Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Calling all the world's finest beverage marketers, vintners, distillers, and brewers! The World Beverage Competition entry period has begun.
The most exciting time of year is here at World Beverage Competition headquarters.
It's the call for entries for our 2018-19 competition series!
Who will bring home the coveted Platinum Awards?
Exclusively for tasting award winners: Spread the word with customized point-of-sale marketing materials such as bottle neckers, shelf talkers, & bottle stickers for Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners.
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We are anticipating an extremely diverse participant base this year due to the huge press reach of this prestigious event. The WBC is anticipating thousands of brands fiercely competing for top honors recognized internationally within the beverage community.
The World Beverage Competition is a truly unique arena, where small and mid sized up-and-coming beverage brands are able to contend alongside major beverage conglomerates such as Brown Foreman, Dannon, Bacardi, Diageo and Pepsico.
All of the World Beverage Competitions are judged simultaneously including the World Spirits Competition (SpiritsCompetition.com), World Beer Competition (BeerCompetition.com), World Wines Competition (WinesCompetition.com) and World Beverage Competition (BeverageCompetition.com).
For more information on the WBC, contact Info@BeverageCompetition.com or visit BeverageCompetition.com
World Beverage Competition
Beverages of all kinds
A tasting competition exclusively for non-alcohol beverages. Do you have an amazing new juice blend? Have you shipped in the most refreshing glacial water ever tasted? Let's see what the judges think.
World Spirits Competition
Gentlemen, start your stills
Has your finest scotch reached the perfect drinking age? Is your island rum ready for the mainland? Does your new flavored vodka aim to create a buzz? Enter now, and make spirits history.
World Wines Competition
Calling all vintners!
Does your fine wine have what it takes to compete? Are you daring enough to subject your most loved vintage to the scrutiny of The World Wines Competition judges? Be Bold. Good luck!
World Beer Competition
Enter your tasty brew
The World Beer Competition is the who's who of the finest brewers in the world. Do other ales pale in comparison? Do you brew the finest lager in the land? Let's leave it to the judges.
For Winners Only
Purveyors of products worthy of our accolades are in for a treat. Tell the world about your achievement with customizable point-of-sale materials, such as die-cut bottle neckers, shelf talkers, and bottle stickers.
Best of Show
The “Best of Show” award is granted to only one winner per category, which is chosen unanimously by the tasting panel as the finest offering of the competition. These Platinum Award Winning products should be regarded for the extra effort, creativity and care taken in bringing them to the market.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
This is the story of a man that was once ingratiated by the press for creating the fastest growing alcohol distribution company in the country; a man whom in less than a decade built his company from a few cases of liquor sold out of a home garage to an empire operating in 33 US States and 12 foreign countries, a man who created good paying jobs for hundreds of employees and who accomplished many tens of millions in revenues while creating a publicly traded company to grow into all 50 states, a man who was suddenly and almost instantly stopped in his tracks.
C. J. Eiras, the former CEO of the now defunct Liquor Group was unexpectedly arrested in 2012 for 70 Felony counts including criminal tax evasion and bootlegging, and was burdened with a bond to get out of jail set at $2.25 Million Dollars, a bond that is many times more than that set for accused rapists, child molesters or even murderers. To add insult to injury, the press gobbled up the story, as it was spoon fed to them by the powers that be. The national press wrote newspapers, magazine articles and even produced whimsical "American Greed" stylized stories about a modern day Gangster Bootlegger, one whom was nefariously operating a criminal enterprise network with evil lair facilities spread across the country that would make even Al Capone green with envy.
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The Special Prosecutor selected to handle the case spent 16 months deliberating over the "evidence" of wrongdoing by Eiras, and in the end publicly stated that there was no evidence to substantiate any of the claims made by the State of Florida Alcohol Beverage & Tobacco Division (ABT). Well that in itself is disastrous for the State, however when you dig deeper you find that the actual agent in charge of the investigation, one Eugene Baker, has his own history with multiple government agencies of wrongdoings and miss deeds. Baker was actually concurrently being investigated by the Inspector General for the State of Florida while Eiras' case was being deliberated.
It gets worse...
When you dig even deeper to find the agent whom initiated the investigation was actually a former ABT Agent, Leonard Lee, who during his stint at the ABT arrested a Liquor Group manager in Florida for Selling Alcohol without a License, when in fact not only did the manager have his own personal LQS license with Florida, but he was delivering alcohol under the Liquor Group license in Florida, and was actually dropping off a donation of rum and vodka to a charity. The record after this is unclear, but it looks like Lee lost his ABT job after that case was thrown out by the court at the initial hearing, but I digress.
