349 episodes

Life, limbs, booze, and personalities. SDV explores the liquor industry from both sides of the bar by interviewing the greatest personalities in the game. Although sometimes diverging into film, music, and non-booze topics, SDV is just about people with great stories. Sip, sit back, and enjoy.

Show de Vie Podcast Mike Groener

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Life, limbs, booze, and personalities. SDV explores the liquor industry from both sides of the bar by interviewing the greatest personalities in the game. Although sometimes diverging into film, music, and non-booze topics, SDV is just about people with great stories. Sip, sit back, and enjoy.

    Ep 352 - Darrin Commerford: One Foot In Front of the Other

    Ep 352 - Darrin Commerford: One Foot In Front of the Other

    Darrin Commerford has midwest sensibilities and an inviting smile. Whether capturing the action of others, or venturing onto the hiking trails of the world, Darrin embodies hospitality. You're certain to find him slinging a drink, or snapping a perfectly framed photo. But you'll never find him in a state of rest. After a meaningful chapter with Angel's Envy, he leaves Austin, TX to pursue his most creative role yet with Patron Tequila. We chat candy, art, Russian travels, and the misconceptions of trail hiking.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 351 - Rich Bailey: Exploration Is Evolution

    Ep 351 - Rich Bailey: Exploration Is Evolution

    Houston native Rich Bailey has embraced kindness, openness, and a steady journey into self-empowerment. What at first was a path leading into practicing psychology soon turned into a path about self exploration. Years and many bar shifts later, Rich has recently moved to Austin, Tx to begin a new chapter as Bacardi's LGTBQ+ ambassador. The role is a perfect extension of Rich's embracing of diversity and the vacillating identities that we all experience. We chat Japan, Scotch, art, and more.

    • 38 min
    Ep 350 - Stephen Carrona: Decadence In Art

    Ep 350 - Stephen Carrona: Decadence In Art

    Houston native Stephen Caronna has worked in every conceivable role in the hospitality industry. A king of content and service, his career trajectory has led him to a gig of a lifetime as Texas market manager for Compass Box whisky. The exploratory and supremely cerebral whisky brand pairs the best of art and flavor in each bottling. There is a catch though, sometimes the perfect marriage of whiskies is only as accessible as a few hundred cases. Stephen never faces a closed door with Compass Box whisky in hand, but how do you have those intricate conversations about blending and scarcity, simply? It takes Stephen's creativity and kindness to start. We talk about documentaries, music, breaking out of your shell, and more.

    • 59 min
    Ep 349 - Dercy Cabrera: Hustling and Bustling

    Ep 349 - Dercy Cabrera: Hustling and Bustling

    Dercy Cabrera is a polished student of mezcal and spirits. Her years in distribution and sales made her the perfect person to make Mezcal Rosaluna a household name. With a dedication to health, community, and constant evolution, she embodies hospitality. You are sure to find her waiting right around the corner to fill your copita with a splash of Rosaluna or with tender words of support. We chat bling, family, mourning, and more.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 348 - Jesus Verde: Here, There, and Everywhere

    Ep 348 - Jesus Verde: Here, There, and Everywhere

    Whether in front of or behind the camera, crafting an elegant cocktail, or competing on a national stage, you'll soon be familiar with the work of Jesus Verde. Although his burgeoning hospitality career is relatively new, he is no stranger to long hours and unflinching work ethic. Originally from Venezuela, his educational voyage brought him to the states where he's cut his teeth with both tech and consumer goods companies alike. A fateful move to Austin to work for one of the biggest tech companies, shifted naturally into the world of hospitality. And now, you can find Jesus lifting others up with his directorial eye or crafting an instantly memorable cocktail at Austin's Here Nor There. We chat naps, divorce, the role of sleep, and more.

    • 56 min
    Ep 347 - Maestros Mezcaleros Antenogenes y Jose Garcia San Isidro Guishe

    Ep 347 - Maestros Mezcaleros Antenogenes y Jose Garcia San Isidro Guishe

    On a beautiful fall afternoon, we set out to San Isidro Guishe in Miahuatlán. A beautiful hotbed of mezcal production. The unique flavor of these mezcales are vibrant, stoney, and green. This is the interview with father and son maestros Antenogenes and Jose, two of the producers for Cinco Sentidos. A day that will be forever in my mind. The epitome of mezcal, hospitality, and learning about one another. Jason Paul Cox helps with translation and logistics. We chat about tradition, style, and the characteristics of the region.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

El Tio Fred ,

Not just Brand stories

I’ve been enjoying this pod for about three years. It became a go-to during my frequent walks with the dog and/or baby, and the interviews were always a good listen.

I think I like Mike G’s interviews because they’re not stories about brands, they’re stories about people and their lives, and of course how they became connected to the spirits industry. Mike is a solid interviewer that clearly puts his guests at ease and lets the interview go where it should without forcing an agenda.

Keep it up Mike!

lauren modery ,

If you like spirits, this is a must.

If you’re into booze and the stories/makers behind them, then add this podcast to your list. But the podcast is so much more than booze—it’s about great conversation too. Mike is able to cultivate worthwhile and relaxed conversation, with a little bit of humor too. Show de Vie is truly unique in that it interviews all the important people in spirits that you don’t even know of. Take a listen and learn something new.

rsidrys ,

Mike G is The Man

Sincere and soulful conversations covering the best of topics. (Also has the best intro song)

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