What’s on this weekend

The Ginposium Sessions from the second round of The Gin Guild’s 2020 Ginposium event are now available to watch online. The sessions, aimed at promoting innovation and providing inspiration from across the gin category, include a keynote address by Mark Meek, CEO of IWSR. Available to view at theginguild.com and ginposium.com, sessions include discussions covering the rising seltzer trend, the popularity of Indian gin and the art of blending.

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New York bars to close at 10pm

Bars and restaurants in New York must close at 10pm from tomorrow (13 November) under new measures to stem the spread of Covid-19 across the city. Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, announced on Wednesday (11 November) that bars, restaurants and other State Liquor Authority licensed establishments will be required to close from 10pm until 5am daily. Restaurants will still be allowed to offer curbside pickup options for food orders, but will not be permitted…

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Rums of Puerto Rico to tour the US

Government body Rums of Puerto Rico will tour four US cities next week to host tastings and pairing dinners to promote its local brands. The Taste of Rum festival will stop off at Boston, MA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington, DC. At each stop on the tour, 20 rum fans will be invited to a two- or three-course Caribbean meal, followed by a rum tasting led by Rums of Puerto Rico brand ambassador…

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Vinexpo New York cancels 2021 show

Trade show Vinexpo New York has cancelled its 2021 fair due to the “ongoing risks” of the coronavirus pandemic. The trade show’s organisers Diversified Communications and Vinexposium announced yesterday (27 October) the cancellation of the show, which was due to be held on 3-4 February 2021 at Jacob K Javits Center. The organisers made the decision due to the “ongoing risks of Covid-19 and the uncertainty surrounding the lifting of travel restrictions and bans on…

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Hudson creates new whiskey and updates recipes

New York-based Hudson Whiskey has launched a Scotch barrel-finished rye expression as its first new product in seven years and revamped its portfolio with new recipes. The William Grant & Sons-owned brand has created a new straight rye whiskey, called Back Room Deal. Made from a mashbill containing 95% rye and 5% malted barley, Back Room Deal has been finished in American oak barrels that were used to mature peated Scotch whisky. The additional ageing…

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