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Drink of the Week: Cleto Chiarli “Vecchia Modena Premium” Lambrusco

Imbibe Magazine

Honestly, “it’s Tuesday” was reason enough to pop open a bottle of Lambrusco from the range I had recently received from historic Emilia-Romagna producer Cleto Chiarli. But the fact that it was a balmy, early summer evening, warm enough to have dinner the backyard, made it extra fitting. We threw together an impromptu charcuterie board and popped a bottle of the Vecchia Modena Premium.

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Bring Back the Fox River

PUNCH

The Fox River, a forgotten Old-Fashioned cocktail recipe, makes a comeback as a stone fruit julep at Los Angeles restaurant Spago.

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The Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge Crowns a 2024 Global Bar Artist Champion

Imbibe Magazine

Following regional competitions around the world, ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto has named Esmerelda Castrogivanni of Sips Drinkery in Barcelona, Spain, the global winner of the 2024 Art of ITALICUS Aperitivo Challenge. The competition, now in its sixth edition, took place on May 12 at The Court in Rome, and challenged bartenders from across the globe to craft an original and unique aperitivo-style cocktail, inspired by any art form and using ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto.

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Bring Back the Fox River

PUNCH

The Fox River, a forgotten Old-Fashioned cocktail recipe, makes a comeback as a stone fruit julep at Los Angeles restaurant Spago.

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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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This Week's Mountain-Hiking, Hemp-Beverage-Drinking, WTTW-and-FOX-Chicago-Contributing Beer Events & Socials

Guys Drinking Beer - Beer News

Happy Friday, friends! Man. What a week. Let’s get things wrapped up early and get outta here. First up, a little pre-holiday-weekend admin: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, we will not be publishing a beer news email on Monday , but we will be hoping you can enjoy a little time off, presumably with a beer or three. As always, thank you for being here and we’ll pick back up on Wednesday.

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Upgrade Your Gimlet With This No-Cook Rhubarb Syrup

PUNCH

An easy rhubarb syrup transforms the Gimlet, Whiskey Sour, French 75 and other classic cocktails with fruit-forward spring flavor.

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5 insights Bar-i's Down to the Serving bar inventory system provides

Bar-i

This video blog showcases 5 specific details that the Pro version of our beverage inventory software provides. Most bars manage their bar performance based on liquor cost. Our level 3 approach to inventory yields insights that allow our clients to increase bar profits by 30% on average.

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Book Review: The Tequila Ambassador Version Originale

Drinkhacker

Spirits enthusiasts are always on watch for the next trend in spirits. Whiskey and brandy have held international acclaim for eons, but could tequila be the next craze? The popularity and credibility of tequila as a premium spirit has been on the rise, thanks in large part to Tomas Estes. Estes passed in 2021 but served as the champion that tequila required.

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How to Get Over a Hangover, According to a Medical Pro

VinePair

Hangovers, at their most basic, are exactly what they sound like: the leftover effects of the previous night’s shenanigans carrying over, or hanging over, into the next morning. For the 75 percent of us who aren’t lucky enough to be somewhat resistant to them, hangovers are a very real reminder not to overdo it, and anyone who’s roughed their way through one will tell you it’s the pits.

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Kiefer Sutherland’s Red Bank Whisky Launches In The UK

The Whiskey Wash

Credit: ZAK KASSAR Canadian actor and musician, Kiefer Sutherland , has launched his brand Red Bank Whisky in the UK. The brand, founded by the actor along with Gary Briggs, Shawn Hiscott, and Rob Steele in 2022, the whisky is produced on Canada’s Atlantic Coast under the watchful eye of Master Blender, Michel Marcil. Red Bank Whisky is a careful blend of rye, corn, and wheat whiskies.

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Diageo announces trial of paper-based bottle

Spiritz

Diageo has announced plans to replace glass bottles of Baileys with paper-based packaging on a trial basis. In partnership with PA Consulting, as part of the Bottle Collective with PA and PulPac, Diageo will trial a dry molded fiber bottle which is 90% paper, with a thin plastic liner and a foil seal The bottle is designed for recycling in standard paper streams and does not require the consumers to separate the plastic liner from the paper bottle when disposing.

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US cannabis use outpaces daily alcohol consumption, study shows

Just Drinks

A US survey of the country's drinkers and cannabis users has found the daily use of marijuana has outpaced alcohol for the first time.

