BEER TOURISM in the US is a growing trend. According to a Travelocity survey last year, more than three-quarters of those who participated said they would like to go on a trip where they visited craft breweries and sampled local beer. Recognizing this interest, Travelocity enlisted the expertise of the... Read More
HEINEKEN IS CREATING Five Points Trading Company, a new venture aimed at incubating a range of beers in the US. Under this new umbrella, Five Points will assume US importer of record responsibility for Red Stripe, Tiger, Birra Moretti, Affligem, Murphy’s Stout, Prestige, Sagres and Mort Subite. The company will... Read More
Punch Creative • Camille Ralph Vidal hardcover ST-GERMAIN HAS RELEASED its first cocktail book. Working with a range of top bartenders and tastemakers, this book unfolds as a journey – from sunrise to sunset – sharing ways to elevate and savor every moment of the day. From effervescent cocktails at... Read More
Hamlyn hardcover FEEL LIKE YOU NEED to spoil yourself? There’s a cocktail for that. Whether you need a midweek pick-me-up, a weekend treat or are in the mood for something sweet, you will find something to hit the spot – from chamomile collins, old fashioned and fresh paloma to gin... Read More
MICHELE FAMIGLIETTI has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Member Relations and KELLY PIKE POULSEN has been appointed Vice President of Federal Government Relations. Famiglietti will assume primary responsibility for member recruitment and services, advocacy and management of the association’s events. Poulsen was most recently Vice President of Government... Read More
CHRISTINE PERICH has resigned as CEO. Perich assumed the position a year ago, taking over for brewery co-founder KIM JORDAN who had transitioned to Executive Chair of the Board of Directors. Earlier this year Perich oversaw the opening of a second brewing facility in Asheville, North Carolina.
PHILIPPE BASCAULES has been named Managing Director. Currently Managing Director of Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook estate in California, he will take up this new role in Bordeaux on March. Bascaules was the Technical Director at Chateau Margaux from 199O to 2O11. He will also remain the Director at Inglenook; continuing... Read More
Chief Executive DAVID FROST is leaving the organization to take up a new role as foreign affairs special adviser to the UK Foreign Secretary. SWA deputy Chief Executive JULIE HESKETH-LAIRD will be acting CEO for the interim period before the appointment of a new CEO.
JENNIFER SUTHERLAND has been appointed to the newly-created role of Market Manager. Working with distributors, she will manage statewide volume and distribution goals, and all aspects of on-and off-premise account merchandising and promotion. Prior to joining the Brockmans team, Sutherland served as Sales and Account Manager for Berkshire Mountain Distillers. ... Read More
NOW THIS IS A TREND to get on board with! Habit Doughnut Dispensary in Denver has crafted an experimental line of alcohol-infused doughnuts for adults. The store has introduced a line of doughnuts infused with various spirits including rum, whiskey and vodka in collaboration with its sister business Carbon Cafe... Read More