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Pompano Beach, Fla. (May 16, 2019) – Building on the success of its GP-100 Glass Polisher, Bar Maid Corporation released a new CP-7000 Cutlery Polisher. This pair of polishing machines makes glassware and cutlery polishing fast and easy, while reducing labor costs, risk of injury and unhygienic handling associated with hand polishing.

Bar Maid’s top-selling GP-100 Glass Polisher is fast and efficient… at least five times faster than hand polishing, easily paying for itself with huge labor savings and more sanitary than using a bar rag to polish glassware. But since its release, the number one reason customers say they are buying it is… SAFETY! With the GP-100 there’s virtually no glass breakage or associated injuries resulting in considerable savings in glassware and potential Workers Compensation claims. Many major hospitality chains now specify it. Bar Maid now offers a 2-Year Limited Warranty on GP-100 Glass Polishers (requires registration with Bar Maid).

The PH-5S standard polishing machine heads are so versatile they polish most sizes and shapes of glassware. For customers who need to polish tall glassware, Bar Maid offers the GP-552 long polishing machine heads that are sold separately and included on the GP-100-LB model glass polisher. The specialized champagne flute polishing head is perfect for polishing tall champagne flutes.

While the GP-100 is key to sparkling glassware, Bar Maid’s new CP-7000 Cutlery Polisher is indispensable for quickly turning wet, clean cutlery into dry, spot-free, sparkling cutlery. Water-spotted cutlery can make patrons question its cleanliness. The CP-7000 can polish up to 4000 pieces/hour depending on the operator and cutlery being polished, removing water spots and eliminating unsanitary hand polishing.

“These glass and cutlery polishing machines are the perfect polishing partners,” says George Shepherd, president of Bar Maid. “Busy restaurants, hotels and banquet providers are going to love the time-saving efficiency and sparkling results.”

Simply insert 8-10 pieces of cutlery in the top chute every 5 to 10 seconds. Cutlery vibrates through warmed organic granulate (150-170˚F) drying and polishing cutlery. UV-C exposure sanitizes before cutlery exits helping to eradicate any potential bacteria remaining from the washing process. Polished, dry, sanitized cutlery exits from the side chute into a clean bus pan or rack, ready to impress your customers.

CP-7000 Cutlery Polisher has a relatively small footprint to fit most work tables. Use the handy CP76 Wheeled Cart to increase ease of portability for cutlery polishing.

Other New Products for 2019:

·       Rimmer Refills – Margarita and Bloody Mary Salts in a bulk bag are a hassle to work with, often spoil or get "lumpy" from humidity. Rimmer Refills are the perfect solution with a sealed storage bag containing 10 perfectly portioned refill packs for Glass Rimmers. Available in 4 varieties: Hawaiian Black Lava Salt (CR-103HBL), Natural Key Lime Salt (CR-103KL), Natural Margarita Salt (CR-103W), Bloody Mary Salt (CR-103BM).

·       Liquor Pourer Caps – Convenient, low cost covers for Bar Maid's 285 style pourers. Extended with a "grip spot" making it easy to put on or off. CR-285CAP

·       pH Test Paper – 3 - 5.5 for foodservice applications in a convenient dispenser. DIS-402

·       Chlorine Sanitizer Test Strips – 100 quantity in an economical vial. DIS-303

Visit Bar Maid in BOOTH #11225 at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago - May 18-21, 2019 to see all the company's great products, including the GP-100 Glass Polisher and CP-7000 Cutlery Polisher in action! #100YearsofWow #nrachicago2019

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NORWALK, Conn., May 2, 2019 – Zero sugar, one-hundred percent flavor and three new variants – if it sounds too good to be true, that’s probably because you haven’t tried new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions yet. The new line from Smirnoff comes just in time for the warmer months and as a more balanced lifestyle is top of mind for many. In fact, seventy-seven percent of people are reporting cutting back on added sugars.1 Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions offers a zero sugar option with all the flavor, perfect for those who want to have their (sugar-free) cake and eat it too!

Infused with natural flavors, the brand-new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions lineup features three flavor variants, Cucumber & Lime, Watermelon & Mint and Strawberry & Rose, which will give vodka enthusiasts 21+ a delicious, sugar-free option without sacrificing taste. Whether brunching with your besties or hosting a backyard gathering of friends and family, it’s guaranteed to bring the flavor and fun to any daytime party or occasion!

To support the launch of Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions, Smirnoff is working with longtime brand partner, actor and producer Ted Danson and Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong to create several TV spots highlighting all the fun and flavor that Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions brings. The spots depict the pair with Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions cocktails in-hand, “oohing” and “ahhing” over each of the three new flavor variants. The films are available to view on YouTube here and will air on national television starting in June.

“As a leader in the vodka category, Smirnoff has built a reputation for creating breakthrough innovations based on consumers’ evolving taste preferences,” said Jay Sethi, Vice President, SMIRNOFF, Diageo North America. “Now more than ever, consumers are demanding lower sugar options that are still delicious. With the launch of new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions, we are proud to embrace the zero sugar trend in order to grow the category and give everyone 21+ an accessible way to enjoy a zero sugar spirit.”

Smirnoff will kick off celebrations for new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions at a launch event in New York City later this month for media and influencers. The event will pair delicious zero sugar cocktails with zero sugar summertime bites and will be hosted by singer/songwriter, author and fashion entrepreneur Jessie James Decker and Choppedjudge Chef Amanda Freitag, who is curating the menu.

