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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>

Sandeman Celebrates 225th with ‘Cask 33′

Friday, February 20th, 2015

A scant 685 bottles were made, but in selecting a single cask of Tawny Port and coming to the U.S. to present it personally, George Sandeman (7th generation) made a big statement on the venerable Port house’s 225th anniversary. The “Cask 33” he presented at a trade/media dinner at The Modern fulfilled its star billing, ... read more>

A Celebration of the Côtes de Bordeaux

Friday, February 20th, 2015

On February 2nd, Côtes de Bordeaux, along with sommelier-and-chef couple Keri Levens and Jared Stafford-Hill, hosted an intimate gathering of press and sommeliers for a home-cooked meal. The decadent menu featured classic French home-cooking such as soft scrambled eggs with black truffles and crème fraîche, winter root vegetable cassoulet and stuffed saddle of suckling pig.  ... read more>

Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux Completes Annual U.S. Tour

Friday, February 20th, 2015

The Unions des Grands Crus de Bordeaux completed its annual wine trade and consumer tasting tour in 2015, visiting seven markets across the country in 10 days. Members of the wine trade and consumers had the opportunity to taste the 2012 vintage and meet directly with the nearly 100 chateau owners and winemakers in attendance ... read more>

Marriott and William Hill Celebrate Taste of the NFL

Friday, February 20th, 2015

A winemaker’s dinner with William Hill’s Mark Williams took place at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on February 10th to acknowledge the NYC Marriott properties who participated in the annual Taste of the NFL promotion. Every glass of William Hill wine that’s poured from September-November results in a donation to the Taste of ... read more>

Woodford Reserve Crowns Winner of ‘Manhattan Experience’

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Denver-based Allison Widdecombe was named the winner of Woodford Reserve’s 2015 Manhattan Experience, a national program that showcases bartenders around the country and their unique spins on the classic bourbon cocktail. The event took place at The Bowery Hotel’s Bowery Terrace on January 12th. Widdecombe will receive a feature article on Liquor.com. Chris Morris, Woodford ... read more>

Orphan Barrel Releases Two New Expressions

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Bourbon lovers gathered at American Cut in Tribeca on February 20th to sample two new expressions from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company. Lost Prophet (aged 22 years) and Forged Oak (aged 15 years) were tasted with the direction of Orphan Barrel Master of Whiskey, Ewan Morgan, followed by a family-style dinner which included bone-in ... read more>

Brockmans Keeps Busy in NYC

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Brockmans Gin kicked off February with back-to-back events for consumers and industry members to discover the history of gin. On February 3rd, NYC Market Manager David McNicoll led a Gin Club event at The Winslow, where guests learned about the history of gin and got to make their own cocktails. On February 4th, McNicoll led ... read more>
 
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