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Straight Up New York Craft Spirits Festival

Warwick, New York, 2016-Jun-22 — /EPR FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS/ — On Saturday, July 9, 2016 Black Dirt Distillery will host its 2nd Annual Straight Up New York craft spirits festival, from 12pm-5pm. The event will take place at Warwick Valley Winery & Black Dirt Distillery (114 Little York Rd. Warwick, NY 10990), located in the heart of Hudson Valley.

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Tickets to participate are $40.00 and can be purchased at: www.blackdirtdistillery.comAdmission for designated drivers is $15.00. Transportation from NYC and general admission is $90.

Straight Up New York features nearly two-dozen of the state’s leading craft spirits producers, who are coming together to celebrate the New York craft spirits industry. Gourmet food and spirits will be available for tastings and purchase, as well as tours of Black Dirt Distillery. Attendees can enjoy live music while getting the opportunity to meet the pioneers shaping the beverage landscape with their unique brands. In addition to the expansive list of local distilleries; farmers, authors, musicians and chefs will fill this tented event a top the scenic orchards of Warwick Valley Winery. Tractor rides with picturesque views will be offered exclusively to those joining Straight Up New York; participants will receive a souvenir “Straight Up New York Rocks” glass.

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Craft spirit distillers in attendance include: Albany Distilling Company, Atsby Vermouth, Barrows Intense, Black Button, Black Dirt Distillery, Brooklyn Gin, Copper Sea, Denning’s Point Distillery, Finger Lakes Distillery, Greenhook Ginsmiths, Harvest Spirits, Hillrock Estate Distillery, Lockhouse Distillery, Long Island Spirits, New York Distilling Company, Orange County Distillery, Orchard Hill, Port Morris Distillery, Prohibition Distillery, Taconic Distillery, Tirado, Tuthilltown Spirits, Van Brunt Stillhouse, 5Spoke Creamery, Black Sheep Cheese Farm and many more!

Contact-Details: Heather Dolland/ 600 3rd Ave, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10016/646.460.1679/heather@allthetastesofnewyork.com www.allthetastesofnewyork.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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Perlage Systems, Inc. To Release Cocktail Carbonating System

On July 20th, Perlage Systems, Inc. will launch the Perlini Cocktail Carbonating System, at New Orleans’ Tales of the Cocktail. Perlini is the first and only carbonation product designed by and for professional bartenders, specifically for use in commercial environments, and specifically tailored to the needs of bars and restaurants.

“The craft of making cocktails has been around for over two centuries, so it’s rare when something comes along that is entirely new,” says Jamie Boudreau, noted mixologist.” Perlini is that rare, truly revolutionary product. Perlini gives us a whole new set of techniques, flavors, and textures to work with , and that is very exciting to the profession.”

Currently, sparkling cocktails are created by the addition of an effervescent component, like soda or Champagne. This results in a lightly carbonated drink that is diluted by that added carbonated beverage. Perlini, by contrast, infuses all the ingredients in the drink with effervescence —including the alcohol– creating a vigorously sparkling cocktail with persistent bubbles, as with a fine Champagne.  Perlini create s a multitude of unexplored options by using carbonation to create an entirely new category of cocktail.

“In 2004, on a whim, I showed the owners of the ZigZag Café in Seattle how to make a sparkling Cosmopolitan with an early prototype of the Perlage Champagne Preservation System,” says Evan Wallace, founder and president of Perlage Systems, Inc. It was kind of meant as a joke, but t hey just about flipped. Their enthusiasm spurred us to start working on a device specifically designed to carbonate cocktails, and that’s how the Perlini concept was born,” “Perlini was conceived in a bar, and we designed it from the ground up with constant input and feedback from professional bartenders to create the perfect tool—one that would work in the chaotic environment of a busy bar without impacting the traditional workflow of cocktail production.”

Even beyond the realm of mixology, the Perlini has a multitude of uses in the workplace as well as in the home. With its commercial and home versions, this product allows anyone and everyone to get in touch with their creative side. Chefs are finding dozens of uses for this device ranging from carbonating garnishes and marinating chicken, to creating sauces and more . From creating your own sparkling water, to carbonating cocktails, juices and even your coffee, there is an infinite number of possible concoctions—limited only by the imagination.

Perlini retails for $199 and comes with shaker, pressurizing filler, and 12 CO2 cartridges in an aluminum attaché case.

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