Blue Marble Wins at 2021 Bartender Spirits Awards

Blue Marble Wins at 2021 Bartender Spirits Awards

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces Blue Marble Wins

June, 2021

Results from this years’ competition are below accompanied with point ratings and judges tasting notes.

Blue Marble Spiked Seltzers

Spiked Seltzers Citrus Joy

Citrus Joy

84 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Light, bright, and balanced. A dry style of seltzer with light lemon zest nuances.

Spiked Seltzers Tropical Retreat

Tropical Retreat

80 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Tropical flavors as sweet as candy finished with crisp bubbles on the finish.

Spiked Seltzers Pure Love

Pure Love

78 points, Bronze

Tasting Notes: Straightforward with a clean finish. A good vodka for a base cocktail.

Spiked Seltzers Berry Bliss

Berry Bliss

Blue Marble Cocktails

Vodka Soda Cocktail

Vodka Soda

81 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Nuances of light citrus. A rich and satisfying texture from the natural juice.

Coconut Island Cocktail

Coconut Island

80 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Flavors of coconut and sugar upfront. Overall sweet and refreshing.

Mojito Cocktail

Mojito

80 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Nice pre-made mojito flavors. A touch on the sweeter side.

Screwdriver Cocktail

Screwdriver

80 points, Silver

Tasting Notes: Flavors of orange on the palate. A touch sweet on the finish but would be good over ice.

Bloody Mary Cocktail

Bloody Mary

78 points, Bronze

Tasting Notes: Slight notes of tomato and Worcestershire. Pleasant and balanced. A robust Bloody Mary cocktail that is spicy, savory, and rich.

Cosmo Cocktail

Cosmo

76 points, Bronze

Tasting Notes: Strong taste of cranberry and orange. Nuances of lime on the finish.

Marble-rita Cocktail

Marble-rita

74 points, Bronze

Tasting Notes: Flavors of sticky lime. A nice sweetness on the palate.

Blue Marble Spirits

Blue Marble Vodka

Vodka

74 points, Bronze

Tasting Notes: Flavors of sticky lime. A nice sweetness on the palate.

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces Blue Marble Wins

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces Blue Marble Wins

2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces Blue Marble Wins

June, 2021

Results from this years’ competition are below accompanied with point ratings and judges tasting notes.

Blue Marble Vodka

Vodka

  • 92 points, Excellent, Highly Recommend
  • Great Value Award
  • TASTING NOTE: Vivid and clean on the nose, which is awash in hints of white currant, citrus oil, peach pit, and white flowers. The palate is mineral and crisp, with slight touches of biscuit dough and black pepper which last on the tongue.

Blue Marble Cocktails

Greyhound Cocktail

Greyhound

  • 90 points, Excellent, Highly Recommend
  • Great Value Award
  • TASTING NOTE: This is a tropical, juicy, and flavorful cocktail. The flavor of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice is perfectly matched by the sweetness and natural tartness. The touch of bitterness adds complexity and balances the luscious profile of this summery drink.
Mojito Cocktail

Mojito

  • 89 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Abundantly minty and green fruited on the nose with hints of apple, lime zest, cucumber, and honeydew melon. Salty and sweet at the same time, lime juice and mint are dominating on the palate with a slight spritz which makes it very refreshing.
Screwdriver Cocktail

Screwdriver

  • 89 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Perfect for brunch or a sunny-day picnic, this is a refreshing combination of fresh orange and a clean vodka, resulting in a rich and quenching cocktail that will likely disappear before the ice has melted.
Vodka Soda Cocktail

Vodka Soda

  • 88 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: One of the more potent vodka sodas on the market, this has a splash of fresh lime to brighten up the profile. Very dry, with big, persistent bubbles to drive the flavors and satisfy the palate, it finishes on a bitter lime zest note.
Marble-rita Cocktail

Marble-rita

  • 86 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Sweet up front, but a citrus kick of lime and peppery tequila balance out the drink for a refreshing and classic profile of margarita. Pour over ice or add sparkling water for even more zesty refreshment.
Cosmo Cocktail

Cosmo

  • 85 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Tart and bright with generous flavors of cranberry and lime, this cocktail refreshes while remaining punchy and delivering concentrated fruit flavors. Perfect for summer parties and picnics, enjoy over ice or mix with club soda for a fun one-and-one.
Bloody Mary Cocktail

