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ARTICLES

Modern Cocktail Martinis

Pre-mixed, ready-to-drink cocktails come in five flavors.


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Sangria Lolea

Spanish Sangria Lolea red and white wines now available here.


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Svedka Grapefruit Jalapeño and Svedka 100 Proof

Svedka Vodka introduces two new spirit flavors.


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Crabbie’s Cloudy Alcoholic Lemonade

Crabbie’s brandintroduced Cloudy Alcoholic Lemonade, the first, non-ginger beverage in the new Crabbie’s Fruits portfolio


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Oban Little Bay

Small-batch, single-malt scotch whiskey introduced to the U.S. market


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Foley Family Wines to import Piccini Wines

Partnership will be California winery’s first foray into Italian wines

Bill Foley and Mario Piccini have entered into a partnership to import, market and distribute Piccini's portfolio of wines in the United States. 


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Espirito XVI Cachaça

Premium Brazilian small-batch spirits come to the USA


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Brotherhood Winery celebrates 175 years

Company releases limited-edition wines, cider

In its 175 years of business, Brotherhood Winery has seen many changes within the wine industry and has had the opportunity to set a few trends in line with those changes.


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Downton Abbey Wine launches Countess of Grantham Collection

Following the season five premiere of “Downton Abbey” on PBS, New York-based Downton Abbey Wines expanded its portfolio with the Countess of Grantham Collection.


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Old Bridge Cellars adds Chapter 24 wines

Pinot Noir varietals highlight various soil types

Old Bridge Cellars (OBC), Napa, Calif., announced the expansion of its Oregon portfolio with Chapter 24 Vineyards, a joint venture between Dundee, Ore.-based Evening Land founder Mark Tarlov and French winemaker Louis-Michel Liger-Belair of Vosne-Romanee, Burgundy, France.


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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

Industry

Craft Spirits & Beer Trade Day

1/30/15
Miami Beach, FL
United States

Craft Spirits & Beer Trade Day will connect artesian distilleries and breweries with trade players and the general public through a program of tastings, networking and seminars.

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ProWein

3/15/15
Düsseldorf
Germany
ProWein 2015 will take place March 15-17 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Read More

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Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Annual Convention & Exposition

4/12/15
Grande Lakes - Orlando Resort Hotel
Orlando, FL
United States

The WSWA Convention & Exposition is one of the largest gatherings of America’s wine and spirits distributors as well as suppliers from around the world.

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Wine & Gourmet Japan

4/15/15
Tokyo
Japan

Wine & Gourmet Japan is the only dedicated wine and spirits networking business platform in Japan.

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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)

2/18/15 2:00 pm EST

A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

Podcasts

Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

Beverage Industry Magazine

BI January 2015 cover

2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

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