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.
Campaign gives fans the chance to star in ‘super fan’ video
July 3, 2013
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo’s Pepsi brand is calling on its fans to “Dance for a Chance” to win exclusive prizes and opportunities as part of the brand’s Iconic Summer promotion. Starting July 4, fans who submit a 10-second dance video clip themed after Pepsi's latest TV commercial, “Mirrors,” featuring R&B artist Beyoncé, may be eligible to win the chance to appear in a unique "super fan" music video choreographed by Beyoncé's choreographer, Chris Grant.
Innova to present beverage trends, emerging flavors at IFT Expo
July 2, 2013
Healthy flavors, such as herbs and spices, honey and new-generation superfruits will be the next hits in the global beverages market, according to Innova Market Insights, the Netherlands. Although flavor trends can vary markedly by region, research data from Innova indicates that rising interest in superfruits is evident globally, with pomegranate still leading the field.
Modesto, Calif.-based company launches Citron and Coconut Flavored Vodkas
July 1, 2013
New Amsterdam Spirits, Modesto, Calif., announced the newest additions to its portfolio: New Amsterdam Citron and Coconut Flavored Vodkas. Like its existing flavored vodkas, both New Amsterdam Citron and Coconut are five times distilled and made from high-quality grains and fruit flavors, it says.
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.
Louisville-based company to invest more than $35 million in facility expansion
June 28, 2013
Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, Ky., announced its intention to expand the Woodford Reserve Distillery to meet the anticipated growing global demand for its super-premium Woodford Reserve Kentucky bourbon. The more than $35 million investment includes the addition of three new warehouses capable of housing more than 165,000 barrels of bourbon.
More than 135 tons of waste to be eliminated monthly
June 25, 2013
Chicago-based MillerCoors announced that its Golden Brewery in Golden, Colo., now is landfill-free. Building on its experience in making four of its other breweries landfill-free, this latest achievement means that one of the largest breweries in the United States eliminated an average of 135 tons of waste monthly that was previously sent to a landfill, according to the company.
Sweepstakes offers chance to win Hawaiian summer fun prize package
June 25, 2013
Kona Brewing Co., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, invites its beer fans of legal drinking age to share their summer fun photos with the Kona Brewing Summer Bucket List sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will be treated to an endless summer of bucket list activities in the surf, sun and sand in Hawaii.