Gallo Contributes Additional $100,000 for Hurricane Maria Relief

  1. & J. Gallo Winery donated an additional $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid with Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The funds are in addition to the $200,000 donation that the company previously made to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

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Bacardi Pledges More to Hurricane Relief

Bacardí has committed $1.3 million specifically to TIDAL X: Brooklyn charities. This is in addition to the Bacardi family and company’s previously announced $3 million in general disaster relief support for local relief agencies supporting communities impacted in Florida, Puerto Rico, other islands in the Caribbean, The Bahamas, and Mexico.

“This partnership with TIDAL: X touches on two areas that are very close to our heart – music and philanthropy.  Bacardí is proud to Continue reading

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Tequila Corralejo Releases 1,000 Cases of 1821 Extra Anejo

The release is intended to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month.

1821 represents Mexico’s rich history and hard-fought sovereignty led by Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a noble priest born at Continue reading

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Sazerac Launches ‘Barreled Cocktails’

Sazerac Co. introduced Handy & Schiller Barreled Cocktails, named for two men who had a great impact on the rich cocktail culture in New Orleans, Thomas Handy and John Schiller.

Schiller was a New York bartender who found his way to New Continue reading

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What We’re Reading —

Why You’re Going to Like Paying More for Wine

Interesting story at Wine-Searcher. Read it here.

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College Basketball’s Sneaker Scandal Is Troubling, and Years in the Making

Apparel brands have always been uncomfortably close to the world of college basketball recruiting. On Tuesday things came to a head when the FBI detailed an expansive corruption investigation involving college coaches, financial advisors and a representative of a major sportswear company.

This is a major deal for the NCAA and a major deal for Adidas. Being involved in an investigation of this magnitude is obviously never a good thing for anyone — especially when we’re talking about bribes being taken and arrests being made.

There will likely be major changes made from all parties as a result of that. There will have to be, because most of these practices are actually nothing new.   Read more here, from SBNation.

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