Food and Beverage News

Food and Beverage News – including beer, wine, spirits, artisinal foods, cooks, cooking, foodservice, and related food industry news, as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Lost Heritage Rye Grain Becomes New PA Whiskey – 2019 Phila. Whiskey Event Promotes Collaboration Between Farmer and Distiller

LITITZ, Pa., Aug. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the first time in decades, the long-lost heritage grain, Rosen rye, will be distilled into rye whiskey in Pennsylvania! “The last man to distill Rosen rye into whiskey at Michter’s Distillery in Schaefferstown, Pa. will be the first to distill it here again,” said Laura Fields, founder of the American Whiskey Convention and CEO of the non-profit, The Delaware Valley Fields Foundation.

It’s Official: Los Angeles Has a New Spicy Chicken Sandwich Champion!

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Among all of the glitz and glamour that is so prevalent in the modern cuisine industry, one factor consistently and undeniably proves itself: that unforgettable, exquisite flavor will always reign superior in the hearts of food lovers. Take into account the groundbreaking story of Korea Town’s/LA’s newest gem, H Cafe – part of the H Hospitality Group.

Stahmanns Pecans Releases a Blog Series About Life on an Estate-Grown Pecan Farm

LA LUZ, N.M., Aug. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ever want to get a look at what goes on behind the scenes at a working, commercial, estate-grown pecan farm? Well now is your chance. Stahmanns Pecans is wrapping up its twelve-part blog series titled: “A Year on an Estate Grown Pecan Farm.” The series began in October 2018 and the final installment of the series will be published on September 2, 2019.

First-ever Southeast Arizona New Vintners Harvest Festival Set for September 21 at Kief Joshua Vineyards

ELGIN, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On September 21, 2019, Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the First Annual Southeast Arizona New Vintners Wine Growers Harvest Festival at their vineyard in Elgin, Arizona (located at 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ 85611). Eight Arizona-based wineries and vineyards will be in attendance, pouring some of the state’s newest wines available, alongside two local bands on stage, gourmet food from local eateries and a variety of retail vendors.

Korean Food that Captivated New Yorkers! aT’s 2019 K-Food Fair Completed Successfully

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT, President Lee Byung-ho) successfully hosted the K-Food Fair 2019 at the Jacob K. Javitz Center in New York on July 6-7. The K-Food Fair was held in conjunction with the KCON Convention, organized by CJ ENM, which was attended by over 55,000 millennial and Generation Z fans of Korean culture. (VIDEO)

Florida Distillers Go to Capitol Hill to Urge Support for Spirits Tax Cut Bill

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., July 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The St. Augustine Distillery joined two Florida distillers along with more than 150 craft distillers from around the country who gathered in Washington, D.C. from July 22 through July 24 for the distilled spirits industry’s 10th Annual Public Policy Conference, co-hosted by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA).

Gulftech Acquires ABL S.p.A. – Announces Expansion into Fresh Cut Produce Market

DENVER, Colo., July 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gulftech International, Inc. (“Gulftech”) based in Denver, Colorado, USA, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of ABL S.p.A. (“ABL” or the “Company”). The Gulftech family of companies are the world’s recognized leaders in the engineering, manufacture, lease, sale and service of industrial equipment and components serving many of the world’s most important food production and processing companies.

Hudson Valley Wine Magazine Launches Mobile-Friendly Website As ‘Go-To’ Source for Consumers, Visitors, Media, and the Trade

COXSACKIE, N.Y., July 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for the summer season, Hudson Valley Wine Magazine is launching a fully redesigned, mobile-friendly website that is tailor-made not only for consumers and visitors who want the most out of their wine and craft beverage experience in the Hudson Valley, but also researchers, media, and members of the trade who want to learn more about the region’s industry from an historical and agricultural perspective.

The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene in Italy proclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site

SOLIGHETTO, Italy, July 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Assembly has officially declared the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene the 55th Italian “World Heritage Site.” Innocente Nardi, President of the Consortium for the Protection of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, expressed, “Our profound satisfaction and immense joy at the declaration of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene as a World Heritage Site.”

Queen and Rook Game Cafe Announces First Location

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philly Games Inc. announces its first location of Queen & Rook Game Cafe will be near the corner of 2nd and South Streets, at the site of the former Hikaru restaurant. Philadelphia’s newest player is getting ready to make its first move with a late Summer opening. They promise a game library of more than 1,000 new and vintage board games, a retail section, easy to share plates, local drafts and a full liquor license.

Keto and Co Launches Wholesale Program at Fancy Food Show

BOSTON, Mass., June 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Keto and Co, maker of the #1 best-selling brownie mix on Amazon, announces the launch of its grocery wholesale program. With this expansion, Keto and Co will bring its popular line of delicious, delightfully low-carb foods right to the grocery store shelf.

Buona Opens 25th Location in Glen Ellyn

GLEN ELLYN, Ill., June 19, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Buona announced today the opening of its newest location in Glen Ellyn, Illinois at 395 Roosevelt Road on June 19, 2019. The new restaurant is the family-owned group’s 25th location. To celebrate, Buona gave away free Italian beef sandwiches to all guests that were in line at the Glen Ellyn location before 10 a.m. on June 19.

