Legends Behind the Craft Podcast

Cultivating the Italian Cuisine with Simonetta Gedda of Love to Italy

October 7, 2021
Simonetta Gedda

In this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Thomas Hendricks has a conversation with Simonetta Gedda, Founder and General Manager of Love to Italy, about bringing authenticity to imported Italian cuisine. Together they discuss specific marketing tools during the pandemic, capturing culture in food, and bridging the gap between America and Italy.

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Creating a Family-Driven Mezcal Industry with Yuan Ji of Erstwhile Mezcal

September 30, 2021
Yuan Ji

On this episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Thomas Hendricks talks with Yuan Ji about preserving the family-owned business tradition of brewing Mezcal. Yuan describes how they produce unique limited edition flavors, the value of continuing education of techniques, and how she incorporated her passion for writing to marketing her brand. Stay tuned.

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Democratizing Digital Marketing Services with Josh Jacobs of Speakeasy Co.

September 23, 2021
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On this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks talks with Josh Jacobs, Co-founder and CEO of Speakeasy Co., about utilizing an e-commerce environment to reach consumers. Josh discusses how he improved the three-tier alcohol system, used data to strengthen e-commerce brand flow, and democratized digital marketing.

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Investing and Scaling Your Early-Stage Beverage Brand with Carlton Fowler and James Pelligrini

September 16, 2021
Carlton Fowler and James Pelligrini

On this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks has a conversation with Carlton Fowler and James Pelligrini from Goat Rodeo Capital Management about fundraising in the wine, cannabis, and spirits industries. They discuss the importance of constantly providing investor updates, being comfortable with bringing in an external partner, and why you should continuously be raising. Invest in this episode!

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The Intersection of Spirits and Cannabis with Taylor Foxman of The Industry Collective and Parallel

September 9, 2021
Taylor Foxman

In the episode of Legends Behind the Craft, Drew Thomas Hendricks has a conversation with Taylor Foxman, Founder and CEO of The Industry Collective, a leading Beverage Alcohol Consulting Firm, and the Vice President of Communications and Media at Parallel. Together they discuss the collaboration between the alcohol and cannabis industry, the resources a small brand needs to grow, and the uniqueness of marketing cannabis. Stay tuned!

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Master Your Wine with Bob Paulinski, MW of Stellar Bottles

September 2, 2021
Bob Paulinski

On this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks talks with Bob Paulinski, MW, Founder of Stellar Bottles, about the emotive link between wine and consumption. They discuss using deductive reasoning to discover wine, how to understand and capture the uniqueness of wine, and what is fermenting in the wine industry today. Stay tuned!

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Using AI to Pick Your Perfect Wine with Blake Hershey of Sippd

August 26, 2021
Blake Hershey

On this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks has a conversation with the Founder and CEO of Sippd, Blake Hershey, about AI’s journey to transform the wine industry. They discuss the evolution of Sippd from a dining tool to a wine marketplace, generating brand recognition through digital marketing, the importance of understanding your consumer, and so much more. You don’t want to miss this jam-packed episode!

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Why the Top of Your Bottle Matters with Heather Polick of ACIC Cork and Closures

August 19, 2021
Heather Polick

On this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks talks with Heather Polick, the National Sales Consultant at ACIC Cork and Closures, about the benefits of a high-quality closure for your bottles. They discuss the importance of sustainable cork production, the camaraderie in the wine and spirits industry, how to find the right cork or closure for your brand, and much more. Stay tuned.

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Virtual Wine Tastings for Equitable Brands with Sara Moll of Vin Social

August 12, 2021
Sara Moll

On this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks sits down with Sara Moll, the Founder and CEO of Vin Social, to discuss virtual wine tastings and the story behind the business. Sara goes through her own career switch, how she got into wine, and how Vin Social found success. They also cover the details of their virtual wine tastings and the advice Sara would give to new wineries looking to do the same. Stay tuned.

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The Secret to Making Stand-Out Labels with Stephan Martinez and Rob Griswold of Trysk Print Solutions

August 5, 2021
Stephan Martinez and Rob Griswold

Drew Thomas Hendricks is joined by Stephan Martinez and Rob Griswold, the Owner and Marketing Director, respectively, of Trysk Print Solutions, to learn more about the world of labels. They go over the craftsmanship that goes into labels and the impact it has on the brands. Stephan and Rob then take the time to explain the stories behind some of their most unique works, including labels made from wood and stone. Find out all of this by listening to this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast.

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