Nicola Olianas eats and breathes hospitality. As an Italian native, his surroundings were always rooted in food and community. The lifestyle of learning, fostering communication, and appreciating nature were at the foundation of his journey. But as it can sometimes feel limiting, his insular Italian neighborhood couldn’t satisfy Nicola’s cultural and travel inspired appetite. After studying abroad and rooting his passion for hospitality with some academic feats, the greatest handshake yet occurred: forging his relationship with the Fratelli Branca family. We all know and love Fernet, but let’s dig a little deeper. We chat fatherhood, health, hosting, and more.
Download The traveling Californian, Ryan Herzog, is on an ever-learning journey through life and his career. A deep interest in numbers and food sources translated into a peripheral booze journey in the Tonic market. Through the every day duties, Ryan learned about the human condition and ultimately took this passion to behind the bar. Peddling cocktails, certain Tennessee whiskey, and an kinetic charm, Ryan stopped by in Austin on a road trip with his sister. We talk family, metal, California, and more.