Vodka

Sobieski Vodka Reaches One Million Case Milestone Faster Than Any Other Vodka Brand

Sobieski Vodka Reaches One Million Case Milestone Faster Than Any Other Vodka Brand

Imperial Brands, Inc. announced this week that it sold more than one million cases of Sobieski Vodka in the United States during the 2011 fiscal year.  Sobieski Vodka, one of the fastest growing vodka brands in the United States and globally, reached the million case milestone after only four years in the United States, shattering the previous record by more than three years. Read More ==>

ABSOLUT Vodka Celebrates 30 Outrageous Years of Going Out and Coming Out In The LGBT Community

ABSOLUT Vodka Celebrates 30 Outrageous Years of Going Out and Coming Out In The LGBT Community

ABSOLUT, the world's most iconic vodka, is celebrating 30 years of going out and coming out in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community this fall in truly OUTrageous style-and everyone is invited to join the celebration. To mark three decades of supporting the visionaries and artists of the LGBT community, ABSOLUT is throwing a year-long party in bars and clubs on the streets of the country's gay epi-centers.


The party invitation comes in the form of a stunning new print ad from legendary photographer David LaChapelle and stars his muse, Amanda Lepore amid a visual cornucopia of iconic gay images. In true LaChapelle fashion, the OUTrageous vision draws viewers into to a menagerie of icons and symbols that is about life and cocktails . . . perfected. The vision encapsulates the celebratory hopefulness of the LGBT community, as well as the legendary men, women (and everything else in between!) that keep the party in the LGBT community going strong.

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Russian Standard Vodka Toasts Stars During Academy Awards Weekend

Russian Standard Vodka Toasts Stars During Academy Awards Weekend

Russian Standard Vodka was a part of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards weekend in Los Angeles at The Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood. The authentic Russian vodka brand was on-hand as part of the Haven 360 Oscars Celebrations, which included two days of celebrity gifting, the IFC Spirit Awards Nominee Party, and the private Sony Classics Dinner. Read More ==>

Russian Standard Vodka Toasts the 20th Gotham Independant Film Awards

Russian Standard Vodka Toasts the 20th Gotham Independant Film Awards

On November 29, Russian Standard Vodka was on hand for the 20th Gotham Awards, celebrating leading independent films. Read More ==>

Frïs Vodka Enters Flavor Segment

Frïs Vodka Enters Flavor Segment

Frïs Vodka, the world’s only freeze-distilled vodka, is expanding its presence in the U.S. market with the introduction of three flavored vodkas – Frïs Cherry, Frïs Blueberry and Frïs Grape. The line extensions are designed to enable retailers to capitalize on the vibrancy of both the flavor and valued-priced segments of the vodka market.   Read More ==>

Forecast ‘007 - Our BOND with Luxury Vodka

It doesn’t take a secret agent to know that Luxury Vodkas are taking over the world of spirits.
In our look forward to next year, Patterson’s and Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills gathered a global array of this world-class, sexy super premium white spirit, to show off to a guest list of VIP customers and trade.

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Yes! Vodka Sponsors the Anthony Dias Blue/Patterson's Tasting Panel

Vince Martin, YES! Vodka brand co-owner makes "Y" Spot and classic martinis for the Tasting Panel Read More ==>

Three Olives Vodka

Patterson's Editor-in-Chief Meridith May talks with Bill Dabbelt, VP of Sales for White Rock Distilling,  about the growing success of Three Olives vodka Read More ==>

Great Finnish Finlandia Debuts "Wild Berries" Fusion Vodka

The fourth flavor in a scrumptious line-up from the folks at Finlandia is Wild Berries. . Read More ==>

Liquid Muse: Chopin Vodka

Imagine diving into a goose-down comforter, its 600-thread count plushness enveloping your body. You sink in its generous suppleness and it naturally embraces you, harboring your senses. Read More ==>

Proof Reader

Nicole Burke’s talents woo a discerning clientele with tempting wines and spirits

 

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My Favorite Martini

Left Coast hotspots spin signature cocktails that are out of this world! Read More ==>

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