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That’s a Wrap: NYC Wine & Food Fest 2014 Recap

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival caps another successful ... read more>

Opici Family Distributing Holds 2014 Portfolio Tasting in NYC

Friday, November 21st, 2014

On October 8th, Opici Family Distributing held its annual Fall Portfolio Tasting at Guastavino’s in midtown Manhattan. Attendees enjoyed sampling from Opici’s selection of fine wines and spirits from across the globe, with many suppliers in attendance to ... read more>

Penfolds House Takes Over NYC

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Penfolds Winery sets up shop in the Villard Mansion to introduce its latest vintage. Since 1991, Penfolds has been offering a unique after-sales service, assessing more than 120,000 bottles of Penfolds to-date through Re-Corking Clinics held around the world. This year, the brand’s 170th anniversary year, there were two American Recorking Clinics: New York and ... read more>

Publishers’ Page: December 2014 News & Views

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Out of the Blue Have a little holiday reading for you…aside from our issue. In From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism is Making Us Afraid of Everything, author Julie Gunlock writes about how environmentalists, public health officials, politicians and government regulators benefit from keeping the American public scared of consumer products in ... read more>

Annual Spain’s Great Match is a Hit With Trade and Consumers

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

The 21st annual Spain’s Great Match event took place on October 8th at the Frank Gehry-designed IAC Building. The event, which celebrates Spanish design, wine and food, featured a daytime trade portion, with wine seminars with Steve Olson and César Saldaña and a walk-around tasting. A consumer tasting event was held at ... read more>

American Cancer Society Wine & Spirits Gala Honors Bill Newlands

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

On October 6th, industry members including suppliers, distributors, retailers and restaurateurs, attended the 37th Annual Wine & Spirits Gala for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event honored Bill Newlands, most recently President of Beam Inc., as the 2014 recipient of the Dr. Louis Berger Memorial Award. The event raised more than $600,000 to fund ... read more>

The Macallan Unveils Rare Cask

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

On Monday, October 6th, The Macallan Single Malt Scotch hosted media, trade guests and digital influencers for a special unveiling of The Macallan Rare Cask for its official U.S. launch. A series of curated experiences at Academy Mansion in Manhattan captured “Rare” in different facets and served to showcase Rare Cask and The Macallan ... read more>

Memo From American Sommelier – Technology Has Your Back

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Integrating POS and inventory puts you in control of margins. Running a beverage program regardless of its size is daunting and goes far beyond being able to blind-taste a product with laser accuracy. The skills must include one’s ability to control cost, maintain a healthy inventory level and and move product in a manner that ... read more>

Penfolds & GQ Celebrate Winner of The #BestDressedSomm Competition

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Penfolds and GQ magazine named A.J. Ojeda-Pons from NYC’s The Lambs Club as the winner of their U.S. Best Dressed Somm contest on October 14th. A field of very well-appointed somms had submitted photos via Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #BestDressedSomm in September. The judging panel included acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson, GQ Executive Stylist ... read more>

Bärenjäger Honey Hosts Annual Bartender Competition

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

On October 6th, Bärenjäger’s 5th Annual Bartending Competition Finals challenged mixologists from across the country to create original cocktails using Bärenjäger Honey products. Megan Bardoe was named Grand Prize Winner, earning an all-expenses-paid trip for two to “Bearlin” Germany and ... read more>
 
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