Food & Drink

Alexandra Dorda had long been a rum drinker, but she never felt a connection to most rum brands. “There weren’t any rums that spoke to me,” she says. “They were just hyper-focused on this nautical trope that I just didn’t feel.” Dorda says rum brands often focused on “cartoon pirates and sailors, even at the
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Sunday isn’t a typical day for a post in this column, and I don’t typically post about book reviews that are outside the category of wine. But today offers a unique opportunity for weekend reading with the special twist of a chapter about wine in a book about food, restaurants and redemption. Erin French, the
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For more than 30 years, Gambero Rosso, arguably the leading wine publication in Italy, has been publishing Vini d’Italia, a guide to that country’s wines in each year. This guide is a herculean work, as it represents the work of the Gambero Rosso team that taste over 46,000 wines from a specific year and then
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For Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards’s all-female wine production team, Earth Day is every day. “We have a holistic way of looking at sustainability,” says Zidanelia Arcidiacono, Pinot Noir winemaker for Sonoma-Cutrer. Arcidiacono not only makes the winery’s award-winning Pinot Noir, but she also is in charge of the winery’s sustainability program. This Sonoma winery not only produces “certified sustainable”
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Q3 results are in for Pernod Ricard. The beverage giant is showing an excellent first nine months of fiscal 2021, reporting impressive organic growth of +19% and reported growth of +12.6%. Sales for the third quarter of 2021 totaled €1.95-billion ($2.34 billion USD). Zooming out on 2021, sales for the first nine months of the
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Online grocery platform Misfits Market, founded in 2018 by Under 30 honoree Abhi Ramesh, announced today that it has raised a $200M Series C, thus becoming a unicorn (the company didn’t disclose the post-round valuation). The funding round was co-led by Accel and D1 Capital, with participation by existing investors including Valor Equity Partners, Greenoaks
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The initial results for RWDSU’s high profile organizing drive at an Amazon facility in Bessemer, Alabama demonstrate the extent that labor laws favor employers during unionization efforts.  The historic campaign also illustrates the struggles that working class people of color face in achieving economic justice in the fast growing fulfilment and logistics sector. And more presciently,
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