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Bacardi Commits $3M To Support Bartenders and Industry

Bacardi Limited today launched #RaiseYourSpirits, an initiative to support bars and restaurants debilitated by the COVID-19 shutdown. This includes a pledged donation of $3 million in financial aid and other support to help people on the...
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SGWS ProofeCommerce Aims to Make Holiday Shopping Easier

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits has announced that its B2B ecommerce platform, Proof, is now available in 28 total U.S. markets for trade customers looking to place holiday wine and spirits orders. During what is...

Breakthru Beverage Chairman Emeritus Raymond R. Herrmann Dies at 100

The middle tier of the alcohol industry lost a legend this weekend with the passing of Breakthru Beverage Chairman Emeritus Raymond R. Herrmann. His obituary, provided by Breakthru Beverage, is as follows: Raymond R. Herrmann died...

Virginia’s Cannabis Decriminalization Law Goes into Effect

The movement to destigmatize and legalize cannabis continues in America. Virginia’s cannabis decriminalization law officially went into effect this week. In May, Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed the decriminalization bill (SB 2/ HB 972) into law,...

Breakthru Beverage President and CEO Announces Retirement

Breakthru Beverage Group has announced that President and CEO Greg Baird plans to retire from the company at the end of the year. The Board of Managers is engaged in an active search process to...

KY Distillers’ Association Names New Board Officers, Directors

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that Kevin Smith of Beam Suntory has been elected chairman of the 141-year-old non-profit trade group that unites, promotes and protects the state’s bourbon and distilled spirits industry.  Smith, who is...

Port Ellen Receives Approval for New Distillery Construction

Soon enough, whisky fans can sip Port Ellen without paying huge prices on the secondary market. This legendary “ghost distillery” — closed in the mid ’80s during the most recent Scotch nadir — recently received...

Southern Glazer’s Celebrates Frontline Employees

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits celebrated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 13 – 19, across its U.S. branches. In addition to honoring drivers, Southern Glazer’s recently also celebrated its warehouse staff during Warehouse Employee Appreciation Week,...

How to Preserve Opened Wine Part 2: Freeze It!

It may sound sacrilegious to wine professionals, but the simplest and most effective way to preserve opened wine is to freeze it. As we illustrated in Part 1, wine’s flavor is never static at any...

Pernod Ricard Names Kathryn Brown Head of Content Strategy

Pernod Ricard USA has announced the appointment of Kathryn Brown as Head of Content Strategy and Activation. In her new role, Brown will be responsible for The Mix, Pernod Ricard’s in-house creative agency, focused on...