NATIONAL VODKA DAY
Oct
4
12:01am12:01am

NATIONAL VODKA DAY


Celebrate National Vodka Day with vodka distillers Staritsky & Levitsky. 

Staritsky & Levitsky was founded by a group of vodka enthusiasts, passionate about reviving the heritage and traditions of authentic, small batch vodka distillation in the historic birthplace of the vodka production. After years of field trips, tastings and recipe research in the geographic “vodka belt” of Europe, they found the perfect place for their venture in the city of lviv, in Ukraine, close to the Polish border and the protected carpathian mountains with their crystal clear water wells, and with access to Ukraine’s black soil, which produces unique grains for distillation.

They craft all their spirits from single grain Ukrainian wheat, which is distilled five times in traditional copper stills before being filtered twice through charcoal and twice through rhinestone. The resulting vodka rests for an extensive time to gain its delicate balance and maturity.


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NATIONAL CALVADOS WEEK
Oct
16
to Oct 23

NATIONAL CALVADOS WEEK


Bars and restaurants around the UK are set to champion France’s apple cider brandy with events and special menus for National Calvados Week.

Running from October 16 to 22, over 100 bars, restaurants and shops have already pledged to celebrate and promote calvados through cocktails, tastings, food pairings and special dishes cooked with the spirit.

It is being spearheaded by drinks company Emporia Brands in collaboration with Père Magloire Calvados, the leading brand in France and worldwide, dating back to 1821.


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NARDINI TRADE TASTING
Aug
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

NARDINI TRADE TASTING

The history of the Nardini family is characterised by passion and dedication. Founded by Bortolo Nardini in 1779 on the Ponte Vecchio, the iconic bridge leading into the town of Bassano del Grappa, the family still runs the distillery to keep the tradition and the quality to the top level.
Nardini selects pomace primarily from the red grape varietals traditionally grown in the foothills of Veneto and Friuli, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, characterised by an intense, complex bouquet, creating a unique blend with white grapes such as Pinot Bianco and Friulano. 

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JUST GIN
Jul
29
11:30am11:30am

JUST GIN

#JustGin celebrates the on-going craze for the much-loved spirit and enables enthusiasts to dig deeper and venture further into the world of gin, with the help and support of the makers behind them. 
 

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CHAIRMAN'S MAI TAI DEADLINE
Jul
7
12:00am12:00am

CHAIRMAN'S MAI TAI DEADLINE

HURRY! Don't forget to enter your CHAIRMAN'S MAI TAI!

Deadline is 07/07 but we will accept entries up to midnight today for all of you still looking for a chance to WIN A TRIP to St. Lucia!

Enter your Mai Tai recipe using at emporiabrands.com/chairmansmaitai and start promoting at your venue! Full competition details and scoring can be found at the link.

#chairmansmaitai

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IMBIBE LIVE
Jul
3
to Jul 4

IMBIBE LIVE


Imbibe Live is the innovative and interactive annual exhibition for anyone who sources, buys or serves drinks in the licensed on-trade.

This year's edition welcomed almost 12,000 drinks professionals to Olympia London. From sommeliers to buyers and from managers to publicans and bartenders, this essential date in the drinks calendar saw the industry’s finest come together.  

Imbibe Live is Europe’s largest on-trade drinks exhibition: join us next year to take part in ground-breaking tastings, source new products and discover new trends evolving the industry as we know it.


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MANCHESTER RUM FESTIVAL
Jun
3
9:30am 9:30am

MANCHESTER RUM FESTIVAL


Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 edition of the Manchester Rum Festival! Click here to purchase, only £15 per ticket (not including booking fee) which gains you access to the main festival on the day (June 3rd 2017) and includes a welcome drink and rum samples (the main bar and food options are not included).

Check back soon to see all the activity we have in store for Manchester Rum Festival 2017, including rum brunch, evening events and dinners!


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ABSENTEROUX COCKTAIL COMPETITION - REGIONAL FINAL
May
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

ABSENTEROUX COCKTAIL COMPETITION - REGIONAL FINAL

Emporia Brands are calling all bartenders from across the UK to create a signature serve using Absenteroux. The top recipes will be entered into 3 territory finals (North, South & Scotland) with the winning recipe receiving a trip to visit Distilleries et Domaines de Provence distillery during the annual worm wood harvest (25 - 26 July).

The only rule is that you must use a mimimum of 20ml's Absenteroux...the best recipes will be entered into the final. Finalists will be announced on the 5th May via Social Media/email.

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ABSENTEROUX COCKTAIL COMPETITION - REGIONAL FINAL
May
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

ABSENTEROUX COCKTAIL COMPETITION - REGIONAL FINAL

Emporia Brands are calling all bartenders from across the UK to create a signature serve using Absenteroux. The top recipes will be entered into 3 territory finals (North, South & Scotland) with the winning recipe receiving a trip to visit Distilleries et Domaines de Provence distillery during the annual worm wood harvest (25 - 26 July).

The only rule is that you must use a mimimum of 20ml's Absenteroux...the best recipes will be entered into the final. Finalists will be announced on the 5th May via Social Media/email.

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ABSENTEROUX COCKTAIL COMPETITION REGIONAL FINAL
May
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

ABSENTEROUX COCKTAIL COMPETITION REGIONAL FINAL

Emporia Brands are calling all bartenders from across the UK to create a signature serve using Absenteroux. The top recipes will be entered into 3 territory finals (North, South & Scotland) with the winning recipe receiving a trip to visit Distilleries et Domaines de Provence distillery during the annual worm wood harvest (25 - 26 July).

The only rule is that you must use a mimimum of 20ml's Absenteroux...the best recipes will be entered into the final. Finalists will be announced on the 5th May via Social Media/email.

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CINCO DE MAYO - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN...
May
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

CINCO DE MAYO - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN...

To celebrate Cinco De Mayo keep your eyes peeled for the 'Casco Limes' being handed out nationwide in UK cities. 

'Casco Limes' can be handed in to participating bars and venues across the city to claim your free Casco Margarita. Keep an eye out for the limes being handed out and celebrate this famous cocktail in true style with Casco Viejo tequila...100% pure agave...a premium tequila from Mexico!

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ST. LUCIA DISTILLERS 'ON TOUR'
Apr
25
4:00pm 4:00pm

ST. LUCIA DISTILLERS 'ON TOUR'

REEKI TIKI - EDINBURGH

Brand Ambassador Dave Marsland and the Emporia Brands team will be touring fifteen cities as they bring together the Chairman’s Reserve range, which includes Gold, Spiced, White Label and Forgotten Cask, the Admiral Rodney, and an edition of premium expression 1931.

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ST. LUCIA DISTILLERS 'ON TOUR'
Apr
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

ST. LUCIA DISTILLERS 'ON TOUR'

THE DEAD CANARY - CARDIFF

Brand Ambassador Dave Marsland and the Emporia Brands team will be touring fifteen cities as they bring together the Chairman’s Reserve range, which includes Gold, Spiced, White Label and Forgotten Cask, the Admiral Rodney, and an edition of premium expression 1931.

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THE GRAND TOUR - LAUNCH EVENT
Apr
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

THE GRAND TOUR - LAUNCH EVENT

WIN THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME...visiting all four of these famous distilleries and the opportunity to be crowned Emporia's Grand Champion 2018. One finalist will be selected from each of the following regions: Southeast, Southwest, Midlands, North, Scotland & Northern Island.

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