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>

Southern and Beam Teams Gather for Beam Innovations Meeting

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Larry Romer of Southern Wine & Spirits and Carlo Coppola of Beam helped kick off a MNY salesforce event covering Beam Innovations on February 16th. They recognized great MNY sales results for the Beam portfolio in 2011, and presented two awards for outstanding performance regarding 2011 innovation. The meeting highlighted 25 key Beam brands being ... read more>

TTB Chief Counsel Tobiassen Announces Retirement

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Rob Tobiassen has announced his retirement effective the end of March 2012. He has had a long and distinguished career, spanning more than 34 years. Mr. Tobiassen started his Federal service with our predecessor agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in 1978, in Washington, D.C. From 1985 to 1988, he served in ... read more>

WSWA Announces Lifetime Leadership and Sidney Frank Award Recipients

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Vern Underwood, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Young’s Market Company, LLC, and Mark Brown, CEO of Sazerac Company, Inc. are the winners of the 2012 Wholesaler Lifetime Leadership and Sidney Frank Awards, respectively. The awards are given annually by the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) and the WSWA Educational Foundation. Both ... read more>
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