In 2015, Jan and Marsh Mohktari risked it all to start the Golden State Distillery, with their first spirit being Gray Whale Gin. Going into this new venture neither Jan nor Marsh had a background in distilling or the spirits industry, but they dove in headfirst, sold their home, procured … Read the rest
With the sound of bagpipes echoing on Broadway, Keepers of the Quaich USA, the new American arm of the world famous Scotch Whisky society, marked its official launch with a tartan-draped gala Gathering at Gotham Hall in New York City. Attendees included the Duke of Argyll, the British Consul … Read the rest
It’s almost National Vodka Day (October 4th) and that means upselling customers with cocktails that provide a celebratory feel, and sense of occasion. Mark your chalkboards, adjust your cocktail list and add on a little extra effort to increase sales, and margins.
- 1.5oz Guillotine Vodka Originale
- .5oz Aperol
Drizly, one of the nation’s largest alcohol e-commerce marketplace, announced that it is available to New Orleans residents in the Orleans parish starting today, following the states approval of a bill legalizing online alcohol sales and delivery in Louisiana. A pioneer and established leader in the rapidly growing alcohol … Read the rest
The Champagne region of France has announced the start dates for the 2019 harvest, with villages commencing harvest gradually beginning this week and into next week. The start dates vary by each village and grape varietal, ensuring that every plot is picked at the optimal ripeness. Every year, all the … Read the rest
Alcohol is not where you go when trying to sell healthy products. This is true. However, that doesn’t mean we should tar all spirits with the same brush. Without doubt some spirits are murkier, poorly-made, and full of leftover chemicals that lead to that ferocious hangover your customer will never … Read the rest
Wine Access, a leading online direct-to-consumer wine retailer, announced today the findings of a recent internal study of sales data that shows Generation X holds greater immediate purchasing potential than Millennials, despite greater industry focus on wooing the younger generation. The data, which spans 2017 to 2019, supports recent … Read the rest
Beaulieu Vineyard has celebrated numerous milestones since founder, Georges de Latour and his wife Fernande, landed in Rutherford in 1900. This week, Beaulieu Vineyard will mark another significant milestone with the official celebration of the winery’s 80th anniversary of its first bottling of the notable Georges de Latour Private … Read the rest
The brainchild of celebrated Asheville, North Carolina, chef Jacob Sessoms and Wicked Weed Co-Founder Walt Dickinson, Cultura is a “New Agrarian” restaurant located in the city’s South Slope neighborhood, set alongside Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium.
The industry’s first zero bubbles spiked water is set to make a splash this season. Pura Still will release new 23.5-ounce single cans and a 12-can variety package now with more Blackberry, Mango and Mandarin Orange flavors. The new packages with more vibrant flavors hit shelves this summer.
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The Sazerac Company, in close partnership with Casa San Matias, just released two new expressions of Los Vecinos del Campo Mezcal to accompany the first expression released at the end of 2018. The newest expressions are named Ensamble No. 1 and Tobala, and join Espadin, which launched last fall.
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In our series, Made in America, we look at various alcohol brands that have become, or are becoming, icons in their category. How relevant is it to be an American brand in any consumer category and what does it matter? We love alcohol products, from all countries and in … Read the rest
Silverado Vineyards announces key personnel additions and the creation of a new marketing department for the landmark Stags Leap District winery. Nora Feeley has been named director of marketing and communications and Lauren Martins has been promoted to associate marketing manager. Tom Markakis is also joining the winery as the … Read the rest
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) was awarded an additional $400,000 through USDA’s Agricultural Trade Program (ATP), which was set up specifically to assist those agricultural groups that are being adversely impacted by retaliatory tariffs. This brings the total amount awarded to DISCUS to $1,215,000 since … Read the rest
Vision Wine & Spirits, the national sales and import division of Martignetti Companies, together with Dashfire, announced new editions to their line of bitters. Dashfire is a comprehensive bitters company based out of Minnetonka, Minnesota, founded by Lee and Dawn Egbert in 2012.
