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Fine Beverage Roundup: Week of July 5th -9th


In addition to all the fine beverage news we posted on our blog this week, several other noteworthy things happened over the past few days. We have summarized them into a weekly roundup:

  • Winners of the First Heineken’s Young Scientist Award Were Announced
    Heineken LogoThe idea of rewarding young researchers is entirely in keeping with the vision and aims of the Foundation.” — Mrs Charlène de Carvalho-Heineken, chairwoman of the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation, which makes the awards possible. “The awards emphasise the relevance of research to society and represent an important addition to the Heineken Prizes, which are among the most prestigious science awards in the world.
    Read the full article.
  • Entrepreneur Reveals America’s Best Bars for Business
    Where is business getting done in America? Over cocktails. In a publishing first, Entrepreneur magazine, in collaboration with Esquire magazine, reveals America’s best bars for business. The list and the accompanying stories appearing in the July issue of Entrepreneur magazine cover the ins and outs of the top 15 bars and the etiquette for getting the deal done.
    Read the full article.
  • Brooklyn Winery Set to Debut New Winemaking Center, Wine Bar and Private Event Space
    This fall, Brooklyn Winery opens its doors to provide the borough with its first community-oriented space where visitors can make their own wine, from crushing grapes to bottling their own private label. The 8,000 square foot facility in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood offers anyone from wine novices to vinophiles the opportunity to learn about, taste, and appreciate wine in a laid-back, approachable environment.
  • Smirnoff Launched Two New Vodka Flavors: Smirnoff Mango & Smirnoff Peach
    Flavored vodkas are a huge hit with consumers, and as the world’s number one selling premium vodka, Smirnoff aims to give consumers the hottest flavor options,” — David Tapscott, Brand Director, Smirnoff Vodka. “Smirnoff Mango and Peach offer the quality flavored vodka consumers are seeking, at the affordable price they deserve.
    Read the full article.
  • Brancott Vineyards and Blue Ocean Institute Partnered to Create ‘FishPhone’ iPhone Application
    Our goal is to provide the necessary tools so consumers can make educated choices. FishPhone puts up-to-the-minute research available at your fingertips and eliminates the confusion surrounding responsible fish consumption. Along with suggestions on expertly crafted wines, we hope we can provide users with relevant information in an easy-to-access manner” — Patrick Materman, Chief Winemaker for Brancott.

    The new application is available on iTunes for free.

  • Epoch Estate Wines Announced Appointment of Jordan Fiorentini as its Winemaker
    I’m extremely excited about coming to west Paso Robles to grow and make wine. I couldn’t pass up this rare opportunity to join a terrific venture in an amazing wine region with so much potential and such a bright future. I fell in love with the site-driven Rhone varieties produced here” — Fiorentini.

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