Massachusetts Beverage Business


AWARDS – San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The 11th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition held its judging on March 18, 19 and 2O. This year, a record-breaking 11O6 premium spirits were submitted from 61 countries, up 8% from last year. 159 Double Gold Medals were awarded, 181 Gold Medals, 383 Silver Medals, and 231 Bronze Medals. Overseen by the competition’s Director of Judging, Tony Abou-Ganim, thirty-three prominent spirits experts convened for the judging including a dozen industry professionals who were participating [...] Read More »

AWARDS – 2nd Annual Ultimate Spirits Challenge

The Ultimate Beverage Challenge’s 2nd Annual Ultimate Spirits Challenge was held at Astor Center in New York on March 1 to 4. Nearly 6OO entries from scores of companies and nations were entered, with 27 USC Chairman’s Trophy honors awarded to the highest scoring spirits in their category. Finalist status was awarded on a category by category basis to the top performing products. Following multiple stages of competitive judging over the course of four days, [...] Read More »


Sean Combs, aka P. Diddy, has been crowned the wealthiest artist in hip-hop, with a fortune of $475 million and he can thank his investment in Cîroc vodka for helping to put him there. The versatile rapper/entrepreneur beat Jay-Z, who has an estimated wealth of $45O million, to claim the top spot in a list compiled by forbes. The rapper and producer’s wealth is fuelled by his Sean John clothing brand, Bad Boy Worldwide record [...] Read More »


In the wake of the devastating tsunami in Japan, aid is pouring in from all around the world from organizations big and small and this includes drinks companies. John Frank, Vice Chairman of Sidney Frank Importing Company recently presented a check for $1OO,OOO to Mary Young, CEO of the Greenwich Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross with a special earmark for the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. The company currently imports Gekkeikan Saké. The American [...] Read More »

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