Purchase includes all existing brands and inventory
September 22, 2015
Bill Leigon, president of Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, announced his purchase of the Napa, Calif., winery. The purchase was finalized Sept. 18. Purchase price was not disclosed. Bill Spear will continue to manage all sales and marketing and is taking the title of the winery's general manager and co-partner.
Commemorates the Constitution’s role in the alcohol industry
September 17, 2015
On Sept. 17, America’s beer distributors joined citizens throughout the country in commemorating Constitution Day, which celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
Companies releases separate statements relating to press speculation
September 17, 2015
SABMiller plc, London, and Leuven, Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) released responses to press speculation regarding a recent approach made by AB InBev to SABMiller about a potential merging of the two companies.
PMMI, Koelnmesse and IDFA join forces for new food and beverage processing event
September 16, 2015
Three trade show leaders joined forces to announce the launch of ProFood Tech, a new event that will focus on processing technologies serving the food and beverage industry. ProFood Tech will make its debut April 4-6, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
New beverages designed to support digestive health
September 15, 2015
Temple Turmeric, New York, unveiled two new seasonal offerings: Pure Fire Cider Super Tonic and Holiday Spiced Lassi Culture Blend. Inspired by ancient recipes and powered by the brand’s proprietary Hawaiian Oana Turmeric, both recipes are designed to help support positive inflammation response and balance the body’s digestive system with vegan probiotics, the company says.
Jim Beam, a brand of Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Suntory Inc., announced a new partnership with Snapchat, making it the first whiskey brand to leverage the app for marketing efforts, the company says. Currently active, branded Jim Beam video content, targeted exclusively at consumers of legal drinking age, will appear throughout various Snapchat Live Stories. The partnership and branded content will run in the United Sates through the end of October coinciding with existing marketing efforts supporting new Jim Beam Apple, the newest flavored whiskey from the company.
Limited-edition craft beer a part of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program
September 14, 2015
Samuel Adams, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., released Time Hop Porter, a limited-edition hopped porter brewed with San Diego-based ChuckAlek Independent Brewers. The collaboration beer is the culmination of a year-long program, Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Brewing and Business Experienceship, which annually provides one craft brewer with hands-on brewing and business coaching, the company says. Sam Adams established the program to help small-craft breweries get a leg-up in the industry, it adds.
Mintel research shows 60 percent of fans consume food, beverages while watching sports on TV
September 10, 2015
The majority of sports fans agree that eating and drinking is a big part of watching sports (60 percent), according to Chicago-based Mintel. Nearly all sports fans consume beverages while watching sports at home with at least half reaching for water, soda or beer.
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA’s Strongbow Hard Apple Cider is gearing up to make this fall Strongbow Season with a fully integrated, 360-degree program that encourages consumers of legal drinking age to experience Strongbow at its “bestest” when it is served over ice, the company says. The program includes national TV advertising, targeted digital media, social media engagements and point-of-sale (POS) materials designed to drive purchase of Strongbow’s four flavors all season long, it adds.