First Class of Hospitality Students Graduates from Diageo Program

Students in the Learning Skills for Life class at the Diageo North American headquarters in Norwalk, CT gained hospitality skills, with a focus on retail, enterprise and bartending. From the press release:   Norwalk, CT., June...

E & J Gallo Wins Social Responsibility Award

The winery received the award from The Procurement Leaders for its Corporate Social Responsibility program. From the press release:   MODESTO, Calif., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The E. & J. Gallo Winery was awarded the Corporate...

Stoli’s 100 Days to Squeeze

The summer campaign encourages consumers to visit Stoli lemonade trucks and events at the national Stoli Lemonade bar. From the press release:   NEW YORK,June 19, 2014 –Stoli® Vodkais positioning the Lemonade cocktail as the must-have...

Suntory’s Japanese Whisky Coming to U.S.

Beam Suntory has announced plans to bring its Japanese whiskies to the U.S. market beginning next month. New brands include Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whisky. From the press release:   NEW YORK (Jiji Press)—Beam Suntory...

Hello Vino Wine Assistant App Expands

The app for Android devices contains more than 140,000 store and restaurant locations in the U.S. for its wine recommendation service. The app also provides label scanning, wine pairings and a journal for consumers...

Results from the Fifth Annual Ultimate Wine Challenge

The event was held earlier this month at the Ultimate Beverage Challenge headquarters in New York. All wines scoring 85 or higher by the judges have accompanying tasting notes. See below for the full...

Disaronno’s Be Originale Campaign

Disaronno has launched a new version of its Be Originale campaign, complete with a YouTube video and new ad photography. See below for an embedded video that shows the theme of the new campaign....

New Importer for De Kuyper’s Chocovine

Netherlands-based De Kuyper, which owns several spirits and liqueur brands, reached an agreement with Royal Dutch Distillers to import its Chocovine portfolio in the U.S. From the press release:   Schiedam, The Netherlands. Today, De Kuyper Holding...

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...

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,...