Time For A New Ritual

Sometimes a cocktail is more about the moment than the buzz. Just because you’re dieting, driving, downshifting, making a baby or training for a marathon shouldn’t mean you have to be satisfied with just club soda. Consumers now have a ne… 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

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… Read the rest

Tussock Jumper Scores Mets Partnership

For New York locals and Mets fans eagerly awaiting the start of baseball season, there’s a new addition to the roster at Citi Field. International wine portfolio Tussock Jumper is proud to announce that they are now an ‘Official Partner of the New Yo… Read the rest

6 Cupid Cocktails Your Margins Will Love

Valentine’s Day is one of those wonderful times of the year when consumers feel an inherent need to go out. Enter your opportunity to upsell your customers with creative cocktails like these ones.   Change up your menu, elevate your price points and… Read the rest

OZV Is Refreshed and Ready For Roll Out

Lodi -based, Oak Ridge Winery announced a refreshed label for the OZV portfolio which features three expressions of Zinfandel: The OZV Old Vine Zinfandel 2016, OZV Rosé of Primitivo 2018 and its OZV Old Vine Red Blend 2016. OZV is the No.1 Zinfandel… Read the rest

The Alcohol Industry Mourns Dave Pickerell

It is with heavy hearts we report Dave Pickerell, the much-loved master distiller behind such icon brands like Maker’s Mark, Whistlepig and Ragged Branch has died. Dave was a distilling legend, a bourbon & whiskey rock star and a teacher to all… Read the rest

Karen Maley Is New GM, Robert Young Estate

Karen Maley has been named General Manager, Robert Young Estate Winery. “We are delighted to welcome Ms. Maley to the winery and look forward to her contributions to our future growth,” said Jim Young, CEO, Robert Young. “Ms. Maley’s leadership, mark… Read the rest

Distilled Spirits Council Gets New President

The Boards of Directors of the Distilled Spirits Council and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.Org) have named Chris R. Swonger, a long-time government affairs executive and industry veteran, the president and CEO of… Read the rest

Hurricane Florence Destroys Blockade Beach

Among the many casualties to of Hurricane Florence is Blockade Runner Beach Resort in North Carolina. This landmark has been an icon of Wrightsville Beach for 55 years, and announced today it will close for renovations due to damages sustained from… Read the rest

Mallory Uran McEligot Moves Up At Silver Trident

Mallory Uran McEligot has been promoted to the position of Director of Membership and Events at Silver Trident Winery, according to an announcement by Bob Binder, the winery’s founder and proprietor. “We’re pleased to recognize Mallory’s contribution… Read the rest

Jeff Morgan on Why This Kosher Wine Has Dual Citizenship

Photo: Arie Erle, winemaker for Covenant Israel, and Jeff Morgan  When wine writer Gabriel Geller heard about the man behind Covenant Winery, he knew it was an inspiring story, one worth telling. “It’s a story of faith, entrepreneurship, and chutzpah… Read the rest

Bonfort’s Wine
and Spirits Journal
is the original business-to-business publication for the alcohol industry.
Founded in 1871.
Reborn in 2018.