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2008 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon Features Artist Robin F. Williams’ Charismatic And Compelling “Smile”

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Smile”, by accomplished artist Robin F. Williams, featured on the just-released 2008 Kenwood Vineyards Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon, ranks among the most charismatic and compelling images in the Artist Series’ 34-year history. Charismatic and compelling also describe the wine in the bottle; the 2008 Kenwood Vineyards Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon’s sumptuous fruit, extraordinary complexity and ... read more>

Heineken Lauches New “Star Bottle” Design

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Today Heineken USA, the nation’s leading upscale beer importer, officially announced that for the first time since 1946, Heineken has redesigned their world-class green bottle for U.S. consumers. The revamped “Star Bottle” is set to hit select New York State markets beginning mid-September, with a national roll-out slated to begin in March 2013 in on ... read more>

New Amsterdam Reaches One Million Case Milestone

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

 New Amsterdam® Spirits announced today that it sold more than one million cases of New Amsterdam® Vodka in its first 12 months in market, making it the fastest spirits brand in history to do so. “We are thrilled to have met the one million case mark so quickly and are grateful to our distributor network ... read more>

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Acquires O Wines

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Washington state’s founding wine company, announced today that it has acquired the Woodinville, Washington-based O Wines brand, which currently sells its Chardonnay in the Northwest and several West Coast markets.   Ste. Michelle Wine Estates ultimately plans to release the brand nationally with future vintages. O Wines was established in 2006 by ... read more>

Brand Profile: Skinnygirl Has More Fun

Monday, September 10th, 2012

The Successful Line Continues to Expand, Broadening a Loyal Fan Base Skinnygirl Cocktails, created by entrepreneur and bestselling author Bethenny Frankel, exploded onto the spirits scene in 2009. Skinnygirl Margarita is the flagship product, a ready-to-serve revolution in a bottle. Beam Inc. acquired the brand in 2011, and set about expanding not only the geographic ... read more>

Brand Profile: Sunshine in a Bottle

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Soleil Mimosa Breaks New Ground In Sparkling Wine. The story of Soleil (formerly branded St. Clair) Mimosa is one of French ingenuity and American hard work. Winemaker Hervé Lescombes relocated from Burgundy, France to New Mexico in order to start a winery in 1981. Today, Southwest Wines, also called St. Clair Winery, is situated in ... read more>

Glenfiddich Unveils New Limited-Edition Expression: Malt Master’s Edition

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Today, Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky, releases Glenfiddich Malt Master’s Edition. Only 18,000 bottles of this exceptional limited-edition, created by Malt Master Brian Kinsman, will be available in the United States. Glenfiddich Malt Master’s Edition encapsulates the fifth-generation family-owned distillery’s innovative casking techniques. It is the first expression to adopt the ... read more>

Talkin Tech: Search Results for Power Shopping

Friday, September 7th, 2012

An ongoing theme of this column is the discussion of design choices that will set your website apart. A previous column explored the possibilities for the item detail page; we now turn our focus to the search results page. While the potential of the product page is to convert interest into a sale, the search ... read more>

The Find: September 2012 Edition

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

INTRODUCING DZAMA: MADAGASCAR’S BEST RUM STEPS OUT To Americans kids, Madagascar is a land of animated animals; to many adults, it’s a prime source of vanilla and spices. In reality, of course, it is much more, and America is now getting a taste of Madagascar’s world-class Dzama Rum. Produced on the small island of Nosy-Be, ... read more>

Wine Watch: Upheaval in the Über-Premium

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

In today’s economy, trophy wines are losing some luster. hen having lunch with several sommeliers at a recent industry event, the subject of Screaming Eagle came up. Four of my fellow diners had just been offered an “exclusive” opportunity to increase their allocation of this notoriously sought-after label. Wow, I thought, how times have changed. ... read more>
 
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