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Three Tiers of Industry Networking at the USA Trade Tasting

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Distribution is one of the biggest challenges facing wine and spirits producers. On one hand, suppliers are demanding “strategic distribution”- the kind that connects products with engaged customers and correlates brand status with like-minded retail and restaurant outlets. On the other hand, you have retail stores and sommeliers, responding to our narrative-rich culture, demanding innovative, niche and authentic products with a “cool” story to tell. The distributor lies in the middle, facing language barriers, industry consolidation, ever-changing market dynamics, state regulations, supply chain hiccups, and an increasingly crowded market place. You soon begin to understand that this is a complex global business! More »

Let’s Taco ’bout Food! Vol. 2

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The last few weeks have been filled with some surprising food news, from Yahoo shutting down digital verticals like Yahoo Food and Yahoo Travel, to Nilou Motamed succeeding Dana Cowin as Editor in Chief at Food & Wine. More »

Celebrating Women and the Cocktails they Mix

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March is National Women’s Month, a time to honor all those lovely ladies out there and the hard work they do all year long. This Sunday, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day. Spice up brunch with a delicious cocktail made by some of the top female bartenders inNew York! Cheers! More »