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

Global Spirit Awards Winners Announced

The judging process for the specialty spirit categories began with a 100% double blind tasting preliminary round, with the best spirits advancing to the Sweepstakes Rounds, where the Double Gold and The Best of Show Categories were awarded. During th… Read the rest

8 Labor Day-Inspired Cocktails To Boost Your Menu, Sept. 3rd

Every holiday is an opportunity to boost sales. On-premise readers can benefit the first Monday in September by changing up their cocktail list to make customers feel a sense of occasion, as well as urgency. Nothing says “buy me” like an item that wo… Read the rest

Wine Condoms Break $1M in Sales

If you thought having the talk was awkward, try making condoms for a living like the family team behind the Wine Condom. Wine Condoms is more than the ultimate protection for one’s Pinot–it’s a family-run enterprise. The edgy bottle stopper wit… Read the rest

Joe Menetre Is New VP At Suerte Tequila

Suerte, the small-batch, single-distillery tequila maker, today announced that Joe Menetre has joined the team as Vice President of Sales. “Demand for Suerte has been growing rapidly over the last couple of years and we want to capitalize on the stro… Read the rest

Resolute Wines Now ÆRENA Wines

Resolute Wines, ironically changed its name, but its liquid in the bottle is as consistent and high-scoring as ever. The brand is now officially ÆRENA Wines. Featuring distinctive bottlings from both well-known and emerging appellations, ÆRENA Wines … Read the rest

Master Distiller Chris Morris’s Newest Inspiration is Steeped in Kentucky Tradition

By Natasha Swords, Editor-in-Chief The only problem any master distiller could find with a brand like Woodford Reserve is, frankly, that it’s as close to perfect as you can get. “So, what’s left to discuss?” you ask, and quite rightly. Th… Read the rest

Hendrick’s Mastermind Launches New Bourbon Infused With Oil From Beaver Castor Sacs

Eau De Musc (“Water of Musk”), a new limited-edition beaver castoreum whiskey from the branding mastermind of Hendrick’s Gin brand, officially launches nationwide on June 11, 2018. Well-regarded in the spirits world for pushing boundaries with his bo… Read the rest

Pahlmeyer Adds The Jayson Sauvignon Blanc

Pahlmeyer Winery has released a new Jayson by Pahlmeyer Sauvignon Blanc, adding to the winery’s line of wines established by founder Jayson Pahlmeyer in 1992. The Jayson by Pahlmeyer 2017 Sauvignon Blanc will be allocated selectively on- and off-prem… Read the rest

6 Top Mixologists Weigh in on Mezcal

Bonfort’s always likes to go to the streets when it comes to getting a real picture of how a brand, category, or sub-category is performing. We asked six top mixologists to evaluate mezcal’s performance, its uses, its demographic and its… Read the rest

Mezcal: To Be Noble is to Be Sustainable

Bob Murphy, CFO at Wolfsheim Spirits (importers of Noble Coyote) explains to Bonfort’s why mezcal is the exception to the rule when it comes to the spirits category. The mezcal category is, afoot. That is, while its growth and potential are cur… Read the rest

Moraga Bel Air’s Scott Rich Doesn’t Aim To Please

Natasha Swords, Editor in Chief, and Bonnie Graves, Wine Editor take an enviable tour though Moraga Bel Air with Winemaker, Scott Rich. By Natasha Swords Scott Rich is as approachable a winemaker as they come. Despite the continued success of Moraga… Read the rest

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