So now Eiras holds another record to add to his illustrious resume of achievements; the record for being arrested with the highest count of Felony Charges under the highest bond request to ever be dropped without any plea bargaining, by any prosecutor, in any state, at any time in the history of the alcohol industry. All of this activity, accusations, arrest, press, presumptions and vindications without a single court hearing ever scheduled on the docket, so ho
w then does Eiras get his day in court?
On February 4, 2016 Eiras filled suit against the State of Florida ABT and Eugene Baker individually, and the ripple effects of this litigation will have State Alcohol Agencies all over the country watching keenly to see just what happens next. Stay tuned.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Monday, November 4, 2013
The WBC is known for their unbiased judging panel, their extremely large and diverse participant base, and the prestige of their awards. It's a unique arena where small and mid-sized beverage brands compete in a fair and honorable double-blind taste test alongside major beverage conglomerates such as Dannon®, Bacardi®, Pepsico®, Liquor Group®, China Mist Teas®, E&J Gallo® and Diageo®.
Another unique aspect of the World Beverage Competition is the fact that they include non-alcohol categories in addition to the Beer, Wine, and Spirits competitions. The full spectrum of categories includes, but is not limited to: Dairy, Energy Drinks, Water, Soda, Sports Drinks, Dietary Beverages, Powdered Drink Mixes, Juices, Coffee, Tea, Wine, Spirits, Liqueurs, Cider and Beer.
All products submitted to the World Beverage Competition are taste tested by a panel of Judges who…
…are industry professionals from 6 different continents; not celebrities, beverage retailers or public figures whom may show partiality towards a particular brand.
…are not divulged to the public, to avoid undue influence from brand owners and the media, which results in issues of credibility for the competition.
…do not see the packaging or know the brand-name prior to documenting and submitting their tasting scorecards.
For beverage brands who have not yet entered, there's little time left. For consumers looking for the highest quality beverages on the market, keep your eyes peeled in 2014 for those Platinum Awards adorning the necks of bottles on shelves all over the world!
For more information on the WBC, email Info@BeverageCompetition.com or visit: www.BeverageCompetition.com
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
June 6, 2011 – London, England – The World's Largest Spirits Company, London-based Diageo (DEO), is known as the maker of leading alcohol brands including: Johnnie Walker Whisky, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Crown Royal Canadian Whisky, Captain Morgan Rum and Smirnoff Vodka. However, they now have a new $2.3 Billion feather in their cap: Mey Icki Distillery, Turkey's largest spirits company, that holds an 80 percent share of the country's top-selling spirit categories, lead by Binboa Vodka.
April 2011, Liquor Group Wholesale (LIQR) began implementing their domestic distribution strategy commencing in Florida; marking the first time Binboa Vodka had ever been sold in the US. Due to overwhelming success, the Binboa Vodka product line is now expanding with Liquor Group into Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Binboa Vodka has award winning flavors including: Red Apple, Satsuma, Red Orange and Strawberry, suiting the palates of Young, Hip and Daring Taste Aware Consumers. Binboa Vodka uses a marketing approach based on Cerebral Mid-Twenties Survey Advertising Campaigns; slogans include: “On a Night Out, 95% of Party Goers Meet New People, 5% Remember Their Names Afterwards…” and “On a Friday Afternoon, 4% of People Work, 96% Pretend To Work.” Uniquely packaged high quality spirits coupled with catchy marketing earned Binboa Vodka the largest market share in segments of Europe and Asia, and now the target is the US.
“Liquor Group understands the multi-billion dollar potential identified by Diageo Executives that purchased this brand, notably long before ever selling a single bottle into the US, the largest market in overall sales in the world.” says C. J. Eiras, CEO of Liquor Group Wholesale “Binboa Vodka enjoyed immediate results from our Patent-Pending Bailment Distribution Model, and we feel strongly that this expansion is only the beginning of a larger move forward.”
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan's and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.
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About Liquor Group Wholesale
Liquor Group Wholesale, Inc. (LIQR) is an emerging alcohol distribution/brokerage organization representing thousands of brands with operations in 33 US States. Our Manufacturer to State level conveyance utilizes a Patent-Pending business model focused on providing unique trade channels for many of the world’s leading & emerging alcohol beverage brands. Current/historical financial information at: www.LiquorGroup.com and www.SEC.gov