Tag Archives: Paris

• Lot18 Laysoff 15 % of Employees From Luxury Discount Site

Lot18 Laysoff 15 % of Employees From Luxury Discount Site

Trouble in wine country? Lot18, the membership-based luxury item site that raised a whopping $45 million over the last year, just laid off 14 people, or 15 percent of the staff. “A lot of this is a natural part of the way a business grows and evolves,” Lot18 founder Philip James told Betabeat. “Some positions […]

• World’s Most Expensive White Wine Sold for Record $117,000

World’s Most Expensive White Wine Sold for Record $117,000

Christian Vanneque fulfilled a long-held dream today by finally getting his hands on a bottle of 1811 Chateau d’Yquem. It just so happens that his $117,000 purchase has also put him in the history books. His prized bottle is the most expensive white wine ever purchased, breaking the previous record of $100,000 in 2006 for […]

• Pernod May Seek Local Partners in Africa as It Takes on Diageo

Pernod-Ricard SA (RI), the maker of Absolut vodka, may look to partner with brewers or distillers in sub-Saharan Africa as it aims to catch up with bigger rival Diageo Plc (DGE) across the region, according to a company executive. Paris-based Pernod is “here a bit late against our main competitor” in Africa, Laurent Lacassagne, the […]

• Grgich to celebrate Paris tasting anniversary

Grgich to celebrate Paris tasting anniversary

Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and the team at Grgich Hills are planning two events to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the May 24, 1976 Judgment of Paris, where the wine crafted by Grgich outscored the best of France and revolutionized the wine world. In recognition of his lifetime of achievements, Grgich was inducted into the Vintner […]

• And The Winner Is! Vintage Wine! 2011 Color of the Year

And The Winner Is! Vintage Wine! 2011 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore’s color designers are forecasting vintage wine as Envision Color 2011’s Color of the Year. First seen on the fashion runways of New York, Paris, and Milan, this rich hue with a deep brown base and a hint of smoky violet is just as magnificent in the home. As an undertone in many of […]

• In Vino Veritas: Innovating in the French Wine Industry

In Vino Veritas: Innovating in the French Wine Industry

How does an entrepreneur successfully introduce innovation to a gastronomic tradition that is a cornerstone of French culture and identity? Stéphane Girard, who graduated from the prestigious Bordeaux Wine School in 2004, has launched a modern concept in wine degustation to make understanding viniculture more accessible by placing the individual’s discovery of wine at the […]

• Pernod Ricard Has No Plans to Make Spirits Acquisitions

Pernod-Ricard SA, the maker of Chivas Regal and Absolut vodka, has no plans to make acquisitions as it focuses on innovating its own brands. “Today, the strategy is extremely clear: no acquisitions,” Chief Executive Officer Pierre Pringuet said in an interview in Paris, when asked if he was interested in Fortune Brands Inc.’s drinks unit. […]

• Spirits Sales Seen Up 9.5% In 2010-2014 On Asian Demand

PARIS -(Dow Jones)- Global spirits sales are expected to increase 9.5% from 2010 to 2014 on higher consumption of imported spirits in Asia, market research company International Wine and Spirit Record said Tuesday. The drift in demand toward premium brands in the global market will likely continue through 2014, according to the study, which was […]

• 10 Greatest Cocktail Mixologists in the World

10 Greatest Cocktail Mixologists in the World

Little umbrellas are out, this is about a glass with class. Time to meet the masters of cocktail making. These chaps will even make you a tipple to match your mood. Impressed? Tell them, the result could be tasty. Dale DeGroff, Milk and Honey, Soho, London Universally acknowledged by those that count to be the […]

• Got $1.5 Mil for a bottle of Macallan Single Malt?

Got $1.5 Mil for a bottle of Macallan Single Malt?

If you missed out on the world’s most expensive bottle of whisky – the 64-year-old Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue which was just auctioned off at Sotheby’s for a record breaking $460,000 – not to worry: for $1.5 million you can make that look like a mere bagatelle. Glossy chronicle of the filthy rich Robb […]

• What is the Japanese Hardshake? Find out at the Science of Cocktails

What is the Japanese Hardshake? Find out at the Science of Cocktails

Jan. 26 may sound like the distant future, but when it comes to some special events, there’s no such thing as too early to start planning. Case in point: The San Francisco Exploratorium’s explorations into the science of mixology. Tickets for the second annual Science of Cocktails celebration — slated for 7:30-11 p.m. Jan. 26, […]

• The Cocktails of the Ritz Paris by the World's Greatest Bartender

The Cocktails of the Ritz Paris by the World's Greatest Bartender

Want to pretend you’re the world’s greatest bartender? Well, you can try with the sound advice of Colin Field, bartender at the world famous Bar Hemingway in Paris. Here’s a cool review: This review is from: The Cocktails of the Ritz Paris (Hardcover) I have had the enjoyable opportunity to share many cocktails with Colin, […]

• Cocktails with the world's greatest barman at the Ritz in Paris

Cocktails with the world's greatest barman at the Ritz in Paris

“What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Paris than by learning the secret of the perfect cocktail from one of the world’s greatest barmen? So I jump in a cab to that most exclusive of addresses, the Ritz, and almost get lost in its labyrinth of gilded corridors before arriving at the mythical […]

• Pernod Promotes Whiskey Ages to Win Drinkers in Diageo Dig

Pernod Promotes Whiskey Ages to Win Drinkers in Diageo Dig

Pernod-Ricard SA, the owner of Chivas Regal and Ballantine’s whiskeys, has a simple message as it seeks to win drinkers from Diageo Plc: Age Matters. The Paris-based distiller has been communicating the merits of the spirit’s maturity to travelers at 12 airports since June and plans to expand the marketing campaign to a further 17 […]

• Pernod Ricard Sells Renault Cognac Brand To Altia For EUR10M

French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard S.A. (RI.FR) said Thursday that it’s selling its Renault cognac brand together with some finished products inventories to Finnish state-owned alcoholic drinks company Altia for EUR10 million in cash. MAIN FACTS: – The closing of the transaction is subject to clearance by the Swedish and Norwegian competition authorities. […]