SKYY Vodka's signature blue bottle is donning a new festive look this winter, all in the name of the true holiday spirit. SKYY and the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), one of the leading nonprofits dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic, are partnering this holiday season to launch the exclusive SKYY Vodka Blue Velvet Limited Edition Bottle. The premium, soft-to-touch bottle is flocked with an intricate, blue velvet pattern, making it a festive gift for consumers who want to give back this holiday.
At New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Wine, Beer and Spirits Summit on Wednesday, industry professionals sounded off about permit regulations, legislative red tape and archaic alcohol laws that keep them from growing their businesses. Owners of wineries suggested taking the legislature out of the process of coordinating wine trails for tourism. Brewers advocated establishing centralized grain depots and mobile bottling plants. (The Journal News)
The slight slowdown of growth in China shouldn't last long and consumers should be back to spending heavily again in the first half of 2013, according to French drinks group Pernod Ricard SA (RI.FR). "We see this as a temporary slowdown, in part linked to the political transition and lower GDP numbers this year," Chief Financial Officer Gilles Bogaert said in an interview. (Fox Business)
Older women who regularly drink green tea may have slightly lower risks of colon, stomach and throat cancers than women who make no time for tea, a large study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 69,000 Chinese women followed for a decade, those who drank green tea at least three times a week were 14 percent less likely to develop a cancer of the digestive system. That mainly meant lower odds of colon, stomach and esophageal cancers. (Fox News)
Frank Sinatra’s favorite whiskey has decided to honor him with a special-edition called Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select. The premium whiskey —bottled at 90 proof— will initially be available at airports, then high-end retail stores. Expected to retail for $150 or more, Sinatra Select comes in a specially designed one liter bottle. Also included are a specially designed gift box and a book highlighting the relationship between Jack Daniel’s and Frank Sinatra. (News for Shoppers)