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For the fourth consecutive year, Cabo Wabo Tequila, a brand of San Francisco-based Campari America, is partnering with music festival Sixthman as a spirits partner for a series of rock-focused music events. Legendary and rising star acts including Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Florida Georgia Line, Sister Hazel and Transatlantic will perform for fans aboard Sixthman and Cabo Wabo-sponsored music cruises.
The Wine Group announced a new collection of super-premium wines sourced from California and Italy.
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Gatlinburg, Tenn., has appointed Miami-based Monarq Group as the exclusive importer of Ole Smoky moonshines to Latin America, the Caribbean and U.S. duty-free retailers.
Diageo North America’s Captain Morgan brand made its debut in the white rum segment with Captain Morgan White Rum.
Castle Brands Inc., a New York City-based developer and international marketer of premium and super-premium branded spirits, reported financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ending Dec. 31, 2013.
London-based Diageo plc announced the official start of its Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co. The Tullahoma, Tenn.-based venture aims to locate lost and forgotten barrels of whiskey from around the world and share them with the growing base of whiskey aficionados in the United States, the company says.
Smirnoff Vodka, a brand of Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo North America, launched the “Guiltless Pleasures” Pinterest contest to celebrate female consumers’ guiltless pleasures. As part of the contest, three women will have the opportunity to make their Pinterest aspirations a reality by pinning the things they love. The contest is timed in conjunction with the launch of Smirnoff Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut, a guilt-free treat, the company says.
Campari America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., together with its affiliate Gruppo Campari, will add Irish Mist Irish Whiskey to its whiskey portfolio.
E. & J. Gallo Winery, Modesto, Calif., has acquired the exclusive rights to distribute Italy's Allegrini wines in the United States beginning April 1.
Pernod Ricard USA, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA, introduced Malibu Sparklers, which combine Malibu rum, coconut water and carbonation.
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 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)
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)
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)
ProWein 2014 will host more than 4,000 exhibitors from approximately 50 countries.Read More
The WSWA Convention & Exposition is where distributors seek out new and exciting beverage products for U.S. consumers, meet with existing portfolio partners and look for services to enhance internal operations.Read More
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.Read More