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Woodford Reserve Announces ‘Kentucky Derby at Home’

Woodford Reserve, the Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby, has joined with Churchill Downs for a nationwide, at-home celebration to honor the derby’s traditions, while also raising up to $2 million for people impacted by...

Rooster Rojo Tequila Announces New U.S. Importer

Global spirits company Amber Beverage Group has expanded its partnership with U.S. importer of alcoholic beverages, California-based Pacific Edge Wine & Spirits. In addition to KAH Tequila, which the company began to distribute in...
RNDC

RNDC Appoints Brian Boeck Executive VP of California

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) has announced the promotion of Brian Boeck to State EVP, California. Boeck is responsible for the overall performance of both the wine and spirits business for the state of...

RNDC Expands Partnership with Banfi Vintners

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), together with Young’s Market Company (YMCO), has signed a new agreement with Banfi Vintners and will assume additional distribution rights in six states. This new deal is effective Sept. 1, 2020. Utah...

Gallo Acquires LIQS RTD Shots

As the RTD cocktail category continues to boom, E. & J. Gallo Winery has purchased LIQS, makers of spirits-based and wine-based cocktail shots. “Consumers want to enjoy their favorite cocktails now more than ever,” says Britt West, VP and...

Rooster Rojo Tequila Appoints First Global Brand Ambassador

The Luxembourg-based Amber Beverage Group (ABG) has appointed its first global brand ambassador for the Mexican spirit Rooster Rojo tequila. Filling this role is the veteran bartender, Ansis Ancovs. The newly appointed brand ambassador has released a...

Heaven Hill Brands Names New Vice President of U.S. Sales

Eric Hund has been named Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales for Heaven Hill Brands. In his new role, Hund will lead the sales activities for the Heaven Hill spirits portfolio.   Hund brings with him...

Cannabis Sommelier Certification Creating New Class of Cannabis Professional

Ganjier, a multi-faceted, expert-led cannabis training akin to the wine sommelier, has officially opened up registration for the 2022 class in order to train a new class of cannabis professional — the “Master of...

5 Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Cinco de Mayo will not be the same this year, since many in the U.S. are still sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if we can’t go out, let us raise...
Kloss Distributing

Chicago-Area Beer Distributor Kicks Off 2021 by Going Solar

Residents of Lake County, Illinois, can drink a little greener in 2021 thanks to the solar installation that now powers Kloss Distributing in Gurnee. Kloss Distributing moves four million cases of beer, wine and...