• Austin,  Booze,  Dallas,  Education,  Gin,  Podcast,  Whiskey

    Ep 254 – Amy Florez: Diverse Tastes Across Diverse Places

    Dalla’s Amy Flores started down the straight and accepted path of college and a “real” job. For some this is a fine and regular endeavor, but as Amy’s mind grew more creative and sought out more diverse experiences, a desk job just wasn’t enough. Enter Hospitality stage left, and then a connection between people, spirits, and stories enrich Amy’s life forever. After years behind the bar, time in distribution, and now as an educational liaison for Collectif 1806, Amy shares some of the finest Remy Cointreau products to the masses while conducting roundtable chats about insights with industry legends. We chat Bon Iver, Cognac, community college, and more.

  • Education,  Thoughts

    Brandy is Dandy

    Spirits like Cognac and Armagnac are world renowned treats. But did you know that they are Brandies just like Pisco or Calvados? In fact, most Cognac bottles used to read “Brandy de Cognac”. As the globally recognized cachet of “Cognac” grew, the verbiage was dropped. Brandy is a delicious category filled with rich cultural tradition and massively contrasting terroirs. I created the following infographic to help understand a bit more about Brandy across the globe. This is a good start, but there are even more varieties of Brandy…