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Book Report: January 2013

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

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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>

New Products & Promotions: January 2013 Edition

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

WINTER TREAT FROM KOBRAND: WRAY & NEPHEW RUM CREAM Kobrand Spirits has released Wray & Nephew Rum Cream for the winter season. The rich and smooth Rum Cream beloved in Jamaica combines award-winning Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum with cream and all-natural flavors. With notes of cocoa and malt on the bouquet, Rum Cream ... read more>

Tasting Corner: Simplifying Red Bordeaux Today, A Modernized Overview

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Here in the U.S., we largely view Bordeaux as an elite category of wine. No doubt this maritime region in southwest France produces some of the globe’s most coveted bottles. Yet, as the world’s largest wine-producing region, most of its juice is produced for everyday drinking. There are good reasons to change the American paradigm ... read more>

Bar Talk: Southern Exposure

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Dusty Frierson, Purple Parrot Café, Hattiesburg, ... read more>

Talkin Tech: Why Distributors All Win by Competing on the Same Platform

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

As Beverage Media’s online view of the New York drinks market grows more complete it has attracted the attention of trade members in other parts of the country. The initial reaction is very positive with excitement about the product browsing and eCommerce. However as the discussion shifts to the prospect of something similar happening in ... read more>

Law You Can Use Update

Friday, December 21st, 2012

the Members of the Authority sent a strong message to wholesalers and ... read more>
 
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