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Cardamom-Infused Old Fashioned

Chilled Magazine

There is no better time to celebrate the classics then right now! Mix an adventurous and aromatic take on the Old Fashioned using Fierce & Kind’s award-winning spirits. “In honor of the cocktail, The Old Fashioned earned its name from the first recorded use of the word ‘cocktail,’ describing a simple yet elegant mix of spirit, sugar, water, and bitters.

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This Week's Beer News: Weed Edition + ICBW Pint Glass Preview

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Today, we’re bringing you an exclusive first look at this year’s Craft Beer Week pint glass, courtesy of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. We understand that a lot of y’all have begun collecting each year’s respective glass, so without further ado, behold this year’s theme: “Adventure Crafted in Illinois.” The ICBG is working with their Associate Member partners at Boelter Beverage for Illinois Craft Beer Week’s “Pint Day 2024 ” Each ic

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Ole Smoky Continues to be the Most Visited Distillery in the World

Chilled Magazine

Ole Smoky Distilleries continued reign as the most visited distillery in the world for 2023. According to on-premise traffic counters, the four Ole Smoky Tennessee distillery destinations welcomed more than FIVE million visitors last year, topping all their largest competitors by significant industry margins. Ole Smoky’s The Holler in Gatlinburg welcomed 2.2 million visitors, The Barrelhouse in Gatlinburg welcomed 1.1 million visitors, Pigeon Forge’s distillery, The Barn, welcomed 1.3 million vi

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This “N/A Spaghett” Cracks a Code for Me

PUNCH

This nonalcoholic take on Spaghett, or Aperol and beer, is the best weeknight drink. Here's how to make it with Stappi soda and an N/A lager.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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The States That Drink the Most Liquor in America (2023) [MAP]

VinePair

With over 8.1 billion gallons of alcohol consumed in the U.S. every year, it’s safe to say that Americans love to drink. And while U.S. drinkers may consume more beer and wine than spirits on a yearly basis, Americans still drank a whopping 680.5 million gallons of spirits in 2023, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) — likely driven by the ongoing bourbon boom and tequila’s rapid rise.

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The Best Vodka for Martinis, According to Bartenders

PUNCH

Experts share the best vodka brands for the Martini, at every price point, from Luksusowa to Belvedere and more.

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Favorite Wines By The Glass

Cheers

With many people drinking less overall, and generally drinking less wine than they used to, bars and restaurants need to pay close attention to their by-the-glass selection. What makes a wine a good contender to offer by the glass? We asked several on-premise wine professionals to share their current favorites. Patrick Panella, beverage director, Malagón in Charleston, SC Patrick Panella WINE: Clos Sainte Magdeleine, Côtes de Provence rosé ($14 to $16 a glass, depending on pour size, vintage, in

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Wine Lakes Are Nowhere Near as Fun as They Sound

VinePair

We’ve all had the fantasy of slipping into a bathtub, pool, or even an entire lake of wine. (Just us?) But as fun as it sounds to snorkel through Sauvignon Blanc , cannonball into some Cava , or do flips in a crisp and fruity rosé , there’s no such thing as a real wine lake (that we know of, at least.) Instead, wine lake is a technical term that was invented to describe a massive overproduction of bulk wine in the European Union (EU).

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Mahesh Kanchan joins Bacardi India

Spiritz

Mahesh Kanchan has assumed the role of Director of Marketing at Bacardi India and its neighbouring countries. Prior to joining Bacardi India, he served as the CEO and Wholetime Director at Del Monte Foods India. With a wealth of experience in sales and marketing, Mahesh began his career by overseeing the iconic McDowell’s whisky brand and subsequently spent a decade in various sales and marketing leadership positions at Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

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Juggernaut Wines Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Cheers

Juggernaut Wines, from the Bogle Family Wine Collection, has introduced its Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The inaugural 2023 vintage of the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is available now on Juggernaut’s website and at retail stores nationwide with a suggested retail price of $16 per 750-ml. bottle. This release marks Juggernaut’s first internationally grown and imported wine and the second white wine in the portfolio.

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Chandigarh begins auctioning of liquor vends

Spiritz

The Chandigarh’s excise and taxation department started the e-auction process for liquor vends’ allotment for the financial year 2024-25. The excise and taxation department fixed 6th March as the last date for the submission of bids to allot liquor shops. In the new financial year, the Chandigarh administration has fixed 97 liquor vends to allot in its jurisdiction.

