Chris Burke // Co-founder & GM
Chris is an Emmy-winning producer with a background in documentary and sports production. Redtail Media, the production company he founded with Jared Cotton, has created shows for networks including truTV, A&E, NBC’s Esquire Network, Discovery Channel, and more. A graduate of Yale University, Chris lives in Los Angeles, CA (where the weather is always good for filming) and doesn’t miss the Connecticut winters one bit.
Jared Cotton // Co-founder and Head of Creative
Jared is an Emmy-winning producer and co-founder of Redtail Media. He brings a wealth of creative experience across tv and digital platforms, and a passionate commitment to creating top-shelf content. Through directing multiple seasons of beer and spirits-themed tv shows around the world, Jared has become more knowledgeable about worldwide drinks culture than most people could hope to become in several lifetimes. When he’s not out searching for a new rare mezcal, Jared resides in Newport Beach, CA.
Zane Lamprey // Star of Four Sheet and World Traveler
Zane Lamprey is constantly being told that he has “the best job in the world”. As the host of television shows where he travels around the world drinking with the locals, it’s obvious why. For over a decade, Zane has had the enviable job of hosting international drinking-travelogues on National Geographic, Travel Channel, Food Network, Fine Living Network, Mark Cuban’s HDNet, and now DrinkTV.
Zane is currently the star of Four Sheets, which takes him around the world sampling libations, and Night Cap (premiering this spring), a late night celebrity talk show, which both air on DrinkTV.
As the most well-known personality in the ‘alcohol space’ Zane has built an empire around his brand, as well as a legion of dedicated fans, and the reputation as a personality that people trust. He has participated in hundreds of interviews for radio and print and has appeared as a guest on “The Tonight Show,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “SquawkBox”, “CNN Headline News” and many others. He has also been featured in over 150 publications, including Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Playboy, Stuff and on the cover of Mutineer Magazine and D-List.
Zane is the founder of Monkey Rum, a premium Caribbean rum which offers barrel-aged spiced and coconut rums. The rums have won several awards, including Triple Gold at the Beverly Hills World Spirits Competition. The company created “bottle up-cycling”, where used bottles avoid landfills by being converted into glassware.
Zane is the CEO and founder of Adv3nture, an outdoor clothing brand which produces premium jackets, bags and apparel, all in conjunction with a give-back to the planet campaign. With every item purchased, Adv3nture plants three trees in the US. They are currently planting giant sequoias in deforested areas of the west coast.
Zane has headlined two US comedy tours and is the author of the book: 6 Continents, 15 Countries, 190 drinks and 1 Mean Hangover, published by Random House.
“It could be argued that Zane Lamprey has the greatest job in America.”
The Washington Post
“Lamprey’s enthusiasm is completely ingenuous and refreshing.”