Verity Wine Partners Celebrates Five Years With Tasting

Posted on | August 29, 2014   Bookmark and Share
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Verity Wine Partners celebrated five years in the wine industry with an engaging portfolio tasting at 82 Mercer in Manhattan. Trade and media enjoyed sampling wines from Verity’s impressive portfolio of international wineries, including a selection highlighting new additions to Verity Wine Partners’ portfolio.

Verity Wine Partners Celebrates Five Years With Tasting

Posted on | August 28, 2014   Bookmark and Share
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Verity Wine Partners celebrated five years in the wine industry with an engaging portfolio tasting at 82 Mercer in Manhattan. Trade and media enjoyed sampling wines from Verity’s impressive portfolio of international wineries, including a selection highlighting new additions to Verity Wine Partners’ portfolio.

Wine of Moldova Tasting Event Promotes Region’s Wines

Posted on | August 28, 2014   Bookmark and Share
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On July 31st, Wine of Moldova brought a delegation of the country’s top wineries to Astor Center as part of efforts to promote Moldovan wines in the U.S. Press and trade were invited to a seminar led by Christy Canterbury MW and a walk-around tasting that followed. The tasting offered a chance to try Moldova’s indigenous grape varieties, including Feteasca Alba, Featsca Neagra and Saperavi.

New Fichimori Wines Are Showcased at L’Apicio

Posted on | August 28, 2014   Bookmark and Share
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Fichimori, a new Ste. Michelle Wine Estates chillable red wine from Italy’s Puglia region, celebrated its entry into New York with an event at L’Apicio. Attendees enjoyed Fichimori as well as wine cocktails paired with cuisine from L’Apicio.

DRINK RECIPES

Fichimori Smash

1 oz. Fichimori
1 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. lemon
1/2 oz. simple syrup
2 luxardo amarena cherries

In a mixing glass muddle the cherries in the Fichimori. Add the rest of the ingredients. Top with ice and shake. Strain over fresh ice and garnish with a lemon and a cherry.

Fichimori Refresher

2 oz. Fichimori
1 oz. Prosecco
1/2 oz. Solerno Blood Orange
Pinch of cinnamon

Build all ingredients in a wine glass with ice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Bombay Sapphire Sponsors Annual Art For Life Gala

Posted on | August 28, 2014   Bookmark and Share
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The 15th Annual Art For Life Gala, hosted by Russell and Danny Simmons, took place at Fairview Farms in Water Mill, NY. The event was sponsored by Bombay Sapphire Gin, and kicked off the brand’s fifth annual Artisan Series program. Proceeds from the star-studded event benefited the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Guests enjoyed summery Bombay Sapphire cocktails including the Sapphire Peppered Peach-Tea Collins.

DRINK RECIPES

Sapphire Peppered Peach-Tea Collins

1½ oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice
½ oz. Simple syrup*
1½ oz. Peach Iced Tea
Pinch of Black pepper

Build with ice in a Collins glass. Top with Club Soda.  Garnish with a Peach slice and lemon twist.

*To make Simple Syrup, dissolve one part sugar into one part water.

ART Traction

3 parts Bombay Sapphire Gin
2 lime wedges
2 Basil leaves
1/2 part simple syrup
1 part club soda
1 part pomegranate juice

Muddle first four ingredients in rocks glass. Add ice to top of glass. Top with club soda and pomegranate juice. Garnish with a basil leaf.

Patrón Spirits Launches Roca Patrón With Southern Wine & Spirits

Posted on | August 28, 2014   Bookmark and Share
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Members of the local Southern sales force headed to Williamsburg, Brooklyn on July 28th to sample the latest Patrón innovation: Tequila made using the classical tahona process. The tahona, a giant two-ton wheel hand-carved from solid volcanic rock (roca), slowly crushes the cooked agave, introducing the agave fibers, not just agave juice, into fermentation and distillation. Later, trade and guests were treated to bites and Roca Patrón cocktails created by top New York bartenders.

For Those About to Roca
By Anthony DeSerio

1 1/2 oz. Roca Patron Reposado
3/4 oz. dark maple syrup
1 oz. Fresh pineapple juice.
1 egg white.

Combine in a mixing glass with ice, shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with  a pineapple or fresh mint leaf.

‘Seven Spanish Angels’
By Josh Mazza

2 oz Roca Patron Anejo
1/2 oz Cacao Nib infused Ancho Reyes liqueur
2 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec chocolate bitters
2 drops Saline solution
Mango and Pedro Ximenez Sherry crystals

Stirred. Served in a double old fashioned over a large cube with the dehydrated mango and PX Sherry crystals as a rim.

Allied Beverage Recognized at Diageo Golden Bar Awards

Posted on | August 28, 2014   Bookmark and Share
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The 2014 Golden Bar Awards were held at the Westin Jersey City. Under the leadership of Carlos Ferrandiz, VP of Sales, Allied Beverage Group took home the prestigious “3 Year Consistency” Award. Additionally, Cary Rogers was selected as the leading Diageo sales representative out of more than 600 sales representatives in New Jersey.

Trinchero Launches Ménage À Trois Vodka with R&R Marketing

Posted on | August 27, 2014   Bookmark and Share
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Trinchero Family Estates and R&R Marketing recently introduced Ménage à Trois Vodka at the American Hotel in Freehold.

Berentzen USA Holds Ice Carving Competition with Schnapps Sampling

Posted on | August 27, 2014   Bookmark and Share
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Berentzen USA, the German-American spirits brand, recently held a rapid-fire ice carving competition at the “Bar A” Beach Bar at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City to celebrate the launch of the company’s newest flavored schnapps, Icemint. Attendees enjoyed the action and sampling the new schnapps.

Barone Fini Meets Biggie’s of Ramsey

Posted on | August 27, 2014   Bookmark and Share
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Giovanni Bonmartini Fini, owner of Barone Fini wines, was on hand at Biggie’s in Ramsey to speak about his Italian wine portfolio: Barone Fini Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Pinot Grigio Alto Adige.

 
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