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Bacardi launches Cognac-infused Grey Goose vodka

Grey Goose VX vodka inspired by creator, Maître de Chai François Thibault
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Bacardi U.S.A. Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., will launch Grey Goose VX (Vodka Exceptionnelle) in the U.S. market this fall.


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Field Notes Chardonnay

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Winery Exchange released its 2012 Field Notes Chardonnay for a limited time.


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Epica Malbec

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San Pedro introduced its 2013 Epica Malbec wine to the U.S. market.


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Roca Patrón

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The Patrón Spirits Co. released a line of higher-proof Roca Patrón tequilas produced using the rare tahona process, which uses a 2-ton stone wheel hand-carved from volcanic rock (roca) to slowly crush the cooked agave to break the bonds of fiber and release the agave juice, the company explains.


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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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Columbia Crest to develop crowdsourced wine

Washington winery asks consumers to join winemaking process
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Paterson, Wash.-based Columbia Crest is turning to the Internet and consumers for its newest release. The Washington state winery will help the online community of wine lovers to create Crowdsourced Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Premiumization trend drives distilled spirits dollar sales

Consumers are drinking less but better, Beverage Information & Insights Group reports
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As the economy continues to expand, premium and super-premium distilled spirits are coming back stronger than ever, according to the Beverage Information & Insights Group’s “2014 Liquor Handbook.” The Norwalk, Conn.-based company reports that this premiumization trend means that consumers are drinking less but drinking “better,” which resulted in slower case sales growth of 2.2 percent, reaching 210 million 9-liter cases in 2013.


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Stillhouse Moonshine

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Stillhouse Spirits Co. added Red Hot, Peach Tea, Apple Crisp and Coconut flavored moonshines to its portfolio.


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Veev Spirits overhauls its flagship brand with Veev 2.0

Brand repositioning includes new formulation, packaging and ad campaign
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Veev Spirits LLC announced the launch of Veev 2.0, a full brand repositioning that includes a reformulated 70-proof spirit, a redesigned bottle, and a strategic focus on the vodka category.


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Café de Paris

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Pernod Ricard USA, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA, released a new line of Café de Paris sparkling wines.


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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)

Eat, Drink and Be Mary at Davanti Enoteca River North

Davanti Enoteca’s River North location in Chicago hosted Eat, Drink and Be Mary to showcase its new spring cocktails as well as its signature Bloody Mary bar and brunch dishes. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Crown Royal XO tasting

Diageo’s Crown Royal whiskey brand hosted an exclusive media tasting for its newest variant, Crown Royal XO, during a Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic game on April 14 at the United Center in Chicago. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck and Fab Photo Chicago)

The Great Whisk(e)y Debate hosted by Beam Inc.

Beam Inc.’s Great Whisk(ey) Debate set out to determine which type of whisk(e)y — bourbon, Scotch, Canadian or Irish — the Chicago spirits industry prefers. Brand representatives supporting Beam brands Knob Creek, Laphroaig, Canadian Club and Tyrconnell participated in a friendly debate, touting the merits of each type of whisk(e)y and rallying audience support for their styles. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck) Related: Up Close with Knob Creek.

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)

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)

EVENTS

San Diego Spirits Festival

8/23/14
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
United States

The San Diego Spirits Festival is back for another year. The two-day event from Aug. 23-24 has been designed to celebrate the industry and all that it encompasses ranging from industry advancement, professionalism, education, showcasing product innovation, market launches, entertainment, camaraderie and just good fun.

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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)

6/25/14 2:00 pm EDT

Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

Learn how the beer segment is performing and where it is heading, what to consider before expanding your markets and innovations that are captivating consumer audiences.

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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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