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The Who’s Who of Wine Cool

PUNCH

These are the 10 best natural wine producers to know right now, according to sommeliers, wine writers and buyers.

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KiKi Vendéen Launches in the US

Chilled Magazine

Heavenly Spirits, leading importer of award-winning French spirits, announces the launch of KiKi Vendéen. The tradtional, before-dinner drink from the Vendée region of France is also called a Vin d’Épines or a troussepinéttè, as it is made with local wine and the young sap-laden shoots harvested from blackthorn bushes in the spring. Long regarded as a homemade delight to savor with family and friends, the exact regional recipes have been many and varied.

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A Field Guide to Drinking Wine Right Now

PUNCH

The best natural wine producers, bottles to try, bars to visit and trends to know in 2024, according to sommeliers and experts.

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Brewers Association of India Constituted

Spiritz

United Breweries, AB-InBev and Carlsberg have jointly announced the launch of Brewers Association of India ('BAI'), a new industry body focused on growing the beer category in India, and driving innovation, moderation, and sustainability in the Indian beer market. Headquartered in Delhi, BAl is headed by Vinod Giri, who assumed office on 1st June 2024.

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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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Review: Etude 2021 Pinot Gris and 2020 Pinot Noir

Drinkhacker

Two wines from Etude, which crafts bottlings from all over California — but particularly Napa Valley. These two expressions are current releases, both from Carneros, sandwiched between Sonoma and Napa. 2021 Etude Pinot Gris Carneros – Etude’s pinot gris invariably offers a floral-heavy, slightly austere experience, and this 2021 bottling is no exception.

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Hunter as Title Sponsor of Inaugural Madhya Pradesh League

Spiritz

SOM Distilleries and Breweries Ltd has announced that Hunter, its iconic brand known for embodying youthful spirit and an unyielding thirst for victory, will be the title sponsor of the inaugural Madhya Pradesh League (MPL), a franchise-based professional T20 cricket league. The MPL, organized by the Gwalior Division Cricket Association (GDCA) under the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), promises to be a ground-breaking event in the cr

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Don’t Wait Until Tomorrow To Go To San Diego’s Hasta Manana Cantina: A Review

PubClub

Soul Cole (left) and I celebrate our great experience at San Diego’s Hasta Manana Cantina with the staff during the PubClub podcast, PubClub LIVE! Photo: PubClub.com By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com San Diego Blogger The name is Hasta Manana but you should ve ahora because the place is good enough to go to right now. Do that and the chances are that you will be going back and seeing it tomorrow.

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Oldest Wine Ever — in Liquid Form — Discovered in 2,000-Year-Old Roman Urn

VinePair

We love some age on our bottles, and a few years in the cellar usually does the trick. But on Sunday, a report published in the Journal of Archaeological Science announced that a reddish-brown liquid found in a Roman funeral urn in 2019 was confirmed to be the oldest liquid wine ever discovered. The urn was found in the town of Carmona in southwestern Spain when a family uncovered a sunken tomb on their property following a construction project.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Macallan Coronation

The Whiskey Wash

In 1953, many millions around the globe gathered in front of the television to watch the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 60 years later, The Macallan Distillery released a special commemorative bottling, celebrating the anniversary of the historic event. This bottle is known as The Macallan Coronation. Combining the Royal family with the pinnacle of luxury scotch whisky, this release has become highly collectible amongst both whisky connoisseurs and Royal family fans alike.

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Famed Bordeaux Estate Bets Big on Virginia Wine With RdV Vineyards Acquisition

VinePair

Virginia’s RdV Vineyards has been purchased by the owners of Bordeaux’s esteemed Château Montrose, according to a Tuesday press release. The deal, which is the first major acquisition by a major Bordeaux estate in the eastern U.S., suggests Virginia wine is being taken more seriously on the world stage. Founded by Rutger de Vink in 2006, RdV Vineyards broke ground as a pioneer in Virginia wine.

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Benchmarking Restaurants: 9 Essential Metrics to Measure

Sculpture Hospitality

So, you're in the restaurant biz, slinging delicious dishes and mixing up killer cocktails. But conquering taste buds isn’t enough. You're a business after all, and increasing profitability and beating the competition is critical.

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Telangana clears dues to three liquor firms

Spiritz

The Telangana government has cleared partial dues of Rs.150 crore to three liquor companies out of the total Rs. 4,000 crore dues to the companies which supply liquor to Telangana State Beverages Corporation. More than 200 companies supply liquor to the state-run beverages corporation. While several areas in the state continue to report liquor shortage, the companies supplying liquor to Telangana State Beverages Corporation, want the state government to first clear their long-pending dues.