DiNoci Natural Foods Announces Whole Foods Colorado Launch and Plans to Exhibit at Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, June 14-16

BOULDER, Colo., June 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DiNoci Natural Foods, creator of revolutionary almond milk-based frozen desserts, today announced plans to exhibit at the 2019 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado June 14-16, 2019. The company also announced the launch of four flavors – Salty Caramel, Lemon, Chocolate and Mint Ganache – at 15 Colorado Whole Foods Stores.

Solstice Events Launches Hyper-Local Beer and Music Festival with Beer, Music and Food native to South Shore, MA

HULL, Mass., June 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Solstice Events LLC announces the first annual South Shore Solstice Fest taking place on June 22, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Paragon Boardwalk in Hull, MA. Event goers will enjoy hyper-local craft beer tastings, live music from top bands and delicious food offerings all local to the South Shore. Hull will be kicking off the summer in style with the best the South Shore has to offer!

Restaurant Delivery Report – Nearly 1,000 Independent Restaurant Operators Share Profitability and Challenges with Delivery

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com’s published results of their 2019 Restaurant Delivery Survey focuses on the growing trend of restaurant delivery and summarizes input gathered from nearly 1,000 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their experiences with self-delivery and third-party service providers, and their insights regarding restaurant delivery.

SoHo Gallery Cafe Seeks to Create Inclusive, Welcoming Community for NYC, International Artists

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new art-inspired cafe is taking residence in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. By Name, a multi-purpose space located at 324 Bowery, is opening on June 5, 2019 with the goal of creating a contemporary art space for the community of local and international emerging artists contributing to the vibrancy of New York and beyond.

Art and Antiques Lovers Find Bonanza at Event in Pendleton

PENDLETON, Ore., May 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bonanza Art Antiques & Gourmet Expo is coming to the Pendleton Convention Center on June 7 and 8, 2019. This inaugural event will feature an eclectic mix of artists, antique and vintage dealers, small gourmet food producers, and offer tastes from several Oregon wineries, breweries and other craft beverage houses.

Paragon Strengthens Winery and Brewery Programs with the Promotion of Brendan Wright and addition of Nick Faragasso

AVON, Conn. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC, a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the addition of insurance professional Nick Faragasso and the promotion of Brendan Wright.

Ethically-Sourced Vanilla Now Available Online

ORLANDO, Fla., May 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bakers everywhere know the importance of using quality ingredients in their products. Take vanilla beans for example — their unique flavor can enhance the worlds of both savory and sweet foods. However, according to Native Vanilla, an Orlando-based vanilla provider, vanilla beans can be challenging to find, purchase and have delivered to your door in a timely manner

Gokal Law Group: Trial in Sexual Assault Case Against Schwan’s Co. Moved to Sept. 2019

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., May 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than three years ago a woman was sexually assaulted in a Schwan’s truck in Northern California, yet nothing indicates the Sonoma County case (#SVC262079), will be resolved soon, says Attorney Alison Gokal, of the Gokal Law Group.

Paragon Further Strengthens Operations with its Promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President in the West

AVON, Conn. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC, a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President. Kriens is based in Paragon’s San Francisco office and reports directly to Paragon CEO and Co-founder Ron Ganiats.

Thai Direct Bowls, The First Healthy, Gluten and Dairy Free Thai Restaurant in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Located in East Village, Thai Direct Bowls is the first healthy, gluten and dairy free Thai restaurant in New York City. Street Thai food reinvented for healthy eating, served in salad and rice bowl style, with authentic Thai flavors. All Thai bowls are gluten free and dairy free with vegan and vegetarian options

The Iconic Hospitality of New Orleans Has Transformed 15 South Ristorante on St. Armands Circle Into: THE VENUE, Music, Burgers, Bar

ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE, Fla., May 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prepare to take your seat at the newest hotspot for Live Entertainment and mouth-watering dishes – right here in the heart of S. Blvd. of Presidents: THE VENUE – Music, Burgers, Bar.

Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Announces 2019 Communications Campaign for U.S. Audience

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. is pleased to announce its 2019 communications program for the United States. The Consorzio of vine-growers, winemaking companies and bottlers from Italy’s Conegliano Valdobbiadene, which was established to safeguard the standards of what eventually became the D.O.C.G. criteria in crafting wines of the highest quality and distinct provenance, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the appellation.

Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition Hosts Inaugural Barrel and New Release Tasting Event

MARLBORO, N.Y., May 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The wineries of the Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition will tap their barrels, uncork new releases, and share some gems from their cellars in their first-ever tasting event. The Barrel & New Release Tasting will take place from 6-8 p.m. on May 30, 2019, at Nostrano Vineyards.

Multi-Flow Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Draft Beer Services of Atlanta, Georgia

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following the acquisition of Lenox Martell (Boston) in 2017, Total Systems Control and Jordan’s Draft Services (Pittsburgh) and Main Street Beverage (Philadelphia) in 2018 and now Draft Beer Services of Atlanta, Multi-Flow is able to offer a full range of beverage dispensing and service solutions to its customers in seven new markets.