Dashfire Ready-to-Drink (RTD) 6-pack 100ml cans and … Read the rest
Joachim Splichal has been a master chef for years, helming one of Los Angeles’ most iconic restaurants, Patina, and he currently oversees 65 restaurants worldwide. So perhaps it should not be a surprise that he has turned to making his own wine from his native France, specifically a Provence-style rose’ … Read the rest
Chile has emerged as one of the world’s leading producers of Pinot Noir. As a notably fickle grape, Pinot Noir has seemingly found its sweet spot within the cooler climates of the region. Located in Chimbarongo, just in the midst of the Colchagua Valley, exists Conosur’s winery. Founded in 1993 … Read the rest
Planted in 1969 by the second generation of the family, July 16 marks the 50th anniversary of the original block (“Heritage Block”) of Green Acres Vineyard – the first vineyard planted by the Sangiacomo Family. What began as an idea to evolve the family business during the decline of … Read the rest
Founders Brewing Co. has partnered with Odom Hawaii – of the Odom Group and the GAB network of wholesalers – to bring its beer to the Aloha State. This marks the 50th state of distribution and successfully completes nationwide coverage for the 22-year-old brewery. Customers can expect to see … Read the rest
The CIVB (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux), the leading French wine trade association, held its General Assembly recently.
Its members, including 25 winegrowers (designated by the Fédération des Grands Vins de Bordeaux) and 25 négociants (designated by the Fédération des Négociants de Bordeaux & Libourne), elected Bernard Farges as … Read the rest
With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to branch out and encourage customers to try some crisp, refreshing wines recommended by Petra Polakovicova, Wine Director at San Francisco’s only waterfront steakhouse, EPIC Steak. Below, Petra shares her current favorites for this season.
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“We are extremely pleased to welcome MHW as the newest DISCUS Director Member,” said Chris Swonger, President and CEO of DISCUS and Responsibility.org. “MHW is a dynamic importer
With National Watermelon Day tomorrow, August 3rd, an Instagrammable and refreshing drink to celebrate is needed! We have curated round-up of delectable cocktails that are not only easy to make and delicious but are the perfect way to let your customers enjoy a Saturday afternoon in the hot summer heat. … Read the rest
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) unveiled its new interactive Summary of State Laws and Regulations Relating to Distilled Spirits tool, a database for current laws, regulations and rulings relating to the sale and distribution of distilled spirits in the United States. This announcement marks the modernization … Read the rest
Moët Hennessy Estates & Wines announced the launch of Skyside and Anne Dempsey as Winemaker. Born within Newton Vineyard in 2007 as Red Label and known today as Skyside, these wines have evolved as a result of consumer trends and feature a unique expertise for identifying the best terroir and … Read the rest
Theobald & Oppenheimer, curator of Single Prop Rum and Faber Liquors, entered a new distribution partnership with Johnson Brothers to expand the presence of Single Prop Rum in Western Florida, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Orlando. To meet the brand’s growth, the company has hired three new … Read the rest
Israel’s Margalit Winery and its founder Dr. Yair Margalit, and his son Asaf, are well-known in the wine circles of the U.S. In the last 30 years, Dr. Margalit has pioneered a “no-drip irrigation system” of growing grapes, which has resulted in some of the most highly rated Israeli wines … Read the rest
The Grapes of Wrath
Fortunately, Wrath Wines are not angry, but they are specific. Case in point, this single vineyard Syrah out of Monterey, the San Saba Vineyard, will benefit from a little decanting before drinking. It’s a big boy but has class, allowing the deep rich fruit to open … Read the rest
Rebuild Wine Country a volunteer effort that aims to raise five million dollars for Northern California Habitat for Humanity affiliates, is thrilled to announce the Summer Symphony Benefit Concert, a celebration of music and wine featuring a beautiful string quartet with members of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, sponsored … Read the rest
As Bloody Mary mix grocery sales increased in the past year, Charleston Mix has experienced significant sales growth according to the latest report from Nielsen. More than $17 billion in sales have shifted from established brands to smaller companies like craft producer Charleston Mix since 2013. Charleston Mix is the … Read the rest
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More than 150 distillers from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. July for the past few days, including today, for the distilled spirits industry’s 10th annual Public Policy Conference, co-hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and the … Read the rest
MGP will release Remus Volstead Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a one-time rare, reserve Bourbon, in November 2019. The new release coincides with the 100th anniversary of the start of National Prohibition – under the Volstead Act – that enforced the 18th Amendment outlawing the production and distribution of … Read the rest
Caledonia Spirits, the Vermont-based distiller of Barr Hill Gin, Tom Cat Gin, and Barr Hill Vodka, open the doors to its new distillery in Montpelier recently. The 27,000-square-foot, sustainably-designed facility will help Caledonia Spirits meet demand of its Barr Hill spirits with a 10x increase in capacity, as well … Read the rest
Award-winning straight bourbon whiskey brand Penelope Bourbon announced the launch of its new limited-edition Barrel Strength bourbon. The limited-run release is 116.6-poof and features Penelope’s signature four-grain balanced flavor profile uncut, straight from the barrel and aged two to three years. Penelope’s Barrel Strength is available now at select liquor … Read the rest
Jason Schladenhauffen, President and CEO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits, announced the appointment of the company as the exclusive U.S. importer for Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky effective this month.
