MAGICAL MACERATION LAND
As I discussed in a previous post, Belvedere comes from the birthplace of vodka, Poland. But what about Belvedere Macerations, our wonderful range of all-natural flavors? This is where things can get a bit confusing, well not really, just stick with me… At Belvedere Vodka we are committed to doing things right and in accordance with tradition. Just as we went to Poland, a country with over 600...
For those of you in the know, the letters T O T C can only stand for one thing, Tales of the Cocktail. Every July thousands of bartenders and drink enthusiasts descend upon New Orleans for what can only be described as industry Christmas. It’s the one time of the year when all the brands and brand ambassadors alike come together at the Hotel Monteleone to celebrate and give thanks for the...
BELVEDERE ALL OVER THE WORLD
Just back from yet another great company meeting, this time in Cognac, with the good folks from Latin America, South America, Middle East, Africa and Canada. All I can say is WOW, do these guys know how to party! These yearly meetings are a great chance for everyone from all over the world to get together and share all the global Belvedere highlights, as well as put faces to names we often only...
As most of you reading this blog probably know, Imbibe is a trade magazine that provides us bar geeks with all the latest info about drink trends, recipes, who’s who, etc. It’s also a useful tool for those of you not in the business who may want to throw a very impressive cocktail party and wow all of your friends. This year was the 2nd Annual Imbibe Live trade show at Earl’s Court in London where...
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
I’m exhausted. It’s been a long couple of weeks on the road. This one’s going to be short and sweet because let’s be honest, pictures speak louder than words. But before I go, thanks to everyone at RMM Europe, it feels great to be part of such a cool company that we have yearly marketing meetings in Champagne! Thanks once again to the awesome staff at the Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos for once again...
SO MUCH TO EXPLORE
For those skeptics out there who assume I am some kind of homeless nomad hopping around the globe, jumping from one hotel and bar to the next, I would like to clear up the rumors by stating that I do have a home base, London. Yes it’s true that I see my flat mate 5 days a month if I’m lucky (Hi Harry!) and he has accused me of being some kind of international super spy (shhhhhhh don’t tell), but...
A FAR AWAY LAND…
Some of you may be wondering, where does this Belvedere Vodka she keeps talking about come from? And what’s it all about? I mean sure it’s delicious and comes in a beautiful bottle, but who makes the stuff and what can I do with it? Well, here are some fast facts and quick tips about the vodka we all know and love: BIRTHPLACE: Zyrardow, Poland RAW MATERIAL: 100% Dankowskie Rye BUILDING ON THE...
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE!
From sunny Greece to just as sunny and picturesque Austria! With Gesa and the rest of MH Austria (what an awesome team!) as my hosts, I enjoyed traditional Austrian cuisine in Salzburg, as well as gorgeous views of those hills made famous by Maria and the gang. I also had the pleasure of checking out a bit of Vienna’s cocktail scene, (Halbestadt Bar anyone?!) before venturing over to owner, Erich...
SPANIKOPITA AND STUFF
So, since starting this job 4 months ago, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting many beautiful countries and meeting many wonderful people. Without playing favorites (I love all of you equally!), I have to say that Greece has been a real highlight for me. It was my first time visiting this breathtaking and historic country and not only was the food fantastic, but the hospitality and gorgeous weather...
WHO WANTS PRIVACY ANYWAY?
Blogs have always struck me as a funny sort of thing. Both personal and public, they can be informative, entertaining or just vain, and if you do it right, all three! It used to be that you wrote a journal as a means of recording your innermost thoughts and emotions, whether you were simply working through some stuff by putting pen to paper or preserving your great existence for posterity, the...