Champagne Harvest Begins!

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… Read the rest

Why Sell Organic?

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… Read the rest

Craft Cocktails from Cultura

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. Cult… Read the rest

Vision Rolls Out Dashfire RTDs

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, found… Read the rest

Napa Film Festival Names Tom Tardio CEO

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 cur… Read the rest

Founders Comes To Utah

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 v… Read the rest

4 Cocktails to Upsell This July 4th

It’s almost that time of year where we put on our red, white, and blue to celebrate the good ol’ USA. Upsell your customers with these ideas from William Grant & Sons portfolio. We have rounded up some of our favorites from Tullamore D.E.W., Hend… Read the rest

These Drinks Make For Peachy Margins

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 h… Read the rest

Spa Girl Cocktails Gets New CEO

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,… Read the rest

Cavit Goes Screwcap

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, approa… Read the rest

Bartender Competition Deadline Closing In

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 cockt… Read the rest

Meet the Malbecs From Cahors

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 Ca… Read the rest

13 Negronis To Inspire Your Menu

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.… Read the rest

Swedish Cider, Gluten Free and Higher Alcohol

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 consume… Read the rest

Responsibility.org Staff Reshuffle

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 Ch… Read the rest

Dogfish Head Now In Pennsylvania

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… Read the rest

Armit Releases Gran Reserva 904 2010

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 winemak… Read the rest

Tincup Campaign Goes Big

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… Read the rest

Dinner With Paul Hobbs?

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 &… Read the rest

Cavit’s Rosé 4-Pack Has Perfect Timing

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 no… Read the rest

Papa’s Pilar, A Father’s Day No Brainer

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… Read the rest

Scholarship For San Fran Hospitality Kids

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.… Read the rest

John Donegon Wilson Joins Round Pond

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… Read the rest

3 Pairing Tips To Upsell Your Customers

(Four minute read) 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-r… Read the rest

The Bourbon Cocktail Upsell

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 t… Read the rest

U.S. Bartenders! Want To Compete in Ibiza, Spain?

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 h… Read the rest

New Management Figures At Notre Vue Estate

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 N… Read the rest

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