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Newcastle Brown Ale & USBG Put on Bartender Gigs

Friday, October 31st, 2014

On September 29th at the Cake Shop on the Lower East Side, the U.S. Bartenders Guild held the fifth “Bartender Gig” in a 10-event series, sponsored by Newcastle Brown Ale. Each show’s opening band is comprised of working bartenders. During their performance a nationally known act gets behind the bar to pour beers, and then ... read more>

Gekkeikan Presents ‘Saké Unfiltered’ at Koa

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

On September 22nd, Gekkeikan presented “Sake: Unfiltered” at new restaurant Koa in the Flatiron District for media and hospitality industry influencers. The multi-sensory, educational experience featured stations for guests to learn about saké using all five senses, a cocktail-making session with Toranosuke Matsuoka; and a discussion led by Sidney Frank VP and sake expert Yoshi ... read more>

Akvinta Vodka and Fiji Water Sponsor Nobu 20th Anniversary

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

On September 17th, fans joined chef Nobu Matsuhisa and partners Robert DeNiro, Meir Teper and Drew Nieporent to kick off the year-long Nobu 20th Anniversary Celebration. The kick-off was sponsored by Akvinta Vodka and Fiji Water and styled as a Japanese street festival with traditional fare. Celeb fans in attendance included Questlove, Thomas Keller and ... read more>

Baron François Launches Cognac Park in NYC

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

On September 8th, Baron François welcomed the local bar and restaurant industry as they launched Cognac Park. Brand Ambassadors Naomi Schimek and Anaïs Brisson were joined by Cellar Master Jerome Tessendier for an evening of cocktails, music and bites at the legendary Flatiron Lounge. The launch was followed by a dinner at Orsay on the ... read more>

Drambuie’s ‘Hail To The Nail’

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

On September 30th, Drambuie celebrated the iconic cocktail, the Rusty Nail, at the The Flatiron Room. Guests experienced an interactive historical exhibit on Drambuie and the evolution of the cocktail as well as being treated to a fashion, art and burlesque show. RECIPE: Drambuie Rusty Nail1 part Drambuie Liqueur1 part Dewar’s White Label Serve over ... read more>

M.S. Walker Presents First Annual Portfolio Tasting

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

M.S. Walker held their first Annual Portfolio Tasting on September 23rd at the Gansevoort Hotel-Penthouse Park Lounge. Members of the trade sampled wines from M.S. Walker’s portfolio and enjoyed the lovely views of the Flatiron ... read more>

Gina Fossit Trains La Marina Staff on Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

On September 19th, staff members from La Marina in Washington Heights attended training to learn about Buchanan’s blended Scotch and the flavor profiles for Deluxe 12, 18 and Red Seal. Gina Fossit, Diageo Scotch Ambassador led the ... read more>

Planet Bordeaux Presents “A Goldmine of Bordeaux Wines”

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The third annual Planet Bordeaux “Goldmine” took place on September 23rd. The event offered a unique opportunity to discover accessible, affordable wines from Bordeaux, available in the U.S. There were over 50 red, whites and rosés—representing the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur ... read more>

Jim Beam & Maker’s Mark Introduce Trade to New Offerings

Monday, October 27th, 2014

On September 23rd, Beam Suntory and Southern Wine & Spirits representatives came together at the New York Distilling Company in Brooklyn. Bourbon all-stars Fred Noe, Jim Beam Master Distiller; Rob Samuels, COO at Maker’s Mark; and Adam Harris, North American Bourbon Ambassador at Beam Suntory, were all on hand. Attendees enjoyed lunch and learning about ... read more>

Grey Goose Celebrates Partnership with Virgin Galactic

Monday, October 27th, 2014

On September 22nd, Grey Goose Vodka announced the brand’s partnership with Virgin Galactic, to become the first vodka in space. A celebration was held at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hall of the Universe with a lively cocktail hour featuring Grey Goose Taste of Space specialty drinks. Later, Sir Richard Branson introduced the Virgin ... read more>
 
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