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Tequila is trending high in North America, while gin is booming in Europe. Jacob Briars, global advocacy director of Bacardi, shares his insights from its 2021 Cocktail Trends Report and discusses what flavors and ingredients will be hot (think chili).
Bill Oliver, co-founder of Oliver Winery & Vineyards, which is known for its fruit-forward wines like Cherry Moscato and Blueberry Moscato, shares what’s made the Bloomington, Ind.-based winery a go-to destination. The winery produces more than 40 varieties designed to please every palate, and a new bottling line will help meet the winery meet supply demand which stands at 900,000 cases.
Donae Burston, founder of La Fête du Rosé, shares the exciting news about the rosé label being the first brand invested in as part of Constellation Brands’ Focus on Minority Founders initiative, which plans to invest $100 million in Black, Latinx, and minority-owned businesses by 2030.
Santi Proano, director of innovation at Ocean Spray’s Lighthouse Innovation Incubator, discusses how a team of innovators is helping to create, launch, test and bring to market new health and wellness brands including CarryOn, a new line of CBD sparkling waters.
Rachel Fitz from ANXO Cidery shares the inspiration that went into its limited-edition hard cider release: Nevertheless Dry Cider, which was crafted with Eden Specialty Ciders in celebration of Women’s Month.
Woodford Reserve is honoring “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the release of its 2021 commemorative Derby bottle. Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall discusses the highlights of the bottle, which was created by Louisville artist Richard Sullivan.
Learn more about the $19 billion cannabis industry from Brigette Thomas, industry research analyst at IBISWorld, as she discusses the upswing in functional products containing cannabis like still and sparkling water, gummies and tinctures. Of the three strains within THC, she notes that many consumers are seeking cannabis hybrid, which is a combination of the “cerebral rush” and the “relaxing” full-body high of cannabis sativa and cannabis indica, respectively.