The Find: October 2012 Edition

Monday, October 1st, 2012

SIDES OF THE AISLE This year’s election will soon be history, but the politics go on… Still trumpeting the political spirit are Filibuster Bourbon and Rye. Each starts with a “bi-partisan” blend: the bourbon combines whiskies from 2002 ’04 and ’08; and the rye gets a dash of bourbon. Then, using a “Dual Cask” process, ... read more>

Australia Grows Up: A More Mature Australian Wine Industry Finds Sustainable Growth

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Chuck Hayward’s Australian wine sales have remained steady—robust, even—over the last half-decade. At California’s Jug Shop and then at JJ Buckley Fine Wines (where he is now the wine educator and Australian buyer), he reports, “We never saw a decline in sales because we had a diverse selection, we knew the category and we never ... read more>

Craft Beers Go “Mega” in America: Food Tie-Ins and Thirst for New Styles Drive Record Sales

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Craft beer sales have definitely blown up in the last three years,” says Nick Anderson, beer buyer at Arrowine & Cheese in Arlington, VA, not far from the Central Intelligence Agency. But, happily, there’s nothing covert about the growing appeal of small-scale beers. Americans not only have discovered the pleasures of craft-brewed ales, porters, stouts ... read more>

New Products & Promotions: October 2012 Edition

Monday, October 1st, 2012

New Products & Promotions serves up new and interesting products hitting the ... read more>

Talkin Tech: A Coming of Age for Online Wine Sales

Monday, October 1st, 2012

The online selling of products appears to be entering a new period of maturity where it can no longer fly under the radar. Two recent events have highlighted that eCommerce has become a significant part of consumer activity in the US. The first is that Amazon has agreed to collect sales tax for a number ... read more>

Mezcal Steps Up: Meet Tequilas Crazy Agave Kin

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Of all the effects wrought on the spirit world by the 21st century cocktail revolution, none was as unpredictable and as fascinating as the emergence of mezcal as a quality ... read more>

Chile: Momentum Through Innovation

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Diversity, quality and novelty keep the Chilean wine industry moving forward. Call it the “I” word: Innovation. Granted, the term is easy to fling around—not unlike politicians use the word change. But in the case of Chilean wine, so much is happening in so many areas that it is reasonable to say that innovation is ... read more>

Corby Distilleries Limited and Pernod Ricard USa, LLC Announce Distribution Agreement

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Corby Distilleries Limited (“Corby”) and Pernod Ricard USA, LLC announced today that they have entered into an agreement providing Pernod Ricard USA the exclusive right to represent Wiser’s Canadian whisky and Polar Ice vodka in the United States of America effective as of July 1, 2012 for a five year period to June 30, 2017.  ... read more>

Fall Fest Returns: Southern Wine & Spirits of New York Prepares to Dish Up 2012 New York City Wine & Food Festival

Friday, September 21st, 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, culinary icons and TV chefs are coming to the Big Apple for the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine. “This has become one of the fall’s most anticipated events and has grown in size and scope over the past few years thanks ... read more>

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>
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