2020 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

2020 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

2020 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

August 20, 2020

Mojito Awarded Gold and Ready-To-Drink Cocktail Of The Year.

This year’s 11th annual New York International Spirits Competition was held virtually in New York City. There were 1,200 submissions that included over 30 countries and 60 categories to be judged by working trade buyers from the NYC Metro Area including restauranteurs, sommeliers, retail spirits buyers, distributors, and importers. Being recognized for a premium cocktail right now, amongst other established brands, when the ready-to-drink category is so popular just validates that people want a real cocktail. Blue Marble’s mojito is the right balance of sweet mint, lime juice and ultra-premium vodka. We removed all the fuss so you can just enjoy life.

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LUX Magazine Announces The Winners of the 2019 Food & Drink Awards

LUX Magazine Announces The Winners of the 2019 Food & Drink Awards

LUX Magazine Announces The Winners of the 2019 Food & Drink Awards

LUX awards

United Kingdom – December 9, 2019

LUXlife magazine announces the winners of the 2019 Food & Drink Awards. Over recent years, the Food & Drink industry has seen a new wave of sectors burst into the market and influence the way eat, drink and enjoy our favorite cuisines. From the prevalence of specialty eating practices and diets companies working within the food and drink industry are working harder than ever to facilitate the diverse and evolving demands of millions of individuals worldwide. In addition to commending the businesses which continue demonstrating a high level of culinary excellence by serving some of the most sumptuous cocktails and dishes, the Food & Drink Awards pays homage to those who successfully cater to the varying lifestyles, tastes and choices of the modern-day consumer by bringing new and innovative products to the table.

Commenting on the success of the awards programme, Coordinator Katherine Benton, stated: “Congratulations to all of my winners: 2019 has been an exciting and challenging year in this fast-paced market, and I am immensely proud of your success. Best of luck going forward!”

Blue Marble Cocktails was one of the beverage companies that prevailed being awarded: Best Variety of Premium Canned Cocktails. Alan Miller, CEO and Founder of Blue Marble said, “Such an honor to be recognized in our specific category. With all the pre-mixed cocktail companies out there, we truly strive to be always ultra-premium, all-natural, no artificial anything, and gluten free. Our flavors are accurately a variety and we are happy to be esteemed for it.”To find out more about these prestigious awards, and the dedicated establishments that have been selected for them, please visit https://www.lux-review.com/lux_awards/food-drink-awards where you can view our winners supplement and full winners list.

About LUXlife

Published quarterly, LUXlife informs readers on all aspects of high end lifestyle, including the finest, food and drink, hotels and resorts, health and beauty, automotive, jewelry, art and technology from around the world.

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SUNSET International Spirits Competition 2019

SUNSET International Spirits Competition 2019

SUNSET International Spirits Competition 2019

Moscow Mule Sunset award

Los Angeles, CA – November 27, 2019

Sunset Magazine was pleased to officially announce the results of the 2019 SUNSET International Spirits Competition, produced by Wine and Spirits Competition Management & Production.  SUNSET is the leading media brand of the Western lifestyle. Sunseta’s International Sprita’s Competition makes its winning spirits part of the most influential spirit program in the country. Its judges are some of the most experienced professionals in the country, including many Master Sommeliers, Buyers and Media. An esteemed panel of top tier judges’ asses the entries and awarded gold medals.

One of the Gold medals was awarded to Blue Marble for their Moscow Mule in their Blue Marble Cocktails line. Alan Miller CEO and Founder of Blue Marble stated, “Every time we win another medal it feels just as incredible as the first time we won one. This medal from Sunset International Spirits Competition is no different. It brings myself and the entire Blue Marble Team great joy to know all of the hard work day in and day out and caring about every single ingredient that is going into our recyclable can is being recognized. Thank you for this honor.”

All winners will be posted on Sunseta’s website, thedatastill.com and winecompetitions.com

About Sunset Magazine:

SUNSET magazine is committed to promoting its winners in ways that no other competition can. The SUNSET International Spirits Competition remains a tour de force with winners gaining top level exposure through its magazine. Be sure to look for the Jan. / Feb. 2020 issue of SUNSET magazine as it showcases this yeara’s winners!

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2019 U.S.A. TASTE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 U.S.A. BEVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

2019 U.S.A. TASTE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 U.S.A. BEVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

2019 U.S.A. TASTE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 U.S.A. BEVERAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ready to drink seltzers

Northern California – September 27, 2019

Blue Marble Seltzers was selected as a winning product line in the retail category of “Premium Ready-To-Drink Seltzers In Cans.”

