Behind The 2020 Growth Brands Winners

Our annual Growth Brands Awards recognize the fastest-growing wine and spirits brands in the U.S., as well as the top industry suppliers. Learn more about how we determine the winners, along with some the dominant trends now defining the alcohol industry, in this video from our parent company EPG Media and the Beverage Information and Insights Group. Go to Source Author: Melissa Dowling {authorlink}

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The week in pictures

American whiskey brand Bulleit Bourbon headed to this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica this week. The awards, now in its 35th year, recognised the best from across 2019’s independent film releases, and this year’s winners included Korean film Parasite, Uncut Gems star Adam Sandler and The Lighthouse actor Willem Dafoe. During the awards ceremony, Bulleit Bourbon hosted its 3D Printed Frontier Experience, which served up 3D-printed cocktails and showcased Bulleit Neon in…

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The Spirits Business Awards 2019 winners

In its inaugural year, The Spirits Business Awards shone a light on best practice in retailing, distribution, tourism, product development and sustainability – and bestowed a very special Lifetime Achievement Award. Launched in 2019, the goal of The Spirits Business Awards was to champion the workforce of the spirits industry: the people and businesses essential to the success of brands consumers know and love so well. The new awards series, which was open to international…

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Best-tasting spirits of 2019 named

The Spirits Business has revealed the best-performing spirits in its 2019 Global Spirits Masters blind-tasting competition. Throughout the year, The Global Spirits Masters has named hundreds of medallists across 17 rounds, covering categories such as rum, gin, Scotch whisky and liqueurs. The blind-tasting competition is chaired by The Spirits Business and uses independent judges including retail buyers, journalists, bartenders and educators. The series awards Silver, Gold and Master medals – the latter being the highest…

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Charles Schumann returns 50 Best Industry Icon Award

The World’s 50 Best Bars has “accepted the return” of Charles Schumann’s Industry Icon award after widespread backlash over comments the German bartender made in an interview, saying “a bar is no place for a woman”. Schumann was recognised during the awards ceremony at London’s Roundhouse last week, but the move has been widely criticised on social media by bartenders and bar owners. During an interview with German Playboy Magazine several years ago, Schumann was…

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