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March 27, 2010

The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley

The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley is the leading U.S. producer of premium fruit and vegetable purees. Since 1988, The Perfect Purée, through its Culinary Traditions™ line, has introduced more than thirty exceptional flavors, ranging from the staple raspberry, strawberry and banana to the exotic lychee, passion fruit and pink guava. The fruits are harvested at the peak of season, pureed and packed frozen to maintain the ultimate in fresh flavor and color.

The Perfect Purée sells primarily to high-end restaurants, bars, hotels and cruise lines. In 2008, The Perfect Purée launched eight flavors into specialty retail markets. In April 2009, the company launched Beverage Artistry™, a line of premium, ready to use beverage bases specifically formulated for beverage use. The high impact flavor profiles can be used with spirits, wine, Champagne or as a base for non-alcoholic offerings.
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The Cocktail Guru

February 8, 2010

The Cocktail Guru is a full service beverage consulting company. If you’re a bar or restaurant, we’ll design your beverage program from the ground up. If you’re a liquor brand, we’ll organize events, develop signature cocktails, and train your brand reps and bartenders. We have a network of bartenders across the country and travel to the location you desire.

Services offered include:

– Signature recipe development
– Beverage program development
– Signature wedding cocktails
– Bar staffing
– Mixology classes
– Brand launches and events
– Trade shows
– Bartender lunches, dinners, happy hours, and jam sessions
– And more!

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PipeLine Brands

February 7, 2010

PipeLine Brands is a street based, grass roots, brand building organization that works intimately with top bartenders, managers and off premise store buyers to organically grow emerging artisanal brands. Led by principals Jim Pickett, John Badalati and John Henry, the team works round the clock to forge the organic relationships which make for the solid brands of the future.

Through deliverables like cocktail list development, staff seminars, shelf placements, community/industry events, window displays, catalogs, floor stackings and enlightened in store tastings, PipeLine works diligently to provide the solid, long term foundation for your brand. Let it flow.

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January 31, 2010

Bayer Public Relations is a full-service public relations, consulting and marketing agency specializing in culinary, hospitality, lifestyle and entertainment. We are a company built on dedication, integrity and positive thinking, combined with a genuine passion for what we do. We have invaluable experience in the fields that we represent, and we excel at creating compelling, results-oriented campaigns for our clients based on their specific goals. Based in the heart of Manhattan, we are located in the media capital of the world. We have built strong personal and professional relationships with industry leaders and top media contacts, and we continue to foster new relations and network within our community. We believe in the power of public relations, and our ability to effectively communicate our clients’ message and generate news.


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January 30, 2010

Drink PR

Drink PR is a boutique PR firm based in San Francisco. Specializing in public relations and events for all beverages–beer, wine and spirits, their current portfolio includes: Bols Genever, Martin Miller’s Gin, Leblon Cachaca, Dulce Vida tequila, mixologist Tony Abou Ganim, mixologist H. Joseph Ehrmann of Elixir, San Francisco Cocktail Week, chef Jasper White, San Francisco and New York Whiskyfest, The Bitter Truth, Uber Bar Tools, Barba Roja beer and Bagrationi sparkling wine.

Contact via phone 617 233 8024 or

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January 28, 2010

Handcrafted PR is a full-service public relations agency specializing in
marketing and media initiatives for food, beverage and lifestyle brands. We
passionately represent our clients with an entrepreneurial spirit, offering
unique insight to the business of building a brand and a making a splash.
Founded by Ana Jovancicevic, a dynamic lifestyle publicist who has
incomparable personal relationships with and insider status among
influencers and the media, the agency is committed to redefining the process
of marketing and public relations to achieve unparalled and dramatic

The agency team has not only handled the launch and promotion of some of the world’s most well-respected restaurants and spirits brands, but comes to the table with a broad range of experience in promoting lifestyle, epicurean, fashion, design, and luxury brands. We take an innovative “boutique” approach to marketing, offering a fresh perspective with a stylish and no-nonsense presentation that always makes an unforgettable, electrifying impact.

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January 27, 2010

Join your colleagues February 28-March 2 at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. This is your one a year opportunity to discover new trends, ideas and products at the ONLY comprehensive event devoted to the Northeast US restaurant, foodservice & hospitality market. Gain a fresh perspective on your business T through idea-generating education, mouthwatering new food and drink trends showcased in culinary demonstrations and special events, hundreds of new products and the best networking opportunities!

Friends of Inside F&B ( ) receive a $5 discount off the registration fee by using code IFB.

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January 25, 2010

We are a boutique pr firm working with creative companies, individuals and organizations. Our inspiration is the postcard, that little missive, sent from a faraway place, and still requiring decent penmanship and a thoughtful sentence or two, rather than a WiFi connection. As with postcards, we believe communication in pr should be personal, creative, evocative and succinct.
We do think small is good, and keep our client roster limited to ensure a customized approach to each campaign and close attention to every detail. As liaisons between our clients and the media, we take time to educate ourselves about both realms so we may serve as proper and efficient sources of information, ideas and support.