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
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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 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
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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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
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