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Lawsuit Alleging Misconduct by New Glarus Brewing Co. Has Been Dismissed

VinePair

A devastating lawsuit against New Glarus Brewing Company filed by three of its minority shareholders was dismissed on Friday. The original suit was filed against the Wisconsin brewery — famous for its Spotted Cow Farmhouse Ale — in August 2021. According to WKOW 27 News, shareholders Karin Eichhoff, Steven Speer and Rod Runyan claimed that the business practices of the brewery’s owner and founder Deb Carey denied them rightfully-earned financial dividends and mishandled company dollars for perso

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Captain Morgan launches malt-based RTDs

Spiritz

Diageo-owned rum brand Captain Morgan has expanded its presence in the ready to drink (RTD) category with their first ever malt canned beverage named Captain Morgan Sliced. Captain Morgan Sliced RTD is processed in four flavours including Pineapple Daiquiri; Strawberry Margarita; Passionfruit Hurricane; and Mango Mai Tai. Each drink has an ABV of 5.8 percent and comes in packs of 12 for US$19.99.

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Why brand owners must be agile as Tequila matures

Just Drinks

A versatile, multi-faceted and flexible approach is a must for brands both in the key Tequila market of the US and internationally.

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Podcast: Why Are American Whiskey Prices Rising?

Cheers

Have you noticed that the prices on the bottles of American whiskey that you love continue to tick up, up, up? It’s hard to miss it. How much longer can that go on ? For answers, in this episode, we speak with Maggie Kimberl, Content Editor, American Whiskey Magazine. Maggie also discusses several other top whiskey trends in 2024. Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.

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Italy suffers export woe in key wine markets

Just Drinks

Italian wine export volumes fell in 2023 due to inflationary pressures and importer destocking, as both US and Canada posted volume decline.

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The VinePair Podcast: Why Is ‘Influencer’ a Dirty Word?

VinePair

This week’s topic was prompted by a recent article that bashed the work influencers do to promote food and beverage programs. And while it’s fair to be skeptical of influencer reviews — after all, they don’t abide by the same code of ethics publications do — social media is a crucial part of the media landscape these days, and influencers aren’t going anywhere.

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Top 9 Ways to Improve Bar Profits

Bar-i

There is a commonly held conception that bars are highly profitable since there is a relatively large markup (and therefore profit margin) on alcohol sales. But in reality, nothing could be farther from the truth. Alcohol sales only paint a small portion of the profitability picture for bars. For a variety of factors including exorbitant rents, high food and labor costs, and massive staff turnover (to name a few), most bars operate on razor thin margins.

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Kirker Greer Spirits expands presence in Singapore

Drinks International

Kirker Greer Spirits has announced its expansion into the Singaporean market from early spring, partnering with distributor The First Pour.

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 Expanding Legends: Greene King Unveils Exciting Craft IPAs 

Bar Magazine

Greene King Brewery is launching two new craft beers, Hazy Day and Prior Life, into the market this month as it looks to grow its craft portfolio further. Launching in February, Hazy Day, a fruity IPA (4.3% ABV), and Prior Life, an All Day IPA (3.4% ABV), follow the launch of Greene King’s craft portfolio in 2022, with Level Head and Flint Eye, and continue to play homage to the brewer’s 200 years of brewing heritage and the historical myths and legends of Bury St Edmunds.

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Dine Out Long Beach Has These Great Leap Day Restaurant Bargains

PubClub

Dine Out Long Beach is a foodie’s paradise. Check out these great restaurant bargains for Dine Out Long Beach on Leap Day, Feb. 29. Dine Out Long Beach is a foodie’s paradise in Long Beach, CA, a city along the coast in Los Angeles County. Aji Peruvian Glass of Wine $2.99 Buono’s Pizzeria First Glass of Wine or Pint of Beer.29 Cents (with purchase of an entrée) District Wine Wine Flight $29 + Sangria $2.29 (4-6pm only) Cali Chilli Dessert + Drink for 2 $29 Water’s Edge W

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Fast and Easy Homemade Chai Simple Syrup

Cocktail Contessa

Wondering how to master the art of making chai simple syrup at home? This guide provides a simple approach to infusing the classic chai spices into a versatile syrup. Use it to add a cozy warmth to your beverages or as a creative twist in your baking. With its rich blend of spices and sweet undertones, chai simple syrup brings a warm, comforting twist to your favorite drinks.