“We’re ecstatic to be welcoming the Paul John portfolio range to the 375 Park Avenue Spirits family and in … Read the rest
The Saint Louis Brewery, maker of Schlafly Beer, appointed Fran Caradonna chief executive officer for the iconic craft brewery in St. Louis. Caradonna, a 25-year craft beer veteran, joined the Schlafly team earlier this year as both chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. Emily Parker-Lampe, former head of … Read the rest
The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) announced the hiring of Tom Tardio as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Tardio assumes the role immediately and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the annual film festival including managing the current staff, fundraising, and developing new and existing programming. Tardio comes … Read the rest
With heavy hearts we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe—a founding member of the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles, CA. A pioneer of the American wine industry, Riboli, Stefano Giuseppe passed away peacefully surrounded by four generations of the family on July … Read the rest
With National Tequila Day (July 24th) just a few weeks away, it’s time to start counting down the ways optimize sales based on this agave spirit. For your customers looking to celebrate, here are a few tasty cocktail recipes from some of New York’s favorite watering holes.
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375 Park Avenue Spirits has come to an agreement with Pernod Ricard to act as the exclusive U.S. importer for Wyborowa Vodka from Poland effective immediately.
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“We’re extremely excited to be welcoming Wyborowa to the 375 Park Avenue Spirits family and in doing so adding another iconic global brand to
By Margaret Pattillo
Bar Convent Brooklyn reconvened for its second year with over 300 brands showcasing their history and innovation through unique experiences to thousands of bar and beverage industry professionals in Brooklyn recently. The two day event explored a range of panels to choose from, Bar Convent Brooklyn was … Read the rest
Green Flash Brewing Company, in partnership with Jameson Irish Whiskey, released Celtic Sun IPA, a refreshing beer crafted to perfectly pair with Jameson Caskmates IPA edition.
Celtic Sun IPA is the first Jameson collaboration with a U.S. craft brewer to create a non-barrel aged beer to be sipped alongside Jameson … Read the rest
Consider pre-batching a D’USSE Fleur de Vie for a floral-forward cocktail bringing together sweet notes of elderflower, richness from cognac, and a splash of fresh champagne bubbles. To satisfy those whose taste buds favor something sweet, St-Germain’s Parisian Daiquiri is a perfect French twist on a classic cocktail. Grey Goose’s … Read the rest
The Tequila Team at JW Marriott, San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in Texas came up with with this sweet and spicy Margarita to keep customers interested this National Tequila Day.
The strawberry-jalapeño tequila is infused in house and the recipe is kept simple to help the tequila shine.… Read the rest
Every bar has Grand Marnier so these cocktails should be fairly easy to pull together this Bastille Day, July 14th. The “Grand” collection of Bastille Day cocktails was created to celebrate Grand Marnier’s French heritage, toasting the brand’s deep roots to the Cognac region, the inspiration taken from the Parisian … Read the rest
After 18 years, Anne Moller-Racke has decided to step away from the Donum Estate, as President and Winegrower, to devote her full time and energy into building Blue Farm Wines. Started in 2001, with the planting of seven-acres of Pinot Noir behind her historic Victorian farmhouse in Sonoma, Blue … Read the rest
Mutiny Island Vodka, the world’s first and only vodka distilled from breadfruit and the brainchild of award-winning Chef Todd Manley, has launched as the inaugural spirit distilled and bottled at the newly-opened Sion Farm Distillery on the Caribbean island of St. Croix. The first vodka produced on St. Croix is … Read the rest
Celebrating its fifteenth year, TEXSOM has opened registration for TEXSOM 2019. The TEXSOM 2019 conference will take place August 18-20, 2019 at the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Texas.
