drink Merrily!

    • 57 min
    The Next Lt. Governor of North Carolina

    The Next Lt. Governor of North Carolina

    Change the world through a hospitality lens.  (who could be the next Lieutenant Governor of NC) believes he can better North Carolina by attacking issues from a restaurant industry perspective. Learn about how and why to run for Lieutenant Governor. Hear how do we continue to evolve North Carolina.  We also learned: How delicious is butter syrup? Why, laying off the slider and hitting the first pitch fastball will make you a .500 hitter. Will cannabis help NC? Will liquor be privatized in NC? Why You must go to a baseball game.      ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at @trujillo.media & @weisswine Support our Sponsors: The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media For booking or questions about he show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, get behind the scenes of North Carolina's burgeoning food and beverage culture. Hear from local chefs, sommelier's, distillers, farmers, brewers and the whole lot of them in the NC F&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house veteran/sommelier that moved from Los Angeles to North Carolina in 2013. Since moving to North Carolina, he's run restaurants, designed wine programs and builds craft cocktail menus and now produces multiple podcasts. Matthew is a certified sommelier from New York. His experience ranges from restaurant/bar to importing some of the finest wines in the world. He moved his family to North Carolina three years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at Eat & Drink Merrily!

    • 46 min
    Talking Shop with Weaver Street Markets

    Talking Shop with Weaver Street Markets

    Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at @trujillo.media & @weisswine

    Support our Sponsors:
    The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org

    The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com

    Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com

    Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout!

    The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media

    For booking or questions about he show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com

    • 55 min
    Preserving A North Carolina Tradition with Ed & Ryan Mitchell

    Preserving A North Carolina Tradition with Ed & Ryan Mitchell

    Follow the show @ncfbpod and hosts at @trujillo.media & @weisswine

    Support our Sponsors:
    The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org

    The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com

    Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com

    Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout!

    The NC F&B Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media

    For booking or questions about he show, contact: max@ncfbpodcast.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Women Owned Wineries with Amy Bess Cook

    Women Owned Wineries with Amy Bess Cook

    The tide is rising for women who own wineries. Find out from Imbibe's 2019 Wine Person of The Year, Amy Bess Cook with special Guest Hosts: Inez Ribustello & Cappie Peete
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    Support our Sponsors:
    The Folks Foundation! https://www.folksfoundation.org

    The Butchers Market! https://www.thebutchersmarkets.com

    Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com

    Triangle Wine Company https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout!

    For questions, contact us at max@ncfbpodcast.com

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

Eric Tansey ,

If you’re in the industry

What a great tool for those of us who are in or follow the food and beverage community. The information is valuable and pertinent all the while entertaining. Cheers !

TheKrakenLauren ,

the coolest co-hosts

Love learning about NC's food and beverage scene from Max and Matt, easily the most entertaining podcast hosts I've yet to hear. The conversations are also super informative yet very entertaining! I always look forward to who will be on the podcast next. 10/10 recommend!

Lidror ,

Out-of-Touch and Homogeneous

The stated purpose of the F&B Podcast is to take listeners “behind the scenes to tell the stories of the people who contribute to the food and beverage industry of NORTH CAROLINA.”

Obviously, the hosts know nothing about NC’s geography, culture, or people because after listening to every podcast from 9-19 through 11-19, I realized that every SINGLE INTERVIEW was conducted with someone representing urban NC (Charlotte, Asheville, etc.) and/or the greater Raleigh area (within 30 minutes of the city limits) and/or was Anglo.

For the record, Eastern NC “contributes to the food and beverage industry of NC” too. Additionally, Eastern NC DOES have restaurants. Eastern NC DOES have wineries. Eastern NC DOES have culture. And IF you would occasionally leave your privileged urban bubble, you might actually realize that. Even the interview on “trusting your farmer” made NO attempt to find a representative from the eastern part of OUR STATE.

Eastern NC is a beautiful place with wise and wonderful people, but we are hurting and, to make matters worse, we are often forgotten. Many of OUR state’s residents have never completely recovered from the devastation of Hurricanes Floyd, Florence, Dorian, and Matthew. In many places, our populations are declining. Many family farms have closed or have been gobbled-up by factory farms. Our small businesses are struggling and our small towns are becoming “health care deserts.”

I bet you’d be shocked to learn that many pockets of eastern NC still don’t have cable or Internet access (for example, Greene County). Try starting or maintaining a small business without it. Additionally, in rural NC, public transportation is often nonexistent or very limited. Imagine the challenge of earning a college degree or keeping a job without reliable transportation.

And yet you have chosen to focus ALL of your efforts on the very parts of the state where the industry, infrastructure, wide-spread public transportation, commerce, higher education, and political power are focused (and, as a result, inaccessible to practically everyone else).

In addition to ignoring the folks of rural NC, how many people “of color” have been given the opportunity to be featured on your podcast? Don’t forget that they “contribute to the food and beverage industry of NORTH CAROLINA” too. Or did your elitist bubble keep you from realizing that fact as well?

No matter what the cause for your narrow focus, SHAME ON YOU!!!

Based on the preceding, I HIGHLY recommend that you A). Change your stated mission or B). Occasionally leave your elitist, urban bubble and spend time with some “real folks,” your “Eastern NC Cousins,” and with people who aren’t exactly “like you.” You will likely enjoy the experiences and may actually learn something in the process.

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