Wente Vineyards Announces 2019 Sustainability Report Card for Earth Day

LIVERMORE VALLEY, Calif., April 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of today’s Earth Day 2019, Wente Vineyards is proud to share an updated series of green initiatives and programming, all of which reflect the winery’s longstanding (136 years and counting!) and ongoing commitment to sustainable winegrowing.

Florida Startup Revolutionizes Honey Industry and Connects Consumers to Beekeepers

PARKLAND, Fla., April 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new online platform – the Domestic Beekeepers’ Marketplace – provides U.S. beekeepers the opportunity to market their small batch, nutrient-rich, American-made natural honey to consumers, not just locally, but nationwide. This is great news because many low-cost, imported honey varieties are forcing American beekeepers out of business.

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for THE KITCHEN DSM presented by the Justice League of Food (JLF)

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Justice League of Food will welcome supporters, partners, community leaders, and the general public to a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Guests will include Governor Kim Reynolds.

Teens at Highest Risk for Fatal Allergic Reactions: Teen Offers Life Saving Strategies in New Book

SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Teens with food allergies are at the greatest risk of suffering a fatal reaction. Fifteen-year-old Olivier Deldicque is on a mission to change that. His new book, “When Every Bite Matters: One Teen’s Journey with Food Allergies” (ISBN: 978-0578418537; Pop Fly Publishing) outlines life saving tips and advice for teens coping with food allergies.

The New ‘Monarch Theater’ Brings Pan Asian Cuisine and a Theatrical Flair to Williamsburg Restaurant Scene

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new restaurant has emerged in the former home of an avant garde theater in Williamsburg. Monarch Theater Restaurant, located at 146 Metropolitan Avenue, offers a unique and inspired collection of small- and large-plate Asian dishes, influenced by the cuisine of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Brands Within Reach announces launch of innovative and best tasting FLASH BREWED ready-to-drink teas for the Nestea brand in the United States

MAMARONECK, N.Y., March 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brands Within Reach (BWR) announced today the introduction of a new line of Nestea 17.6 ounce ready-to-drink natural black and green teas offered in four flavors: Black Tea lemon, Black Tea Peach, Green Tea Raspberry, Green Tea Lime and Mint.

ENKI Brewing Launches Raspberry Bomb Saison, brewed for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day – a celebration of International Women’s Day

VICTORIA, Minn., Feb. 27, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ENKI Brewing Company announced the launch of Raspberry Bomb Saison (RBS) March 8 in its taproom, highlighting the exploding role of women in the beer business. ENKI Brewer, Kendra Gephart, created RBS using a blend of hops developed by the members of Pink Boots Society.

Denver and French Sister City Celebrate 70+ Years with Michelin Star Chef

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Denver Sister Cities International announces that Denver’s most food-savvy Francophiles will convene on March 4, 2019, at the French-inspired Coohills restaurant, a slow food-friendly eatery in LoDo, for a six-course meal with French wine pairings to honor the relationship of Brest, France, and its sister city, Denver.

Stahmanns Pecans Presents a Tip Sheet About Harvesting Natural Pecans

LA LUZ, N.M., Feb. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stahmanns Pecans shares tips to know when pecans are ready to harvest. Pecans are ready to harvest when they begin to drop from the trees, usually around the time when the tree begins losing its leaves for the winter. Mature pecans have green husks which have turned brown and crack open. That’s how you know they are ready.

Gonzalez Byass Announces First Organic Certified Bottling for its Chilean Wine Portfolio

CASABLANCA VALLEY, Chile, Feb. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gonzalez Byass has announced the very first ECOCERT certified organic wine for its Casablanca Valley, Chile-based Vinedos Veramonte: the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. Veramonte is the standard bearer within the Gonzalez Byass umbrella of Chilean labels (which also include Ritual, Primus and Neyen), and this release marks the first of what will eventually become a 100 percent organic / biodynamic stable of all its Chilean wines.

Smart Sips Coffee Swims with the Sharks on Good Morning America

WALL, N.J., Feb. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smart Sips Coffee founder and president, Lara Nikola, went swimming with the sharks from Shark Tank as a guest on Good Morning America’s newly-branded afternoon show called ‘Strahan and Sara,’ pitching her unique fun flavored coffees, lattes, cappuccinos and hot chocolates.

EPIC Buys Direct Retail Wine Industry Business From Paragon Insurance Holdings

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the purchase of a retail wine industry book of business from Managing General Agency (MGA) Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they acquired wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

Paragon Insurance Holdings to Sell its Direct Retail Wine Industry Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC today announced the sale of the firm’s direct retail wine industry business to retail insurance broker EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants. The accounts in question came to Paragon in the fall of 2017 when they purchased wine industry specialist John Sutak Insurance Brokers, along with two winery programs from the Argo Group.

Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Unveils New Wine – Pit Master Reserve

OWENSBORO, Ky., Nov. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two years in the making and the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn is now ready to unveil a new sweet red wine that pairs perfectly with its award-winning barbecue. It’s called Pit Master Reserve and it’s produced by the most award-winning Kentucky winery too. It’ll make you swoon at the moon. (UPDATED)