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Drink Experiences: A Bridgerton-themed ‘Spill the Tea’ Menu

Cheers

To commemorate the joyous occasion of season three of Bridgerton , select restaurants at Kimpton and InterContinental hotels on May 1 launched a limited-time “Spill the Tea” menu featuring cocktails and high tea bites inspired by the Regency-era drama series. The menu’s tea-infused drinks include A Bee in Your Bonnet, made with Kinsey 4-Year bourbon, lemon verbena honey syrup, lemon juice and Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, and Art of the Swan, with chai tea, Diplomatico Mantuano dark rum, Mr.

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Review: Frank August Bourbon

Drinkhacker

Have you already heard of Frank August? Then you are at least a few steps ahead of this writer; I recently came across it at my brother’s house, where he’d brought a bottle home from BevMo strictly based on the staff recommendation. This usually incites an involuntary raising of eyebrows, but the bottle is sleek and gorgeous and it was hard to resist cracking it open to give it a once over for Drinkhacker.

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22 Memorial Day Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate Summer

Bevvy

Mix up these refreshing drinks for Memorial Day parties and summer barbecues. The post 22 Memorial Day Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate Summer appeared first on Bevvy.

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Samuel Adams Introduces American Light

Cheers

With more drinkers, especially younger generations, looking for lighter options, The Boston Beer Company has launched Samuel Adams American Light. This is a light lager with an ABV of 4.2% and only 115 calories. “We know beer lovers are seeking lighter, easier-to-drink options that they can enjoy throughout the day — whether it’s at the beach, at a friend’s party, or at a happy hour,” says Lauren Price, head of brand at Samuel Adams. “For those times they want to ‘upgrade’ those occa

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GSN Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B524

Good Spirits News

Heaven Hill’s 2024 Elijah Craig Barrel Proof bourbon whiskey program continues with B524. All releases in this series follow a standard naming system. The “B” in the name stands for the second batch in an annual A, B, C line. The “5” denotes the release month, May, while the 24 represents the current year. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B524 shows an age statement of 11 years and 2 months, representing the youngest barrel in the batch.

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Laurent-Perrier volumes decline faster than Champagne average

Just Drinks

Laurent-Perrier Group saw sales volumes fall faster than the Champagne region’s average in its 2023-2024 year.

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GSN Review: Elijah Craig PGA Valhalla Edition

Good Spirits News

Elijah Craig welcomes the 2024 PGA Championship back to Louisville, Ky. and Valhalla Golf Club after a decade away from the Bluegrass State. To celebrate the Major Championship’s return, Elijah Craig, the Official Bourbon Supplier, will activate the “Elijah Craig Bourbon Speakeasy” on the course for spectators to enjoy as well as release a special Commemorative Edition of its Elijah Craig Small Batch in honor of the 2024 PGA Championship.

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Trident Traders to import AB InBev Indian beer Haywards 5000 to UK, Europe

Just Drinks

UK-based importer Trident Traders is to import AB InBev brand Haywards 5000 to Europe for the first time, it said, launching first in the UK.

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How to save space. The square shaped bottle of Johnnie Walker will fit into the corner of any cupboard. The Whiskey Wash Johnnie Walker Advert Archive, published.c1960’s

The Whiskey Wash

Welcome to The Whiskey Wash Vintage Johnnie Walker Advert Archive This archive presents a collection of over 100 adverts for Johnnie Walker, spanning from the 1910s to the 1960s. It captures a dynamic period in global history, marked by profound political and social changes, including two World Wars, the Great Depression, the rise and fall of empires, and the dawn of the Cold War.

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The VinePair Podcast: How Big Can the Paloma Get?

VinePair

Earlier this week, we published our Paloma feature exploring the origins of the beloved Mexican cocktail and the myriad ways it’s been riffed upon in the United States. From easy batched versions to more technical clarified and carbonated expressions, the Paloma has been referred to as the cocktail of tequila’s future, perhaps replacing the Margarita in terms of popularity.

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Lamplight and Johnnie Walker. Glowing Golden. The Whiskey Wash Johnnie Walker Advert Archive, published c.1960s

The Whiskey Wash

Welcome to The Whiskey Wash Vintage Johnnie Walker Advert Archive This archive presents a collection of over 100 adverts for Johnnie Walker, spanning from the 1910s to the 1960s. It captures a dynamic period in global history, marked by profound political and social changes, including two World Wars, the Great Depression, the rise and fall of empires, and the dawn of the Cold War.

