Green Corner: September 2012 Edition

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

ESTANCIA PURSUES BALANCE Estancia Estates’ GM and Director of Winemaking Scott Kelley is committed to producing balanced wines at the Central Coast California winery known for its sustainable practices and consistent quality. In the pursuit of ‘uncommon balance,’ Estancia recently announced a new national ambassador in the form of Colleen Saidman, celebrity yogini. She is ... read more>

Wine Buzz: September 2012 Edition

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

PICTURE THIS: NEW CHEHALEM LABELS SHOW WINES’ ROOTS Quipping that “every 20 years or so you change things,” Chehalem founder Harry Peterson-Nedry recently unveiled a series of new labels for the Willamette Valley winery. Starting with the 2010 reds and ’11 whites, Chehalem wines will feature vivid color photos by Shawn Linehan. Not only are ... read more>

Bar Talk: A Homecoming, Midtown Style

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Adam DelGiudice, Beverage Director, Noir, NYC Although New York–bred, it was in Miami, at The Florida Room and the pop-up concept The Broken Shaker, where Adam DelGiudice made his mark behind the stick. DelGiudice went to school in Brooklyn with Leo DeGroff—and grew up with King Cocktail as a mentor. Now he is back, instilling ... read more>

Mid-Size Mastery

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

With Almost 25 Years in Business, Pasternak Wine Imports is Reaping the Rewards of a Strategic Portfolio and a Flexible Approach to Market Nimble.It’s a word not typically associated with suppliers in an industry that is famously regulated and defined by a mandatory three-tier system. But that word—embodying both flexibility and speed—is precisely what has ... read more>

Tasting Corner: Portugal Aims for America

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Shifting Their Target Audience, Importers Make Progress For decades, Portuguese table wines that it to the U.S. were mostly bought by two groups of people: a few curious wine geeks, and a lot of Portuguese-Americans. Things have changed in the last seven years. Portugal exported 50% more table wine to the U.S. in 2011 than ... read more>

Campari Acquires a Controlling Stake in Lascelles deMercado

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Gruppo Campari announces it has signed an agreement (the ‘Agreement’) with members of the CL Financial Limited group of companies (‘CLF’) to acquire an 81.4% ownership in Lascelles deMercado & Co. Limited (‘LdM’), a publicly traded holding company, based in Kingston, Jamaica. Campari’s acquisition will be made through a formal tender offer to the LdM ... read more>

New Products & Promotions: Kosher Focus,September 2012

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

  Kosher Wines for High Holidays Kosher wines and spirits are available year-round, but there are times when demand rises. As Jeff Cohen of Tops Liquors in Brooklyn says, “Rosh Hashanah is really the kick-off for several successive important Jewish holidays. Cohen adds, “I’m so happy that my customers can come in and see such ... read more>

The Beverage Network’s 2012 10 Mixologists to Watch

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Just as the 2012 Tales was about to take off, our top 10 gathered at the Bellocq bar in the Hotel Modern New Orleans, the latest venture from Cure’s Neal Bodenheimer, Kirk Estopinal and Matthew Kohnke. The up-and-comers hail from all over, but they share a dedication, drink intelligence and enthusiasm that surely distinguishes ... read more>

Carmenere, The Unforgettable Grape of Chile

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

In Bordeaux, Carmenere has a long history as a second class citizen. Though the grape traces its origins to the famed French region (and is still grown there), it’s always been regarded as an inferior     variety—a blending grape at best—and has only recently begun to make its case for greatness in its adopted homeland, ... read more>

Cider Flexes Its Muscles

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Bret Williams is president and CEO of the country’s largest hard cider producer, The Vermont Hard Cider Co., which makes the Woodchuck brand. He agrees that times are good; for one thing, cider has slipped the grip of autumn and become a year-’round ... read more>
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