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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.
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Sip On This: Wine Pairing
2 weeks ago

Sip On This: Wine Pairing

The holidays are here again. Every year we stress out about Thanksgiving dinners, travel plans, and who’s feelings will be hurt if we don’t have Grandma’s biscuits with the …
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Sip On This: Whiskey Tasting
4 weeks ago

Sip On This: Whiskey Tasting

There is one aspect of the wine/spirit/beer industry that everyone assumes is all we do. Drink. I mean, the first response I get when I tell someone what I …
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Sip on This: Rum on the Rise
3 months ago

Sip on This: Rum on the Rise

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of creative cocktails featuring rum. It seems like it is creeping up on Tequila as the favorite spirit of mixologists. Not only is it …
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Sip On This: Keep It Light This Summer
4 months ago

Sip On This: Keep It Light This Summer

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I was having a conversation with a friend of mine in the wine business years ago and he couldn’t wrap his head around why some people thought you only …
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Sip on This: I’ll Have What They’re Having
5 months ago

Sip on This: I’ll Have What They’re Having

We all love a good recommendation. Anything is usually welcomed — be it a book, a movie, a show, a restaurant or a podcast. When it comes to beer, …
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Sip on This: Understanding Tequila
7 months ago

Sip on This: Understanding Tequila

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Cinco de Mayo is here again and one of the necessities of celebrating it is tequila. There is a lot of misconception out there about tequila. A lot of people …
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Sip On This: Sustainable Wines for Earth Day
7 months ago

Sip On This: Sustainable Wines for Earth Day

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Earth Day is Monday, April 22. It’s a day where we focus on environmental issues our world faces. Conservation and sustainability are big buzz words around this time of year. …
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Tired of Green Beer? Mix It Up
8 months ago

Tired of Green Beer? Mix It Up

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St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most widely celebrated drinking holidays in the country. In Shreveport-Bossier City, we like to celebrate it just as much. We may not have …
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Sip on This: Date Night Cocktails
9 months ago

Sip on This: Date Night Cocktails

There is something about a well-made cocktail that can just set the night ablaze. I’m not talking about a vodka and soda or a whiskey and coke. I mean a …
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Sip on This: Sauvignon Blanc & Its Favorite Places
11 months ago

Sip on This: Sauvignon Blanc & Its Favorite Places

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These days, most by-the-glass lists feature some pretty popular grape varietals. The usual suspects are Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A grape that has risen in popularity in …
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