Unusual flavours fuel spirits trends, finds Technomic

From breakfast to dessert, spirits marketers find inspiration in unexpected places in developing new items Flavour innovation helped propel the spirits industry to hit a milestone in 2012 and is fostering continued growth in 2013, according to Technomic’s recently released 2013 Spirits TAB (Trends in Adult Beverage) Report. “Many of the trends that drove the […]

A look at four popular wine offerings for 2013

By Zoltan Szabo I must admit to having a tough time predicting upcoming food trends given all that we have seen over the last few years: Ramen, izakaya galore, food trucks, vegan dishes, poutine, grilled cheese, $100 gourmet burgers, all kinds of meatballs, tacos and the local food movement, to name a few. The same […]

Fig and Maple holiday cocktail

Ingredients 2 oz Bombay Sapphire 2 Fresh or dried fig 1 Tbsp Ginger marmalade 1 oz Maple syrup 2 oz Fresh lime juice 2 oz Ginger beer 1 oz Hot water Method: In a shaker, muddle fig with ginger marmalade and water. Add Bombay Sapphire, fresh lime juice and maple syrup. Add ice and double […]