New York

Pama Names Pam Wiznitzer ‘Bar Stars’ Honoree

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

On November 3rd at Blue Smoke, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur celebrated Pamela Wiznitzer of The Dead Rabbit as this year’s “Bar Stars” honoree, recognizing the next generation of craft cocktail bartenders. Pamela was saluted alongside her mentor, Julie Reiner of Clover Club, and her own mentee Mimi Burnham of Smart Olive Consulting. The women and Blue ... read more>

Anchor Distilling Company Launches Nikka Whisky in U.S. Market

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

On October 28th, Anchor Distilling Company celebrated Nikka Whisky’s 80th anniversary with a dinner with Master Blender Tadashi Sakuma at Má Pêche. In addition to whisky pairings throughout the meal, the dinner culminated with a tasting of a new offering from Nikka, which will enter the U.S. market in ... read more>

Tom Bulleit Visits Dead Rabbit in Financial District

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

On October 28th, Tom Bulleit visited The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog and sampled key bartenders and consumers on Bulleit Bourbon, Rye and Bulleit 10 Year ... read more>

Heaven Hill Master Distiller Craig Beam Visits New York Distilling

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

On October 28th, bartenders, retailers and media were invited to New York Distilling Company for a special educational event with Craig Beam, Master Distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries. Under Beam’s guidance, New York Distilling prepared an original Heaven Hill bourbon recipe on their ... read more>

Freixenet Marks Centennial With Casa Sala Gran Reserva

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

To salute the 100th anniversary of the first bottling of Freixenet, the Ferrer family created Casa Sala Brut Nature Gran Reserva, an exquisite vintage (2006) sparkling wine completely handcrafted using the original gravity-flow methods of a century ago. The wine enjoyed its U.S. debut at Toro, accompanied by tapas and presented by Freixenet Group CEO ... read more>

Pernod Ricard USA & Southern Wine & Spirits Host Absolut Retrospective Event

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

On October 22nd, Southern Wine & Spirits of New York and Pernod Ricard USA hosted an Absolut event at the Helen Mills Event Space. The event took participants, including key executives from both companies, through the history of Absolut from 1979 onwards, culminating in the launches of Absolut Elyx and Absolut Warhol. Guests enjoyed cocktails ... read more>

Wines of Portugal Ends U.S. Market Tour With Fall Tastings in NYC

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Wines of Portugal ended its year-long U.S. market tour in October with annual Grand Tasting events held in Boston and New York, hosting more than 900 wine industry professionals and consumers. Over 300 Portuguese wines were showcased, and in New York Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein led a trade master class on “50 Great Portuguese Wines” ... read more>

Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience Crowns NYC Finalist

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

On October 27th, Woodford Reserve brought its Manhattan Experience to New York’s Beauty & Essex. Local bartender Francis Verrall’s “Old Oscar” cocktail recipe was declared the best Manhattan variation in the city. Verrall will move to the next round with bartenders from 30 markets, and six bartenders will compete in the finale on January 12th, ... read more>

Santa Rita & Palm Bay Toast 25 Years of Casa Real

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Marking their icon Cabernet Casa Real’s 25th vintage, Santa Rita Winery and Palm Bay International staged a grand blind tasting at NYC’s NoMad Hotel. The tasting included classified Bordeaux, Sassicaia, trophies from Napa Valley, Washington, Australia and New Zealand—plus two vintages of the Casa Real, 2010 and 2008. The Casa Reals stood out as extreme ... read more>

Diageo and Atlantic Wines & Spirits Present George Dickel Barrel & Rye Dinner

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

On October 27th, Diageo and Atlantic Wines & Spirits held a Dickel Barrel and Rye dinner at Blue Smoke to celebrate the brand’s barrel program and get ready for WhiskeyFest. The event was hosted by Dickel’s national ambassador, Doug Kragel, and guests enjoyed Dickel Rye cocktails and barrel samples straight from the ... read more>
 
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