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Wall Street Journal: Sales Rise at Cautious Diageo   February 9, 2012

From The Wall Street Journal: Diageo PLC on Thursday warned that the outlook for the global consumer economy remains uncertain this year even as the U.K.-based drinks giant reported a rise in earnings, driven by volume gains in emerging markets.More>>

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Brewers Association Announces 2012 Style Guidelines   February 8, 2012

The Brewers Association (BA) recently released its 2012 Beer Style Guidelines. Updated annually, the guidelines currently describe 140 styles of beer and are used in prestigious beer competitions.More>>

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Heineken, James Bond Franchise Sign Global "Skyfall" Partnership   February 8, 2012

Heineken today announced that it has extended its 15-year partnership with the James Bond franchise. The company introduces a global marketing campaign to support the launch of the new film "Skyfall."More>>

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Eater: Marquee Nightclub Joins Momofuku at Sydney Casino   February 8, 2012

Eater: News dropped today that Marquee, the almost decade old nightclub owned by Noah Tepperberg, Jason Strauss, Marc Packer, Rich Wolf and Lou Abin, would be opening an outpost at The Star Hotel and Casino complex in Sydney, Australia.More>>

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Clubdango App to Launch at Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show   February 8, 2012

Clubdango was born out of the idea to create the world’s largest directory of socially active nightclubs, dayclubs, bars and lounges, updating thousands of venues, events and photos daily.More>>

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AdAge.com: What Anheuser-Busch's Super Bowl Advertising Means for Its Brands   February 8, 2012

From AdAge.com: Back when Budweiser sold 50 million(!) barrels of beer per year, the idea that a pretend beer like Coors Light, a relative blip on the radar screen back then, would one day outsell it would have sounded even more outrageous than the idea that someday there'd be flavored beer.More>>

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Toby Keith, Wild Shot Mezcal to Toast Opening of NCB Show   February 6, 2012

Superstar and spirits entrepreneur Toby Keith will be bringing his newly launched Wild Shot Mezcal to Vegas to toast the opening of the 27th Annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show.More>>

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Physorg.com: Cutting-edge Cocktails Light up New York   February 6, 2012

From Physorg.com: You're not allowed to light a cigarette in New York bars, but there's nothing to stop a bartender from setting your cocktail on fire with a 815 degrees Celsius (1,500 degrees Fahrenheit) poker. More>>

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L.A. Times: Beer Brewers Revise Playbooks to Win Back Lost Customers   February 6, 2012

From the Los Angeles Times: Beer sales have been on the decline in the U.S., with shipments dipping 1.4% last year to 210 million barrels, an eight-year low, according to trade publication Beer Marketer's Insights. More>>

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Seattle Weekly: Carbonated Cocktails Are Bubbling Up Around Town   February 6, 2012

From Seattle Weekly: Bars like Canon, Liberty, Montana, and the soon-to-be-revived Vessel all have carbonated cocktails on the menu. The professional version of the Perlini system is preferred over all others.More>>



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