TEXSOM 2019 will include presentations by Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, Certified Wine Educators and other industry … Read the rest
Riegele Brewery has been named Germany Brewery of the Year for the third year running, an unprecedented accomplishment. Considered the highest honor of the German brewing industry, the Golden Federal Honorary Award was presented to Riegele by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
Riegele also received the Bundesehrenpreis, … Read the rest
Founders Brewing Co. has partnered with General Distributing out of Salt Lake City and Wasatch Distributing out of Ogden to bring its lineup to Utah. Founders will be sending products to select Utah State Liquor Stores as early as July 2019.
“We’re very excited to launch Utah as our 49th … Read the rest
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Kim Crawford Wines announced a new partnership that names Kim Crawford Wines as the official wine of the US Open Tennis Championships. The new, multi-year agreement commences with the 2019 Open.
The No. 1-selling Sauvignon Blanc and leading New Zealand wine brand in … Read the rest
Mojito Day is almost here. July 11th is an opportunity to upsell your customers with a quick change to the menu. Here’s one way to put your own twist on the classic mojito and include those who don’t usually opt for sweet-bitter cocktails.
Mutti Tomato Mojito
- 2 ounces Mutti Cherry
Corazón Tequila is announcing the 2019 release of its limited line of Expresiones del Corazón. Each year Corazón releases a unique lineup of barrel-aged tequila expressions. This year the lineup includes Buffalo Trace Distillery Old 22 Añejo, Sazerac Rye Añejo, and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Añejo, all of which were … Read the rest
“We’re thrilled to be welcoming Maison Augier to the 375 Park Avenue Spirits family and in doing so … Read the rest
The New York Wine and Grape Foundation (NYWGF) announced this year’s impressive roster of judges for the annual New York Wine Classic competition. Lorraine Hems, Lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology and teacher at the New York Kitchen in Canandaigua is this year’s head competition judge accompanied by … Read the rest
Cocalero Clásico, the premium South American-inspired botanical spirit that has taken Asia by storm, is now available in select U.S. markets. Since its international release in 2013, Cocalero has experienced unprecedented growth abroad, selling hundreds of thousands of cases and becoming the most successful launch of an imported liqueur … Read the rest
With peach season in full swing upon us, bartenders across the country are reaching for this fleshy coveted farmer’s market staple for its subtle, versatile flavor profile that pairs well with all kinds of spirits – from vodka to bourbon. We have the top 5 cocktails to bring summer closer.… Read the rest
Frank Family is celebrating over 25 years in the wine business, a feat owner Rich Frank might not have thought possible given the fierce competition out there. But what their 2017 Carneros Pinot Noir shows is that truly wonderful wines always have an audience. I’ve had Frank Family wines over … Read the rest
Hacha is launching a national bartender competition to find the best Tequila and Mezcal cocktails in the U.K.
Since launching in May, Hacha has presented a fresh and contemporary way for consumers to enjoy Agave spirits. The bar will be stepping away from the traditional brand-led cocktail competition format to … Read the rest
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today signed into law historic legislation that will promote a free and fair market for liquor store ownership in the Lone Star State.
Barr an Uisce has reached an agreement with Vision Wine & Spirits, LLC to import its Irish Whiskey portfolio into the US marketplace. This announcement coincides with the announcement of the doubling of Barr an Uisce’s portfolio of offerings in its worldwide markets. In 2017, Barr an Uisce was ranked … Read the rest
Following a countrywide search to identify the most talented bartenders, five leading mixologists have been named as U.S. finalists in Caorunn Gin’s international cocktail competition, the 10 Year Switch. The winning U.S. bartender will have an opportunity to switch countries with their winning U.K. counterpart and work guest shifts … Read the rest
Spa Girl Cocktails, a line of low-calorie, high-proof, ready-to-drink ultra-premium vodka martinis has announced the appointment of Alisa Marie Beyer as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Speaking from her sunny office in Palm Springs, the former Miss California finalist and Spa Girl Cocktails Founder Karen Haines remarked, “We are thrilled … Read the rest
Set at the foot of the Ben Rinnes mountain, Glenrinnes Distillery is a new family-owned and run business producing super-premium white spirits from the finest Speyside spring water and 100% organic ingredients.