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Edinburgh International Festival Partners With The Macallan For Immersive Opening Experience This August

The Whiskey Wash

Credit: Edinburgh International Festival, Daniel Quirke The Edinburgh International Festival has today unveiled plans for Opening Event: Where to Begin, in partnership with The Macallan , as part of the annual celebration of the arts. Opening Event: Where to Begin will be a “large-scale, visually spectacular outdoor event” ushering in the start of the 24-day festival, which begins on August 2nd.

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WA take the double! Max Giudice & Jac Landmark have WON The Perfect Blend Cocktail Competition 2024.

Australian Bartender

Earlier this month, The Blend hosted 12 Grand Finalists across AU & NZ in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, with a four-day action-packed itinerary full of new challenges, great outdoors adventures, educational tasting sessions and… a whole lot of fun, friendship and some frrresh temps! Having launched the anticipated comeback of the popular cocktail competition at last year’s Bar Week, taking the title of the last Apprentice Winner (pre-COVID) back in 2019; Max Giudice (Republ

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The VinePair Podcast: Why Do Drink Brands Get Bought?

VinePair

Whether or not they’ll admit it, the vast majority of small brands dream of the day a larger company comes knocking at their door with boatloads of cash, ready to buy them out. For some, the day sadly never comes. For others, it happens in a few short years. But other than skyrocketing sales, what makes a small drinks brand appealing and ultimately acquisition-worthy in the eyes of big conglomerates?

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Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards announced Top 4 Finalists and one Aussie has made the list

Australian Bartender

Luke Whearty of Byrdi in Melbourne is the only Australian to make the list of finalists for the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. He has been nominated in the International Bartender of the Year Category, alongside Lorenzo Antinori from Bar Leone, Hong Kong, China, Kate Boushel, Atwater Cocktail Club, Milky Way Cocktail Bar, Bon Délire, Montreal, QC, Canada and Eric van Beek, Handshake Speakeasy, Mexico City, Mexico.

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Suntory Global Spirits on Scotch, Irish ambitions and RTD potential

Just Drinks

Suntory Global Spirits Scotch and Irish VP Chris Richardson talks to Just Drinks about the future for his two whisk(e)y divisions.

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Wine and dinner: tips for the perfect afterparty

Nightlife City Guide

Content advertised by Wineandbarrels. When the evening comes to an end and it's time for nachspiel, there's nothing like a tasty dinner served with a good glass of wine. Whether you want to last with just simple snacks, or more elaborate small chopped dishes, the right wine can really elevate the experience. At Wineandbarrels we provide everything you need for wine accessories.

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Aviation Capital Group Announces Delivery of One Boeing 737-8 MAX to WestJet

PubClub

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #WestJet — Aviation Capital Group LLC (“ACG”), a premier global full-service aircraft asset manager, announced the delivery of one Boeing 737-8 MAX on long-term lease to WestJet, an Alberta Partnership (“WestJet”). “ACG is proud to expand its partnership with WestJet and to partake in its ambitious growth plans,” said Alan Mangels, Vice President of Marketing for ACG.

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Vino e cena: consigli per l’afterparty perfetto

Nightlife City Guide

Contenuti pubblicizzati da Wineandbarrels. Quando la serata volge al termine ed è l’ora del nachspiel, non c’è niente come una cena gustosa servita con un buon bicchiere di vino. Sia che tu voglia durare solo con semplici spuntini, o piccoli piatti tritati più elaborati, il vino giusto può davvero elevare l’esperienza. A Wineandbarrels forniamo tutto il necessario per gli accessori per il vino.

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Win A Free Trip To Maui From The Pacific Whale Foundation

PubClub

Maui, Hawaii, is calling. And you can go there for free. Pacific Whale Foundation is holding a sweepstakes with the winner and a guest getting a five-day, four-night stay on Maui, roundtrip airfare and a PacWhale Eco-Adventures ecotour. While there you can snorkel famous Molokini Crater and view sunrise (for really early risers) at Haleakala volcano.

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Wine and dinner: tips for the perfect afterparty

Nightlife City Guide

Content advertised by Wineandbarrels. When the evening comes to an end and it's time for nachspiel, there's nothing like a tasty dinner served with a good glass of wine. Whether you want to last with just simple snacks, or more elaborate small chopped dishes, the right wine can really elevate the experience. At Wineandbarrels we provide everything you need for wine accessories.

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Las Vegas Grand Prix Selling A New $1,350 Heineken GA+ Ticket

PubClub

The Heineken GA+ tickets provide views of the the Las Vegas Grand Prix Koval Straightaway The Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Veagas Grand Prix, Nov. 21-23, has a new ticket option for its second race. It is called the Heineken GA+ and it is located in the South Koval Zone. The standing-room-only three-day ticket from comes with unassigned bleacher-style seating on a first-come, first-served basis along the Koval Straightaway.

