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WSWA: Winestar brings French wine in cans to the U.S.

Wine in cans can be a polarizing concept, but if the French can embrace, it’s probably okay for the rest of us. Winestar shows off its line of aluminum-packaged wines at the 74th WSWA Convention

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention hits Orlando this week

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This week, I’m heading to Orlando for the annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Convention, which has become the premier event for scoping out the latest innovations in beverage alcohol.

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Craft Beverage Expo moves to PDX

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Craft Beverage Expo (CBExpo) will return for its fourth annual conference in Portland, OR Nov. 7-9, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. It’s the first time the conference will be held outside of Northern California.

Each year, CBExpo attracts professionals from across the craft beer, wine, cider, mead and spirits market for three days of ducation sessions and presentations from hand-chosen experts. CBExpo also offers networking opportunities, bringing together artisan beverage masters from all segments to connect and collaborate.

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The Year of Drinking Adventurously on (Internet) radio Monday 9/21 at 12pm ET

Hey, on Monday, Sept. 21, I’ll be live on the internet radio show The Hospitality Industry News Network with Steven Nicolle on Voiceamerica, talking about my upcoming book, The Year of Drinking Adventurously (Turner Publishing). It all starts at 12 pm ET/11 am CT/10 am MT/9 am PT. Come listen as I officially kick off the book tour.

Here’s the link to follow:

http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/87290/jeff-cioletti-talks-his-new-book-coming-to-a-bookstore-near-you
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Previews of Canvitational and Hong Kong’s Beertopia craft beer fests & Amazon preps alcohol delivery

Indianapolis cranks up the metal, Hong Kong will be awash in beer and Amazon wants to be Seattle’s new best friend, all on the latest episode of the Drinkable week.

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Cheers NY toasts New York craft brewers, distillers, cider makers and wineries

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The Empire State has become one of the premier destinations for artisanal beer, wine, spirits and cider. But you won’t have to trek throughout all of Upstate New York to try the best its beverage makers have to offer. The state’s craft beverage producers will have their chance to shine at Cheers NY, a weekend-long celebration of New York State-made craft beverages and Brooklyn, N.Y.-made food.

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
and the State of New York—through Empire State Development Corp. and the Taste NY state food and drink promotion initiative—teamed up to sponsor the event, which will feature two tasting sessions on Saturday, Oct. 3 (12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and one on Sunday, Oct. 4 (12 p.m. to 3 p.m.). Tickets are available at cheersny.com/#tickets