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Spirits Gallery: New Autumn Releases in Whiskey, Tequila, Vodka and Gin

In this Spirits Gallery, we highlight a handful of notable new releases for this fall, including a celebratory expression to mark Kings County's 10th anniversary, the launch of Cincoro Tequila's "Number Series," and a new agave-based vodka from Crystal Head.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 102: How Do You Build A Giant-Killer? Start With Peas.

Nick Desai, founder & CEO of pea-based snack brand Peatos, spoke about why he’s taking direct aim at legacy junk food brands, how to achieve meaningful scale amid consumer skepticism about better-for-you snacking, why he believes that he’s doing the right thing regardless of the brand’s chances for success and his perspective that the American dream “is still very much alive.”

BevNET 2020 Best Of Awards: Submit Your Nominations

Each year, BevNET’s annual Best Of awards honor companies, brands, individuals, products, ideas and trends from across the dynamic and ever-changing beverage landscape. For the first time, the annual BevNET awards are accepting nominations for 2020. A nomination guarantees the person, company or product submitted will be considered for the category chosen by the nominator. All nominations will be categorized and published on once the application period closes.

Taste Radio Ep. 230: How This ‘Plant’ Enables 88 Acres To Control Its Own Destiny

Nicole Ledoux, co-founder & CEO of seed-based food company 88 Acres, spoke about the thoughtful process of scaling from a local to national brand, why she credits in-house production as a significant competitive advantage and how a successful Kickstarter campaign provided the foundation for the brand’s retail launch and successive fundraising initiatives.

Review: Chirp Sparkling Energy Water

Chirp is a line of zero calorie sparkling water drinks that are enhanced with L-theanine and 50 mg of caffeine from white tea. The product, which was announced in April, is available at Target. The lineup includes five flavors: Blackberry, Golden Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Black Cherry (which we did not sample) and Watermelon, all of which use natural flavors and have no sweetener added. 

Spirits Gallery: RTDs, Bitters & Apéritifs

In this Spirits Gallery, we highlight a handful of notable new product releases from outside of traditional spirits, including RTD cocktails like Tattersall's Manhattan and Freeland Spirits' French 75, new apéritifs from Proposition Cocktail and Saint Teresa 1976 and the latest Bitters & Soda flavors from Hella Cocktail Co.

Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m.: Join the Office Hours Studio Audience

We’re looking for about a dozen entrepreneurs and other workers in the food and beverage business to join a live Office Hours taping on Tuesday with Steven Hershberger, the founder of Westminster Innovation Group. Audience members are encouraged to join the conversation by asking questions and speaking with our guests during the show.

Review: Lucky Elixir

Lucky Elixir is a line of premium craft brewed kombucha from North Kansas City, MO. The products are raw and refrigerated, and are packaged in 12 ounce cans. 

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 101: Why This Firm Is Investing Millions In ‘The Intersection Of The Interesting And The Obvious’

Carlton Fowler, managing partner of venture capital firm Goat Rodeo Capital, discussed his strategy for investing in brands with a unique consumer proposition or go-to-market strategy, explained why he’s bearish on alcohol-free beverage alternatives and how he evaluates the opportunity for cannabis-based drinks amid an uncertain regulatory environment.

Watch: Product Showcase: Coffee – Bonus Product Interviews

In this bonus clip from our last episode of Product Showcase, we feature four additional interviews with RTD coffee brand leaders from the show, including discussions with Cuvee Coffee, OmniBev, Miura and Black Medicine Coffee.

BevNET’s New Beverage Showdown 20: A Two-Day Virtual Pitch Competition this November

The leading business pitch competition for the beverage industry is back. The 20th edition of BevNET’s New Beverage Showdown, presented by Coca Cola’s Venturing & Emerging Brands, returns to the virtual world on November 17th and 19th. The platform catapults startup beverage brands into the spotlight and has discovered some of the hottest products currently on the market.

Speed Dating: Connecting Brands with Investors on October 29

BevNET & NOSH Speed Dating, a virtual event designed to connect food and beverage brands with industry experts, returns on Thursday, October 29. For this round, brands have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with CPG investors.

Taste Radio Ep. 229: ‘Bridesmaids’ Director Paul Feig Wants To Upgrade Your Martini

Paul Feig, the Hollywood director and producer behind blockbuster comedy “Bridesmaids,” sat down with us to discuss his latest project, Artingstall’s Gin. Feig spoke about how his personality is incorporated into the brand, why he compares the business of distilled spirits to that of directing a movie and his ultimate goal for Artingstall’s.

Sparkling Water Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis, Product Showcase on Oct. 13+14

Growth keeps bubbling up for sparkling water, so for the second edition of Category Close-Up, a video series available exclusively to BevNET and NOSH subscribers, we’re taking a deep dive into the market trends and dynamics -- as well as the innovative brands and products -- that are currently shaping the sparkling water category.