Bloody Mary

  • 82 points, Good, Recommended

Blue Marble Seltzers

Spiked Seltzers Pure Love

Pure Love

  • 87 points, Very Good
  • Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Crystal clear color with a vibrant brightness in the glass. The palate is ethereally light, offering an energizing, invigorating, and thirst-quenching freshness. The very fine bubbles are incredibly persistent and spritzy creating a spring-water-like crisp finish.
Spiked Seltzers Berry Bliss

Berry Bliss

  • 87 points, Very Good. Strong Recommendation
Spiked Seltzers Tropical Retreat

Tropical Retreat

  • 86 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Opening with a perfumey mélange of tropical fruit candy and sugary tiki cocktail notes, this unsweetened seltzer packs a lot of ripe flavor but finishes completely dry, with the lingering fragrance of orange and pineapple. 
Spiked Seltzers Citrus Joy

Citrus Joy

  • 82 points, Good, Recommended
Blue Marble is the Best Premium Pre-Mixed Cocktails Producer

Blue Marble is the Best Premium Pre-Mixed Cocktails Producer

Best Premium Pre-Mixed Cocktails Producer 2020

United Kingdom – December 2020

LUXlife magazine announces the winners of the 2020 Food & Drink Awards.
This year has been the harbinger of challenge, and perhaps no more so than for the hospitality industries. Simple things, such as having food traffic, have been far from guaranteed. For many, it’s been a year of ‘worst case scenario’. Something that couldn’t possibly be planned for. However, that’s not to say that 2020 has been completely void of achievements and success. Because, out of the many challenges 2020 has brought to many a threshold, it has also offered an opportunity to adapt in unexpected ways. Businesses have capitalized on uncertainty and wielded impressive reputations and expertise to bring about new achievements. New successes. New growth. It is with that in mind that LUXlife launched this year’s Food and Drink Awards. To celebrate every success, no matter how small they may seem. Commenting on the winners of this year’s awards program, Coordinator Katherine Benton stated: “It’s been a difficult year for the hospitality and food and drink industries. With that, I offer my sincere congratulations to all of those recognized. I hope you have a better and thriving year ahead.”

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/ 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. LUXlife is bought to you by AI Global Media, a digital publishing group founded in 2010. The group currently has 13 brands within its portfolio that include luxury lifestyle, construction, healthcare and small business focused publications. AI Global Media is dedicated to delivering content you can trust.

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Blue Marble Ultra-premium Spiked Seltzers for the Win!

Blue Marble Ultra-premium Spiked Seltzers for the Win!

Blue Marble Ultra-premium Spiked Seltzers for the Win!

December 2020

Blue Marble Cocktails make gold-winning, lightly spiked, vodka-based seltzers as seen in this year’s Canned Challenge competition. All Blue Marble’s seltzers are made with vodka and sparkling water with 95 calories and 1 gram carbohydrate. The flavor evoking names Berry Bliss, Citrus Joy, Pure Love, and Tropical Retreat are just part of the endearment of this line of lightly spiked seltzers coming in at 5% abv. In a sea of canned cocktails and malt-based seltzers on the shelf, it could be overwhelming to decide what to buy. Knowing that esteemed judges in the industry believed in Blue Marble, should ease that decision.

About Canned Challenge

The judges consisting of sommeliers, retail buyers, journalists, mixologist and beverage directors conducted the competition in a double-blind process. All judges undergo a calibration course prior to the competition to ensure consistency, fairness in evaluation and scoring of all spirits.

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What’s In Your Seltzer?

What’s In Your Seltzer?

What’s In Your Seltzer?

May 2020

Canned seltzers are one of the most trending and interesting ready-to-drink segments in the spirit industry this year. Variations of malt-based and vodka-based seltzers with varying percentages of alcohol keeps consumers on their toes. San Francisco World Spirits Competition placed our vodka-based seltzers in high regard this year as Blue Marble collected medals for Berry Bliss, Citrus Joy, Tropical Retreat and Pure Love.

About San Francisco World Spirits Competition

This competition is controlled with blind tasting and judges do not receive information about the producer or price point, ensuring that the competition is fair and without bias. Blue Marble’s Pure Love Spiked Seltzer won GOLD, meaning this is an exceptional spirit and near the pinnacle of achievement. Silver medals appointed to Tropical Retreat, Berry Bliss and Citrus Joy are merited as an outstanding product in their category and show refinement, finesse, and complexity in this category. For placing so high, we will be listed in an upcoming issue of The Tasting Panel Magazine, which reaches over 90K beverage-trade decision-makers.

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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

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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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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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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