November 2015 – The Find

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Jack Daniel’s Salutes a ‘Century’ of Frank Sinatra The relationship between Frank Sinatra and Jack Daniel’s is legendary. First recommended by friend Jackie Gleason, the Tennessee whiskey quickly became Sinatra’s signature drink. During performances he kept a bottle on a nearby stool on stage; and in 1998, he was buried with a flask of Jack ... read more>

Year of Discovery

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

With fascinating wines coming from the unlikeliest of places, 2015 has become the Year of Discovery in wine, with retailers in the vital position as gatekeepers between curious drinkers and bold new regions and ... read more>

Splendid Blended

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Soft, Fruity and Playful, the New Genre of Red Blends is Impacting the Whole ... read more>

What’s Your Bordeaux Strategy?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Selling wines from this iconic region can pose challenges— but the effort pays ... read more>

Burgundy That Won’t Break The Bank

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

High prices? That’s old news. Burgundy’s resurgence in quality has created pockets of real ... read more>

June 2015: The Find

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Can Skyy ‘Barcraft’ Hack the Modern Cocktail? Vodka innovation has inspired some interesting twists and turns over recent decades. Skyy is hoping to steer consumers in yet another new direction with the launch of Skyy Barcraft.  These 60-proof “cocktail-inspired vodkas” in three flavors—Watermelon Fresca, Margarita Lime and White Sangria—are designed to deliver a quick, flavorful ... read more>

Back Label Wisdom?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A study of back label terms vs. consumer perception holds clues for retail merchant ... read more>

The Find: February 2015

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

GALLO LAUNCHES CRUSH-WORTHY APOTHIC EXTENSION Just in time for Valentine’s Day, E. & J. Gallo is launching Apothic Crush 2013 as an addition to the Apothic line. A seasonal release following on the heels of Q4’s Apothic Dark, Crush goes in a surprising direction, combining the darkness and structure of Petite Sirah with the subtle and floral aromatics of Pinot Noir. The palate includes chocolate-covered strawberry ... read more>

Book Report: December 2014

Monday, December 1st, 2014

A number of books succeed in (re)defining specific categories of wine, beer and ... read more>

The Find: December 2014

Monday, December 1st, 2014

AMPED-UP IRISHMAN REACHES U.S. SHORES The Walsh family set out to make whiskey the way it was produced 200 years ago, before Irish whiskey fell out of fashion. That original recipe—a blend of pot still whiskey and single malt—was long referred to as the “Champagne of whiskey,” which aptly describes The Irishman line-up today. Most ... read more>
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