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Sports and Spirits

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Sports and Spirits is a weekly podcast discussing the biggest events in the world of sports as well as some of the local establishments, breweries, wineries, and restaurants at the location of these events. We attempt to take you in for a taste of the local scene that makes each of these weekly venues special.

Sports and Spirits is a weekly podcast discussing the biggest events in the world of sports as well as some of the local establishments, breweries, wineries, and restaurants at the location of these events. We attempt to take you in for a taste of the local scene that makes each of these weekly venues special.

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United States

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Sports and Spirits is a weekly podcast discussing the biggest events in the world of sports as well as some of the local establishments, breweries, wineries, and restaurants at the location of these events. We attempt to take you in for a taste of the local scene that makes each of these weekly venues special.

Language:

English


Episodes

Super Bowl betting analysis and cocktail recipes

2/4/2021
We are back with our Super Bowl preview edition! It is so nice to be back with you making shows again after our schedule got thrown off the past few months. We are back in a big way this week though leading up to the Super Bowl. We start with our buddy Raphael Esparza at 9:00 minutes to break down the sports betting angle. This guy is always loaded with info plus a ton of prop bets for the game. Then after we make our picks at the 47:00 mark we are joined by Lynnette Marrero. She's a...

Duration:01:12:15

New Orleans Bourbon Festival

3/6/2020
We are just a week away from the New Orleans Bourbon Festival! Join us as we talk with founder Tracy Napolitano on how much it has grown and what you can expect this year. It's amazing in year number 4 where this has gone. Plus we will have some early March Madness thoughts. Get info and tickets at: http://www.neworleansbourbonfestival.com/

Duration:00:33:01

MLB changes and Glenfiddich from Tales of the Cocktail

2/13/2020
Big show this week as we get ready for the start of NASCAR with the upcoming Daytona 500. Plus some new rules for baseball this year. We discuss the headliner about pitchers. After that we bring in Tracie Franklin (https://www.instagram.com/spirited_tracie/?hl=en) of Glenfiddich. Always fun to catch up with her at Tales of the Cocktail. We talk about a lot, including their scotch Fire and Cane.

Duration:01:11:48

Neil Strachan of The Balvenie

2/6/2020
Great interview this week! One of our favorite products out there. We sit down with Neil Strachan of The Balvenie. This is from Tales of the Cocktail a few months back but some great info on some new whisky they have out. A little different from what you're used too. That comes after a brief Super Bowl Recap. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:54:53

Super Bowl LIV special

1/30/2020
It's Super Bowl weekend! We are back with our latest show to get you set for the game and surrounding fun. We'll give you our thoughts on the game and make our picks. Then bring in Raphael Esparza at 28:00 for all the betting insights you need. Then at 43:00 we talk with Chef Isaac Toups and the NFL's Party with a Purpose.

Duration:00:57:17

Fernet Branca and college football championship weekend

12/5/2019
Back with a big show this week. Great interview from Tales of the Cocktail with Edoardo Branca of Fernet Branca. Then our analysis of college football conference championship weekend and playoff scenarios. Plus NFL thoughts, random Star Wars discussion, and the usual shenanigans.

Duration:01:08:55

Knappogue Castle and football

11/21/2019
We back! After a hiatus due to various life circumstances Hank and Matt are back with a new show. After a quick re-introduction we go right to our feature spirit of the week, Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey. It's a brand we weren't too familiar with but it is great. We sit down with Philip Duff, Brand Ambassador, at Tales of the Cocktail to learn more. After that we're talking NCAA and NFL football. Just a couple weeks left in college, get our thoughts on the playoff standings.

Duration:00:48:16

Don Q Rum tasting part 2

9/26/2019
Big show this week as we finish up our tasting and discussion with Don Q Rum Global Ambassador Alexx Mouzouris. Such a great time with him at Tales of the Cocktail. After that we will give some early thoughts on the MLB playoffs, then the upcoming weekend of college and NFL football!

Duration:00:45:44

Don Q Rum Tasting

9/19/2019
We're back! After a brief hiatus thanks to Matt's many travels the show is back this week. We continue our Tales of the Cocktail content with some great stuff from Don Q Rum. Global Ambassador Alexx Mouzouris tells us all about the brand and walks us through the many different offerings. Plus we'll talk about MLB and NFL as we roll to the end of September. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:57:01

Blackened Whiskey and college football

8/29/2019
Big show this week! What happens when you combine Metallica music, whiskey, and one of the best master distillers out there? Blackened Whiskey. It's really good, and the story of how it's made is even better. We talk with Rob Dietrich about the project and what makes it special. After that we talk about the first weekend of college football. It's so good to say that!

