Niche Import Changes Name to Marussia Beverages USA

Niche Import Co., a member of the Marussia Beverages Group, has  changed its name to Marussia Beverages USA. The change, announced by its parent company at the beginning of the year, takes effect immediately. The new name is meant to strengthen the global footprint of The Marussia Beverages Group, which was founded in 2004 by Dr. Frederik Paulsen and is headquartered in The Netherlands. Today the Marussia Beverages Group includes nearly 1,000 employees in 10…

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Founders Brewing Announces 2021 Craft Beer Release Calendar

Founders Brewing, a leading craft producer, has unveiled their 2021 brand calendar, confirming changes and additions to the brewery’s lineup, including several new beers, a brand-new series and new package types. Beginning in April 2021, Founders will launch the Bottle Shop Series. This is a tribute to craft’s earliest days, the company says, when beer enthusiasts sought innovation through big flavor, in-your-face complexity and quality. This series kicks off with the release of Nemesis, 11.2% ABV, a barleywine ale brewed with…

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Booker’s Bourbon Announces Pigskin Batch

The third and final whiskey release in 2020 from Booker’s Bourbon is their Pigskin Batch. As is traditional for the brand, each expression’s unique name refers to a part of the whiskey’s history. Pigskin Batch is a nod to sixth-generation Master Distiller Booker Noe’s love of American football, the company says, which eventually became a family affair. Booker played both tackle and kicker on his high school team. Although he never pursued a college football…

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Korbel Prosecco Comes Out in 187-ml. Bottles

Korbel California Champagne has launched Korbel Prosecco in 187-ml. bottles. Released late last year in a 750-ml. bottle (for an SRP of $14.99), Korbel Prosecco is available nationwide. Produced and bottled entirely in the Prosecco DOC, Denominazione di Origine Controllata—located in North Eastern Italy—Korbel Prosecco is made with 100% glera grapes using the traditional Charmat method. Focused on a fruit-forward style with aromas of white peaches, pear and lemon zest, Korbel’s dry prosecco is light and crisp, the company…

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Gallo To Unveil The California Brandy House Tasting Room

E. & J. Gallo Winery has created the first stand-alone tasting room dedicated solely to luxury California brandies. The California Brandy House is set to open on Nov. 6, 2020 for outdoor tastings at First Street Napa, a collection of artisan retail and dining in downtown Napa.  The California Brandy House will showcase Gallo’s two leading brandy portfolios, Germain-Robin and Argonaut. Guests will discover California brandy through expert guided tasting flights, including limited offerings and…

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