Author Archives: Joel Whitaker

Campari America Intros Voodoo-Themed Spiced Rum

Campari America introduced The Baron Samedi Spiced Rum.  The 90-proof spirit is now available in select US markets nationwide. Baron Samedi is one of the most notorious Vodou figures and has existed in the Haitian Vodou culture since the 18th century. He … Continue reading

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Long Beard Breweries Buys 5% of L.I. Brew Bus

Good Vibrations Shoes, Inc. said its Long Beard Breweries, Inc., subsidiary has acquired 5% of the popular Long Island beer tour, “The L.I. Brew Bus.” This announcement comes shortly after the company received its federal license to operate as a … Continue reading

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Who & What

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) hired Ashley Lantz as Director, Federal Affairs and Arielle Broussard is Coordinator, Federal Affairs. Lantz joins from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association where she led federal affairs and public policy, and … Continue reading

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Newcastle Brown Ale Intros 3rd Limited Edition Variety Pack

Newcastle Brown Ale introduces its third, limited-edition variety pack brewed in collaboration with Newcastle’s sister brewery, Caledonian, one of the oldest and most respected breweries in the U.K. Available at retail beginning this May, Newcastle’s Variety Pack Batch #3 will … Continue reading

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Integrated Beverage Group Intros Knockoff Wines

Integrated Beverage Group (IBG), Denver, launched Replica wines. IBG partnered with Ellipse Analytics, an independent, ISO 17025 accredited analytical chemistry laboratory, to compile what could be the world’s largest database of taste and aroma information relating to wines and other alcoholic … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Pavo Real Wines Enters the U.S.

It’s the first time Mexican wines have crossed the Guadelupe River, the Pernod Ricard winery says. “Mexican wines are the next trending alcohol beverage, in conjunction with high-end Mexican eateries”, says founder Elliott Sutton. “It is my passion to bring … Continue reading

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