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Short: Hunter as Title Sponsor of Inaugural Madhya Pradesh League

Spiritz

Hunter by SOM Distilleries is the title sponsor of the inaugural Madhya Pradesh League (MPL), a T20 cricket league. This partnership aligns with Hunter’s youthful, victorious spirit, enhancing local talent and cricket in the region from June 15-23, 2024.

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AlertMedia Ranks Among Highest-Scoring Employers on Inc.’s Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2024

PubClub

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– AlertMedia , the world’s leading threat intelligence, emergency communication, and travel risk management provider, today announced it has been named to Inc.’s annual Best Workplaces list for the fourth time. Inc.’s Best Workplaces list honors top U.S. employers based on an independent review of each organization’s culture as well as an extensive survey of its employees.

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BAR LES AMBASSADEURS LAUNCHES NEW COCKTAIL MENU ‘A SENSE OF TASTE, SUMMER HARVEST’

Bar Magazine

Hôtel de Crillon’s resident bar launches new cocktail menu inspired by the flavours of summer as part of their menu series “A Sense of Taste” The iconic Parisian Bar Les Ambassadeurs at Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, will launch its new menu ‘A Sense of Taste, Summer Harvest’ on 15th July as the third volume of its menu series. Inspired by the ingredients of summer harvest in France, the menu includes 15 original cocktails, which feature a range of seasonal ingredients.

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Austria anti-trust body seeks fine for Heineken’s Brau Union

Just Drinks

The Austrian Federal Competition Authority has requested that Brau Union be fined for anti-competitive practices and cartel actions.

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LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK HOSTS ‘FUTUREPROOFING LONDON BARS’ 

Bar Magazine

LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK HOSTS ‘FUTUREPROOFING LONDON BARS’ – AN INTERACTIVE DAY AIMED AT SUPPORTING AND NURTURING THE CITY’S COCKTAIL BAR SCENE – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DIAGEO AND CITY HALL This July, London Cocktail Week will welcome the teams behind the festival’s 200-strong bar line-up to take part in its new Futureproofing London Bars event, a full-day’s programme of discussion and listening sessions in partnership with Diageo and City Hall.

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BlueTriton, Primo Water merger will “add competitiveness to market”, executives say

Just Drinks

US packaged-water majors BlueTriton and Primo Water are confident their plans to join forces will not face regulatory hurdles

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Innovation Premium Brands S.L. kick off ambitious growth plans with the appointment of a new Managing Director

Bar Magazine

Innovation Premium Brands S.L. kick off ambitious growth plans with the appointment of a new Managing Director to coincide with significant investment in a confident move to grow their Alkkemist Gin and Vodka brands global footprint. Innovation Premium Brands SL owner of Alkkemist Gin and Unkkoded Vodka announce the appointment of James Le Grys as Managing Director (MD), effective from 1st June 2024.

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Pernod-backed NZ non-alc producer AF Drinks aims to triple sales in 2025

Just Drinks

New Zealand-based non-alcoholic RTD producer AF Drinks said it expects to triple its sales in its upcoming 2025 financial year.

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Clarified Cocktails Are Everywhere — It’s Getting Boring

VinePair

A terrible Margarita is a small tragedy, but a real one. The cocktail’s charm lies in its near un-mess-up-ability : tangy lime, bright tequila , sweet triple sec shaken together until fluffy and cold. Simple. Refreshing. Even losing lime for sour mix can’t completely mess up a Margarita. What can mess up a Margarita? Clarifying it. “Right now, everybody wants everything clarified, everything.

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Tourists bolster beer consumption in Spain

Just Drinks

Tourism boosted beer consumption in Spain in 2023, with demand among residents declining year on year, data shows.

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Review: Bardstown Bourbon Company Collaborative Series: Amrut

Drinkhacker

Bardstown Bourbon Co. ’s Collaborative Series has been a consistently impressive line from the innovative Kentucky whiskey-makers (with last fall’s Bourbon County being the rare exception). Now, they are out with perhaps their most ambitious offering yet in partnership with pioneering Indian distiller, Amrut. This latest sees straight, unfinished bourbon blended with rye whiskey that has been finished for 18 months in casks that previously held peated and unpeated Amrut single malt.

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Som Distilleries and Breweries distances company from child-labour “issues”

Just Drinks

India's Som Distilleries and Breweries has sought to distance the company from reports of child labour, pointing to contractors.

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CASK TRADE CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY WITH CHARITY BOTTLING IN SUPPORT OF THE DRINKS TRUST

Bar Magazine

To commemorate its 5 th anniversary, Cask Trade hope to raise £10,000 for The Drinks Trust by selling bottles of cask-strength whisky in aid of the charity. The cask whisky company has bottled 200 bottles from 2 barrels of 2015 single malt Scotch whisky from The Speyside Distillery. Cask Trade has celebrated many milestones since its inception five years ago including the opening of an office in Asia, and the launch of Auction Your Cask and Regent Street Cask Bottlers.