Drink and be merry.
A wonderland for soda lovers exists in Los Angeles, California, thanks to one obsessed man — John Nese. This connoisseur of carbonation took over his father’s grocery store and turned it into a pop drinker’s paradise. Offering over 500 different sodas from around the world, and distributing to bars and restaurants all along the West Coast, Mr. Nese is surely somewhat of a messiah to even the most discerning of soda drinkers.
From the CHOW YouTube channel:
John Nese is the proprietor of Galcos Soda Pop Stop in LA. His father ran it as a grocery store, and when the time came for John to take charge, he decided to convert it into the ultimate soda-lovers destination. About 500 pops line the shelves, sourced lovingly by John from around the world. John has made it his mission to keep small soda-makers afloat and help them find their consumers. Galcos also acts as a distributor for restaurants and bars along the West Coast, spreading the gospel of soda made with cane sugar (no high-fructose corn syrup if John can avoid it).