Crowdsourced Wine from Columbia Crest

Washington-based Columbia Crest is asking internet users to help the company create a crowdsourced Cabernet Sauvignon. Over 18 months, interested participants can visit www.crowdsourcedcabernet to help make decisions in the winemaking process. From the...

New President for Clos Du Val Winery

Steve Tamburelli will serve as the new president of the winery located in Napa Valley. From the press release:   Napa, Calif—Clos Du Val Winery has appointed industry veteran Steve Tamburelli as president of the winery,...

Tanduay Asian Rum’s First Anniversary in the U.S. Market

The rum brand began U.S. sales in July 2013 and expects volume to grow 267 percent through next year through increased sales and market expansion. From the press release:   Avon, CT (July 28, 2014)— This...

Hudson Whiskey’s New Brand Ambassador

William Grant & Son's Hudson Whiskey brand held a contest earlier this year as part of a search for a new brand ambassador. Han Shan was selected as the winner, and he's now regularly...

30th Annual Advertising & Promotion Awards Deadline Approaching!

Entries for this year's A&P Awards are due by Friday, August 8. Find out more information about the program and a link to the entry form here: http://bit.ly/1nlSi02

New Light Beer Campaign from Heineken

The brewer is working with Neil Patrick Harris on the campaign, which includes TV commercials, online videos and content on the company's BestTastingLight.com website. From the press release:   New York, NY (July 21, 2014) --...

Pernod Increases Stake in Avion

Pernod Ricard USA now holds a significant majority state in Avion Spirits LLC, owner of tequila brand Avion. From the press release: Press release - Paris, 10 July 2014 Pernod Ricard USA has completed the acquisition...

Hometown Spirits: Tracking Consumption Changes by Metro Area

Ever wonder what your region's top-selling spirits are? The Beverage Information & Insight Group did too, so they used data from the 2013 Liquor Handbook and results from recent Shelftrac studies to find out....

New Headquarters for Ultimate Beverage Challenge

The UBC's new 2500 square foot space was designed to provide evaluation space for wines and spirits in the organization's Ultimate Spirits Challenge and Ultimate Wine Challenge. From the press release:   Hawthorne, NY (July 9,...

Domaine de Canton Acquired by Heaven Hill

French ginger liqueur Domaine de Canton's worldwide rights is now held by Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distilleries. From the press release: BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the nation’s largest family owned and operated distilled...