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Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., announced plans to invest more than $20 million in several of its California wineries and vineyard operations to expand its growing, crushing, fermenting, storing and bottling capacities.
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, announced this year’s “Celebrate Together” holiday program scheduled to hit retail outlets beginning Nov. 1. At the center of the program, limited-edition bottle labels and promotional packaging on Heineken Lager 12-packs will be available to enhance the holiday experience and drive repeat visits to retail outlets throughout November and December, the company says.
Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. launched its latest single-origin coffee: Ethiopia.
Las Vegas-based Real Water announced a new venture with one of its brand ambassadors and partners Melanie Brown to benefit Susan G. Komen. Brown, also known as Mel B, is a pop star and judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Together Real Water and Mel B have designed a limited-edition pink bottle in support of Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands will celebrate National Coffee Day, which is Sunday, Sept. 29, by treating fans to a free small cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot or iced coffee via a mobile offer eligible at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the United States.
Pulling influence from her popular book series “Fifty Shades of Grey,” author E L James created Fifty Shades of Grey Red Satin and White Silk wines.
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based The Double Cola Co.’s Double Cola brand launched “The Great Outdoors Sweepstakes,” a promotion encouraging Chattanooga and the surrounding area consumers to celebrate the outdoor lifestyle. The sweepstakes is hosted in partnership with L2 Boards, an outdoor retailer also based in Chattanooga that offers stand-up paddle board (SUP) and kayak rentals and lessons as well as longboards and slacklines for purchase.
In response to the recent flooding in Colorado, beverage companies are donating to the affected communities to help with the relief effort.
At nearly 33 million, U.S. Hispanics of legal drinking age (LDA) are important adult beverage consumers, and their influence will expand rapidly, according to Chicago-based Technomic Inc.’s “Special Trends in Adult Beverage (TAB) Report: Hispanic Consumer Insights.” By 2015, Hispanics will account for 15 percent of the total U.S. LDA population; by 2045, one-quarter of the U.S. LDA population will be Hispanic, it reports.
In preparation for the holiday season ahead, White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA will launch a holiday program for its Beers of Mexico variety packs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.
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)
Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.
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