Their submissions in this product category, Ultra-Premium Spiked Seltzers: Pure Love, Citrus Joy, Berry Bliss and Tropical Retreat were all judged superior in Northern California by a panel of Masters of Taste selected by Chefs In America.

The protocols of “triple blind” judging include the following ground rules to ensure accurate and fair judging results.

Evaluators do not know:
1. Who the manufacturer is
2. What the product variety or appellation is
3.What the other evaluators’ scores and comments are during evaluation

The American Masters Of Taste judging panel stated that, “These Ready-To-Drink Vodka-based seltzers in cans, continue to demonstrate Blue Marble’s commitment to creating flavorful, well executed, refreshing, low calorie cocktails for people to conveniently enjoy wherever.”

Although panelists do not see the product packaging prior to the evaluation, they commented afterwards that the sleek, narrow 12 ounce cans with attractive graphics also add to the visual appeal of Blue Marble’s product presentation.

The judging was part of the on-going U.S.A. Taste Championships and U.S.A. Beverage Championships founded in 1986 with the establishment of Chefs In America, whose professional culinary board members gather weekly to conduct taste tests on a myriad of foodservice and retail grocery products.

Blue Marble Ultra-Premium Seltzers was declared a 2019 U.S.A. Taste Champion and 2019 U.S.A. Beverage Champion.

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SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION ANNOUNCES DOUBLE GOLD FOR BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS

SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION ANNOUNCES DOUBLE GOLD FOR BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS

SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION ANNOUNCES DOUBLE GOLD FOR BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS

SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

San Diego, CA – September 16, 2019

The 2019 San Diego Spirits Festival International Spirits Competition had one of the toughest fields to date with great entries from both the USA and internationally, all spirits were judged on their individual merits and attributes. Blue Marble Cocktails adds a Double Gold to their already expansive medal line up.

The 2019 bottle judging competition was well supported with over 228 from craft distilleries, American merchant bottlers, and large familiar labels. Brands were divided into respective categories as determined by spirit type or style, including whiskey, bourbon, rum, gin, vodka, and flavored vodka. Judges were divided into panels and participated in blind tastings of the spirits, using their knowledge and expertise to analyze and scrutinize the participants’ aromas and flavors.

All samples were covered and tasted in the NEAT glass which has been designed to dissipate alcohol and magnify aromas, the NEAT glass is the official judging and tasting glass of the San Diego Spirits Festival International Competition All tastings were held blind, and the integrity of the competition was safe guarded by sample preparation in a restricted room away from the judging area, with strict adherence to a single specific category for each flight.

The integrity of San Diego Spirits Festival International Spirits Competition starts with the quality and expertise of the Esteemed Judges, who have a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds and this facilitates a true, and unbiased quality of judging process.

“The quality of spirits entered this year was exceptional” said George Manska inventor of the NEAT tasting Glass and the official Advisory Council for the San Diego Spirits Festival. In total, 138 Medals were awarded across all categories; only 16 Double Gold medals were awarded this year. Absolutely no automatic awards were given. Every medal awarded was won against a field of competitors and stood on its own individual merits.

Alan Miller, CEO and founder of Blue Marble Cocktails stated, “We are honored that out of all the entries Blue Marble Cocktails won a Double Gold at this year’s San Diego Spirits Festival. We set out to make amazing cocktails that are not only all-natural, but ultra-premium and packaged in an aluminum can to help keep the blue marble blue. Winning awards like this means the world to our family owned and operated business and our entire team that makes up the Blue Marble family.”
The winning brands were announced at the 11th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival which was held on August 24-25 at the Port Pavilion Broadway Pier and brought together industry insiders and cocktail consumers for a weekend of community, discovery and education.

“The festival’s goal is to bring cocktail and culinary enthusiasts together over spirits we already know and love while introducing what’s new and exciting in the industry,” explains San Diego Spirits Festival founder Liz Edwards.

