bar tales

Episode 21-The Kickboxer & The Minion

Rob Lippincott, owner of The Parish Cafe in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa, is a New Orleans native— one could say that’s where his appreciation for a great cocktail comes from. He was a fishing boat captain in Louisiana before meeting his wife in Southern California, eventually settling down in Healdsburg. His love for home inspired him to bring a little New Orleans to wine country.

Episode 21-The Kickboxer & The Minion

Episode 17-Double D Dimples

Tara Heffernon and Laura Sanfilippo — aka purveyors of the “Boner Bar” — are industry lifers who went from six to midnight life when they opened their own bar, Duke’s Spirited Cocktails in Healdsburg, CA, with two other fellow bartenders and friends. They love strong drinks and have strong opinions on just about everything.

Episode 17-Double D Dimples

Episode 16-Cocktails & Dreams

While Adam was in Ireland, Kasey Drady from the Geyserville Gun Club stepped in as co-host. Grab some popcorn and Junior Mints and sit back and listen as James and Kasey dissect an American cult classic, “Cocktail.”

Episode 16-Cocktails & Dreams

Episode 14-Left Right Goodnight


Josh Browning has worked in the restaurant buisness for eight years and for four years in viticulture. Outside of Napa, his culinary adventures have taken him to Healdsburg, New Zealand and south Australia. He currently works as a cellar specialist at Brasswood Cellars in St. Helena, CA.

Episode 14-Left Right Goodnight

Episode 13-Kill Bill

Mike Benz is the director of sales and distribution for Russian River Brewing Company. He has been in the beer industry for nearly 15 years. Benz doesn’t drink any more, he doesn’t drink any less either. He loves his wife and their dog, coffee and fennel, and grammar.

Episode 13-Kill Bill

Episode 12-Grapes Of Wrath

Jude Affronti grew up in San Francisco, where he explored the foods of many cultures. He began working in restaurants -- first as a dishwasher --eventually cooking in Italy & Manhattan before returning to the kitchens of his hometown. He moved to Sonoma County seeking menus with an emphasis on local, sustainable, seasonal ingredients. He currently works at Diavola in Geyserville, CA.

Episode 12-Grapes Of Wrath

Episode 11-Living The High Life

Danny Ojinaga and Michael Franco are...THE GOOD TIME BROS! Two small town bartenders working at Mario & John's Tavern in Petaluma, CA, Danny and Michael showcase their adventures within the hospitality industry through Instagram and a greatly anticipated podcast.

Episode 11-Living The High Life