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Package design can spell success or failure

Lemonic designs new package that resonates with consumers
By Stephanie Cernivec
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In the age of participation trophies, effort is usually enough to make kids feel like winners. Unfortunately, young beverage brands aren’t afforded this luxury.


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Diageo names Golden Bar Award winners

Awards presented for excellence in sales, marketing and promoting responsible drinking
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Diageo North America, Norwalk, Conn., named the winning spirits, wine and beer distributors of its 11th annual Golden Bar Awards, which took place at a number of events across the country.


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Dogfish Head ramps up distilling production

Craft brewer will release rums, gins and vodkas in spring 2015
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Following the expansion of its Milton, Del.-based brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc. announced that the increased square footage will allow the craft brewer to expand production of its small-batch spirits.


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Devotion Vodka’s new gluten-free Tiki Tea exceeds sales expectations

New Tiki Tea vodka variations expected by February
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Although now best known for its gluten-free and no-added-sugar attributes, the Devotion Vodka brand actually got its start in the club scene.


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Ciroc, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs launch pineapple-flavored vodka

Diageo brand named Official Toast of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
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Sean "Diddy" Combs and the makers of Ciroc Ultra Premium vodka announced the newest addition to its flavor portfolio — Ciroc Pineapple infused vodka. The new vodka offers a rich pineapple flavor with a touch of vanilla and a tropical finish, according to Diageo, the brand’s Norwalk, Conn.-based parent company.


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Nielsen: 85 percent of new products fail in the marketplace

Anheuser-Busch learns from mistakes to build effective Ritas portfolio
By Stephanie Cernivec
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For consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, it’s a bit scary to hear the Nielsen statistic that more than 85 percent of new CPG products fail in the marketplace.


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SodaStream, 5-Hour Energy empower fans to become at-home mixologists

Johnnie Walker partners with award-winning bartender Charles Joly
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Back in June, I had the pleasure of watching award-winning mixologist Charles Joly in action at Chicago’s The Aviary cocktail lounge.


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Newcastle brings back Werewolf Blood-Red Ale

Heineken reports seasonal was its top-selling limited-edition beer last year
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White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA’s Newcastle beer brand is resurrecting its Werewolf Blood-Red Ale for the 2014 Halloween season. The company reports that the brew was its top-selling imported, limited-edition beer last year.


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Guinness to introduce Blonde American Lager

New beer is first in new Guinness Discovery Series
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London-based Diageo plc’s Irish beer brand Guinness announced plans to launch a Blonde American Lager this fall.


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Christian Brothers launches CB Peach

Peach-flavored brandy builds off success of CB Honey
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Following the successful launch of Christian Brothers (CB) Honey flavored brandy in 2011, Bardstown, Ky.-based Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. now has introduced CB Peach.


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EVENTS

Vermont Technical College’s Hard (& Ice) Cider Intensive Food Production Short Course

9/19/14
Shoreham, VT
United States

Learn the science of making quality craft cider at the commercial scale and receive an overview of the industry economics at Vermont Technical College’s Hard (& Ice) Cider Intensive Food Production Short Course.

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Peter B's Brewpub brews up its 4th Annual Monterey Beer Garden

9/27/14
Custom House Plaza (behind Portola Hotel & Spa)
Monterey, CA
United States
Contact: dara toulch

Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s first craft brewery located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Calif., is milling, mashing and brewing up its 4th Annual Monterey Beer Garden.

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National Beer Wholesalers Association Annual Convention

9/28/14
New Orleans, LA
United States

NBWA’s Annual Convention is designed to provide valuable education programs and important networking opportunities for the beer industry.

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SIAL 2014 – The Global Food Marketplace

10/19/14
Paris
France

The Salon International de l'Agroalimentaire (SIAL) is dedicated to the agri-food industry, food retail, and institutional and commercial catering.

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Brau Beviale 2014

11/11/14
Nürnberg
Germany

BrauBeviale is an equipment show that covers the entire beverage production process chain: raw materials, technologies, logistics and marketing. The tradeshow has taken place in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg since 1978.

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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)

Wine Riot - Chicago

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)

International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

Carrabbas First Tastes

Restaurant chain Carrabba’s Italian Grill invited the media and select patrons to taste a few of its newest food and beverage items at its First Tastes event March 4. Multiple locations around the country hosted iterations of the event to give fans a preview of the new items and garner feedback before the menu’s formal launch. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Winers Always Win

Renaissance Schaumburg hosted a red wine pairing event to teach novice wine drinkers and wine experts to make the best food and wine pairings on Jan. 15, 2014, in Schaumburg, Ill. Chef James Papadopoulos of Sam & Harry’s Steakhouse presented bite-sized salmon, beef, cheese, and beet dishes for pairing with four different Cabernet Sauvignons and a Chardonnay white wine. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck and Stephanie Cernivec)

Sailor Jerry celebrates Norman 'Sailor Jerry' Collins

Sailor Jerry spiced rum brand celebrated the 103rd birthday of its namesake, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins with tattoo giveaways in major U.S. markets on Jan. 14, 2014. The Chicago event was hosted at Emporium Arcade Bar in the city’s Wicker Park neighborhood. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Brunswicks Buffalo Grove VIP Preview Event

Brunswick’s Buffalo Grove and Tavern ‘45 host special guests at its VIP Preview Event on Oct. 14, 2013. The complimentary charity event benefited Clearbrook and the Special Olympics of Illinois. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Unfiltered Flavors by Newton Vineyard

Newton Vineyards, a wine label imported by Moët Hennessy USA, partnered with Chef Michael Kornick to pair its unfiltered wines with exquisite dishes. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

A Most Interesting Masquerade by Dos Equis

Heineken’s Dos Equis brand partnered with RedEye Chicago to host the RedEye Masquerade Ball on Oct. 24, 2013, in Chicago. The event included masked attendees, culinary adventures and, of course, Dos Equis beer and Dos Equis cocktails. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve Chicago Launch by Glenfiddich

Scotch whisky brand Glenfiddich, a brand of William Grant & Sons Ltd., gives us a taste of its limited-edition 19 Year Old Age of Discovery whisky as well as its Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 19 Year Old whiskies at Age of Discovery’s Chicago launch Nov. 7, 2013. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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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)

9/17/14 2:00 pm EDT

The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

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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