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Coco Cocktail BevNet Press Release

April 28, 2015

COCO Cocktails Names Brothers Produce Inc. as Distribution Partner
Press Release Apr. 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm
Austin, TX, (April 27, 2015) – Healthy Beverages, LLC the creator of the World’s Only Craft Ready-to-Drink Malt Beverage, COCO Cocktail, is proud to announce Brothers Produce Incorporated as its distribution partner for the Austin and Central Texas markets. Healthy Beverages, LLC is preparing a May 1, 2015, commercial launch for COCO MANGO, a mango margarita flavored Ready-to-Drink 5.5% ABV malt beverage.
Brothers Produce Incorporated is a long established fresh produce distributor throughout the State of Texas. Having recently established a Spirits, Wine & Beer distribution division, Brothers Produce will leverage its extensive On & Off Premise produce relationships to introduce new and innovative alcoholic beverages to the Texas market. “Due to the recent consolidation of Texas based alcohol distributors, new brands and start-up companies are provided fewer options for introducing their products to market. Brothers extensive infrastructure and retail relationships provides an exciting platform for new products,” Mr. Greg Miller CEO of the Sabaca Beverage Group / Brothers Produce Incorporated.
COCO Cocktail is the first Craft product offering in the Ready-to-Drink Malt market. COCO Mango is a Low Carb and Low Calorie mango margarita RTD made with only All Natural & Organic Ingredients including; All Natural Young Green Tender Coconut Water, Organic GrandFusion, All Natural African Mango Seed, Premium Malt and is carbonated to create a light and refreshing cocktail.
“I am excited to work with Healthy Beverages as COCO Cocktail is a truly innovative and highly differentiated product offering in the beer category”, stated Mr. Miller. “COCO Cocktail addresses the critical consumer need for great tasting products made with premium All Natural ingredients. The industry and consumers have never seen or tasted a product like COCO Cocktail.” “We are proud and very fortunate to have the support of Brothers Produce and welcome them to the Healthy Beverages team. The rapid growth of Craft Beers further supports that new product innovation is coming from independent start-ups like Healthy Beverages instead of the larger traditional manufacturers. Unfortunately those same manufacturers dominate the distribution industry making it difficult for new brands to enter the commercial market. Brothers Produce meets a significant unmet manufacturer need,” commented Healthy Beverages, LLC CEO Mr. Franz Tudor.



Coco Cocktail

April 27, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brothers Produce to Distribute COCO Cocktail in Central Texas
Austin, TX, (April 27, 2015) – Healthy Beverages, LLC the creator of the World’s Only Craft Ready-to-Drink Malt Beverage, COCO Cocktail, is proud to announce Brothers Produce Incorporated as its distribution partner for the Austin and Central Texas markets. Healthy Beverages, LLC is preparing a May 1, 2015, commercial launch for COCO MANGO, a mango margarita flavored Ready-to-Drink 5.5% ABV malt beverage.
Brothers Produce Incorporated is a long established fresh produce distributor throughout the State of Texas. Having recently established a Spirits, Wine & Beer distribution division, Brothers Produce will leverage its extensive On & Off Premise produce relationships to introduce new and innovative alcoholic beverages to the Texas market. “Due to the recent consolidation of Texas based alcohol distributors, new brands and start-up companies are provided fewer options for introducing their products to market. Brothers extensive infrastructure and retail relationships provides an exciting platform for new products,” Mr. Greg Miller CEO of the Sabaca Beverage Group / Brothers Produce Incorporated.
COCO Cocktail is the first Craft product offering in the Ready-to-Drink Malt market. COCO Mango is a Low Carb and Low Calorie mango margarita RTD made with only All Natural & Organic Ingredients including; All Natural Young Green Tender Coconut Water, Organic GrandFusion, All Natural African Mango Seed, Premium Malt and is carbonated to create a light and refreshing cocktail.
“I am excited to work with Healthy Beverages as COCO Cocktail is a truly innovative and highly differentiated product offering in the beer category”, stated Mr. Miller. “COCO Cocktail addresses the critical consumer need for great tasting products made with premium All Natural ingredients. The industry and consumers have never seen or tasted a product like COCO Cocktail.”
“We are proud and very fortunate to have the support of Brothers Produce and welcome them to the Healthy Beverages team. The rapid growth of Craft Beers further supports that new product innovation is coming from independent start-ups like Healthy Beverages instead of the larger traditional manufacturers. Unfortunately those same manufacturers dominate the distribution industry making it difficult for new brands to enter the commercial market. Brothers Produce meets a significant unmet manufacturer need,” commented Healthy Beverages, LLC CEO Mr. Franz Tudor.
Contact Information:
Mr. Franz Tudor, CEO & Co-Founder
Healthy Beverages, LLC
P: (914)656-1551 E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.COCOCocktail.com



