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About Judd Smith

Judd Smith is a local wine enthusiast who also works as Cadre Hospitality Group's beverage director. You can also check out his blog at www.BeardandBarrelBlog.com.
Latest Posts | By Judd Smith
Sip on This: Drinking Inside the Box
2 days ago

Sip on This: Drinking Inside the Box

It’s Halloween and that means there are a ton of parties and events happening around town. We put so much thought into our costumes and plans, but do you think …
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Sip On This: Cabernet, a Safety Net
4 weeks ago

Sip On This: Cabernet, a Safety Net

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Cabernet Sauvignon is probably one of the most popular wine grapes in the world. It’s the classic pairing for red meat and is considered one of the finer varietals from …
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Sip On This: Weekends Are For Brunch
2 months ago

Sip On This: Weekends Are For Brunch

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In the last few years, brunch has taken Shreveport-Bossier City by storm. Sunday brunch is now one of the favorite shifts of restaurant-goers. I mean, who doesn’t love a reason …
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Olé! Today is National Tequila Day
3 months ago

Olé! Today is National Tequila Day

July 24 is National Tequila Day — a glorious day when we celebrate this fine spirit. In order to properly salute tequila, we should fully understand what it is, where …
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Sip on This: Summer Sippin’
4 months ago

Sip on This: Summer Sippin’

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Oh, summer in Louisiana arrives this month. June 21 is the first official day of summer, and during this crazy hot season, we in the restaurant and retail industries see …
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National Drinking Days in May
6 months ago

National Drinking Days in May

I won’t lie — you’re going to need to hydrate for this one. May is a month that is packed full of those fun “national days” that get us to …
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Sip On This: Yet Another Reason to Drink Malbec
6 months ago

Sip On This: Yet Another Reason to Drink Malbec

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There is a grape that has gained a lot of favor with red wine drinkers in recent years. In our industry we’ve seen it go from a hand sell and …
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Sip On This: Open That Bottle Night
8 months ago

Sip On This: Open That Bottle Night

Ever wondered when is the right time to open that bottle of wine you’ve been saving? Will that special occasion ever show itself? It is a real problem that plagues …
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Sip On This: Wine Dinners in SB
9 months ago

Sip On This: Wine Dinners in SB

It’s a new year and for a lot of people that means giving something up or taking up something new. I’ve heard of people giving up fast food or joining …
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Celebrate with a Drink: Bourbon Cider Punch
10 months ago

Celebrate with a Drink: Bourbon Cider Punch

December has always been my most favorite time of the year. Since I was a child I was always excited, and not just because school was out and I was …
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