Duration:00:56:04

Monkey Shoulder Whisky

8/8/2019
Nathan joins Hank this week as Matt continues his west coast road trip. We have a great interview off the top of the show just a couple minutes in. Vance Henderson of Monkey Shoulder Whisky joins us to talk about the product and his background becoming a brand ambassador. Hank gets his first taste of the blended whisky as well. That's from Tales of the Cocktail. After that Nathan and Hank talk some MLB standings and who we like going forward, early season college football rankings, and NFL...

Duration:00:52:18

Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey

8/1/2019
We have a great interview for you this week! Woodford Reserve's Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall joins us to talk about their new release, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey. This stuff tastes fantastic and we were one of the firsts to try it at Tales of the Cocktail. Get all the details about it plus hear her story of getting to where she is today. After that we will dip in to some thoughts on the MLB trade deadline moves. The Astros seem like the winners, but who...

Duration:00:45:42

All About Pisco!

7/25/2019
Matt and Hank are back after a bit of a summer layoff. We start our Tales of the Cocktail coverage this year talking pisco (info below). Dänny Ronen stops by for a tasting and a ton of information. After that we discuss some MLB standings and give our thoughts on the start of NFL training camp. Don't forget, use promo code NOLA at Shaker and Spoon for a $10 discount!!! * Peru’s national spirit * It is made from only 8 grape varietals. * There are three variants of Pisco: puro (single...

Duration:00:58:46

Tripp Stimson of Barrell Bourbon

6/26/2019
Big show this week as we sit down with Tripp Stimson, Director of Distillery Operations, of Barrell Bourbon. Great to talk with him about why Barrell is so popular. We get his insight into the bourbon world and whether they plan to distill their own products in the future. After that we give our thoughts on the NBA free agency situation plus the MLB standings heading into July.

Duration:00:45:48

Halo Sport hydration drink

5/31/2019
Exciting time of year in the sports world and this week we bring you a new product in the world of sports hydration. We speak with Anshuman Vohra, Founder of Halo Sport. HALO is a premium, certified organic hydration beverage carving a completely new category within the market, no longer requiring consumers to make the adherent choice between taste, nutritional benefit, and calories. After that we discuss the NBA and NHL playoffs.

Duration:00:55:59

Memorial Day weekend and Game of Thrones Recap

5/24/2019
Happy Memorial Day! Big sports weekend, especially for race fans. We'll touch on that to start. Plus some thoughts on the NBA and NHL playoffs. Then after some holiday cocktail ideas Matt gives his thoughts on the Game of Thrones finale. Spoiler: he wasn't a fan. Smirnoff Red, White, and Berry recipes: RWB Firecracker Martini (Serves 1) 1.5 oz. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry 4.5 oz lemonade 1 oz. Blue Curacao RWB Frose (Serves 3) Red Slush Layer 2 oz. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry 1 cup...

Duration:00:42:38

Game of Thrones Scotch Whisky

5/15/2019
It's a huge week in the entertainment world with the series finale of Game of Thrones. To celebrate we are talking about the Diageo/HBO collaboration of single malt scotch whiskies and Johnnie Walker White Walker. A fantastic interview with Rasmus Just, the Diageo Reserve Scotch Ambassador (Instagram: @justscotch). We will break down and sample a couple of the single malts paired with Game of Thrones houses. Plus the Johnnie Walker White Walker blend. Then Matt's analysis on how the show...

Duration:00:37:42

Playoffs and Crown Royal Peach

4/18/2019
We're back! After a layoff due to the birth of Hank's twins we are back with the latest episode. Short and easy listening this week as we give you our thoughts on Tiger's win, the NBA and NHL playoffs, NFL draft, and our review of Crown Royal Peach.

Duration:00:26:20

March Madness bracket analysis

3/20/2019
Our favorite time of year! We talk all things NCAA men's tournament in this week's episode. First we bring in our buddy Raphael Esparza (Twitter: https://twitter.com/VSIdocsports ) to break down the bracket from a Vegas insider standpoint. We also talk about some interesting prop bets and the sports betting world as a whole. Then Matt, Nathan, and Hank will give you their picks from the Sweet 16 to the final game. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:16:11

St. Patrick's Day with Guinness Beer and March Madness

3/15/2019
Huge weekend on the way and one of our favorite times of year. Matt and Hank are back with the latest episode to get you set for St. Patrick's Day! We start with an interview with Aaron Ridgeway, beer specialist from St. James’s Gate in Ireland. A really fun time talking Guinness, the holiday, Ireland, and everything you need to know. After that it's March Madness time! We'll give our thoughts on the latest bracket projections. And, a huge free agency period in the NFL. What we think about...

Duration:00:50:46