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Ron Dos Maderas Luxus collaborates with the Billion Baby Turtles campaign

More than 3,000 baby turtles in danger of extinction will be freed thanks to the contribution made by Ron Dos Maderas Luxus to this initiative. Luxus. This is the name of the top of the Dos Maderas range of rums produced by Williams & Humbert. A rum aged for 10 years in the Caribbean and five in the Jerez winery. Luxus is also the name of the first turtle adopted by the brand in 2014 in collaboration with ICAPO (Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative) with a donation being made for the adoption of Hawksbill turtles in danger of extinction. Ron...

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Peter Hladun Promoted to Vice President, General Manager Cork Supply USA, Additional Staff Promotions Announced

Contact: Monika Michalski Global Brand Manager Cork Supply Group Direct: +351 227 471 400 Peter Hladun Promoted to Vice President, General Manager Cork Supply USA Additional Staff Promotions Announced February 14, 2018—Cascais, Portugal—The Cork Supply Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Peter Hladun to Vice President, General Manager, Cork Supply USA. In this new role, Hladun will lead the development and implementation of the strategic plan for CSU, ensuring its continued competitive success in the important U.S. closure industry. Cork Supply Founder Jochen Michalski said, “Peter’s leadership skills are exceptional, and with his extensive knowledge of...

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Baltimore Whiskey Company Begins Construction on Geothermal System for New Distillery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Tyler Merchant 301-514-5836   Baltimore Whiskey Company Begins Construction on Geothermal System For New Distillery $100K system uses naturally cool groundwater to save energy   FEBRUARY 14, 2018, BALTIMORE, MD – The Baltimore Whiskey Company today announced the construction has begun on a state-of-the-art geothermal cooling system for their new distillery at the Union Collective. Construction is expected to be completed in early May when the new space opens.   The $100,000 geothermal system will make Baltimore Whiskey Company one of the few distilleries in the world to use this technology, which uses naturally cold groundwater for the cooling step necessary in making spirits. Capable of pumping up to 100 gallons a minute, the renewable system will be able to produce one million BTUs of cooling power before returning the water to the ground, resulting in a lossless process that uses significantly less energy than traditional cooling methods.   “We’re very conscious about making sure that our spirits are influenced by the environment where they are made,” said Max Lents, Baltimore Whiskey Company co-founder. “We’re going to take a special pride in knowing that the very ground of Baltimore City itself will be an integral part of making them.”   In January, Baltimore Whiskey Company commissioned a geological survey and drilled a test well to determine the viability of installing such a...

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The Connoisseur’s Guide to Worldwide Spirits

ON SALE NOW CONTACT: Felicia Tsao (212) 643-6816 x 286   T H E  C O N N O I S S E U R ’S  GUIDE TO WORLDWIDE SPIRITS Selecting and Savoring Whiskey, Vodka, Scotch, Rum, Tequila . . . and Everything Else By Richard Carleton Hacker THE MUST-READ BOOK THAT WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER IMBIBER   Everyone thinks they know how to drink, but do you really know the difference between a scotch and a whiskey? How about a gin or vodka martini? Do you know whether Johnnie Walker is a single malt or a blended scotch? Well, this is the book that finally reveals the definitive answers to these questions, and so many more that you’ve always had about your favorite libations. In The Connoisseur’s Guide to Worldwide Spirits, internationally known spirits writer and celebrated luxury lifestyle connoisseur Richard Carleton Hacker provides you with all the information you’ll ever need to properly enjoy every type of spirit in the world. After reading this definitive guide, you’ll be able to: Discern the subtle distinctions between the world’s different spirits, from baijiu to vodka, from bourbons to cognacs Learn the histories behind some of the most popular cocktails Understand how different spirits are crafted, distilled, and aged Discover how to properly “nose” and taste spirits like an expert Set up a home bar And much more!...

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Silverado Vineyards announces new sales directors

SILVERADO VINEYARDS APPOINTS SALES DIRECTORS Pamela Ford, Director of Sales, East and Kimberli Rogers Director of Sales, West Napa Valley, February 2018 — Silverado Vineyards, a Napa Valley estate winery founded and owned by the Miller Family, announces the appointment of Pamela Ford as Director of Sales, East and Kimberli Rogers as Director of Sales, West. Ford’s responsibilities include managing Silverado’s distributor relationships and trade initiatives as well as the winery’s sales team and brokerage network from the Mississippi east to the Atlantic Ocean. She will represent the states of AL, NC, SC, FL, GA, KY, ME, MS, NH, PA, TN, VT, VA, WV, IL, IN, IA, KS, MN, MI, MO, OH, WI, CT, DC, DE, MD, MA, NJ, NY, RI. Rogers’ responsibilities include managing Silverado’s distributor relationships and trade initiatives as well as the winery’s sales team and brokerage network from the Mississippi west to the Pacific. She will represent the states of CA, ND, SD, ID, NE, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, AZ, AR, CO, LA, NM, OK, TX. Ford joined Silverado in 2011 after an already significant wine career with Masi, Remy Cointreau, Allied Domecq and Premier Beverage.  Rogers joined the winery in 2010 after building brands like Hess Collection, King Estate and Pahlmeyer. “Pamela and Kimberli are superlative wine professionals.  Beyond that, they see wine as an avocation as well as a career.  Under their...

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