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San Diego St. Patrick’s Day ShamROCK Music + Beer Festival Entertainment & Ticket Infomation

PubClub

A group parties, Irish style, at the ShamROCK San Diego block party. Photo: ShamROCK The main stage rocks with music during San Diego’s ShamROCK. Photo: ShamROCK St. Patrick’s Day in San Diego includes a huge block party in the Gaslamp Quarter. It is called the ShamROCK Music + Beer Festival and 2024 is its 28th year. It is comprised of live music, beer (duh!

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Why Restaurant Loyalty Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

SevenRooms

If we were to describe the typical restaurant loyalty program, it would look something like this: A diner walks into a restaurant, shows their loyalty card, and if their total spend surpasses, say $100, they get a discount or freebie. Sound familiar? While rewarding guest loyalty is a good thing, a transactional, one-size-fits-all approach fits quick service restaurants much better than full-service restaurants.

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Cities Around The World Are Exploring 24-Hour Nightlife

PubClub

Berlin nightlife has no set closing time and trains run 24 hours on weekends. By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Nightlife Blogger Open 24 Hours. I made a shirt that says that boldly on the front of it. On the back it says “PubClub.com, Where The World Goes To Party!” That last part is the PubClub tagline. It gets a lot of attention, too; people always ask about it when I wear it out to bars and event.

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Date and Location for 2023 National DRiNK Awards Announced!

DRiNK Magazine

The highly anticipated national DRiNK Awards will take place at Shanghai Centre Theatre on Monday, March 18. The post Date and Location for 2023 National DRiNK Awards Announced! appeared first on DRiNK.

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Illva Saronno scoops remaining stake in Italy’s Engine gin

Just Drinks

Italy’s Illva Saronno Holding has fully acquired the Italian gin brand Engine. The Engine gin brand was created by Paolo Dalla Mora in 2021.

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Illva Saronno Holding acquires Engine gin

Drinks International

Illva Saronno Holding has announced the acquisition of Engine gin to “strengthen its presence in the gin world”

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US FTC launches bid to block Kroger, Albertsons merger

Just Drinks

US competition officials at the FTC have moved to block the merger between Kroger and Albertsons, two of the country’s largest retailers.

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Life House Expands into Oaxaca with the Management of Casa Yuma in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

PubClub

PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Life House has expanded its footprint to Oaxaca, Mexico with the management of Casa Yuma, a beachfront boutique hotel and restaurant set to open in March 2024 in Puerto Escondido. This move marks a significant milestone in Life House’s growth within Mexico, introducing an immersive experience in one of the country’s most dynamic and up-and-coming leisure destinations.

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Tiger Brands restructures into six business units

Just Drinks

South Africa’s Tiger Brands has simplified its organisational structure into six business units with an aim to “improve profitability”.

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Archer Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results; Now In Final Phase of Midnight’s Certification Program as it Readies for Launch in 2025

PubClub

Approximately 80% of Archer’s Midnight aircraft’s subsystems and components are sourced from leading aerospace suppliers with certification heritage giving it a significantly de-risked path to certification Construction of three conforming Midnight aircraft underway as flight test program makes rapid progress and Archer expects to complete 400 test flights in 2024 On track to complete build out of volume manufacturing facility alongside Stellantis in Georgia later this year Strong liquidity posi

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Coca-Cola Europacific Partners to push “balanced pricing” in 2024

Just Drinks

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has listed “affordability” as a key priority going into 2024, after a year of higher pricing.

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Chatham Lodging Announces Date of 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

PubClub

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in upscale extended-stay hotels and premium-branded select-service hotels, today announced that its Board of Trustees has selected May 15, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. EDT as the date and time for the company’s 2024 annual meeting of shareholders.

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Diageo starts voluntary retirement scheme in South Korea as whisky sales dip

Just Drinks

Diageo has rolled out an early retirement programme for its workers in South Korea amid falling whisky sales.

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Virgin Voyages Powers Fastest Internet at Sea with Industry-First Integrated MEO-LEO Service from SES

PubClub

Virgin Voyages becomes first cruise operator to use integrated SES Cruise mPOWERED + Starlink PRO offering to deliver unmatched guest experience onboard its fleet LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virgin Voyages will deploy a new level of “Pretty Fly for a Wi-Fi” connected experiences for thousands of its “sailors” (passengers) across its fleet; becoming the first cruise line to deploy SES Cruise mPOWERED + Starlink PRO service.

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