Meet Eight Lands: named after the eight different counties that are visible from the top of Ben Rinnes … Read the rest
Cavit Collection Wines is transitioning its still white wines to screwcap closure. Cavit’s iconic packaging, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to quality, modernity and authenticity, will remain otherwise unchanged. The range of high-quality, approachable and food-friendly whites includes Riesling, Oak Zero Chardonnay, Moscato and Pinot Grigio. The decision to move to … Read the rest
The bright, earthy juice brings both color and tang that lets the season’s best root vegetable shine.
At Grey Ghost in Detroit, Bar Beau in Brooklyn, and The Purple Pig in Chicago, bar teams are pairing the vegetable’s juice with citrus and savory touches like olive juice, chili, and black … Read the rest
Calling all bartenders! The chance to enter the Mediterranean Inspirations cocktail competition by Gin Mare is just around the corner.
Med Inspirations is reimagining the global cocktail competition by bringing people together over well-crafted cocktails inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle. Competitors will share an experience with a group of professionals … Read the rest
Malbec is a well-known wine practically synonymous with Argentina. But who knew Malbec is named for Sieur Malbeck, an 18th century Bordeaux vintner who gained commercial fame with the grape?
“In France, most people know the birthplace of Malbec is Cahors, only a two-hour drive east of Bordeaux,” said Alexis … Read the rest
Bar-driven, Italian-inspired Tratto Restaurant & Bar in San Francisco’s Union Square is a great spot for savoring this most perfect summer cocktail. Beverage Director & Asst. General Manger Cynthia Tran and Lead Bartender Ian Elizondo created two unique Negronis: the Clarified Negroni, a refreshing and strikingly clear cocktail made so … Read the rest
It’s Negroni Week, and not just any Negroni Week. This cocktail celebrates 100 years this month. Bonfort’s acknowledges a century of imbibing the zesty, rindy, beloved Negroni with 13 of the best recipes designed to satisfy any cocktail lover.
Hendrick’s Unusual Negroni
- 1 Part Hendrick’s Gin
- 1 Part sweet
The Crown Royal brand is pushing the boundaries of innovation with different flavor offerings and finishing techniques, most recently highlighted by the introduction of the newest addition to the Noble Collection, Crown Royal Noble Collection French Oak Cask Finished. This limited-edition expression showcases Crown Royal Fine De Luxe, the standard … Read the rest
Rekorderlig cider announced that all seven flavors are now vegan, just in time for summer. Rekorderlig has developed a new brewing process, which allows for the removal of gelatin as a filtering agent, to cater to the current market needs and consumer trends in health, climate change, and animal well-fare. … Read the rest
What happens when award-winning leaders in craft beer and craft whiskey get together? The result became deliciously evident today with the release of Sierra Nevada Rye Ale, a limited-edition beer brewed with Maryland-grown rye and aged for six months in rye whiskey barrels from Sagamore Spirit.
That time in … Read the rest
Oregon-based craft distillery 503 Distilling has announced its release of Gambler 500 Whiskey, a small batch American Whiskey made in partnership with the Gambler 500 navigational challenge.
Gambler 500 Whiskey is a small batch American whiskey made from an 80% corn and 20% malted barley mash that’s then aged … Read the rest
Ben Nordstrom, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Director of Responsibility.org announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Marc Bromfeld, Director of Corporate Affairs, Social Responsibility and Charitable Giving at Edrington Americas, its new Chairman. Rick Wilson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Bacardi, will serve as Vice Chairman. Bromfeld … Read the rest
The yearly competition to find the best original art for the U.S. label of Georges Duboeuf’s world-famous Beaujolais Nouveau has ended with the highest levels of social media engagement to date, and an impressive number of submissions by talented artists from around the country. Over 600 pieces were entered, with … Read the rest
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. is headed to the great state of Pennsylvania. Consumers can ask for Dogfish Head spirits in their favorite craft cocktail bars and restaurants, as well as purchase bottles from the Fine Wine & Good Spirits site and in stores. Dogfish Head’s spirit lineup will include: … Read the rest
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Long Island Bartenders participated in the final round of the Long Island Iced Tea Challenge, a challenge to determine the origins of the famed Long Island Ice Tea drink between Kingsport, Tenn and Long Island, NY. They are calling an investigation by the City of Kingsport … Read the rest
Andrea Hoover has been named Beverage Director of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR), an independent, privately-held restaurant group based in Columbus, Ohio known for developing compelling restaurant concepts including the nationally-acclaimed Ocean Prime brand.
