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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: Sauvignon Blanc & Its Favorite Places
3 weeks 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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Sip on This: Scotch Whisky
1 month ago

Sip on This: Scotch Whisky

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We’ve talked a lot of Bourbon whiskey and Bourbon cocktails but we’ve skipped over one of the oldest forms of whiskey out there. Or should I say whisky? Yes, I’m …
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Sip On This: Basics of Bourbon
3 months ago

Sip On This: Basics of Bourbon

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It’s such a great time to be a fan of Bourbon. Right now, it is having its time in the spotlight. Being more popular than ever, there are plenty of …
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Sip on This: Drinking Inside the Box
3 months 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 months 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
6 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
6 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’
7 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
9 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
10 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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