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New Products & Promotions: April 2012 Edition

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

RÉMY V, CLEARLY NOT YOUR AVERAGE COGNAC Rémy Martin V is small-batch distilled from 100% French grapes and ice cold-filtered for a brilliant transparent color—there is no barrel-aging. Fresh, smooth and easy to drink, it is enjoyable neat and blends well with any mixers for truly interesting cocktails. 40% alcohol by volume.  facebook.com/RemyMartinV SRP: $39.99 ... read more>

The Quest For The Next Big Thing: Pernod Ricard Takes Innovation to a Higher Level

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Here’s a fascinating statistic: Roughly two-thirds of the annual volume growth in the U.S. is the result of innovation. Here’s another: Almost 50% of the innovation value in the world comes from the U.S. It seems Americans are uniquely hungry for a steady stream of new products. And this means, according to Tim Murphy, Vice ... read more>

Tequila Wave: New Brands and Expressions Are Keeping Buyers on Their Toes

Monday, March 26th, 2012

How many tequilas are enough? It’s a question retailers and restaurateurs, even the most agave-centric, are facing more and more today. The flood of new brands has proven to be more than a bit overwhelming, spurring comparisons to the constant stream of new vodkas. Think of it this way: while only around 150 or so ... read more>

The Promise of Pisco: Chilean Pisco Makes a Surge in U.S. Market

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Unless you’ve been to Chile, or were bar-hopping in California in the early 1900s, chances are you’ve never tasted Chilean pisco. That’s because after Prohibition killed pisco’s short-lived run in the U.S. (the first pisco cocktail, the Pisco Punch, was invented in San Francisco), the aromatic wine-based distillate has been more-or-less absent here—only a scant ... read more>

Campari America Joins Distilled Spirits Council

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) announced today that Campari America has joined the trade association, which is composed of most major producers and marketers of distilled spirits in the United States. “We are pleased to announce that Campari America has joined the Distilled Spirits Council,” said DISCUS President and CEO Peter ... read more>

Last Store on Main Street Coalition Celebrates NY State Wines

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

On March 12th, The Last Store on Main Street Coalition invited state legislators and industry guests to Albany for an evening to celebrate New York wines at The State Room. Guests tasted wines from all across the Empire State and had a chance to learn more about New York’s wine ... read more>

Metro Package Store Association Honors Dean Skelos

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

On March 8th, Metro Package Store Association members came together at Chadwick’s in Rockville Center to show their appreciation for New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos’s support in the ... read more>

Long Island W&L Salesmen’s Club Visits AHRC Nassau Campus

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The Long Island Wine & Liquor Salesmen’s Club recently visited the Children’s Education Center & Autism Program on AHRC Nassau’s Brookville campus. Club members toured the school with 2012 Golf Outing Man of the Year, Vincent Fyfe, who is president of the UFCW Local 2D representing over 1,500 wine and spirits sales representatives in Metro ... read more>

Jersey National/Capitol Announce Annual Sales Awards

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Jersey National/Capitol, a division of Fedway Associates, announced Raymond Pasqualone as the 2011 Salesperson of the ... read more>

Tequila Avión Celebrates Giants’ Super Bowl Win

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

On February 7th, Tequila Avión sponsored the official dinner at Abe & Arthur’s and after-party at SL, celebrating the New York Giants’ win in Super Bowl XLVI. Many Giants attended, including hosts Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Eli Manning and Terrell Thomas. Swizz Beats performed a special DJ set as ... read more>
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