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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>

Bacardi Acquires St. Germain Liqueur

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Bacardi Limited has acquired St-Germain, the super-premium elderflower ... read more>

Wine Trends: By The Numbers 2012

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

1. Red Blends RollApothic, Ménage à Trois, Red Velvet, RedVolution and the like aren’t making many of the critics’ 2012 “best of” lists, but who cares? Certainly not the legions of people lapping them up, nor the merchants selling them. Smooth, juicy reds—some actually sweet—have been red hot all year. 2. MoscatoEvery generation has its ... read more>

Small Gets Bigger: The Craft Distillery Movement Keeps Growing

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

It may be a dark and chilly winter in most of the country about now, but for the small distillers of the country, things definitely have the feel of spring. All over, little buds of growth are evident, as new ventures slowly emerge, and established small distillers expand their portfolios and survive to distill another ... read more>

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Partners With American Red Cross for Sandy Relief

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Spirits Brand Announces launch of “Restore the Shore” program to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. AUSTIN, TX (December 4, 2012) – Tito’s Handmade Vodka, a Made in U.S.A. Certified vodka brand, today announced the start of their “Restore the Shore” program with the American Red Cross within the areas hit by Hurricane Sandy: Connecticut, Massachusetts, ... read more>

Book Report: January 2013

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Good industry ... read more>

Wine Buzz: January 2013 Edition

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

INDABA: ALL DRESSED UP FOR THE NEW YEAR Like an old friend who suddenly knocks on your door and looks like a million bucks, the 2012 vintages of Indaba are set to hit the U.S. sporting a new look. The makeover was inspired by the idea that South Africa is an especially “green” wine region, ... read more>

The Find: January 2013 Edition

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

A round-up of cool industry "finds," new releases and ... read more>

Somm Sez: Mediterranean Destination

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Debut of new feature profiling top sommeliers, first with Hristo Zisovski, Beverage Director/Chef Sommelier, Ai Fiori, New York ... read more>

Upselling: The Art of the Sale On-Premise

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

“You’re salespeople, not order-takers.” Probably every server in America has heard that from their managers at some point or another. It’s a simple principle: Don’t just bring the guests what they ask for; sell them something. Upsell them. In the strictest sense, an “upsell” means convincing guests to have a higher-priced version of something they ... read more>
 
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