New York News

Memo From American Sommelier: Take The Time

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Achieving a balance between work, family and self belongs high on your list of goals This is the infamous time of year when evaluating every aspect of your program should be your primary concern. You have an opportunity to crunch numbers, correct errors, double-check pricing, etc. A review of my previous columns (online at ... read more>

Fall Fest Returns

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Southern Wine & Spirits of New York readies for 2014 Food Network New York City Wine & Food ... read more>

Know The Law: Adding Clarity

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

New SLA declaratory ruling sheds more light on the legality of internet sales Declaratory Ruling 2014-02148E, issued August 26th in response to a request from an off-premise retail licensee (Retailer), adds to a growing body of advisories explaining the position the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA or the Authority) takes on internet sales. The ... read more>

Retailer Focus: Be Better Than Them

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Potential threat of grocery stores presents incentive & opportunity for independent package stores to raise their ... read more>

Challenge Accepted

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Beam Suntory and Southern Wine & Spirits of New York take on Ice Bucket Challenge ... read more>

Publishers Page: News & Views October 2014

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Wild World of Whisky The most visible signs of America’s broadening perceptions of whiskey relate to the recent spike in flavors. Unlike vodka, which seemed a natural base for flavors, who would have thought whisky could draw such wide interest for so many variations? Wild Turkey did it with honey years ago, but was always ... read more>

Know The Law: Choppy Waters

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

SLA has a new sting, and new shipping battleground Fresh Target for SLA: Wholesale Sales by Retail Licensees Recently, the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) has shown a keen interest in retailer-to-retailer sales. A retail license only permits the license holder to sell to consumers. On-premise and off-premise retail licensees are not permitted to ... read more>

Master Clash

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Chivas Regal 'Masters' taps top mixologist in NYC grand ... read more>

Montcalm To Host 1st Grand Tasting

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Now with 30+ producers and distribution in 25 states, Montcalm is planning their first-ever portfolio tasting—in the breathtaking space at 7 World Trade ... read more>

Publisher’s Page: September 2014 News & Views

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Preparing For The Fall Just wanted to pass along some key reference points as you hopefully, find time to consider your plans for the critical fall period. Latest national GuestMetrics figures for July reflect a decline in spirits volume of 0.9%, but more upscale purchasing trends raised dollar sales a modest 1.3%. Strongest performers within ... read more>
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