Radvanyi Update February 2014, Drought Impact

February 22, 2014

Janos Radvanyi has published a detailed one page update on the current drought impact on this harvest 2013 and the future.

Radvanyi UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2014
CALIFORNIA GRAPE CRUSH REPORT
• The 2013 crop of 4.23 M tons beats California’s previous record of 4.018 M Tons.
• The output, while large, was in-line with industry expectations.
• Growers and vintners scrambled for tank space during the harvest.
• Cabernet Sauvignon was up 5.1% from 2012.
• Chardonnay set a new state record with 755,500 tons, up 2.7%, beating both
the 2005 and 2012 vintages.
• Muscat grape varieties posted the strongest gains, up 60% from 2012.
• The 2013 Pinot Noir crop is now on record as the largest crop in California
history with 257,000 tons, up 3.4% from 2012. !
CALIFORNIA WINE REPORT
• The 2012 crop resulted in a dramatic increase in bulk wine supply, which
carried over into the 2013 harvest.
• Another record crush has left wineries with two large vintages of bulk
inventory to move through the system.
• Sizable 2012 CA inventories still remain on Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay
and Merlot but the largest in volume is Zinfandel.
• Significant 2013 supply has already appeared for Cabernet Sauvignon,
Zinfandel, and Chardonnay.
• Zinfandel is greatest volume of the state’s bulk inventory coming from the two
vintages.
• To date, expectations are that the 2014 harvest will start with wine in the
tanks, and that the bottom has not yet been reached.



Lily Brand at Boys & Girls Club Event - A Taste of Wine & Cheese

February 19, 2013

Where there is wine and cheese, there is a grand time! The Radisson Hotel and Oneida Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin hosted a wine tasting benefit that featured Miller Squared's boutique "Lily" brand label by Allstate Liquor, a Wisconsin distributor. And, Lily Moscato was the biggest hit of the night!

The Radisson Hotel and Oneida Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin hosted a wine tasting benefit on February 15th, 2013. Thousands of attendees sipped delicious wines, networked with restauranteurs and enjoyed unique appetizers in the wine lounge with proceeds benefiting the non-profit group Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay. Featured on Allstate Liquor, a Wisconsin distributor, was Miller Squared's boutique "Lily" brand label. Lily Moscato was the biggest hit. Soft, supple and sweet but with loads of fruit and mellow acidity. People just couldn't get enough of Lily wines. If you'd like to find out where to find Lily Rieslings, Moscato, Pinot Grigio or Dornfelder, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit the Wine Portfolio page for tasting note information.
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Wine Wholesaler

October 3, 2012

We have strong wine wholesale operations in Illinois, California, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and New York to provide your wholesale needs for direct to retail sales force.



New Wines! Becker Landgraf Pinot Noir, Riesling

September 5, 2012

An unexpected diversion on a German wine trip led to these secret finds - luscious gem Pinot Noir and banana-honey dry Riesling. Find more information on the wine portfolio page!



Gerald Asher - Wine Writer

August 2, 2012

His book "A Carafe of Red" was recently featured at the Society of Wine Educators conference in San Mateo, Ca this July. He takes the reader on a series of journeys that start with the carafe in hand. Asher says, "Wine draws on everything and leads everywhere."

I recently met with the renowned and traveled wine writer and author of "A Carafe of Red," Gerald Asher. His collection of elegantly written essays over thirty years of traveling, with a newly updated introduction and endnotes, truly informs wine enthusiasts. His engrosssing stories from Europe and the US offers just as much for those who simply enjoy vivid evocations of people and places from across the world. What a terrific writer, a terrific essayist and phenomenal journalist! Thanks again Asher!
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Society of Wine Educators Examinations

May 21, 2012

Any wine related organization that wants certification and education standards for your staff - Society of Wine Educators is a non-profit education program that validates wine and spirits knowledge - a crucial advantage for a confident, performance driven sales program. Start here.

