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Sogu has launched its first KickStarter Campaign

SOGU COOLER KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

San Antonio, TX, 2017-Jul-24 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — The Sogu Cooler keeps liquids cold in their bottle for up to 6 hours!

Sogu (www.sogucooler.com) has launched its first KickStarter Campaign to raise the funds necessary to pay for the tooling for the next version Sogu 2.0 Cooler. The patented Sogu Cooler keeps drinks cold for up to 6 hours while still in their original bottle. No ice needed!!! The Sogu Cooler prevents condensation from soaking your clothes or table cloths and is perfect for work, sports and restaurants.

“Our Sogu Cooler is a great addition to your home, restaurant or travel gear to keep your drink cold or hot!” – Michael Van Steenburg, Sogu President

While the Sogu 1.0 Cooler is ready for market now and fits most 1.0 to 1.5 liter bottles, the new Sogu 2.0 version will be even more modular and adjustable to fit an even wider variety of plastic and glass bottles. Sogu 2.0 also features additional technical features such as an optional reusable ice pack and vacuum insulation that increases the available cooling time up to 24 hours.

Keep It Cool With Sogu!

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michael Van Steenburg at sales@sogucooler.com.

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Redefining The Modern Wine Experience

Josh McFadden, the 31 yr. old Creative Director and Founder of Proof Wine Collective (a creative company dedicated to developing small-production, critically-acclaimed wineries) has big plans for a space of his own. The self-taught entrepreneur has spent over ten years mastering the ins and outs of the wine industry: working harvest, sommelier at restaurants, wine buyer, wine shop clerk, cellar rat, cook, server, and wine label designer… He’s been there!

After 4 years of building Proof from the ground up, Josh is ready to catapult himself into the next big project. Turncoat Wine Co. will be a wine bar located in the center of the rapidly growing wine region that is the Central Coast of California. Not only will it be a wine bar, the 4000 sq. ft. space will also offer a full service restaurant, wine shop, lesson room for tastings, and also act as an event location. Turncoat will create a much larger wine presence in the small downtown of San Luis Obispo, and put the area on the map as a top destination for lovers of wine, art and food. It is set to open its doors in early 2013.

The space will be a “living gallery”, as Josh describes it. “Imagine the most interesting party you’ve ever been to: you are meeting fascinating people, including awesome winemakers, offering you wines you’ve never seen, you are being offered food from the season you’ve never tasted, and you have at your disposal over 500 wines from wineries located everywhere in the world. The place will be a display of sensations, and the play between all of them: an interpretation-gasm.”

Needless to say, Josh is intent that Turncoat will be a work of art in itself. His repertoire includes labels on display at the SF MOMA, Trader Joes, as well as for many of the top wine producers of Paso Robles and Santa Barbara like Herman StorySans LiegeField RecordingsAlta Maria, and Force of Nature.

“The winemakers I’ve worked with, just like myself, don’t come from money or privilege.” Josh brings up. “We’ve had to make our own way and we couldn’t have made it this far without the support from our friends.”

In preparation for Turncoat, Proof Wine Collective has put together a compelling campaign to raise money and awareness on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com. They’re trying to raise $25,000 by Dec. 3rd in order to help fund some of the initial start up costs of the wine bar. Rewards for support vary from graphic t-shirts, fine art prints, and custom art pieces inspired by yourself. “One print we made is called Wine Pangea which is my attempt to simplify and beautify the world of wine; and the other is called Presidential Drugs of Choice it’s a print detailing every drug/vice done by each President,” explained Josh.  Both the prints reflect Proof’s unique creative style which reappropriates vintage engravings with colors, elegant typography, and new information.

Proof Wine Collective was founded in 2008 in order to create a world where curious and creative spirits may fall in love with wine. Visit their website atwww.proofwinecollective.com.

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No Changes when Customers Select Christmas Wines

The ONLINE WINE RETAILER Serenata Wines sees that its UK clients are sticking to established choices this Christmas. The company does not glimpse any effects f r o m the financial difficulties that may still have its influence on the economy in the UK.

No Changes when Customers Select Christmas Wines

Serenata sees that Burgundy, a classical Christmas wine, is picking up gracefully in orders this time.

The London-based online wine specialist also revealed that additional established favorites, Port and Champagne, are proving admired.

Peter Ahl, Managing Director of Serenata Wines, said: “We routinely become aware of variations in wine popularity throughout different time of the year and have also noticed a number of influences f r o m current economical downturns, but this Christmas we see a solid growth and people buy the long-established wines.

“In Britain wine drinking is increasing steady. Every wine-growing state sends its stuff here which creates an embarrassment of choices. Buying wine online has too given people much extra choices and choice to acquire the most excellent. The selection of wines for Christmas is considered by many fairly confusing.

“Generally, Burgundy is considered the Christmas wine traditional. Many people who drink plenty of additional wines with a bit more ‘grip’ during the rest of the year do love their traditional Burgundy for their Xmas feast.

“Sparkling wine has its natural place in many social gatherings throughout Christmas time and the equally could be said for a glass of Port . Port which has a tendency to be replaced by other drinks still holds its position during Christmas.”

But Serenata’s out of the ordinary proposal for the ideal Christmas wine is a red wine that is not quite as conventional. Montepuliciano d’Abruzzo f r o m Valle Reale was the champion of Three Glasses in the 2009 Gambero Rosso Awards.

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