Tag: Thirst

Seaweed rum: a thirst for it? Distillery makes kelp drink, sells out

  • The Yorkshire Explorer Distillery makes rum using local seaweed. Its first batch sold out in less than two weeks.
  • Though the company launched two years ago as side business to an events company, the sales of its gin and rum have allowed both businesses to stay afloat during the pandemic.
  • The company credits the rum’s success to its emphasis on local produce and natural ingredients.
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Alcohol sales have boomed during the pandemic — and so has the market for local produce. One English company is combining these by flavoring its rum with local seaweed.

The Yorkshire Bartender usually provides mobile bar services at weddings and corporate events, as well as hosting gin and cocktail masterclasses. But the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to these. Instead, the company has had to diversify to retain its revenue stream after losing around £500,000 ($640,000) in

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LPGA star and vintner Cristie Kerr has a thirst for knowledge when it comes to wine

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On the morning of Feb. 7, 2017, as master sommelier Randall Bertao scanned the list of 79 students who were set to spend the next two days taking the Court of Master Sommeliers introductory exam, one name jumped off the page.

He wasn’t expecting to see Cristie Kerr, seeking her third major championship at this week’s rescheduled ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, among those taking the first step toward earning that fabled sommelier pin identifying them as some of the world’s foremost experts in wine.

Even though Bertao had yet to meet her, he knew exactly who Kerr was — but not for her success on the course, where the 20-time LPGA Tour winner is third all-time on the tour’s money list.

Rather, he knew Kerr as a vintner.

Kerr had started making wine in 2008 under the Curvature label, and

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Big Thirst Consulting Launches, Focused on Distilleries

AUSTIN, Texas — Introducing Big Thirst Consulting, a partnership to help distilleries achieve profitable growth by providing complete, integrated business services. Distilling industry veterans Matt McGinnis, Mark Shilling and advisory board member, Joseph Castillo, have combined their experience and expertise to facilitate operations, sales growth, and market expansion for distillery clients.Big Thirst Consulting offers regulatory compliance, distributor relations, pricing, sales optimization, and marketing to help distilleries grow to the next level, faster, with better margins.

Big Thirst Consulting partners have previously launched new distilleries, introduced new spirits and ready-to-drink cocktail brands, and have led major brands and craft distilleries to market growth. By combining their respective talents into one agency, Big Thirst Consulting helps distilleries streamline their business processes, cut through regulatory red tape, grab consumer attention with compelling marketing campaigns, and negotiate the best deals with distributors to expand retail footprint at the best margins.

“Many people in the

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