The Society of Wine Educators, a non-profit association Miller Squared is proud to remain members of provides a self-study educational program that is internationally recognized and highly regarded certifications in the wine and spirits industry. We urge you to view the website to begin your first look at becoming part of the society: http://www.societyofwineeducators.org



How Does Miller Squared Work With the TTB? And What Does That Mean For You?

September 26, 2011

A partnership with Miller Squared helps ensure standard compliant practices with the US alcohol regulating body, the TTB. Here's their story:

Released by TTB: The history of taxation and regulatory control on the alcohol and tobacco industries is as old as our nation itself. Since 1789, the United States Treasury Department and its Bureaus have played an integral role in writing its history and in defining our nation's identity. The Department's work with the alcohol and tobacco industries has been carried out by numerous agencies under just as many names, but those individuals serving to uphold the government's interests share in more than two centuries of dedicated service to the American people.

Today, the Department's work with the alcohol and tobacco industries is carried out by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB. TTB was created in January of 2003, when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, or ATF, was extensively reorganized under the provisions of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The Act called for the tax collection functions to remain with the Department of the Treasury, and TTB was born.

TTB's mission is simple... to collect alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition excise taxes that are rightfully due; to protect the consumer of alcohol beverages through compliance programs that are based upon education and enforcement of the industry to ensure an effectively regulated marketplace; and to assist industry members to understand and comply with Federal tax, product, and marketing requirements associated with the commodities we regulate. And while TTB is the newest Bureau under the Department, the roots of its vision and mission date back to the creation of the Treasury Department and the first Federal taxes levied on distilled spirits in 1791.

As such, TTB builds upon a rich history, one that is marked with accomplishment and success. After all, it was a Treasury agency that collected the first source of tax income for our new Republic: an excise tax on distilled spirits. These taxes, as called for by Alexander Hamilton, paid off our nation's debt in the Revolutionary War. It was the Treasury Department that found itself in the middle of the Whiskey Rebellion, an event that would later come to stand as the first true test of our Federal government's legitimacy.

Later, Treasury collected taxes and issued stamps for alcohol and tobacco products in order to finance the Civil War. And during the early part of the twentieth century, the Treasury Department enforced the Eighteenth Amendment, and through the work of agents like Eliot Ness, leader of "The Untouchables," brought to justice those who used the illegal liquor industry to finance organized crime.

Today, TTB employs more than 500 people across the country, including our Headquarters Offices in Washington, D.C., and the National Revenue Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our staff is highly educated and technically trained; more than half are analysts, chemists, investigators and auditors. In addition, a large number of employees serve as financial, legal, information management, and computer specialists.

Today, TTB has reinvigorated its mission of collecting the revenue and protecting the public through modernized services and e-government initiatives. In the field, and here at headquarters, TTB employees put innovation into practice to more efficiently verify proper payments of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition excise taxes, to prevent misleading labeling and advertising of alcoholic beverages, and to ensure that our workforce, technology, and business practices meet the nation's needs efficiently and effectively.
Today, as throughout Treasury's history, the staff of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau forges a path that distinguishes itself by its efficiency and the creation of new and lasting partnerships with industry stakeholders, their representatives, interested advocacy groups, and the public.

Today, TTB continues to capitalize on its traditions while looking forward to building new ones in service to America and its people.

TTB. A proud past... a focused future.



Chicago Gourmet 2011

September 26, 2011

If you stopped by our booth, you must've tasted the delicious Romantic Riesling or St. Josef Spatlese. See more info on the wine and availability on Wine Portfolio page.

The perfect pair - Bon Appetit magazine and Southern Wines & Spirits teamed up again to host the annual Chicago Gourmet in Millennium Park. Star chefs, haute cuisine and decadent wines rounded out the event. If you stopped by our booth, Romantic Riesling and St. Josef Spatlese were signature wines.
Thanks to all who enjoyed!
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