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GSN Review: Silent Pool Gin

Good Spirits News

Silent Pool Gin, a style of London Dry Gin crafted from 24 botanicals and locally sourced honey, is commencing its widespread distribution in the United States, following William Grant & Sons’ acquisition of the brand in Fall 2023. While Silent Pool Gin has been in limited availability in the States before, this spring marks the start of its broad distribution, making it available nationwide.

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Alipay Supports Xi’an to Build “International Consumer Friendly Tourist Destination”

PubClub

XI’AN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alipay, the leading digital payment and lifestyle service platform, today announced that it is working with Xi’an, the world-renowned ancient capital city located in Shaanxi province famous for the Terracotta Warriors, to launch the “International Consumer Friendly Tourist Destination” initiative. With the resurgence of inbound tourism to China, the initiative aims to enhance the travel and shopping experiences of international visitors to Xi’an and boost

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Watermelon Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

Gastronom

Last Updated on May 24, 2024 by Leah Hall This Watermelon Gimlet will be a perfect summer cocktail. Made with fresh watermelon syrup, lime juice and gin in a chilled coupe glass! A lovely pink cocktail is always a favorite around here! We love new recipes like this Watermelon Gimlet, and you will too! … The post Watermelon Gimlet Cocktail Recipe appeared first on Gastronom Cocktails.

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SURJET awarded ARGUS Platinum Rating

PubClub

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ARGUS International honors SURJET as an ARGUS Platinum Operator, which places them in the upper five percent of over 1,000 U.S. based charter operators. The Platinum rating is the highest level in the ARGUS audit standard and is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry best safety practices regarding their operations and maintenance. “The SURJET team was a pleasure to work with,

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The Duckhorn Portfolio pens two fresh US distribution deals

Just Drinks

US wine group The Duckhorn Portfolio has struck distribution deals with Republic National Distributing Company and Breakthru Beverage Group.

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GSN Review: Larceny Barrel Proof Batch B524

Good Spirits News

Larceny Barrel Proof B524, the second of three annual cask-strength releases of Heaven Hill’s wheated bourbon brand, rolls out to retail next month. The high-wheat recipe is 125.4 proof. The “B” in the name is the first in a three-part A, B, C release series. The “5” represents the month released, May, while the “24” at the end stands for the year. This naming conventions is standard across all the brand’s releases in this popular, yearly series.

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EU member states demand end to territorial supply constraints

Just Drinks

Several EU states are to propose an end to so-called territorial supply constraints (TSCs) today (24 May) at a meeting in Brussels.

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Sahara – the first Moroccan spirit drink to launch in the UK

Bar Magazine

Inspired by Mahia, a traditional Moroccan fig and aniseed spirit drink, Sahara introduces a refined, contemporary blend to the UK market. Enhanced with notes of apricots, almonds, honey and cinnamon, Sahara offers a uniquely premium Moroccan experience. After over three years of dedicated research and development, Sahara is now available in the UK. Sahara draws upon the core of Morocco’s diverse nature, capturing the essence of its people, culture and history.

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Illva Saronno Holding to distribute Japan’s Kamiki Drinks in Europe

Just Drinks

Illva Saronno Holding is to distribute Japan's Kamiki Drinks in Europe through UK subsidiary Disaronno International.

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The Spirit of Travel with Ben Yabrow and Dewar’s Whisky

Chilled Magazine

Our content series, The Spirit of Travel with Dewar’s Scotch Whisky follows the essence of adventure and discovery into the craft of bartending. Created with the finest ingredients and a rich heritage that spans centuries, Dewar’s embodies the spirit of exploration and inspires wanderlust and curiosity. Bartenders are an adventurous bunch, and traveling can profoundly influence their cocktails by shaping creativity, technique, and worldview, while enriching their craft and personal journey.

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Lawson’s Dry Hills on how to differentiate yourself as a wine brand in Marlborough

Just Drinks

Just Drinks talks to Lawson’s Dry Hills group marketing manager Belinda Jackson, who covers global sales and marketing.

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How to Achieve the Best Bubbles for Highballs

Imbibe Magazine

Few elements can so drastically alter a drink like carbonation—or lack thereof. In our May/June 2024 issue , Kate Bernot explores the levels of dedication (even obsession) that bars are devoting to create the perfect, bubbly highball. As Bernot writes, “When a cocktail includes only two components (plus ice, of course), the specifics of each must be dialed in with laser precision.” In pursuit of this precision, bars have built their own Rube Goldberg–like carbonation systems, or take

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Top Shelf International embarks on share issue in profit push

Just Drinks

Top Shelf International, the Australia-based distiller, today (24 May) completed part of a share issue drawn up to help bolster its balance sheet.

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