Wine Buzz: August 2012 Edition

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

AC/DC WINES SET TO ROCK AMERICA Get your heavy-metal corkscrews ready: AC/DC The Wine is hitting the U.S. market with a selection of four wines, named after four of the classic rock band’s biggest hits: Back in Black Shiraz, Highway to  Hell Cabernet Sauvignon, Thunderstruck Chardonnay and Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc. The wines were sourced ... read more>

The Wide World of Rum

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Rum has a dark, often tempestuous history. Before there was a United States there was rum. Rum was used as a currency in the means of international trade. The distillation of rum and the transportation of its base raw materials fueled countries’ coffers and their revolutions. The dark side of rum was the slave trade; ... read more>

Is Cork Still The Top Topper? Amid Image, Function and Environmental Concerns, Debate over Wine Closures Continues

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

To uncork, or to unscrew? That is a question that continues to stir up waves in the wine industry. As cork taint prompted many winemakers to explore alternative closures in the 1990s, screwcaps and synthetic corks have became more widespread. The impact was certainly felt: Between 2000 and 2005, the global demand for wine corks ... read more>

Cordially Yours: The Original Spirits Hustle to Keep Pace

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Overall, the broad category of cordials and liqueurs rose 2.6% in volume in 2011 to 21.5 million 9-liter cases. Domestics grew 4.5%, while imports just ticked up slightly by 1%, according to Chicago-based Technomic’s Adult Beverage Resource ... read more>

The Find: August 2012 Edition

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Each month, The Find spotlights innovative spirits and beer product launches, updates and ... read more>

TXT Cellars Invites Consumers to Take the “The TXT Cellars Pledge” in a New Responsibility Campaign

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

August 1, 2012; Secaucus, NJ – TXT Cellars, the wine brand launched in late 2011 with popular texting acronyms on its labels, has just launched a new online responsibility campaign petitioning consumers to sign a pledge on its website that they will not drink and drive or text and drive.  All consumers of legal drinking ... read more>

Bar Talk: Wild Card

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Max Solano, Beverage Director, Delmonico Steakhouse and Table 10, Las Vegas Walk by Delmonico, Emeril Lagasse’s buzzing steakhouse at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, during happy hour, and the bar will be packed. But Beverage Director Max Solano (he also presides over the drinks list at Lagasse’s Table 10), who can ... read more>

Pasternak Wine Imports Appointed Sole U.S. Agent And Importer For The Mud House Wine Group (New Zealand)

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Pasternak Wine Imports is pleased to announce the appointment as Sole U.S. Agent and Importer of The Mud House Wine Group from New Zealand, effective July 1, 2012. Established in 1996, Mud House has become renowned for producing award-winning wines from New Zealand’s most noted wine growing regions – Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, Pinot Noir ... read more>

Speakeasy: Bacardi’s Robert Furniss-Roe

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The Beverage Network sat down recently with Robert Furniss-Roe to discuss how the ever-expanding spirits market has become more challenging than ever. On Innovation THE BEVERAGE NETWORK: As Bacardi celebrates 150 years in business as an industry leader, where do you see opportunities going forward? ROBERT FURNISS-ROE: What characterizes us best is our very focused ... read more>

New Products & Promotions: August 2012 Edition

Friday, July 27th, 2012

SMIRNOFF INTRODUCES ICED CAKE AND KISSED CARAMEL The newest additions to the Smirnoff Flavored Vodka portfolio are Iced Cake and Kissed Caramel, joining the successful Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow flavors. Crafted from top-selling Smirnoff No. 21, both new flavors are sweet and creamy—Iced Cake offers flavors of vanilla cake and light icing, while Kissed ... read more>
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