Amy Ezrin on the Success of Specialization (and Singing Opera)
Listen to this episode of the Alexi Cashen Podcast as Alexi Cashen sits down with Amy Ezrin, Partner of The Piedmont Guy and Independent Wine Consultant at Amy Ezrin Consulting. Amy talks about her journey into wine importing and distribution, finding her niche in the wine industry, and the lessons she’s learned so far in her career — all while singing opera on the side. Amy even sings a bit of opera freestyle, so you don’t want to miss this exciting episode!
Bonded by Community, Maria Calvert Launches Hispanics in Wine
In this episode of the Alexi Cashen Podcast, Alexi sits down with Maria Calvert, Co-founder of Hispanics in Wine, to discuss the representation and diversity problem in the wine industry — and reveal what we can do to inspire change today. Listen in as Maria talks about creating Hispanics in Wine, the importance of creating inclusivity in the wine industry, and how to advance the roles of Hispanics and Latinx employees in the wine world today. Stay tuned!
Kate Laughlin, CEO of Iconic Martine’s Wines on Becoming a Wine Industry Entrepreneur
Listen to Kate Laughlin on this episode of the Alexi Cashen Show as she shares her story about becoming the CEO of Martine’s Wines. You don’t want to miss Kate’s discussion about the importance of mentorship, the challenges she faced as an entrepreneur in the wine industry, and her best tips and tricks for succeeding as a wine-focused entrepreneur or investor. Stay tuned!
A Conversation Between Women In Wine with Emily Gold and Liz Willette Danneels A Co-Interview with The Fine Line & The Alexi Cashen Podcast
In this co-interview between Alexi Cashen of The Alexi Cashen Podcast and Emily Gold and Liz Willette Danneels of The Fine Line Podcast, three remarkable women in the wine industry talk about the illusion of having it all and making the most out of every experience. Tune in as they discuss their journey into the wine industry, what it is like to be a woman in wine, how to find the right balance in work and in life, why they decided to start their own podcasts, and more.
Christy Frank on Macro Economics & Romance Novels
Find out more about Christy Frank of Wine Australia, New York, and her incredible journey in the wine industry on this episode of the Alexi Cashen Podcast. Tune in as Alexi talks to Christy about what it’s like to start her own wine store, the factors that independent retailers consider before scaling their business, how to eliminate the barriers in starting independent retail stores, and the romance novel that she’s working on that will give everyone a glimpse of what wine trips are like.
What to do with Drinks Industry Data? 3×3 Insights has the Answer
Learn more about accessing and using consumer behavior data in the beverage alcohol industry on this episode of the Alexi Cashen Podcast. Tune in as Alexi chats with Mike Provance, CEO and Founder of 3×3 Insights, about the types and sources of data they collect, how retailers and brands are using and can use the data, how the data democratizes market entry, and how it will shape beverage alcohol marketing in the coming years.
Risks of Life, Marisa Wilairat Shares Her Wisdom
On this episode of the Alexi Cashen Podcast, Alexi interviews Elenteny Imports’ Alcohol Compliance Manager, Marisa Wilairat, about her work in the company and the growth that she has experienced through her role. Marisa shares her story about the significant career risks she took, the burden and honor of risk-taking, leadership lessons she gained throughout her career, and the milestones and achievements that she has reached with Elenteny Imports. Stay tuned.
Rockstar Bartender, Aaron Polsky Sets the Stage for Craft RTD Cocktails
In this episode of the Alexi Cashen Podcast, Aaron Polsky, Founder of LiveWire, talks about how he became a bartender and how his career in the alcoholic beverage industry has evolved through the years. He highlights the common struggles of bartenders and why he decided to start LiveWire. He also shares how LiveWire serves as a platform for bartenders and his advice for those who want to start a business in the industry.
Lessons Learned from Starting a Podcast in 2020
On this episode of the Alexi Cashen Podcast as she looks back on her podcasting journey that she kicked off during the 2020 pandemic. Tune in as she talks with John Corcoran of Rise25 about why she decided to start a podcast, how podcasting has been advantageous for her business and personal development, and how much further she plans to take her podcast in 2021.