Industry Supports Pre-Thanksgiving For Children’s Aid Society

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

On November 23rd, the Pre-Thanksgiving meal for Children’s Aid Society was held at the Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem. Representatives from the Food and Beverage Association, including members of Southern Wine & Spirits and Empire Merchants, volunteered to help set up, serve and clean up.  SWS also generously donated turkeys that FBA chefs prepared to ... read more>

Georgi Vodka Sponsors FDNY/NYPD Battle of the Badges

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

On November 19th, Georgi Vodka sponsored the Battle of the Badges Boxing Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The New York Fire Department and the New York Police Department Annual Charity Boxing Matches benefit the NYPD Burn Center, the NYPD Widows and Orphaned Children’s Fund and Wounded Veterans from the Wars in Iraq and ... read more>

Fred Tibbitts Associates Celebrates 20th Annual Dinner

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

On November 15th, Fred Tibbitts Associates held its 20th annual “A Fall Evening in New York with Special Friends” at the MetLife Building. Guests, including the night’s honorees, were all formally introduced at the trade-show style reception before a four-course gala dinner was served. Portions of proceeds from the dinner went to UN-Habitat and Tibet ... read more>

BCA Hosts Annual Global Food, Wine & Spirits Experience

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

On November 18th, the BCA held its annual Global Food, Wine & Spirits Experience entitled “Celebrate Passion in the Food & Wine Industry” at Guastavino’s. Industry professionals showed support for over 50 culinary students gaining mentors and experience working alongside seasoned chefs at the event. David Gonzalez of Pernod Ricard USA received the 2011 Vision ... read more>

Metro Holds 77th Annual Dinner at Harbour Club

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

On October 24th, The Metro Package Store Association held its 77th Annual Dinner at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The dinner was a big success, in large part due to support from the retailers, wholesalers, unions, suppliers and wineries that ... read more>

Michael’s: Accessible Luxury

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

During breakfast, Michael McCarty’s Midtown destination will be filled with New York’s powerful washing down California omelets with coffee. A few hours later, deals will be made over salade niçoise and La Caravelle Champagne. Now, thanks to the arrival of Michael Flannery behind the stick, weekday evenings have spawned a lively bar scene around cocktails like the Parisian ... read more>

Beer Institute Spent $260K on Lobbying

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The Beer Institute spent $260,000 in the third quarter to lobby on alcohol tax, labeling, safety awareness and other issues, according to a disclosure report. That is up from the $220,000 it spent in the second quarter and down from the $360,000 it spent in the third quarter last year. The trade group — whose ... read more>

Inspired Innovation: As Consumers Again Embrace Premiums, Diageo Answers the Call With A New Wave of Luxury Goods

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

With consumers ready and willing to trade up again, Diageo has ramped up attention to the premium and super premium arenas, says Olivia McNeal, the company’s Vice President of Technical Innovation. “Diageo continues to be very focused on delivering premium brands to consumers,” she explains, adding that while the economy is far from perfect, “people ... read more>

Wine Buzz: December 2011 Edition

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

WHERE THE TURF MEETS TERROIR Earlier this season, the New York Jets beat the San Diego Chargers, but whose wine rules? The J-E-T-S partnered with Napa Valley’s Marco DiGuilio, producing Jets Uncorked 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $27.99), 2010 Chardonnay ($19.99) and 2009 red blend ($19.99); distribution by Winebow ensures a full-out market blitz as well. ... read more>

New Jersey Wine Sale Law Faces Uncertainty in Assembly

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Although the state Senate approved legislation that would open New Jersey to both in-state and out-of-state winemakers to direct shipments to consumers and open markets for their products, the Assembly needs to act within the next three weeks for the measure to go to the governor’s desk. And local Assemblyman Gary Chiusano said, “There’s probably ... read more>
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