In this role, Hoover will oversee the development of all beverage-related programs, partner relationships, training and staffing … Read the rest
BACA Wines, a modern California Zinfandel brand spearheaded by Director Jennifer Brown and Winemaker Alison Frichtl Hollister, has announced the launch of the wine portfolio’s newest wine, 2018 BACA Ring Around the Rosé, a Rosé of Zinfandel.
“We believe the bright fruit flavors and crisp acidity make this debut vintage … Read the rest
Armit Wines released of its Gran Reserva 904 2010 from La Rioja Alta S.A. Rioja Alta’s Gran Reserva 904 stands out for its complexity and outstanding ageing potential. It is a classic Rioja which is only released in exceptional vintages.
Head winemaker Julio Saenz says: “The 2010 vintage, rated Excellent, … Read the rest
TINCUP, the Mountain Whiskey, is inspiring people to seek out extraordinary experiences in the great outdoors through the launch of the ‘Backcountry Adventure’ campaign. The fully integrated campaign includes a new television spot, digital short film, experiential activations, and consumer storytelling contest aimed at those who seek … Read the rest
Sergio Gonzalez at the Musso & Frank Grill in 2017, by Tina Whatcott-Echeverria
Sergio Gonzalez, a truly legendary waiter who was beloved by The Rolling Stones and countless other major stars of the stage and screen since joining Hollywood’s historic Musso and Frank Grill in 1972, passed away on Tuesday, … Read the rest
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Paul Hobbs Winery
Presented by Culina & Vinoteca at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, the Culina & Vinoteca Winemaker Dinner with Paul Hobbs is a limited ticketed and luxurious evening hosted by Culina & Vinoteca Sommelier David Gary with Guest Speaker, Winemaker Paul Hobbs … Read the rest
Francis Ford Coppola, proprietor of Inglenook, says the historic winery will mark its 140thanniversary by significantly expanding its caves. The major expansion will accommodate the addition of 122 stainless steel fermenting tanks, each dedicated to one of Inglenook’s 122 vineyard parcels.
“Since it was founded in 1879 by … Read the rest
Boulevard Brewing Company announced a partnership with 20th Century Fox and its highly anticipated film Dark Phoenix, marking the studio’s first collaboration with a craft brewer. Boulevard’s latest year-round beer, Space Camper Cosmic IPA, will get a new X-Men inspired look and blockbuster perks to celebrate the new … Read the rest
Judy Jordan, Kathryn Lindstrom, and their experienced team are embarking on a new project by offering a limited collection of wines that fully supports the Wild Goat Edge program, all inspired by gratitude to their agricultural community.
The Wild Goat Edge program offers our agricultural workers gratitude by nourishing the … Read the rest
Belvedere Vodka debuted its limited-edition bottle with GRAMMY-nominated musician, actor, and activist Janelle Monáe, available in-store globally beginning June 2019.
The metallic collage design, with an aesthetic aimed to peel back the layers and reveal the beauty within, illustrates the multifaceted character of both Monáe and Belvedere. The final punctuation … Read the rest
This Saturday put your gins front and forward. Looking for ideas on how to promote, and ultimately upsell, your gin cocktails? Here’s your inspiration for creativity, all the way from Britain. So pip pip, put your gin cocktail program in order and soak up the margins.
Bluebird Chelsea Celebrate World… Read the rest
Cavit Collection wines announced the arrival of Cavit Limited Edition 2018 Rosé four packs following the immense success of the inaugural 2017 vintage. Imported by leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International, the four packs are now being distributed to wine and liquor stores nationwide.
With summer … Read the rest
Papa’s Pilar is a premium rum brand based out of Key West that is inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s legacy and adventures between Florida and Cuba on his boat, the Pilar. The brand was actually created in collaboration with Papa Hemingway’s estate (the family remains involved and donates a majority of … Read the rest
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), an advocate for the American distilled spirits industry, announced a new Partner Membership Program designed specifically for the spirits industry’s supply chain and related businesses to engage in shaping tomorrow’s marketplace.
