Rivulet™ Artisan Pecan Liqueur Shines with Silver Medal at China’s Most Prestigious Spirits Competition

Hong Kong, China – March 10, 2014 – Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur is pleased to announce its winning a silver medal at the China Wine & Spirits Association’s 2014 competition in Hong Kong. The China Wine & Spirits Association (CWSA).competition is the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in China.

The China Wine & Spirits Association hosted its semi-annual competition the week of March 3rd in Hong Kong. Continuing its tradition of record-breaking entires annually, this years entries represent 35 countries around the world. The competition is considered to be an indicator of which products and brands will become a hit throughout China and Asia. The competition enlists the services of 100 judges, all extremely knowledgeable and discerning, representing all aspects of the trade, including sommeliers, retailers, hoteliers and distributors. “We want the very best products to be tasted by the right people and get the recognition they deserve,” says Kelly England, CWSA’s president. “Of the 550 professionals that apply to be judges at each competition, only 100 of the most important and powerful buyers are selected, representing all aspects of the trade in China. We appreciate wines and spirits maker’s trust and enthusiasm, and the CWSA supports them in this exciting growth time to reach well-deserved success,” she added.

“We are thrilled that China’s top judges have awarded Rivulet a prestigious Silver medal at the Hong Kong show,” said James B. Marshall, the managing director of C88 Holdings, LLC, the producer of Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur.  “The China Wine & Spirits Association’s competition is the industry’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, so this is a huge achievement for us.  We are obviously quite proud of our quality story, and consumers throughout Asia and around the world will be able to make Rivulet part of their luxury spirits repertoire,” he added.

About the Judges

The Judges for the China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA) know what Chinese consumers want. They are highly specialized and experienced in the demands of the Chinese market. The CWSA Judges include: major purchasing decision makers at China wine and spirit importers, distributors and wholesalers, restaurant group owners, purchasing decision makers at major and medium sized retailers, and sommeliers based in China. The CWSA Judges understand the often under estimated demands of wine and spirit consumers in major cities and also more remote and highly lucrative provinces.

About the Competition

The CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) is the biggest & most prestigious wine & spirits competition in China.  All 100 the Judges are carefully selected for being the top buyers of wines and spirits for this market and are importers, distributors, retailers and sommeliers.  Wines and spirits enter from 35 countries and are ‘blind tasted’.  The China Wine & Spirits Associations competition is suitable for wines and spirits already selling in the market, and also those wanting to sell to China.

About Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur

Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur is the world’s most unique luxury liqueur, carefully crafted for connoisseurs who appreciate the combination of contemporary American luxury with the time-honored traditions of fine artisan distilling and craftsmanship.  Rivulet starts with the finest slow-distilled brandy, aged to perfection in small oak casks, combined with a proprietary pecan recipe that extracts the delicate flavor profile that makes our liqueur so special.  Handcrafted in small batches, our luxury liqueur is a Fair Trade Certified™ product, using only the finest natural ingredients.  Rivulet is one of the artisan products from C88 Holdings, LLC, in Louisville, Kentucky USA.

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