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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: Rum on the Rise
4 weeks 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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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Sip on This: Scotch Whisky
9 months 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
10 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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