Industry News

Spirits of Mexico Festival Comes to San Diego Sept. 9-16

Spirits of Mexico Festival Comes to San Diego Sept. 9-16

The Spirits of Mexico Festival will showcase hundreds of the world's finest, rarest and most expensive agave spirits when it returns to Old Town San Diego Sept. 9 through 16. Celebrating its ninth year, the Spirits of Mexico Festival has grown to become the largest and most prestigious tasting event for agave spirits in North America. Read More ==>

Trialto Wine Group and Lapostolle & Château de Sancerre Announce Partnership in Eastern Canada

Trialto Wine Group and Lapostolle & Château de Sancerre Announce Partnership in Eastern Canada

Adding to its world-class international fine wine portfolio, Trialto Wine Group has announced a long-term agreement with Marnier-Lapostolle, Inc. to represent, in Eastern Canada, the renowned Lapostolle wines from Chile, and Château de Sancerre from the Loire Valley. Read More ==>

Distilled Spirits Council Reports Industry Growth Returns

Distilled Spirits Council Reports Industry Growth Returns

The distilled spirits industry experienced growth in 2011 while taking more market share again from beer, reported Distilled Spirits Council President and CEO Peter Cressy at the industry's annual briefing for Wall Street analysts and reporters. But, he warned, uncertainty about the economic recovery and the impact of new taxes could derail future growth. Read More ==>

PROWEIN 2012: Additional Hall Used For Prowein 2012  Due to Increased Exhibitor Requests

PROWEIN 2012: Additional Hall Used For Prowein 2012 Due to Increased Exhibitor Requests

Due to the further increase of exhibitor requests from all internationally relevant wine growing nations, an additional hall will be used for ProWein 2012, International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits. The event will be held at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, from March 4 – 6, 2012. Hans Werner Reinhard, Deputy Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, commented: “This growing demand impressively underlines the leading position of ProWein. The international wine and spirits sector wants to present a comprehensive overview because ProWein is the only trade fair attracting international decision-makers from retail worldwide.” Read More ==>

Howell Mountain's Arkenstone Vineyards Opens

Howell Mountain's Arkenstone Vineyards Opens

Arkenstone Vineyards today announced that it will open the just completed winery and by-appointment-only tasting room November 1. In 1988, Arkenstone proprietors Ron and Susan Krausz purchased 42 acres of undeveloped land on Howell Mountain. Committed to excellence from the start, the Krausz family took their time with the planning and development of the property and winery, literally building it stone by stone in a series of phases that spanned more than 20 years. The result is a true family owned and operated winery, with a visually stunning property built for both form and function.

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Anthony Dias Blue Launches New Nationally Syndicated Two-Hour Rado Show

Anthony Dias Blue Launches New Nationally Syndicated Two-Hour Rado Show

Anthony Dias Blue, THE TASTING PANEL's Editor in Chief and one of the world's most respected wine, spirits and lifestyle writers, will be launching a nationally syndicated, two-hour radio show this spring, called Blue Lifestyle with Anthony Dias Blue. Read More ==>

Vision Wine & Spirits To Become Exclusive USA Importer For Viña Undurraga

Vision Wine & Spirits To Become Exclusive USA Importer For Viña Undurraga

Vision Wine & Spirits, LLC has announced that it has signed an agreement with Viña Undurraga to become their exclusive USA importer effective immediately.  Read More ==>

Crushpad Moves Headquarters to Sonoma and Receives Major Funding from Bill Foley

Crushpad Moves Headquarters to Sonoma and Receives Major Funding from Bill Foley

Crushpad, the state-of-the-art custom winery and producer of highly-acclaimed commercial and private micro-production wines, continues its mission to democratize winemaking by expanding its operations and moving its headquarters to Sonoma. Read More ==>

Partnership Launched to Expand Educational Offerings at WSWA Convention & Exposition

Partnership Launched to Expand Educational Offerings at WSWA Convention & Exposition

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) has incorporated a newly expanded educational track to its upcoming 68th Annual Convention & Exposition April 10-13, 2011, in Orlando. The U.S. Drinks Conference (USDC), established in 2007 by Brand Action Team, MHW, Ltd., and Next Level Marketing, will be coordinating the business-related programs at this year's convention. In 2012, USDC in its entirety will be co-located with WSWA at their convention in Las Vegas. Read More ==>

Kevin Roberts Wins Arthur M. Wirtz Leadership Award

Kevin Roberts Wins Arthur M. Wirtz Leadership Award

Wirtz Beverage Group has awarded Kevin Roberts, Vice President of the Wirtz Beverage Illinois Regal Division, the second annual Arthur M. Wirtz Leadership Award. Roberts was chosen among nominees from each of the company's five state affiliates. Read More ==>

Wirtz Beverage Announces New Training and Distribution Facility

Wirtz Beverage Announces New Training and Distribution Facility

Wirtz Beverage Illinois, a leading distributor of the world's premium wine and spirits brands, announced plans today for a 600,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution center in Cicero, IL. Read More ==>

MARTINI Advertising Returns to U.S. Television after 25 Year Hiatus

MARTINI Advertising Returns to U.S. Television after 25 Year Hiatus

MARTINI announces its return to broadcast television with the brand's first U.S. campaign in more than 25 years. As a purveyor of high quality Italian wines—MARTINI Asti is the number one selling imported sparkling wine in the United States and MARTINI vermouths are the number one vermouth brand in the world—the classic MARTINI commercials of a quarter century ago have been missed but not forgotten. With new MARTINI Asti ads debuting nationally in late November, the brand returns to television to make a lasting impression for the celebratory holiday season. Read More ==>

Dates for ProWein 2012 Announced

Dates for ProWein 2012 Announced

In 2012, ProWein - International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits - will be held from March 4 - 6 in Düsseldorf, Germany in accordance with the internationally relevant trade fair calendar. It will thus emphasize its traditional status as the opening event for the international wines and spirits industry. Read More ==>

Russian Standard Vodka Stamps Certificate of Origin on Bottles

Russian Standard Vodka Stamps Certificate of Origin on Bottles

Bottles of Russian Standard vodka, Russia's number one premium vodka, will feature a special label certifying their 100% Russian provenance and adherence to traditional vodka production methods, as part of a certification process awarded by the Russian Federation government. Read More ==>

Rhumbar Mixologist Kristen Schaefer Named Las Vegas's "Most Inspired Bartender"

Rhumbar Mixologist Kristen Schaefer Named Las Vegas's "Most Inspired Bartender"

Rhumbar's lead mixologist Kristen Schaefer was named Las Vegas's "Most Inspired Bartender" at Bombay Sapphire's regional competition on July 14. Schaefer's cleverly-crafted cocktail, The Don Harlow, took first place at the competition, earning her a spot in the national "Bombay Sapphire Most Inspired Bartender 2010" competition, set to take place in Las Vegas Sunday, August 29 and 30.
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