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Fifty Shades of Grey Wine launches VIP Fly Away Sweepstakes

Fans can submit selfies to triple chances of winning a trip for two to Seattle

Fifty Shades of Grey Wine, a line of red and white wines blended by “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E L James, is offering fans a chance to live like the literary trilogy’s main characters, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, for a weekend and attend a showing of the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie in Seattle during its opening weekend in February.


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American Beverage Association announces additions to board of directors

LinPepCo’s Ford welcomed for his first term

The American Beverage Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., announced the election of five members to its board of directors.


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Wat-aah! partners with pop artist Ariana Grande

Music artist joins bottled water company as equity holder and partner

New York-based Wat-aah! announced a marketing and long-term equity partnership with pop artist Ariana Grande.


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NBWA kicks off 77th Annual Convention

Day 1 focuses on regulatory, commercial, economic value of the three-tier system

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), Alexandria, Va., kicked off the first full day of its 77th Annual Convention on Sept. 29 in New Orleans. The first full day of the convention focused on the regulatory, commercial and economic value of distributors.


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Healthy beverage sales to gain ground this year

Healthy soft drinks will account for half of global soft drink retail sales this year, Euromonitor reports

Market research firm Euromonitor International, Chicago, released new data on the health-and-wellness industry, which it reports has grown by 6.75 percent in current value terms to reach $774 billion this year.


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UV Vodka launches first limited-edition, seasonal flavor

UV Salty Caramel Apple available for the fall season

Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling Co. released UV Salty Caramel Apple vodka nationwide for the fall season.


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Sprite brings back Cranberry flavor

Holiday variety available through the end of the year

Sprite, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., is bringing back its limited-edition Sprite Cranberry and Sprite Cranberry Zero holiday beverages in response to consumer requests. Both beverages will become available in late September and remain on shelves through the end of the year.


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Friends Fun Wine launches new commercial to promote coffee-wine drinks

Teaser launches in time for National Coffee Day

Friends Fun Wine, a brand of Aventura, Fla.-based Friends Beverage Group, launched a new commercial just in time for National Coffee Day on Sept. 29 to promote its soon-to-be released coffee-wine beverages. The 30-second spot invites consumers to give a new meaning to breakfast in bed by adding a romantic element to the occasion by serving the coffee-wine drinks with the meal.


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KHS compiles innovation package for BrauBeviale 2014

KHS compiles innovation package for BrauBeviale 2014

At BrauBeviale 2014, which will take place Nov. 11-13 in Nuremburg, Germany, KHS GmbH, Dortmund, Germany, plans to present a wide range of innovations and product improvements. The particular focus of its tradeshow booth will be on filling, keg and decorating technology, and KHS' comprehensive consulting and other services. Specific innovations include the following pieces of equipment and services:


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Lotus Elixirs North America launches botanical beverages

Brand chooses Rexam Sleek cans with tactile printing

Lotus Elixirs North America, Indian Wells, Calif., launched its new Lotus Botanical Elixirs in 12-ounce Sleek cans from Rexam.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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