Industry Insights

375 Park Avenue Spirits Is U.S. Importer For Polish Wyborowa Vodka

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.

“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

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How To Liberate Profits On Bastille Day

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

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 Read the rest

Silverado Appoints Bianca Lucchetti NorCal Sales Manager

Silverado Vineyards has appointed Bianca Lucchetti as Northern California Sales Manager, reporting to Kimberli Rogers, Sales Director, West. “Lucchetti will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with these accounts in addition to working with our distributor partners and their sales forces to achieve targeted points of distribution for Read the rest

Texas Senate Bill To Promote Free Market for Package Store Ownership

Legislation introduced in the Texas Senate would remove a decades-old anticompetitive and unconstitutional limit on package store ownership and promote a free and fair market in Texas.

State Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, has introduced Senate Bill 645 that would remove the limit on package store ownership and the so-called “consanguinity Read the rest

Fratelli Branca To Launch U.S. Import Company In Early 2019

Fratelli Branca announced it will launch its own import company in the United States in early 2019. The new venture, Branca USA, will be based in New York City and will transition from current importing and marketing partner, Infinium Spirits. Branca USA expects current distribution partnerships across the United Read the rest

The Somm’s Role in Building Relationships: Granville’s Christina Sherwood

New Jersey-born Christina Sherwood is the wine director at Granville Restaurants. The group spans locations around Studio City, Burbank, Glendale and West Hollywood, all located in California. We met Christina in the West Hollywood, Los Angeles location where the group was hosting a reminder for press of just how Read the rest

Southern Glazer’s Corporate Training Now Includes French Wine Scholar Program

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, the largest wine and spirits distributor in North America, has adopted the Wine Scholar Guild’s French Wine Scholar study & certification program to train its employees on the wines of France. Currently, 23 Southern Glazer’s employees have earned the FWS title and post-nominal with Read the rest

Artisanal Brewers Collective’s Noah Regnery Says “Be Authentic”

The on-premise business is not an easy one. Occasionally, however, we meet serial success restaurateurs and can’t help but wonder what they’re doing that others are not.  

Among LA’s newest arrivals are Cornwall-themed English pub, The Stalking Horse Brewery & Freehouse, on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, and spacious Read the rest