Wine & Spirits

Up Close With: Johnnie Walker

Whisky label takes blended approach to Scotch
July 10, 2013

In the mid-1800s, Alexander Walker used his experience in blending teas to create some of the first blended Scotch whiskies in the world. As a result, he transformed the grocery business of his father, John Walker, into a global whisky business. First called Old Highland Whisky, he later renamed the brand Johnnie Walker in honor of his father, the company says.


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FMBs and RTD cocktails offer convenience for at-home enjoyment

Flavors, portability benefit FMBs, RTD cocktails
July 10, 2013

With many consumers lacking the tools or know-how to reproduce some of their favorite on-premise cocktails, beverage manufacturers have found a way to deliver that same enjoyment to consumers in their own homes.


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2013 State of the Industry: Wine & spirits

Wine and spirits stay sweet
July 10, 2013

Sweet wine varietals and indulgent flavored vodkas remain popular in the wine and spirits categories, according to experts.


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Glazer’s Inc. introduces D&E Fine Wine Group

Alcohol distributor focuses on fine wine market
July 8, 2013

Glazer’s Inc., Dallas, consolidated its fine wine divisions under the new name of D&E Fine Wine Group. Previously known by several different names including Domaines & Estates, Family & Estates, In Vie, and 55 Degrees, the company is unifying these brands to build a new identity, it says. In addition, Glazer’s designed a new logo to portray the fine wine group’s new image, it notes.


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GM Titanium and Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach

July 5, 2013

In August, The House of Marnier Lapostolle North America will debut GM Titanium, which blends Grand Marnier cognac with orange essence, Asian Calamansi citrus and spices, the company says.


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Pernod Ricard USA expands spirits marketing team

Team to be led by Pierre Berard, former director of marketing for Pernod Ricard China
July 1, 2013

New York-based Pernod Ricard USA announced a reorganization and expansion of its spirits marketing team, effective July 1. The revamped group is designed to further enhance the existing momentum behind the company’s key spirits brands while capitalizing on key growth drivers such as innovation, multicultural marketing and digital media, the company says.


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Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia wines

July 1, 2013

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi launched a line of wines from Tenuta dell’Ammiraglia, the latest edition to the Tuscan wine estates under the tutelage of the Frescobaldi family.


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Loko Rita

June 25, 2013

Phusion Projects LLC launched Loko Rita flavored malt beverages in Margarita and Peach Margarita flavors.


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Malibu Sundae and Malibu Swirl

June 19, 2013

Pernod Ricard USA’s Malibu brand entered the confectionery-flavored spirits segment with Malibu Sundae and Malibu Swirl.


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Clubtails

June 17, 2013

Geloso Beverage Group launched Clubtails flavored malt beverages in Sex on the Beach, Screw Driver, Long Island Iced Tea and Bahama Mama varieties.


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Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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