Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Aglianico Wines from Italy Choose Liquor Group

Liquor Group Wholesale was recently selected to distribute the Cantina di Venosa Italian wines imported by Miami based San Valentino Imports in the Florida & Illinois markets.  Cantina di Venosa is a growers' association of some 500 members controlling 900 hectares of vineyards in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.  The association specializes in and is the largest producer of the Aglianico Del Vulture a distinctive and ancient varietal.

Aglianico vines were fist brought to Italy by the ancient Greeks and flourished in the valley near the Vulture volcano from which the local varietal takes its name.  This grape is considered a precursor of the Nebbiolo grape from which many of the famous wines of the Piedmonte region are produced.  The rich volcanic soils of the Vulture valley are the ideal environment for the growth of the varietal and results in highly regarded wines that pair well with a variety of richly flavored meat and cheese dishes. The initial offerings from Cantina di Venosa include their Vignali 2005, Terre di Orazio 2004 and Carato Venusio 2004, all richly flavored reds that exemplify the true varietal characteristics of this recently re-popularized ancient grape.

Punta Serena Tequila Begins Rebate Program

Detroit, MI – March 29, 2011 - Punta Serena Tequilas a portfolio of fine Tequila products exclusively distributed through Liquor Group Wholesale (Publicly Traded: LIQR) in several US States has begun a customer incentive rebate campaign.

Thousands of rebate neck cards are now being dispersed that include a mail in rebate of $10 per Anejo, $7 per Reposado and $5 per Blanco bottle purchased, which can total $30 per refund household.  Liquor Group merchandisers have begun necking the bottles on retail displays all around the country.

“We hope that this new marketing effort by the brand attracts new value conscious consumers to their premium priced product line…” says Steven Dodge, VP of Liquor Group Wholesale “…these consumers usually shy away from the premium priced items, however with this incentive, they may choose Punta Serena for the first time and find they really can’t go back to their old tequila!”

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Liquor Group Holds A Chair Affair

Jacksonville, FL – March 15, 2011 - The Museum of Contemporary Art (MocaJax.org) of Jacksonville and University of North Florida (UNF.edu) presented a unique Gala Exhibit drawing International acclaim: A Chair Affair.  The lineup of chair exhibits with a focus on design elements and historic relevance was a huge success in the Sunshine State.

“The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, presents the history, innovation and construction of American chair design. Curated from a private collection, this exhibit showcases important selections from the 1800s to the present by designers and manufactures including John Henry Belter; George Hunzinger; the Herter Brothers; the Stickley Brothers; Frank Lloyd Wright; Charles and Ray Eames; Isamu Noguchi; Frank Gehry; Knoll; Herman Miller; Steelcase and others.

Products exclusively featured from the Liquor Group portfolio during the Gala event included: Punta Serena Tequilas, Yahara Bay’s Portfolio of Spirits, Russian Ice Vodka, Rhythm Citrus Liqueur, Old St. Andrews Scotch, Ocean Vodka, Extrordinario Tequila, San Valentino’s Wine Portfolio and Happy Rum.

The chair in the photo above was that of Abraham Lincoln, used as his office chair during his time as President of the United States and was just one of the many focal point pieces at the event. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Liquor Group Holding, LLC. Award Notice Received

March 7, 2011 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Liquor Group Holding, LLC., a privately owned Limited Liability Company based in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL received notice of Award today in the case of Liquor Group Holding, LLC. vs. Drinks Americas, Inc., American Arbitration Case number: 33 154  00283 09 held in Jacksonville, FL. 

Liquor Group Holding, LLC., a contracted brand supplier of Liquor Group Wholesale, Inc. (Publicly Traded: LIQR) has been involved in the arbitration against publicly traded Drinks Americas, Inc. (DKAM) for nearly two years, with multiple claims made on both sides of the arbitration.  In the end, all claims by both parties were denied and only the remaining value of inventory was considered in damages.

Publicly traded Liquor Group Wholesale, Inc., a Colorado Corporation remains unaffected by the ruling, as well as privately owned Liquor Group Florida, LLC. a Florida Limited Liability Corporation, and Liquor Group Michigan, LLC. a Florida Limited Liability Corporation, each of which were unsuccessfully attempted to be attached to the Arbitration proceedings and none of which were listed in the final, incontestable award.  All other Privately owned Liquor Group entities in other US states not related to the arbitration were also wholly unaffected by today’s ruling.      

About Liquor Group Wholesale

Liquor Group Wholesale, Inc. (Publicly Traded: LIQR) is an emerging alcohol distribution/brokerage organization representing thousands of brands with operations in 33 US States.  Our Manufacturer to State level conveyance utilizes a Patent-Pending business model focused on providing unique trade channels for many of the world’s leading & emerging alcohol beverage brands.  Current/historical financial information at: www.LiquorGroup.com and www.SEC.gov

CONTACT:  Liquor Group Wholesale / Jason Bandy 904-285-5885