“Attention to detail: the key to fine wine and great companies”   Seth: We’re here today with Charlie Holland of Gusbourne Estates, a winery known for their meticulous approach to producing exceptional sparkling wines. Charlie has a very unique vantage point – having led Gusbourne’s winemaking – and now leading the whole company (as CEO),
“Craft-Brewed…Energy? Yes, indeed!”   Seth: We’re here today with Eric Masters of MATI Energy. MATI, if you don’t know it, has an incredible heritage story – and an even more efficacious product! We’re really excited to hear the story and pick Eric’s brain. We have our own questions, but please feel free to chime in with
“Clutter-cutting in the functional drink case”   Seth: As retailers try to determine which functional brands to carry, and consumers stand in front of beverage cases trying to figure out which drink is just right for them/the occasion, we at Beverage Marketing Association are finding that it’s tougher than ever to cut through the functional
“Women-First Spirits: Sorry, Not Sorry”   Seth: Dr. Nicola Nice has gained great notoriety in the world of women-first spirits, with her brand Pomp and Whimsy having been featured in both Forbes and Vogue for her unapologetic approach to putting women at the center of her craft cordial crusade. We’re very excited to discuss such
“The Ugly Truth”   Seth: Often success comes from innovative & crafty, but non-traditional, strategies. Most brands we speak with are fighting the good fight…battling for distribution, shelf space, and velocity/sell-through. But what about a strategy that circumvents many of those hurdles and normalizes velocity? We’re here with Hugh Thomas, Founder & CEO of Ugly Drinks
“The Power of Good Ideas”   Seth: As we push ahead in 2019, what do your health and wellness goals look like? A lot of us are hoping to improve our lives through diet and exercise – but what if we’re not seeing the full picture? In the world of functional food & beverage, we
“A Toast to great companies and great beer”   Seth: We are very excited to be chatting with Robert Wilson of Toast Ale Ltd today. As you may have noticed, we’ve dedicated several interviews and a session at eBev this year to looking at socially conscious food and beverage entrepreneurs. Today Rob, Chief Toast Officer
“Social Media Link & SipCity: Lessons from a passion-centric non-paid consumer advocacy community”   Seth: We’re here with Susan Frech, Co-founder and CEO of Social Media Link – a company recently featured by O (The Oprah Winfrey Magazine) and Entrepreneur – to take a look at what we’re seeing in the world of community building
“Innovations that will change the world: The power of edible upcycling”   Seth: We’re here today with Tom Clemente, CEO of Coffee Flour to look at how these innovations in the production process and supply chain can have a vast impact on us all. This idea of edible upcycling is one that has powerful implications
“What’s all the Buzz? How BuzzBallz is quickly capturing the RTD cocktail market”   Seth: Ready for RTD (and ready-to-go) cocktails? There’s plenty of buzz about the rapidly growing market…but who’ll be the “winners”, with brands and cocktails that truly stick in the marketplace? I’d say it’s the ones who are able to best serve