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Good Morning, and Happy Friday! It's August 25, 2023

California's Organic Wine Grape Acreage Adds 1774 Acres

The increase was driven  by four major producers. Jackson Family Wines represented 664 acres in Sonoma County. Constellation's To Kalon has 331 acres of Napa County's 430 acres.  In Paso Robles/San Luis Obispo County, Halter Ranch has 200 of the 260 certified organic acres, and Stolpman has 175 of

Southern Glazer's Donates $50,000 to Aid Maui; Staff Raises $50,000 for Employee Who Lost Home

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits said it donated $50,000 to aid Maui – $25,000 to the Maui Strong Fund - Hawaii Community Foundation, which is providing financial resources that can be deployed quickly, with a focus on rapid response and recovery in Maui, and $25,000 to the Kokua Restaurant

Bud Light Kicks Off NFL Season

Bud Light, official beer of the 2023-2024 NFL season is launching one of the brand's biggest NFL campaigns, with a new commercial, "Easy to Sunday."  It :60, :30, and :15 second formats, with music set to "A Sunday Kind of Love" recorded by husband-and-wife country duo, The War and Treaty.

Cru Winery Marks 20th Year with Tastings, Dinners and Commemorative Bottling

CRŪ Winery isaid it is celebrating its 20th anniversary with special tastings, wine dinners and a commemorative 20th anniversary bottling. Wine lovers can take part in CRŪ Winery's 20th anniversary tastings at their Santa Lucia Highlands and Central Valley tasting rooms Sept. 9 & 10. These tastings will highlight the unique

Old Forester Sets Sweeps for 2023 Birthday Bourbon

Brown-Forman Corp. began when George Garvin Brown bottled some bourbon and called it Old Forester. Each year the company remembers its beginning with the release of Birthday Bourbon, which has a one-of-a-kind flavor profile. That's smart marketing, and it's something a family owned business can do easily enough: Pick the

Ross & Squibb Honors Repeal of Prohibition with Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII

Ross & Squibb Distillery Master Distiller Ian Stirsman will release Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Straight Bourbon Whiskey this September. The limited-edition bourbon is the seventh-annual offering of the distillery's award-winning Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon collection. Bottled at 100 proof/50% ABV, Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII retails for a suggested

New Brew to Benefit Nebraska Student-Athletes Name-Image-Likeness Payments

Kros Strain Brewing, an award-winning local brewery in La Vista, Nebraska, announced a collaboration with The 1890 Initiative, LLC ("1890"), a business dedicated to helping student-athletes in Nebraska benefit from their name, image, and likeness ("NIL"). Kros Strain will introduce a new beer, Cornhead Lager by 1890, with proceeds from

Dulce Vida Tequila Sponsors University of Texas Athletics

Dulce Vida, an organic and additive-free tequila, is now the official tequila sponsor of University of Texas Athletics; The University's alumni association, Texas Eyes, and Texas Performing Arts. The sponsorship kicks off the Longhorns Football season on September 2nd. There will be a Dulce Vida Tequila Bar with a custom

Bacardi 1st Spirits Partner of 2023 MTV Video Music Awards

This year's Video Music Award will focus on 50 years of Hip Hop culture and the songs, artists, albums and videos that have defined the genre. Bacardi rum is the first-ever spirits brand to sponsor the MTV Video Music Awards, a distinction that suits the brand, which has long taken

Long Island Wine Country Marks 50 Years

Long Island (N.Y.) Wine Country is marking 50 years since Louisa and Alex Hargrave planted the first wine grapes in 1973. She was honored at a Grand Celebration that attracted more than 750 wine enthusiasts, industry professionals, and media from across the tri-state area to taste wines from over

Who & What --

Winebow Imports promotes Jessica Partington to senior vp-spirits.  Richard Driscoll is named head of business development, spirits.

Thanks for Reading.  I'll be back over the weekend with another section of the book and later Kane's Beverage Week, a wrapup of our stories for this week plus anything new.  Have a wonderful weekend. –  Joel

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