ABOUT SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL:
Since 2009, San Diego Spirits Festival has brought the best of the craft cocktail scene to the city of San Diego, celebrating local cuisine, mixology, and all things spirits. Voted Premier Traveler’s, “Must-Try Festival of the Year”, and named by Fodors.com as “One of the Best Cocktail Festivals in America!” It is truly an event not to be missed! www.sandiegospiritsfestival.com

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LAS VEGAS GLOBAL SPIRIT AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2019 WINNERS

LAS VEGAS GLOBAL SPIRIT AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2019 WINNERS

LAS VEGAS GLOBAL SPIRIT AWARDS ANNOUNCES 2019 WINNERS

LAS VEGAS GLOBAL SPIRIT AWARDS

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Global Spirits Awards announces the Gold medal winners in dozens of categories. Hundreds of spirits from around the world were judged by a prominent group of beverage professionals at the 3rd Annual Global Spirit Award competition held at the Palace Station July 17-19, 2019. Blue Marble Cocktails walked away with another gold adding to its already heavy award-winning lineup.

Las Vegas Global Spirits Awards offers both established and emerging beverage brands from around the world the unique opportunity of showcasing their product to some of the most influential members of the beverage industry. The panel includes world renowned spirit experts, judges from the largest U.S. distributors, casinos representing over 20 Las Vegas strip properties and globally acclaimed spirit industry writers. The award process is highly selective, and the competition itself is double-blind tasted, based only on the quality of the spirit. With Blue Marble Cocktails only being on the market for a little over a year now the product truly speaks for itself beating out tons of highly established brands for the coveted title.

“For these brands to win gold is a huge compliment not only to their products, but also represents their commitment to creating excellent Spirits,” says Las Vegas Spirit Awards CEO and Executive Director, Eddie Rivkin.” Every year the quality (and quantity) of entries has improved significantly. I can’t wait to see what happens in 2020, it’s going to be amazing,” says Rivkin.
Alan Miller, founder and CEO of Blue Marble Cocktails, had this to say about the new win, “Every award is an amazing accomplishment being a family owned and operated company. Myself, my fiancé, my sons, and their significant others all work for this company, so every win validates that you do not have to come from this industry; you just need to put in the hard work, long hours, lots of passion, and good quality ingredients so the product is remarkable against others. We are so honored for this gold medal addition from the Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards.”

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS GLOBAL SPIRIT AWARDS

The Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards is an annual event that brings together the finest professionals in the spirits industry. Expert distillers, trade experts, master mixologists, distributors, and beverage media make up the judge’s panel. Winners are promoted globally using multiple beverage specific media platforms including print, digital and social media and receive the rare opportunity of securing distribution in Las Vegas as a result of winning.

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2019 WORLDS BEST PREMIXED COCKTAIL

2019 WORLDS BEST PREMIXED COCKTAIL

2019 WORLD’S BEST PREMIXED COCKTAIL

WPA best premium cocktail

London, UK

The 2019 World Premix Award winners have now been announced and new comer Blue Marble Cocktails from the USA has taken the over-all win with the title World’s Best PREMIXED Cocktail and overall Best Style win.

Following the final tasting in London, Blue Marble’s Bloody Mary beat out global submissions and clearly showed you don’t need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to great tasting cocktails, you just need to perfect it. With the perfect balance of robust tomato juice, premium vodka, saltiness and heat, it pleases the most discerning Bloody Mary aficionado. In the ever more diversified spirits industry, taste is not everything though. A product these days needs to be able to stand out of the sheer crowd on the shelve saying ‘Buy me’ and Blue Marble’s Coconut Island says exactly that and walks away with World’s Best Style award. The style design is clean, inviting, and says “you’re on vacation anywhere anytime”.

Alan Miller, founder and CEO of Blue Marble Cocktails had to say this about the announcement, “I am absolutely stunned and honored. The premixed cocktail market is extremely competitive and as the new company competing with the smallest to the biggest, I just can’t say enough how proud I am of our team. My family and I were frustrated consumers who wanted something better, premium, and without all of the chemicals, dyes and preservatives we saw in other premixed cocktails. 3 years ago, we didn’t know a thing about the industry or how to make them. We simply knew if we used the best ingredients, we could make the best cocktails. With lots of research, passion, trial and error, and of course a big dose of fun, we built our own state-of-the-art factory from the ground up, have national distribution, and have worked as a family to share our success in donating our time and money to keep our earth, the blue marble, blue. We are honored that some of the biggest clients in the world serve our drinks and being named World’s Best is icing on the cake.”

