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What's Shakin' in Beverage and Mixology - April 1, 2014

April 1, 2014 By: Mary-Kate Dunphy


Wine RiotBoston Wine Riot April 18-19th
Wine Riot is your all access pass to hundreds of new wines. With two parts education and one part revolution, Wine Riot has reinvented "wine tasting" for the thirsty and curious. Grab a glass and hit the floor -- it's you unleashed against 250 wines from across the globe. Travel the world of wine all under one roof and tackle things you've never tried before. We've rallied up a team of die-hard experts to bring you the brain juice: interactive booths and crash courses loaded with tips and tricks for conquering the wine world. MORE>>


DiageoDiageo's Brand Lead Impact Databank's Top 100 Spirits List
Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks company, has increased its leadership of Impact Databank’s Top 100 Spirit Brands Lists, with its brands holding the number one and number two spots in both the value and volume rankings for the first time*. For the seventh consecutive year, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker have topped the rankings, as the number one brands by volume and value respectively. MORE>>


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Slap, Slap It's Spring: Coffee
Nothing says “summer’s almost here” like the twittering of birds, a jaunt to the beach, and losing an hour of sleep.  But never fear: there are many easy ways to deal with giving back that hour to Daylight Saving’s Time – and the best of them all is a cuppa joe. And, I’ve got some crazy fun alternatives for you. MORE>>


Shaken NewsQwiker Liquor Expands Beyond New York Base
Beverage alcohol delivery service Qwiker Liquor has begun to expand beyond its New York City base. The firm, which started last summer in Manhattan working with a dozen local retailers, has struck its first deals in Chicago with retailers willing to adhere to Qwiker’s one-hour delivery formula. Company founder and CEO Aniket Shah tells SND he’s in negotiations with retailers in Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and expects to enter those markets soon. MORE>>


sling awardsThe 2014 Peter F Heering Sling Awards Qualification Round States April 22nd
The Peter F. Heering Sling Award has already grown into one of the world’s greatest and largest cocktail competitions and starting April 22nd inspired bartenders will have the chance to star with Peter F. Heering on the brands continued journey back to being one of the world’s exciting, glamorous and top 10 prestige spirits brands. MORE>>


MixologyAsheville Wine & Food Mixology Competition
On Thursday, August 22, ELIXIR features a craft cocktail competition among top-notch bartenders mixing one-of-a-kind concoctions for a panel of judges. Bring in and prepare your favorite cocktail for our panel of judges and see how you measure up! To receive your application or nominate you favorite bartender please contact kris@ashevillewineandfood.com. MORE>>


ProWeinProWein 2014 Declared A Major Success
On its 20th anniversary ProWein, International Trade Fair Wines and Spirits, not only transformed the exhibition center but also the entire city of Düsseldorf (Germany) into the international wine and spirits capital of the world. From March 23 - 25, a total of 4,830 exhibitors from 47 countries and more than 48,000 international trade visitors met in the metropolis on the Rhine River. Top notch activities and events accompanying the trade fair also contributed to spreading the exciting mood across the city. MORE>>


WSWAFinal Countdown to the WSWA 71st Annual Convention & Exposition
In less than two weeks, the beverage industry will unite in Las Vegas for the WSWA 71st Annual Convention & Exposition. Don't forget to register you and your team. If you haven't already made your hotel arrangements you may want to consider reserving a room in the exclusive Nobu Tower at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. MORE>>


Bols Around the WorldBols Around the World 2014
The competition has started but sign up has closed. 3077 contenders have signed up and we wish them all the luck. Watch their progress here over the next couple of weeks and see them live in the grand final on 20 May. Don’t miss the finals on May 20th. Watch the finals in a live stream on www.bols.com  MORE>>


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