“Our supply chains play a critical role in the success … Read the rest
Ménage à Trois — the wine brand widely credited with creating the popular $10 California Red Blend category — breaks the confines of Cabernet with limited release Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon ($15 SRP). A recipe for success, Ménage à Trois Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon is shaking up the rapidly growing … Read the rest
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Trade groups representing several beverage alcohol suppliers, wholesalers, importers and retailers, submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) urging the removal of spirits, wine and non-alcoholic beer from its draft list of European Union (EU) products being targeted for proposed retaliatory tariffs.
The preliminary list … Read the rest
Photo: Josh Harris and Morgan Schick
Josh Harris and Morgan Schick of Bon Vivants Hospitality are pleased to announce the creation of the The Bon Vivants Scholarship at ScholarMatch, a non-profit organization founded by acclaimed author Dave Eggers. To be eligible for The Bon Vivants Scholarship, a student must have … Read the rest
Round Pond Estate has appointed John Donegon Wilson as Winemaker, according to an announcement by owners Miles and Ryan MacDonnell.
Wilson will be responsible for the oversight of all aspects of winemaking for Round Pond’s esteemed portfolio of wines. “We’re thrilled to welcome John to our team,” said the MacDonnells, … Read the rest
Though to “bootleg” means to hide contraband, or illegally make something, the 2014
Bootleg Red Wine offers nothing but transparency. A kitchen sink blend of Syrah,
Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot, the fruit is mainly from Napa
with about 13% of it coming from Mendocino. There’s a … Read the rest
Josephine Tychson became the first female winemaker on record in the Napa Valley
when she established what would become Freemark Abbey in 1886. We don’t know for
certain how good the wines were then, but the 2013 Cabernet would make her proud.
Pulled from five different vineyard sites, all located … Read the rest
Teo Hunter and Beny Ashburn, the co-founders of Crowns & Hops Craft Beer Brand announce they have exceeded their US crowdfunding campaign goal. The 30-day campaign launched March 6, 2019 on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform included a US tour with promotional events in several key markets such as Los Angeles, … Read the rest
Results of two scientific studies commissioned by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association (LVWA) with funding from the California Department of Food and Agriculture show that there are 12 identifiable growing districts within the 260,000-acre Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA). Analysis of topography, soils and micro climates across the region … Read the rest
The 2019 Most Imaginative Bartender Competition (MIB) presented by Bombay Sapphire will officially accept submissions now until June 30. Over the next three months,emerging bartenders from across North American can once again submit their most imaginative cocktail creations for the chance to compete amongst the nation’s top mixology talents.
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Your customers want advice. What goes with grilled meat, salads, and tacos? Get-togethers mean simple foods that people can share and the summer months certainly bring out the barbeques. Zin, particularly Lodi Zin, is a great all-round wine for most summer occasions so we asked Oak Ridge … Read the rest
From the bourbon cosmopolitan to an egg white coffee cocktail and a bourbon-based yogurt tipple, this brown spirit is not just for the cold months. It’s an inspiration for summer cocktails you can be proud to list, and even upsell your customers on the basis of innovation.
Three Dots &… Read the rest
When is a bartending competition not just a bartending competition? When it’s designed to bring people together in the spirit of the Mediterranean, celebrating both cocktails and food pairings. With this as its mission, Gin Mare has launched its US heat of the global Med Inspirations cocktail competition, which will … Read the rest
Founders Brewing Co. has announced that Más Agave will be the third release in the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Series. An imperial lime gose-style ale brewed with agave and aged in tequila barrels, Más Agave is the first tequila barrel-aged beer Founders has bottled. Más Agave (10% ABV) will be available in … Read the rest
Bob and Renée Stein, the owners of Notre Vue Estate and Balverne Wines, based in Windsor, Sonoma, California, announced several new key management figures who have joined the winery. Alex Holman has been named Winemaker; Kirk Tomiser has been named National Sales and Marketing Manager; Daniel Charles is the … Read the rest
After its initial launch as a travel retail exclusive item and select markets in Asia, Jack Daniel’s is officially introducing Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey to the United States.
A double-barreled and double-mellowed expression of its classic Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, the premium bottle brings … Read the rest