With new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions (60 proof, 30% Alc/Vol), the brand stays true to its values of providing great quality products – and now great quality zero sugarproducts – at an affordable suggested retail price. It has never been easier to make sugar free cocktails at home that are packed with natural flavor. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions are refreshing-tasting options, perfect for mixing simple, crowd-pleasing cocktails that are one-hundred percent delicious, without all of the sugar. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions is gluten free and made without artificial flavors or colors.* The new line will land on shelves across the nation this month and will be available at a suggested retail price of $11.99 per 750mL bottle.

Smirnoff encourages you to soak up the summer sun on your porch at home with a cocktail in hand, surrounded by friends and family, and always sipping responsibly.

Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Signature Serve

  • 2 ounces Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions (any flavor variant)
  • 4 ounces soda water

Pour soda water into a stemless wine glass over ice then add Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions. Depending on which flavor variant is being used, garnish with either a cucumber slice and lime wedge, a watermelon slice and mint sprig, or a strawberry slice and rose petal. Sip and enjoy!

*Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions Flavor Variants

  • Cucumber & Lime: The crisp, cool flavor of a fresh cucumber paired with the bright citrus notes of lime. Average Analysis per 1.5oz serving: Calories 72; Carbohydrates 0 G; Fat 0 G; Sugar 0 G.
  • Watermelon & Mint: Juicy watermelon flavor balanced with the taste of fresh mint for a refreshing-tasting finish. Average Analysis per 1.5oz serving: Calories 72; Carbohydrates 0 G; Fat 0 G; Sugar 0 G.
  • Strawberry & Rose: A delicate & slightly sweet strawberry flavor with a light rose petal finish. Average Analysis per 1.5oz serving: Calories 72; Carbohydrates 0 G; Fat 0 G; Sugar 0 G.
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May 16, 2019


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OKANAGAN VALLEY, BC, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ - What originally began as an outrageous dream has achieved the unthinkable: CheckMate Artisanal Winery has been awarded a perfect 100-point score for its 2015 Little Pawn Chardonnay, the first time a Canadian table wine has ever achieved a perfect score.   


CheckMate Artisanal Winery was born out of a bold vision that by harnessing the effects of climate change it would now be possible to produce +$100 elegant, Burgundian-style Chardonnay in a very unexpected place, British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.  

"This is a momentous achievement for the entire Okanagan Valley," said Proprietor Anthony von Mandl, O.C., O.B.C. "It's exhilarating to taste a wine that reaches this pinnacle of quality. It's like a beautiful work of art, every sip is telling its story about its origin and its vintage. With each vintage the quality and character of these wines continues to improve. The realization that wines of this calibre are meticulously grown in our family's own vineyards in the Okanagan Valley make this recognition even more gratifying."

Dr. Gregory Jones, PhD1, one of the world's most preeminent experts on climate and viticulture commented: "Twenty years ago, it would not have been possible to make a wine of this calibre in the Okanagan.  The world's wine map is changing. This is largely the result of changes in climate that have shifted wine styles in some regions. For the Okanagan Valley, climate change has transformed it into a magical place to grow and ripen fruit and produce world-class wines such as Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir."

Australian-born winemaker Philip McGahan was enticed to leave Williams Selyem Winery in Sonoma to come to the Okanagan with the sole purpose of working within this new climatic band for winemaking to craft 'New World' Chardonnay with 'Old World Elegance' at CheckMate Artisanal Winery.  These extremely small lots of Chardonnay and Merlot display impeccable character, integrity and quality, and are the culmination of more than three decades of sustainable farming and pushing the boundaries of winemaking in the Okanagan.

"Winemaking is like the game of Chess, it requires the winemaker to think many steps ahead, anticipating the impact each move will have at a later point in time," said McGahan. "Just like a Grandmaster has a game plan, a winemaker heads into each growing season with a clear vision, a plan for contingencies, and you must stay true to your resolve. When that resolve is to craft world-class wines and you ultimately achieve it, you have truly mastered your craft."

There's an interesting twist to this story, perhaps even a premonition. In 1994, the Okanagan was first placed on the world wine map with a surprise win by Mission Hill Family Estate for 'Top Chardonnay in the World' at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London. The grapes for this award-winning wine were grown in the same vineyard used today for CheckMate. This site is home to possibly the oldest vines in Canada, dating back some 45 years, including a mysterious Chardonnay clone of unknown origin that formed the backbone of the 1994 'Best Chardonnay in the World' Trophy winner in London and this 100-point Little Pawn Chardonnay.

The 100-point score was awarded by John Schreiner, wine writer, sommelier and author of over 15 books on the subject of Canadian wine. In his review of the 2015 Little Pawn Chardonnay he noted: "It takes a considerable investment to make wines like these, starting with practises in the vineyard and carrying through to the winemaking. It is impossible to find anything negative about this wine."

The 100-point 2015 Little Pawn Chardonnay is available only at CheckMate Artisanal Winery where visitors have a rare opportunity to taste these wines at The Installation, an innovative 'pop up' tasting room designed by Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig.  Currently in construction is a brand new contemporary winemaking facility, tasting room and members' lounge that will completely transform the winery into a work of art on its own.

CheckMate Artisanal Winery crafts a portfolio of Chardonnay and Merlot utilizing wild yeast ferments and without recourse to fining and filtration, to let nature take its course. These wines have earned more than one-hundred +90-point scores from critics around the world, including Steven Spurrier, Anthony Gismondi, Christopher Waters, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator which heralded them as "…some of the best young wines coming out of Canada today."

CheckMate's current Chardonnay and Merlot vintages and library wines are available to order via the winery's website at


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