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Publisher’s Page April 2015 News & Views

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Competitive pressure, changing customer habits and damaging legislation are the kind of challenges that we periodically have to face. But one challenge that demands constant attention: the responsible retailing of our products both on- and ... read more>

Brown-Forman Rolls Out Newest Jack Daniel’s at Citifield

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The Brown-Forman team presented the new Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire to the Empire Merchants sales force at Citifield on February 26th. A firetruck greeted each guest upon arrival, and the Brooklyn Vipers Dixie Band played for the audience. Jennifer O’Connell; Michael Accorsi; Don Leone; Suzanne Orlando; Ashley Carespondi; Jenn Leslie; Danielle Goodson; Colin Campbell; Rhiannon McCollum; John Morrison; Suzanne McGonigle, all Brown-Forman ... read more>

Bar Talk: Destination: Clover

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Bartender Travis St. Germain spends his nights at Brooklyn’s famed Clover Club, working alongside owner Julie Reiner and head bartender Tom Macy. When he’s not slinging drinks, he consults for new-to-the-States cachaça brand Yaguara, spreading the gospel of an on-the-rise ... read more>

Good News For a Change?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Common-sense efforts by our industry have truly ... read more>

Tipping Points

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Tips can be complicated; here’s a brief refresher ... read more>

Allied Beverage Group Donates to Community Food Bank

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Allied Beverage Group donated proceeds from their Employee Wine Sale to Community Food Bank of New Jersey. With six regional branches throughout the state, Community Food Bank fights hunger and poverty in New Jersey, assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions. Carmen Genaro, Allied Beverage Group; and Evelyn Benton, Southern Branch Community Food Bank of New ... read more>

Allied Beverage Group and Empson USA Hold Italian Wine Camp

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Mike Conroy, COO, Martha Vicedomini, Sales Support Manager, and David Bentley, Regional Manager NJ/PA of Empson USA partnered with the Allied Beverage Fine Wine team to bring an intensive day of Italian wine training to the Allied Beverage Group sales representatives and managers. Ranjan Srinivasan, Allied Beverage Group; Gloria Rivera, ABG; Art Schneier, ABG; Mark Cartwright, ABG; Stacy Auch, ABG; Tom Frain, ... read more>

Imperial Brands and Opici Launch Kerrygold Irish Cream in New Jersey

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Imperial Brands and Opici Family Distributing launched Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur at Macaluso’s in Hawthorne on February 6th. Kerrygold Irish Cream is made with natural Irish cream, aged Irish whiskey, and luxurious chocolate. Ryan Radecki, Imperial Brands; David Bitran, Imperial Brands; Paul Bradley, Irish Dairy Board; Brad Coughlin, Imperial Brands; Danielle Copeland, Imperial Brands; Dave Barna, Opici Family Distributing; Nicolas Guillant, Imperial ... read more>

Terlato Launches Two New Wines from Lodi

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

The Gateway Perrone Division of Fedway Associates teams enjoyed a fun-filled night at the recent line extension launch of The Federalist Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, held at Pierre’s of South Brunswick. Jonathan Hoffman, Fedway; Joseph Surdo, Gateway Perrone; Frank Panicali, Fedway; Christina Conti, Terlato Wines International; James Challice, Terlato Wines International; Patrick Taylor, Terlato Wines International; William Buckley, Gateway ... read more>

Fedway Associates Welcomes Jacob’s Creek Chief Winemaker

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

On February 12th, 2015 Fedway welcomed Bernard Hickin, Chief Winemaker for Jacob’s Creek, for a presentation of “Two Lands By Jacob’s Creek.” Fedway was the first distributor in the country to launch this highly touted new project, a collaboration between Hickin and renowned California Winemaker Ehren Jordan (Joseph Phelps, Turley and Failla). Vito Capurso, Pernod Ricard Wines & Champagne; Barry Cohen, Pernod ... read more>
 
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