The World Premix Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognized styles of Premix. Presented by TheDrinksReport.com, the world’s Number 1 online resource for drinks professionals, the World Premix Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best Premix to consumers and trade across the globe. The result was the new winner of the World Premix Awards: 2019 World’s Best PreMixed Cocktail as well as 2019 Best Style Winner, both awarded to Blue Marble Cocktails.

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2019 PR%F AWARDS & PR%F AWARDS DESIGN DISTINCTIONS ANNOUNCES WINNERS

2019 PR%F AWARDS & PR%F AWARDS DESIGN DISTINCTIONS ANNOUNCES WINNERS

2019 PR%F AWARDS & PR%F AWARDS DESIGN DISTINCTIONS ANNOUNCES WINNERS

PR%F Award ojito

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, Nevada – July 1, 2019 – More than 30 spirit industry leaders and upwards of 500 spirits brands participated in the inaugural PR%F Awards and PR%F Awards Design Distinction during a two-day blind-tasting point-rating competition in Las Vegas June 16-18, 2019.

Blue Marble Cocktails was awarded a total of 9 medals and 2 gold medals at the 2019 PR%F Awards, a spirits competition designed to crown the leading spirits with accolades, recognition and an entryway into the marketplace. The event was held at Tivoli Village in Las Vegas.

The awards competition was open to spirits brands, domestic and international, with nearly 100 categories to enter. In addition, a selection of spirits brands also participated in a design award program to crown top labels, bottles and creative marketing. All spirits were rated on a proprietary 100-point system crowning medals to those who scored 70 points or above. (Bronze: 70 – 79 (Daily Drinker); Silver: 80-89 (Praise); Gold: 90-95 (Highly Recommended). All spirits were evaluated in NEAT, the official judging glass, scientifically designed to deliver the best aromas for evaluation and enjoyment.

PR%F Awards Mojito Cocktail

“It was a remarkable two days of introducing new spirits brands to buyers and collectively discussing the current trends of the beverage industry with the most talented minds in the industry,” said Michele D. Tell, Executive Director of the PR%F Awards. “We are honored to have crowned so many brands with medals and accolades,” she said. “We look forward to continuing our PR%F Awards program in the Summer of 2020.

The idea behind the PR%F Awards was to create an avenue to introduce spirits brands to key decision makers in the liquor industry, and therefore, all PR%F judges were mainstream liquor buyers, distributors, and industry leaders with buying decision capability. Our judges hailed from 11 different states and hospitality arenas – Delta Sky Clubs/Delta Airlines, Young’s Market Company, The Sugar Factory, Hard Rock International, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Spec’s, Breakthru Beverage Group, Good Spirits Distribution, BevStrat, Inc., Liquid Distributors-GA, Burke Distribution, RLED, LLC, Caesars Palace, Boyd Gaming, Sheraton, ARK 1521, The Strat Casino Hotel & Tower, Downtown Project-DTP, Alicart Restaurant Group (Carmine’s Italian, Virgil’s BBQ), Giordano’s Pizza-Corporate and Marque Media.

“The beverage industry is ever-changing and we saw those trends firsthand with the amount of flavored whiskeys, ready-serve cocktails, gins and organic/kosher and health-based products that entered the PR%F Awards 2019,” said Michael S. Politz, publisher of Food and Beverage Magazine, title sponsor of the PR%F Awards. “It’s an exciting time to be a part of the beverage industry,” he said.

Alan Miller, founder and CEO of Blue Marble Cocktails, said, “ Myself along with the entire Blue Marble Cocktails team are thrilled about the news of all 9 of our Blue Marble Cocktails flavors winning medals in this prestigious award competition. This is an incredible victory for Blue Marble and the fact that industry leaders decided our triumph is even more remarkable.”

About The PR%F Awards and PR%F Design Distinctions

The PR%F Awards is the premiere spirits awards program and PR%F Awards Design Distinctions is headquartered at 3900 Hualapai Avenue, Las Vegas, Nev. 89123. The competition will be held annually

For more information, visit PR%F AWARDS.

About Food & Beverage Magazine
Food & Beverage Magazine is the premiere worldwide destination multi-platform medium for global restaurants and hospitality, ideas trends, and quality (10 million monthly readers noted by Amazon’s Alexa rating system, and noted as the most progressive resource in the F&B industry); – located at 1930 Village Center Circle, #3197, Las Vegas, Nev., 89134

For more information, visit Food & Beverage Magazine.

