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NEW YORK, USA, January 15, 2020 – Stoli Group has announced the appointment of industry executive Jonathan Hollister to Chief Commercial Officer— a move on the heels of several strategic hires set to drive the company’s portfolio of high-quality premium spirits and wine into the new decade. Effective beginning this year, Hollister will lead all U.S. and Canada commercial operations.

 

Hollister’s addition to the team follows more than a decade at Jackson Family Wines and Regal Wine Company, where he most recently held the role of National Sales Manager for Atlas and Estate Wineries. Prior to that, Hollister gained valuable experience on the supply side in several major U.S. markets and across multiple brands.

 

“The addition of Jonathan to the team continues to strengthen Stoli’s position as a significant player in high-quality, premium spirits, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him on board. Jonathan’s vast commercial expertise, along with strong leadership skills, will greatly enhance our route-to-market strategies as we continue to grow our vodka portfolio and push forward our roster of super premium brands,” says Stoli Group Global CEO Rudy Costello.

 

Hollister’s appointment follows Stoli Group’s announcement last April of a new distributor alignment. Hollister added, “I’m looking forward to working with our extremely talented sales force and best-in-class distributor partners to accelerate growth on Stoli and bring our emerging super premium brands to the forefront. I’m equally excited to join a company that is willing to take risks, consistently displays an entrepreneurial spirit and focused on bringing innovative products to market.”

 

Prior to Hollister, Stoli Group welcomed industry veteran Dan Buttling as the new Global Chief Marketing Officer to lead all aspects of marketing and Matthias Knoll as Senior Vice President of International Distribution to lead commercial operations in all markets outside of the U.S. and Canada.

 
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Northbrook, IL:  January 14, 2020 AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced an upgraded version of its powerful Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus wireless portable PA system with a 96-channel wireless receiver. The new capability will help increase sound coverage and reduce wireless channel interference.

The 96-channel receiver in the new SW925-96 is a significant upgrade over the 16-channel receiver in the previous model. “The use of wireless communication technology has greatly expanded since AmpliVox and its predecessor company Perma Power pioneered it many years ago,” said AmpliVox CEO Don Roth. “Increased usage has also increased the possibility of signal interference. That’s why we wanted to give our customers the latest wireless technology to ensure powerful, interference-free communications.”

The SW925-96 includes a full range of features:

  • 96-channel digital wireless receiver that operates in the UHF 514-544 MHz frequency range.
  • 250 watt amplifier, delivering clear sound to up to 7.500 people indoors or out, in areas up to 25,000 square-foot area.
  • Two 6.5” high-performance, high efficiency woofers and dynamic compression tweeter, SPL 127 dB.
  • Complete portability, with built-in wheels and retractable handle, plus a rechargeable battery that runs up to 10 hours on a single charge.
  • Built-in Media Player with SD card slot, USB thumb drive slot, and Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Separate volume, base and treble controls; one ¼” input.
  • Choice of wireless microphone: handheld, lapel & headset, or over-the-ear; also includes wired handheld microphone with 25-foot cord.
  • Three XLR ¼” combo microphone inputs with Phantom Power switch.
  • USB charging port.
  • Change to Voice Priority reduces volume level of background music to make announcements.
  • Voice Enhance increases crispness and clarity in vocals.
  • Capability for an additional wireless receiver to enable another wireless presenter.
  • Bundled packages available to add tripods and additional speakers for expanded sound coverage.

To learn more about AmpliVox Sound Systems’ products, visit Ampli.com.

 
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In this new, expanded edition of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails (Quarry Press, March 3, 2020, $24.99)—issued for the 100th Anniversary of National Prohibition—historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail vastly widens his examination of 1920–1933, the thirteen-year period when women got the Vote, child labor was abolished and, ironically, saw the cocktail elevated, prolonged, and expanded, spreading this signature American drink form in tasty ripples around the world. All this, plus more drink recipes!

Nothing is so desired as the thing denied. Prohibition made people want cocktails very, very badly. Because "synthetic" liquor was the easiest to make, it was also the easiest to get. Problematically, it tasted awful and wasn't exactly good for you either. Cocktails with their mélange of flavors were a made-to-order method for disguising the bad hooch.

Along with 100+ rare and delicious authentic recipes gathered from old cocktail manuals and scraps of paper never published, this illustrated trip down mixology lane tells the fascinating origins of the cocktail and how it evolved over time, including its rising popularity during Prohibition. Vintage illustrations and advertisements, photos of old bottles and cocktail artifacts, and fascinating Prohibition-era photographs bring the tippling past back to vivid life.

Recipes for rare treasures like The Fogcutter, Knickerbocker à la Monsieur, The Moscow Mule, and Satan’s Whiskers are each presented with:

 

  • Historical background on its origin and cultural context
  • Drink Notes that provide additional information on ingredients and tips for substitutions and variations
  • Fascinating historical ephemera from Dr. Cocktail's personal collection

This homage to the great bartenders of the past and the beverages they created also profiles some of the most influential cocktail pioneers of today. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale, this is a must-have volume.

 

Ted Haigh, a.k.a. Dr. Cocktail, makes his living as a graphic designer in the Hollywood movie industry and has worked on such spectacles as O Brother Where Art Thou?, American Beauty, and The Insider. Although he has been diligently researching cocktails since the '80s, his moonlighting as a cocktail historian became public in 1995, when he hosted the America Online spirits boards. In the intervening years, he has been quoted and referenced by the New York Times, Esquire, the Malt Advocate, and Men's Journal, as well as various books and other media. He is a partner in CocktailDB.com, an encyclopedic database of cocktail knowledge.

 

Vintage Spirts and Forgotten Cocktails: Prohibition Centennial Edition</strong></p> <p align="center">Ted Haigh, a.k.a Dr.  Cocktail

March 3, 2020| ISBN: 978-1-63159-895-1

$24.99 US · $34.99CAN · 364 pages · Trade Spiral Bound

Quarry Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group

 

For more information, author interviews or to request images from the book, please contact Todd Conly at 978-282-3511 OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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