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Bonfort’s Wine and Spirits Journal is the original business-to-business publication for the alcohol industry. Founded in 1871 and closed with Prohibition in 1920, Bonfort’s is reborn in 2018 as a modern digital media platform that creates and distributes premium digital content daily to the inboxes of the top beer, wine and spirits buyers nationally. Each day we publish the newest product releases, tell brand stories and engage with the entire 3-tier industry through our multidimensional digital media network for fast, immediate and impactful messaging that get’s noticed.

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 heat of the global Med Inspirations cocktail competition, which will send the winner on a trip to Ibiza to compete in the global final. The competition is now in its ninth year after having begun in Europe before expanding internationally and into the US three years ago. This year will see participants from Hong Kong, Singapore…

Founders Brewing Announces Más Agave

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 all markets beginning in early May in 4-packs (12oz bottles) and 750mL bottles. It will be available in both the Detroit and Grand Rapids taproom locations on May 3.

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 National Sales and Marketing Manager; Daniel Charles is the new Viticulturist. “We are thrilled that industry veterans of this caliber will be joining our operation,” they said, in making the announcement.”Born and raised in San Francisco, Alex Holman graduated from CSU Fresno with a B.S. in Chemistry after spending five years in the U.S. Army.

Jack Daniels Releases No.27 Gold

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 a fusion between warm maple and toasted oak to create a rich and refined finish suited for today’s whiskey aficionado.

Lunar Lager Commemorates Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Schlafly Beer, the largest locally owned craft brewery in St. Louis, released Lunar Lager, a sampler pack of four exclusive lagers, brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. From the font selection to the lager styles, the collection celebrates the momentous accomplishment in American history. Lunar Lager will be available in 12-pack bottles, with three of each exclusive beer per pack, across Schlafly’s distribution.

Here’s How Champagne Reduced Its Carbon Footprint

At a time when the global fight against climate change is more urgent than ever, the Champagne region of France remains committed to sustainable development in winemaking. The houses and growers of Champagne are actively engaged in innovative techniques and initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate environmental harms related to climate change. With Earth Day around the corner, I wanted to provide you with additional information about sustainability efforts in Champagne.

Dueling Pistols, Terlato’s Most Disruptive + Innovative Wine So Far

Terlato Wines debuted a new brand, Dueling Pistols, launched with a whole new approach to a campaign. Through a tension-filled label, episodic background story and through the wines themselves, The Dueling Pistol’s wine encompasses two blends from the Paso Robles and Dry Creek Valley regions of California, made of two bold, competing varietals in each bottle (thus the duel), a tension underscored by an origination story that will reveal itself over time.

Portugeuse Imports On The Rise

When it comes to Portugeuse wines, growth in value has grown consistently and internationally over the past couple of years; with the United States leading as major player in value exportations, as reported by ViniPortugal.In 2018, the total global exportations from Portugal grew by 3% in value, surpassing the previous €800 million barrier, achieving a sum of €803.335 million.

Bulleit Rye 12-Year Old Released In Select Markets

Bulleit announced this week the nationwide, limited availability release of Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey.Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey is the fifth addition to the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey family, as well as the first extension of Bulleit Rye, a whiskey with one of the highest rye percentages on the market.

Aaron Nola Is New Yuengling Spokesperson

America’s Oldest Brewery, announced today its partnership with Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher Aaron Nola. Aaron is one of the first active, MLB players to have a partnership with a beer brand.Yuengling has been a sponsor of the Philadelphia Phillies since 2017, and this new, individual, partnership with Aaron further strengthens the relationship between America’s Oldest Brewery and the Phillies.

The Glenrothes’ Soleo 25-Year Old Rolls Out In U.S.

The Glenrothes, Speyside Scotch whisky, revamped its single malt offering and launched the Soleo Collection. The initial offering included a 10 Year Old, 12 Year Old, Whisky Maker’s Cut and 18 Year Old.  More recently the distillery’s award winning 25 Year Old whisky, the most mature expression in the collection, arrived to the U.S. Market.

Next Century Spirits Scales to 1,000 Proof Gallons Per Day Production

Next Century Spirits, an advanced technology company that specializes in the creation and processing of distilled spirits and wine for private label, bulk, and craft markets, announced today the scaling of its Durham, NC production facility to 1,000 proof gallons per day.

Established less than one year ago, Next Century produces oak-matured, high-quality spirits in hours rather than years.

Theobald & Oppenheimer Partners with LNJ Brands; Hires Kyle Harder

Theobald & Oppenheimer today announced a new distribution partnership with LNJ Brands to expand the presence of Single Prop Rum within the New York market. Complementing the partnership, Theobald & Oppenheimer announces a new hire, Kyle Harder, as Brand Director.

The rum, which is sourced from the Caribbean and blended with real coconut water, launched in the Pennsylvania market in April 2018.

Pahlmeyer Anniversary Label Released

Pahlmeyer Winery of Napa Valley released its 30th Anniversary 2016 Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red, a red wine blend with a special commemorative label.

Vintner Jayson Pahlmeyer established Pahlmeyer in the 1980s with a string of successful vintages for his knockout, newcomer wines. His irrepressible spirit drove an unrelenting quest for the highest quality wine in every single vintage. “Everything worth doing is worth doing to excess,” is one of his favorite mantras.

Cocktail Solutions For Post Paddy’s Day Hangovers

St. Paddy’s Day is a big seller for the alcohol industry at both the on- and off-premise level. But what of Monday, March 18th? Well, that’s national hangover day, representing an opportunity to take care of your well-spent customers. How about a Recovery Cocktail Menu to reel in some business, and upsell the usual hair-of-the-dog solutions. Here are three recipes to offer hungover regulars: one with alcohol, and two without.