Sipping Success

Insights from Industry Leaders in Beverage and Alcohol

Episodes

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Sipping Success with Levent Tuysuzoglu, Founder of Hazelicious

In this episode of Sipping Success, host Casey Haakinson chats with Levent Tuysuzoglu, the Founder and CEO of Hazelicious, about his mission to elevate hazelnuts as a staple in non-dairy alternatives, nut butters, and snacks. Levent discusses his unique transition from a career in finance to creating a premium plant-based product brand inspired by his family's hazelnut farm in Turkey.

May 8, 2024
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Sipping Success with Frank Berefsky, CMO of Brand Vault 360

In this episode of the Sippling Success podcast, host Casey Haakinson is joined by Frank Berefsky, CMO of Brand Vault 360, an agency specializing in incubating and accelerating CPG products in the beverage, candy, and snack sectors. Discover Frank's journey from his early sales career to leading a dynamic team focused on transforming innovative ideas into successful market-ready products.

April 30, 2024
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Sipping Success with John Eason, CEO of Sidewalkside Spirits

John Eason, CEO of Sidewalkside Spirits, shares his journey from a spirited upbringing in New Orleans to founding a company that nurtures innovative spirit brands. Dive into the birth of Gambino's King Cake Rum Cream, a sensation born from Carnival love, and explore the growth and strategy behind Sidewalkside Spirits.

April 30, 2024
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Sipping Success with Absinthia Vermut, Founder of Absinthia's Bottled Spirits

Casey Haakinson dives into the vibrant world of absinthe with Absinthia Vermut, the visionary owner of Absinthia's Bottled Spirits. In this episode, Absinthia shares her journey from an arts graduate to becoming a renowned figure in the absinthe revival, capturing the essence of this enigmatic spirit in her premium products.

April 23, 2024
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Sipping Success with Matt Bruhn, CEO of Craft Standard

In this episode, we're exploring the draft cocktail revolution with Matt Bruhn, CEO of Craft Standard. Matt shares his journey from the early days at Diageo to pioneering the ready-to-draft cocktail market. Discover how Craft Standard is setting the new standard in premium, draft-ready cocktails and transforming the beverage landscape across the U.S.

April 15, 2024
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Sipping Success with Jake Whitman, Founder of Really Good Boxed Wine

This time, we're pouring into the world of premium boxed wines with Jake Whitman, the visionary founder and CEO of Really Good Boxed Wine. Jake's journey from a classical brand builder at Procter & Gamble and a tech marketer in Silicon Valley to shaking up the wine industry is as rich and complex as the wines he champions.

April 8, 2024
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Sipping Success with Cori Omundson and Sandra Everingham of Rising Wines Collective

In this episode of Sipping Success, host Casey Haakinson engages in a fascinating conversation with Cori Omundson and Sandra Everingham, the visionary co-founders of Rising Wines Collective. Born from a shared passion for wine and a desire to connect small production vineyards with a wider audience, Rising Wines Collective seeks to bridge the gap between wine enthusiasts and the unique stories behind boutique wineries in Washington, California, and Oregon.

April 1, 2024
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Sipping Success with Vincent Melita, founder and partner of Root Out Whiskey

In this episode of Sipping Success, host Casey Haakinson sits down with Vincent Melita, founder and partner of Root Out Whiskey. Root Out Whiskey blends the finest root beer flavoring with extensively aged Canadian blended whiskey, creating a unique taste experience that has been capturing the hearts of both whiskey enthusiasts and those new to the spirit.

March 25, 2024
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Sipping Success with Mark Clinard, Founder of Both Barrels Wine Company

In this episode of Sipping Success, host Casey Haakinson sits down with Mark Clinard, the esteemed owner of Both Barrels Wine, to uncork the secrets of the wine distribution business. Mark takes us on a journey from his unexpected start as a wine program manager to becoming a key player in wine importing and distribution, emphasizing the pivotal trends that have shaped the wine industry over the years.

March 20, 2024

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