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BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS WINS GOLD AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS WINS GOLD AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

BLUE MARBLE COCKTAILS WINS GOLD AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

coconut island LAISC_award

Pomona, CA

Blue Marble Cocktails maker of all-natural ready to drink cocktails places again at this year’s Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. Blue Marble’s Coconut Island took home Gold adding to their already impressive award lineup. Spirits and mixers were judged by 21 judges from around the world. Judges tasted spirits, mixers and looked at packaging label designs over two days in May at the Fairplex and determined winners using a point system. The Los Angeles International Spirits Competition received 399 spirit entries this year from 147 producers.

This year’s competition received spirits from 24 different countries including Mexico, Poland, Australia, Germany, France, Canada, Belarus, Brazil, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, England, Caribbean Islands, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Panama, Venezuela, USA, Myanmar, Netherlands, Scotland, Philippines and Italy.

The public had their first chance to try the award winning cocktails from Blue Marble Cocktails at Cheers Wine, Spirits & Beer Festival on June 22. Cheers featured all the Gold medal winners from all of the 2019 Los Angeles International Competitions along with a night filled with delectable bites from local restaurants. Tastings will also be available at the LA County Fair Aug. 30 – Sept. 22. The weather was wonderful, the crowd was amazing and the experience for all was great. With 1,000 people in attendance for the evening, Blue Marble’s Coconut island received rave reviews. The Cheers ticket purchases and silent auction benefits The Learning Centers at Fairplex, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that, in partnership with Fairplex, provides a wide spectrum of innovative and enriching educational experiences that bring learning to life, benefit our diverse communities, and prepare our participants for success. The 2019 Cheers event raised $132,000 for The Learning Centers.

Alan Miller Jr, VP of National Accounts, stated, “It is always amazing to see Blue Marble Cocktails enjoyed out in places and see people’s reactions when they try it. This brand has grown so much over the past year and this is only the beginning. We have so much we cannot wait to share with you all”.

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SETTING RECORDS & BREAKING BOUNDARIES

SETTING RECORDS & BREAKING BOUNDARIES

SETTING RECORDS & BREAKING BOUNDARIES

SIP mojito award

Irvine, CA

In 2009 a small group set out to tear down the walls between consumers and the innovative brands that make up the life’s blood of the spirits industry. They saw a marketplace suffocated by antiquated status-quo and insider-dominated accolades. By cutting out the middleman, they sought to bring the spirits to the people. Enter the Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards; the only international spirits competition judged by consumers. One of the product consumers are missing out on is Blue Marble Cocktails. Blue Marble Cocktails walked away with one of SIP Awards coveted medals for their Mojito. Blue Marble’s Mojito is made with ultra-premium rum mixed with all-natural lime juice, and a hint of mint. The judges clearly agreed that this cocktail needs to be tried.

Alan Miller, founder and CEO of Blue Marble stated, “Our Mojito is the impeccable mix ultra-premium rum mixed with all-natural lime juice, and a hint of mint. It is perfect for the beach, by the pool, at a resort, the possibilities are endless. Some of the biggest companies, hotels, and arenas in the world serve our mojito. Myself and the Blue Marble team could not be more proud.”

“We started the SIP Awards because we believe that spirits should be judged by those who enjoy them, and not just by those who have a vested interest or bias in selling them” – SIP Awards Founder & CEO Paul Hashemi.

The SIP Awards 146 judges are selected to ensure demographic diversity and screened for any potential spirit brand affiliation. A proprietary algorithm is used to mitigate any palate inconsistencies. The results for the amazing diversity of entries, ranging anywhere from $2 a bottle to $1,600 a bottle, are judged specifically by industry outsiders and one of those brands was Blue Marble Cocktails.

“It’s a way for brands to test the market without breaking the bank. Accolades like those handed out at the SIP Awards signify to consumers what they are missing out on; The first thing consumers do when the results are announced is look up the winners and search out the products they haven’t tried. It’s really a win-win on both sides”- Industry Insider George Manska, Founder of Neat Glass.

The SIP Awards have uniquely positioned themselves in an exploding spirits industry as the preeminent path for brands to reach their target consumers to get effective brand exposure, along with real, unbiased feedback from those who will be making the ultimate votes with their wallets; the consumers. As the only blind tasting competition of its kind, the SIP Awards offers a fair platform for top brands to showcase their products to their most discerning audience.
For a complete list of the SIP Awards categories, winners, photos, venue partnerships and event info, visit: SIP Awards

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