Champagne Harvest Begins!

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… Read the rest

Why Sell Organic?

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… Read the rest

Craft Cocktails from Cultura

The brainchild of celebrated Asheville, North Carolina, chef Jacob Sessoms and Wicked Weed Co-Founder Walt Dickinson, Cultura is a “New Agrarian” restaurant located in the city’s South Slope neighborhood, set alongside Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium. Cult… 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

How To Do The Beer Salt Thing Right

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and that means get-togethers with old friends, spicey food and Mexican beers. Those of us who are organized will remember to buy Mexican beer, but domestic will do just as well in a pinch. Either way, the salte… Read the rest

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