Adam Rozen Talks Nuts for Drinks

October 5, 2015
Hosted by Steven Nicolle

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Adam Rozen knows a thing or two about matching food with beverages. How about matching flavored coated peanuts with different craft beers? With so many types of beers out in the market nowadays the old days of flavorless lagers and ales are a thing of the past. With that so is the salted chips and walnuts you get served at the bar. Adam knows that people want to have something great and tasty and not bland and dry to munch on while having their favorite beer. Nuts for Drinks is the first ever, premium baked and specially coated peanut snack that pairs perfectly with your favorite alcoholic beverages. Find out how he came with the idea and put it to good use. Judging by his success so far in pleasing people's palate, you will not want to miss this week's episode. It will whet your appetite and make you thirsty all at the same time!

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You’ll learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Hospitality Industry from those who work in it. So whether you are a waiter, bartender, manager, or just eat a lot in restaurants you will not want to miss our show. It may even change the way you look at your waiter the next time you sit in a restaurant or order that cocktail from your favorite bartender. Who knows? You may even consider changing your career path by enrolling yourself in the nearest bartending course!

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Steven Nicolle

Steven Nicolle has been working in the Hospitality Industry for over 35 years, starting with a bartending course he took in 1979. From that bartending course he worked in such places as England and Switzerland, to luxury cruise ships. It was a cruise ship where he met his wife of nearly 20 years.

Having been a Bar Manager, Restaurant Manager, Maitre D’, and Food and Beverage Manager to name a few positions he has held, Steven can speak from experience when speaking on any topic regarding the Hospitality Industry. From here or abroad, Steven has an opinion on what it's like to work in the industry.

A teacher of bartending, and currently employed as a waiter, Steven has his ear to the ground on what is going on in the Hospitality Industry. A blogger since 2008, he has appeared on CNN as a guest on-line and has been on the documentary program called the Doc Zone where he imparts some words of wisdom regarding service. A recent graduate of the International Sommelier Guild, his active pursuit of knowledge and serving others makes Steven a must listen to host each week.

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Episode Directory

November 2015

October 2015

  • 10/26/2015: Nick Fosberg Author and Marketing Guru of the Restaurant Industry Shares His Knowledge Listen Now
  • 10/19/2015: We Talk With Jordan Cowe - Certified Wine Educator Listen Now
  • 10/12/2015: Peter LaFrance Talks About The Emergence of the Microbrewery Listen Now
  • 10/5/2015: Adam Rozen Talks Nuts for Drinks Listen Now

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Jeff Cioletti

As the author of the book, “The Year of Drinking Adventurously,” host of the weekly online beverage news show “The Drinkable Week, editor of Beverage World magazine, and creator of the blog,, Jeff Cioletti has been responsibly imbibing my way around the world. He joined Beverage World in January 2003 as senior editor and was promoted to editor in chief four years later. He currently serves as editor-at-large for the publication. He’s also a speaker at many beverage-related events and is available for such opportunities, as well as freelance writing assignments in the food and beverage space. Jeff’s tenure in liquid literacy has exposed him to some of the best libations the world has to offer and given him access to the producers and purveyors of such fine refreshments. He combines his love of drink with a passion for travel and one usually involves the other. View Guest page

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Jordan Cowe

Jordan is a Wine Educator and Wine Lover from Ontario, Canada. As the worlds youngest Certified Wine Educator, one of only about 400 worldwide, and recipient of this year's Banfi award for highest score in a single attempt on this difficult exam Jordan has had a quick journey through the world of wine education. Jordan's focus has been on teaching the teachers to attempt to improve knowledge in the industry as a whole. He has done this by working with sommeliers and other wine professionals on tasting ability, by delivering seminars at Trade shows and Conferences and by focusing on the esoteric areas of wine. For Jordan the best part of the wine world is the diversity, the fact that there are so many unexplored topics to go out and explore and something new every day. In addition to typical educational opportunities Jordan is also working on an online platform being called Oenosity as an online outlet for wine education. View Guest page

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