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Publisher’s Page: June 2015 News & Views

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

WHY US?Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Margarita was being sued for “damages” by an Illinois consumer claiming that the cocktail was mislabeled. The basis of this action was the modest presence of a preservative that was claimed to belie the drinks claim as “all-natural”. U.S. District Judge Manish Shah has granted a motion to dismiss this case. Hopefully, this is part of a pattern ofcourt ... read more>

Pernod Ricard & Southern W&S Host Drinking Awareness Program

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Pernod Ricard and Southern Wine & Spirits visited Eastchester Liquor and Wine Warehouse as part of their national effort to promote retailer engagement with The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. Pernod Ricard USA’s full salesforce teamed up with more than 1,000 Southern salespeople to distribute information to retail accounts that can be shared with consumers about key Responsibility.org ... read more>

Lauber Imports Holds Grand Annual Tasting at URBO

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Lauber Imports relocated their 2015 Grand Annual Tasting to URBO, a new, hip and more intimate location in the heart of Times Square. On April 20th, the industry converged on this unique location with its “New York” inspired design—the perfect setting for a new kind of industry tasting experience. Lauber-exclusive suppliers, importers, distillers and winemakers presented some of their finest and latest portfolios ... read more>

Treasury Winemakers Tour NY

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Five top winemakers join Empire Merchants to taste and educate the New York City ... read more>

Publisher’s Page – May 2015 News & Views

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

FACE TIME VS. FACEBOOKFrankly, I have always admired the opportunities that the retail/restaurant tier of our industry enjoy, having daily face time with their ultimate consumer.  Through our publications and BeverageMedia.com we are in touch with tens of thousands of licensees. And now with the help of social media we have opened even more opportunities for interchange with the trade. But still, this doesn’t ... read more>

Davos Brands Toasts The Real McCoy at WSWA

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

While thousands of members of the trade took over Orlando during WSWA, Davos Brands held an intimate VIP happy hour for Southern Wine & Spirits executives to celebrate The Real McCoy Rum. Former Apple CEO and VP of Marketing at Pepsi John Sculley, who is currently Chairman of the Board at The Real McCoy Rum, gave a rousing speech on The Real ... read more>

Bombay Sapphire Takes Guests on a Tonic Journey

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Bombay Brand Ambassador Gary Hayward, along with Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz of Bittercube, led guests through their newest technological creation, the “Tonic Journey” iPad app on April 15th at Spring Studios in TriBeCa as part of an interactive project called Storyscapes. Guests created profiles on the app that guided them to their own one-of-a-kind tonic creation. Participants will receive a scaled-up ... read more>

U.S. ‘Swirlwind’ Tour Comes to New York City

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Diageo’s 2015 “Swirlwind Wine Tour” took place at the Dream Hotel Downtown on April 15th, 300 members of the trade and media got to meet the winemakers, owners and producers, and learn more about the Diageo wine portfolio. Reps from 20 wineries from Diageo’s Chateau & Estate portfolio showcased their wines. Attendees got to chat with winemakers and enjoy the delicious fruits ... read more>

Laurent-Perrier Kicks Off with Winebow in New York

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

To celebrate Champagne Laurent-Perrier appointing Winebow as its exclusive distributor in New York, Winebow hosted representatives from Laurent-Perrier at a kick-off event at the Rainbow Room on March 23rd. Laurent-Perrier tasted the Winebow sales team on the full range of eight cuvées of Champagne Laurent-Perrier, including the rare Les Réserves Grand ... read more>

Spain’s Little-Known Bobal ‘Unveiled’ in NYC

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

About 40 miles inland from Spain’s Valencian coast, the DO of Utiel-Requena boasts a Mediterranean climate; 2,700 years of continuous viticulture; and an abundance of quality Bobal, the third most planted grape in Spain, considered by some to be the country’s best-kept secret. A group of producers visited NYC in March to present their wines and bolster distribution; and educator Brian Freedman led ... read more>
 
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