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New Products & Promotions: February 2013

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

AVERNA BRINGS FIRST-EVER AMARO CREAM TO U.S. Domaine Select Wine Estates (DSWE), importer of Averna, has recently released Averna Cream. This is the first launch for the 144-year-old company since 2008’s Averna Sambuca. Averna Cream debuted in Italy last fall, aimed at pleasing a younger audience, and is a blend of sweet cream with the ... read more>

Talkin Tech: Retailers Respond to a Changed Landscape

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Around this time every year we review the results of our benchmarking report which shows how retailer websites on the Bevsites eCommerce platforms have fared over the past year. Looking to share useful insights we characterize the differences at stores that grew significantly or sustained sizeable sales with their online business. Previous articles have described ... read more>

What Is A Good ‘Food Wine’ Anyway?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Wine professionals have come to define some wines as “food wines,” denoting that some types of wine are more tailored to enhance food than ... read more>

Glut Check

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Get ready for higher prices on many Napa and Sonoma County wines, even though winemakers were scrambling for extra tank space just a few months ... read more>

Tales of the Cocktail Cognac Competition Winner Named

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Ms. Franky Marshall, bartender at The Tippler and The Monkey Bar in New York City has been selected as the winner of the Cognac Cocktail Competition for Tales of the Cocktail Cocktail Apprentices (CAPs).  The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) challenged CAPs to create a cocktail that appealed to a female audience.  Ms. Marshall ... read more>

USBG Announces Second Year of World Class U.S. Sponsored by Diageo

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

In three steps, bartenders and mixologists can register online at DiageoWorldClassUSA.com for a chance to be awarded the title of USBG & World Class U.S. Bartender of the ... read more>

Tales of the Cocktail Establishes B.A.R. Scholarship Program

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Tales of the Cocktail has established a new scholarship program that will allow 10 former apprentices to complete the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource (B.A.R.) ... read more>

SLA Industry Meeting Regarding Combo Packs

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

The NYSLA will hold a special meeting on January 17th regarding combo packs. Details at the link. Click here for more information regarding proposed ... read more>

Moet Hennessy USA and Marnier-Lapostolle Inc. Renew U.S. Distribution Agreement for Grand Marnier Liqueur

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Moet Hennessy USA and Marnier-Lapostolle Inc. have announced today that Moet Hennessy USA will continue to be the U.S. distributor for Marnier-Lapostolle Inc.’s Grand Marnier liqueur. This extends a long-standing agreement and reinforces the partnership between the two companies. “Moet Hennessy and Grand Marnier have a strong history that goes back many years,” said Jim ... read more>

Dos Equis Game Changer Program Takes Sports-Viewing To a More Interesting Level

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Dos Equis, one of the fastest growing upscale import brands in the U.S., is taking the sports-viewing experience to a more interesting level at retail and on-premise with the debut of the Dos Equis Game Changer activation. Running January through March, Game Changer inspires adults to take their in-home sports viewing experiences to new heights ... read more>
 
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